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Sweden mulls raising retirement age

Sweden's social insurance minister has announced that the government has appointed a new committee to investigate whether the country should consider raising the retirement age from the current 65.

Swedish judiciary ‘independent’: Reinfeldt

Swedish judiciary ‘independent’: Reinfeldt

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Tuesday said the description of Sweden's judiciary system presented by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's defence lawyers was untrue.

Swedbank bounces back into the black

Swedbank bounces back into the black

Swedish bank Swedbank surprised analysts on Tuesday with 2010 figures showing that the country's fourth largest bank was back in profit.

Outrage over Swedish teens’ sex dream essays

Outrage over Swedish teens’ sex dream essays

A class of grade eight students in southern Sweden was asked to write essays about their sexual fantasies and experiences for a school assignment.

Wolf hunt saves animals from inbreeding: minister

Wolf hunt saves animals from inbreeding: minister

Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren defended the licensed wolf hunt in Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, on Tuesday, claiming that it would help bring in new wolves and save the wolf population from inbreeding.

Lawyers: no need for Assange to go to Sweden

Lawyers: no need for Assange to go to Sweden

Lawyers representing WkiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a British court on Tuesday that there was no need to extradite the Australian to Sweden as he could just as well be interviewed over rape allegations by videolink.

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Cocaine killed Swedish beer dynasty heir: father

Jon Spendrup, of the Spendrup brewing dynasty and personal friend of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, died last week of a cocaine overdose, his father has confirmed.

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Assange: Swedish rape case ‘an empty black box’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is on Tuesday to face his second day in a British court to continue his fight against extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape and molestation.

US state issues alert over Swedish email scam

US state issues alert over Swedish email scam

The historic ties between Sweden and the US state of Minnesota play a central role in a new email scam targeting Swedish citizens.

Swedish girl crushed to death in hospital bed

Swedish girl crushed to death in hospital bed

A six-year-old girl has died after she became trapped in a hospital bed at a health care clinic in western Sweden.

Swedish preschooler left asleep in snowdrift

Swedish preschooler left asleep in snowdrift

A five-year-old was left unnoticed in a snow drift for several hours at a pre-school in Norrköping in eastern Sweden, while a four-year-old boy managed to walk home by himself from a pre-school in central Gävle on Monday.