Secrecy slows probe of US embassy surveillance

Secrecy slows probe of US embassy surveillance

An investigation into the legality of a surveillance programme run by the US embassy in Stockholm has been hampered by a refusal of people involved to answer questions about the operation, a prosecutor said on Thursday.

Military ‘not interested’ in Soviet sub wreck

Military ‘not interested’ in Soviet sub wreck

A dispute has broken out over whether or not the wreck of a suspected Soviet-era submarine found near the Baltic island of Gotland deserves further investigation.

Assange appeals Sweden extradition ruling

Assange appeals Sweden extradition ruling

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have lodged an appeal against a British court ruling that he should be extradited to Sweden over rape accusations, the court said Thursday.

Riksbank head: financial crisis ‘over’ in Sweden

Riksbank head: financial crisis ‘over’ in Sweden

The head of Sweden's central bank said on Thursday that the financial crisis is over, but warned about the potential risks associated with an increasingly strong krona.

Ericsson tips Volvo head as new board chair

Ericsson tips Volvo head as new board chair

Swedish group Ericsson, the world's biggest mobile phone network maker, said Thursday it planned to appoint Volvo chief executive Leif Johansson as chairman of its board.

Arla announces merger with German dairy co-op

Arla announces merger with German dairy co-op

Members of Swedish-Danish dairy cooperative Arla and Germany's Hansa-Milch, also a cooperative, have agreed to merge, Arla said Wednesday.

Sweden in ‘historic’ deal on immigration policy

Sweden in ‘historic’ deal on immigration policy

Sweden's centre-right Alliance government and the Green Party have reached an agreement on changes to the country's immigration policies specifically designed to diminish the influence of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats.

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Illegal immigrants to get new rights in Sweden

Illegal immigrants in Sweden should in future have the right to government-funded healthcare and education, and be able to start their own companies, the government has agreed.

Swedes to pay more for healthcare

Swedes to pay more for healthcare

Swedes may soon be asked to contribute more to the cost of their healthcare. Social Affairs Minister Göran Hägglund wants to raise the maximum amount that individuals pay to 2,200 kronor per year ($347).

Politician on trial for nude Muhammad poster

Politician on trial for nude Muhammad poster

A Swedish politician facing charges for producing a poster depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad naked together with his nine-year-old wife was found not guilty by a jury in Malmö on Wednesday.