Libyan independence flag raised in Stockholm

Libyan independence flag raised in Stockholm

Demonstrators outside the Libyan embassy in Stockholm succeeded in getting the country's independence era flag raised outside the building on Tuesday.

Sweden’s job coach system a ‘fiasco’: report

Sweden’s job coach system a ‘fiasco’: report

Less than 17 percent of participants in the Swedish labour market job coach scheme gain a regular job after receiving help, a report published by TV4 on Tuesday showed.

SKF head named Sweden’s ‘funniest’ CEO

SKF head named Sweden’s ‘funniest’ CEO

Tom Johnstone, the Scottish CEO of Swedish ball-bearing giant SKF has been named Sweden's funniest CEO in an competition backed by Comedy Central.

Libyans in Sweden in Qaddafi mercenary claim

Libyans in Sweden in Qaddafi mercenary claim

"African mercenaries" have been brought in to Libya and are shooting at anyone who tries to go outside, exiled Libyans in Sweden said Tuesday, quoting witnesses back home.

Sweden mulls legality of the baseball bat

Sweden mulls legality of the baseball bat

Sweden's Supreme Court (Högsta Domstolen - HD) is to consider whether wielding a baseball bat in a public place is against the law.

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Foreign ministry: 100 Swedes in NZ quake zone

The Swedish foreign ministry believes that around 100 Swedes were in Christchurch, New Zealand at the time of a major earthquake, but confirmed that there are currently no reports of any injuries.

Sweden’s TV licence system under review

Sweden’s TV licence system under review

The system of TV licensing to fund Swedish public TV and radio broadcasting could be discontinued after 2013, after a majority of members of parliament expressed support for a new model.

Texas Hold’em case heads for supreme court

Texas Hold’em case heads for supreme court

Sweden's Supreme Court (Högsta Domstolen - HD) on Tuesday is to hear the case of four men convicted for arranging an illegal poker tournament, a ruling which experts believe may allow for more competition for Sweden’s state-owned gambling monopoly.

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Sweden Democrat quits after assault conviction

Mikael Svensson, a Sweden Democrat (SD) serving on Burlöv municipal council in southern Sweden, has resigned his post after being convicted of assaulting a woman in the face with a motorcycle helmet.

Top Social Democrat quits politics

Top Social Democrat quits politics

Ilija Batljan, one of the key figures in the Social Democrat election campaign in Stockholm and one of the early names mentioned as a possible new leader, has announced that he is leaving politics.