Two Swedes jailed for plotting Somalia attacks

Two Swedes jailed for plotting Somalia attacks

Two Swedish citizens of Somali origin, members of the Islamist movement al-Shabaab, were sentenced by a Swedish court on Wednesday to four years in jail for "planning terrorist crimes" in Somalia.

AB Volvo CEO to resign next summer

AB Volvo CEO to resign next summer

After almost 14 years as president and CEO of AB Volvo, Leif Johansson announced his intention on Wednesday to resign in conjunction with his 60th birthday next summer.

Stolen silver treasure recovered on Gotland

Stolen silver treasure recovered on Gotland

An old silver treasure dating back to the Viking Age that was stolen on Gotland a year ago was recovered on Wednesday.

Assange rape claims not part of WikiLeaks: lawyer

Assange rape claims not part of WikiLeaks: lawyer

Sexual assault claims brought against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have nothing to do with his website and he should say so, the lawyer for the two Swedish women whose claims led to his arrest said on Wednesday.

Hacker attacks reported to Swedish police

Hacker attacks reported to Swedish police

Swedish IT experts confirmed on Wednesday that a new brand of hacker attack disabled websites for both the Swedish prosecutor's office as well as the lawyer representing the women at the centre of rape allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Moderates largest party in Sweden: survey

Moderates largest party in Sweden: survey

Sweden's ruling Moderate Party have overtaken the Social Democrats, which for decades dominated the country's political scene, as the party that enjoys the highest level of support, according to a new survey released on Wednesday.

Top human rights lawyer to defend Assange

Top human rights lawyer to defend Assange

High-profile human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson will represent beleaguered WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in his extradition fight from Britain to Sweden, the lawyer's office announced on Wednesday.

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Bildt denies US contact on Assange extradition

Bildt denies US contact on Assange extradition

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt denied on Wednesday that there have been contacts between Swedish and US authorities on the possible extradition of beleaguered WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.

Swedish group The Ark disbands after 20 years

Swedish group The Ark disbands after 20 years

Swedish glam rockers The Ark shocked their fans by announcing that they will disband after 20 years together at the end of their summer tour next year.

‘Some middle-aged men choose a Harley, I chose a nose clip’

‘Some middle-aged men choose a Harley, I chose a nose clip’

UK transplant and film director Dylan Williams talks to The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson about how making Men Who Swim (Män som simmar) -- a film described as "Spinal Tap in trunks" -- helped him deal with the challenges of integration, fatherhood and middle-aged physical decline.

US praised Swedes’ work in file sharing fight

US praised Swedes’ work in file sharing fight

The United States and Sweden have worked closely with one another to combat illegal file sharing, documents released by WikiLeaks reveal.

Slain Swedish bride’s husband arrested

Slain Swedish bride’s husband arrested

A British businessman has been arrested at the request of South African authorities on suspicion of conspiring to have his Swedish bride murdered while on honeymoon, police said Wednesday.

Hackers disable Swedish prosecutor’s website

Hackers disable Swedish prosecutor’s website

The website of the Swedish prosecutor's office pursuing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange came under cyber attack on Tuesday in the latest salvo in a campaign by online supporters who have also struck PayPal and the Swiss Post Office bank.

Gripen purchase by Brazil ‘unlikely’: analysts

Gripen purchase by Brazil ‘unlikely’: analysts

The likelihood that Brazil will purchase Swedish-made Saab Gripen fighter jets to modernise its air force diminished significantly following recent comments by the outgoing Brazilian president, analysts believe.