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A Danish company recently partially acquired by Swedish tobacco products maker Swedish Match has purchased a unit of American tobacco giant Reynolds American for $205 million.
Employees of the Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) have surfed on porn sites several thousand times on personnel computers over the last three years, according to a report by the country's national television broadcaster on Friday.
An increasing number of Sweden's top business executives are hiring bodyguards as the threat and risk of robbery and extortion grows in the country.
After threats from activists who posed for bloody images imitating dead hunters, Swedish police have been called in to protect hunters participating in the country's controversial wolf hunt, which begins this weekend.
A Siberian tiger cub at a Swedish zoo was bitten to death by an adult tiger on Monday, Kolmården Wildlife Park officials confirmed on Friday.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea on Friday reported a significant hike in net profit in 2010 as sales rose, especially in China, Russia and Portugal.
A Swedish flasher unbuttoned his trench coat in front of the wrong person in the southern Swedish city of Malmö on Thursday night.
Sweden’s last official sex education film became a hit in XXX-cinemas around the world. Four decades later, it's time for the sequel, but the new film probably won't enhance Sweden's reputation for sin, The Local's Ben Kersley reports.
An elderly couple and their 9-year-old grandson were killed in a house fire in the Stockholm suburb of Täby on Thursday evening.
A 78-year-old retired female pastor who has been missing since mid-December was found dead in her car on an isolated country road in western Sweden on Thursday night.
Despite a growing chorus of criticism from within his party, Left Party leader Lars Ohly reaffirmed his plans to continue at the helm beyond the party’s 2012 congress.