‘Spy’ PC at Swedish airport managed check in

‘Spy’ PC at Swedish airport managed check in

A computer found hidden at Jönköping Airport in central Sweden in a case of suspected industrial espionage has been found to have been part of routine cooperation between the IT department and an airline.

Sweden climbs in competitiveness rankings

Sweden climbs in competitiveness rankings

Sweden has ranked second in the World's Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011, falling behind Switzerland, but leaping ahead of Singapore and the US.

Jews still struggle to feel at home in Malmö

Jews still struggle to feel at home in Malmö

A year after claims about an exodus of Jews from Malmö made global headlines, many Jewish residents still don't feel safe in southern Sweden, The Local's Karen Holst discovers.

Swedes claim team bronze at ski worlds

Swedes claim team bronze at ski worlds

Sweden claimed the team bronze at the world ski championships in Germany on Wednesday, behind France and Austria.

Swedish court hikes helicopter heist penalties

Swedish court hikes helicopter heist penalties

Sweden's Svea Court of Appeal (Svea hovrätt) has announced that it has raised the penalties served on three of the key men behind the spectacular helicopter heist in Västberga in September 2009.

Swedish hunters fail to fill wolf quota

Swedish hunters fail to fill wolf quota

Sweden's wolf hunt, which has courted controversy with the EU Commission and animal rights campaigners, has come to a close with hunters failing to fill the quota, officials said on Wednesday.

Protesters arrested after Iraq expulsion demo

Protesters arrested after Iraq expulsion demo

Swedish police have arrested 16 protesters outside the Swedish Migration Board's (Migrationsverket) asylum seeker detention centre in Kållered outside Gothenburg.

‘Turkey and the EU need each other’: Bildt

‘Turkey and the EU need each other’: Bildt

Granting membership to Turkey would strengthen the European Union (EU), Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt argued in his annual foreign policy statement to the Riksdag on Wednesday.

Swedes in pact to split Russian leaders: report

Swedes in pact to split Russian leaders: report

Sweden has participated in a foreign policy cooperation with the United States, Baltic and Nordic countries to drive a wedge between Russian leaders Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, documents released by WikiLeaks show.

Sweden to open secret files on Cold War’s end

Sweden to open secret files on Cold War’s end

Sweden will on Thursday unseal classified diplomatic files dealing with the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said.

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Drivers in court following Paris-Malmö taxi trip

Two taxi drivers from Paris have been charged with human trafficking for driving a group of Afghan asylum seekers from France to Sweden.

Sweden probes possible mad cow death

Sweden probes possible mad cow death

A woman in her fifties from Värnamo in central Sweden died recently of the rare brain-debilitating disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD), Sveriges Radio (SR) reported on Tuesday.