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US held Swedish terror suspect ‘for information’

Swedish citizen Mehdi Ghezali was kept at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for two years to provide the US government with information of the ‘recruitment’ of foreign Muslims in Saudi Arabia, according to documents made public by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

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Ministers flout Riksdag housing rules

Several Swedish government ministers continue to violate Riksdag housing rules by refusing to give up temporary accommodations normally reserved for MPs, according to an investigation carried out by Swedish newspaper Metro

Swedes head to the UK for William and Kate protest

Swedes head to the UK for William and Kate protest

Swedish anti-monarchy advocates are heading to London this week to join their UK counterparts in a 'not the royal wedding' celebration similar to events which took place at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria in 2010.

Police hunt teen gang after school stabbing

Police hunt teen gang after school stabbing

Swedish police are hunting a gang of teenage boys after a fight at a school in northern Stockholm on Tuesday left a further teenage boy in hospital nursing stab wounds.

Sweden’s jobless face prospect of bright future

Sweden’s jobless face prospect of bright future

Sweden's jobs market is continuing its recovery, new official data shows, with employment rates increasing steadily and the promise of more vacancies in the offing.

Swedish king rules out retirement

Swedish king rules out retirement

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf has stated that he has no plans to retire, despite the occasion of his 65th birthday on Saturday.

Swedish soldiers wilt under load of heavy packs

Swedish soldiers wilt under load of heavy packs

Swedish soldiers are carrying an ever increasing equipment burden, with many soldiers suffering from back pain as a result, a new report on Tuesday showed.

Caution urged over fires as Sweden heats up

Caution urged over fires as Sweden heats up

With forecasts indicating a continued bout of warm, dry weather in much of Sweden, authorities have urged caution following reports of a number of grass fires over the Easter weekend.

Swedish ‘underwater kite’ looks to make clean energy waves

Swedish ‘underwater kite’ looks to make clean energy waves

A Swedish company believes a device modeled on a children's toy will make harnessing energy from the world's oceans as easy as flying a kite, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

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Swede deported over Colombia FARC links

A 54-year-old Swedish man has been deported from Venezuela to Colombia on suspicion of being the head of the FARC in Europe, according to a Reuters news agency report.

Antonov to Sweden for Saab crisis talks

Antonov to Sweden for Saab crisis talks

Russian financier Vladimir Antonov is to arrive in Sweden on Tuesday to meet state representatives to discuss the future of crisis-hit Swedish carmaker Saab.

Ryanair forced to make Stockholm security stop

Ryanair forced to make Stockholm security stop

A Ryanair flight from Sweden to Paris with 173 people on board was forced to make a "security landing" at the Skavsta airport south of Stockholm on Monday after its instruments failed, the airport said.