Swedish women nab Nordic skiing gold

Swedish women nab Nordic skiing gold

Ida Ingemarsdotter and Charlotte Kalla combined to hand Sweden the gold medal from the women's team sprint event at the world Nordic ski championships on Wednesday.

Swedish Left looks to halt privatised healthcare

Swedish Left looks to halt privatised healthcare

Sweden's Left Party has set its sights on stopping the privatisation of Sweden’s largely publicly-funded healthcare system.

Borg bashes Swedish banks’ booming profits

Borg bashes Swedish banks’ booming profits

Sweden’s Finance Minister Anders Borg wants to put the squeeze on Swedish banks, where profits have swelled, shareholder dividends ballooned, and interest margins on mortgages doubled.

‘God’s House’ being built in suburban Stockholm

‘God’s House’ being built in suburban Stockholm

As religious tensions continue to cause friction in Sweden and elsewhere, Lutherans, Catholics, and Muslims in a small Stockholm suburb have come together to present a new model for religious tolerance, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

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Swedish court jails internet paedophile

A 36-year-old man in southern Sweden charged 39 counts of committing sex crimes against 30 young girls has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

Sweden raps Iran envoy over opposition arrests

Sweden raps Iran envoy over opposition arrests

The Swedish foreign ministry said Wednesday it had summoned Iran's ambassador to protest the reported arrests of opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi in Tehran.

Assange lawyer under investigation in Sweden

Assange lawyer under investigation in Sweden

Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer Björn Hurtig is under investigation by the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet) following accusations made by a British judge during the WikiLeaks founder's extradition trial.

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Two Swedes acquitted of plotting terror crimes

Two Swedes of Somali decent have been acquitted of planning terrorist crimes in Somalia by a Swedish court of appeal.

Swedish firm unveils eye-controlled laptop

Swedish firm unveils eye-controlled laptop

A Swedish company has revealed the world's first eye-controlled laptop computer, allowing users to switch between windows and scroll through documents in the blink of an eye.

Arrest prompts Swedish filesharing site to close

Arrest prompts Swedish filesharing site to close

A well-known Swedish filesharing site has been shuttered following the arrest of a man who has since confessed to uploading more than 1,000 films to the network affiliated with the site.

Swedish officers killed by friendly fire: report

Swedish officers killed by friendly fire: report

Two Swedish officers who were shot to death in Afghanistan in February last year appear to have been killed by Swedish bullets.

Grounded ship’s fuel leak threatens Swedish coast

Grounded ship’s fuel leak threatens Swedish coast

An Icelandic cargo ship that ran aground last month inside Norway's only marine natural reserve, was on Tuesday leaking oil along the Swedish coast as it sailed towards Denmark where it will undergo repair, the Swedish coast guard said.