Somalia terror suspects released pending verdict

Somalia terror suspects released pending verdict

The two Swedish men convicted of planning terrorist crimes in Somalia have been released by the appeals court in Gothenburg pending a verdict on their case.

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Swedish post rescinds fee for late postcard

Posten, the Swedish postal service, has announced that a man in eastern Sweden who has finally received a postcard originally posted more than 16 years ago will not have to pay a 16 kronor ($2.50) fee that it had previously demanded after all.

TV4 reported after ‘Swedish Mafia’ suicide

TV4 reported after ‘Swedish Mafia’ suicide

A man has reported Swedish television network TV4 after his 21-year-old foster son took his life following the airing of a programme on criminal gangs in which the young man took part.

Brigitte Bardot slams Swedish wolf hunt

Brigitte Bardot slams Swedish wolf hunt

French movie star and animals right campaigner Brigitte Bardot has written to the Swedish government to register her protest against the ongoing wolf hunt.

Spike in calls to Swedish kids help hotline

Spike in calls to Swedish kids help hotline

Swedish charity Children's Rights in Society (Barnens rätt i samhället - Bris) received a record number of calls to children's help hotline, new figures show.

SAS disappoints as losses mount

SAS disappoints as losses mount

Scandinavian airline SAS on Wednesday posted larger than expected losses for the final quarter 2010, although said that it hopes to return to profit in 2011 as the market recovers.

Assange case triggers rape debate in Sweden

Assange case triggers rape debate in Sweden

The case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition to Sweden over rape allegations, has prompted a growing debate on the "grey zones" of the country's sexual assault legislation.

Rally champ Loeb set for icy Swedish opener

Rally champ Loeb set for icy Swedish opener

The World Rally Championship 2011 season starts in Karlstad in central Sweden on Thursday and defending champion Sébastien Loeb is taking nothing for granted in the wintry conditions.

Swedish bar lets patrons pay via mobile phone

Swedish bar lets patrons pay via mobile phone

A bar in Uppsala in eastern Sweden recently launched a new service that lets mobile phone-toting bar patrons leave their wallets at home. But not everyone is toasting this new taproom technology, contributor Oliver Gee discovers.

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Doctor told patient to ‘go back to Africa’

A woman from Borås in western Sweden has filed a discrimination complaint against a health clinic after she was told to go back to Africa and get help from a medicine man for pain in her legs.

Assange ‘offered to come to Sweden’: lawyer

Assange ‘offered to come to Sweden’: lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly offered to be interviewed in Sweden last year over allegations of rape and molestation, his Swedish lawyer told a British court on Tuesday.