Japan blasts reignite Swedish nuke debate

Japan blasts reignite Swedish nuke debate

The accidents at Japanese power plants have put the question of nuclear power back on the political agenda in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe.

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Radiation fears prompt Volvo shut down in Japan

Sweden's Volvo Group, the world's second biggest truckmaker, said Tuesday it was halting the operations of its Japanese subsidiary UD Trucks until next Monday amid growing fears of radiation from damaged nuclear plants.

Wiesenthal Center slams Sweden for ‘Jewish tax’

Wiesenthal Center slams Sweden for ‘Jewish tax’

US-based Jewish rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday criticised Sweden for not doing enough to protect the Jewish community in Malmö following a string of crimes against Jews in the southern Swedish town.

‘Have an affair’ bus ads anger Swedish commuters

‘Have an affair’ bus ads anger Swedish commuters

A new Swedish website which challenges individuals to dabble in infidelity in order to help them cope with dull, lifeless relationships has been reported to the advertising ombudsman.

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Säpo warns Swedish imam over internet threat

Swedish security service Säpo have expressed concerns about the safety of a Swedish imam who was recently hired by the Church of Sweden to work with teenagers at a Stockholm youth centre.

London 2012: 500 days to go

London 2012: 500 days to go

Next year's Olympic Games in London will be an occasion to remind ourselves of our humanity, writes Andrew Mitchell, British Ambassador to Sweden and FCO Director for the London 2012 Games.

Quake-hit Japan eyes Swedish homes

Quake-hit Japan eyes Swedish homes

Västerbotten county in northern Sweden has received a request from Tokyo to examine the possibilities for the supply of simple Swedish wooden homes and shelters to earthquake and tsunami hit areas of Japan.

‘Renationalise Sweden’s schools’: minister

‘Renationalise Sweden’s schools’: minister

Sweden's minister for education and the head of an influential teachers' union have called for a new centralised school system in Sweden.

Facebook confession traps Swedish rapist

Facebook confession traps Swedish rapist

A Swedish man has been convicted of rape after expressing his regret on Facebook.

Sweden extends Japan travel warning

Sweden extends Japan travel warning

Following the detection of heightened levels of radiation in Tokyo and surrounding areas, the Swedish foreign ministry has extended its warning against non-essential travel to Japan.

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Stockholm bomb suspect appears in UK court

A 30-year-old man arrested in Glasgow in connection with a suicide bombing in Stockholm in December appeared in a British court on Monday charged with terrorism offences.