WikiLeaks slams paper after Gitmo Swede leak

WikiLeaks slams paper after Gitmo Swede leak

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks has slammed a Swedish tabloid as 'corrupt and politicized' the day after it published a scoop on Swedish Guantanamo detainee Mehdi Ghezali.

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Stockholm family assigned Scientologist pre-school

A family in Stockholm were surprised to find out that their daughter had been assigned a place at a preschool with a teaching method created by L Ron Hubbard, the father of Scientology.

Putin slams ‘double standards’ over Libya

Putin slams ‘double standards’ over Libya

During a visit to Sweden on Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin blasted the gulf between words and practice in modern international relations, using an anecdote from his KGB past to denounce civilian deaths in Libya.

Loan loss fall boosts Handelsbanken profits

Loan loss fall boosts Handelsbanken profits

Swedish bank Handelsbanken posted a slight increase in profits on Wednesday on the back of a sharp fall in bad loan losses.

Volvo upbeat despite Japan impact warning

Volvo upbeat despite Japan impact warning

Swedish truck maker Volvo Group reported strong first quarter earnings on Wednesday, although the firm warned that the Japan disaster could impact its second quarter.

Sami win long fight for reindeer grazing rights

Sami win long fight for reindeer grazing rights

Sweden's Supreme Court (Högsta Domstolen) has ruled that Sami reindeer herders in northern Sweden can continue to let their animals graze in forests despite the objections of landowners, ending a 20 year dispute.

Lemming hordes perish in Swedish roadside ‘massacre’

Lemming hordes perish in Swedish roadside ‘massacre’

Hordes of lemmings have been spotted leaving the safety of the mountains to make their way down to more inhabited areas, falling victim to traffic and being preyed upon by other animals.

Sweden’s Electrolux reports profits slump

Sweden’s Electrolux reports profits slump

Swedish household goods manufacturer Electrolux reported a 50 percent drop in net profits for the first quarter on Wednesday, citing a rise in raw materials costs.

Putin in Sweden: visa rules to be eased

Putin in Sweden: visa rules to be eased

At a meeting in Stockholm with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that visa regulations would be eased while emphasising economic cooperation between the countries.

Sweden’s Ericsson posts massive profits hike

Sweden’s Ericsson posts massive profits hike

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson reported a whopping 224 percent rise in profits on Wednesday, surprising analysts and sending its stock up almost 7 percent in early trading.

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ABB profit rise falls short of expectations

Swedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB on Wednesday reported a 41 percent increase in first quarter net profit, driven by strong demand from industry and power utilities.

‘Not OK’ for pastors to operate machine guns: Swedish church

‘Not OK’ for pastors to operate machine guns: Swedish church

The Church of Sweden has ruled that pastors are not allowed to man machine gun turrets while serving in the field with Swedish troops in Afghanistan.

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‘Roma need better legal protection in Sweden’

The daily discrimination faced by Sweden's Roma population violates Swedish law, according to a new report by the country's Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen – DO), which argues for tougher legislation to protect the Roma's rights.

Rescuer of Congolese child sex slaves honoured in Sweden

Rescuer of Congolese child sex slaves honoured in Sweden

Murhabazi Namegabe of the Democratic Republic of Congo Tuesday was awarded a children's rights prize for his "long perilous struggle" to free child soldiers and sex slaves in his homeland.