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Swedes in Ethiopia may stand trial on Tuesday

The two Swedish reporters being held in custody in Ethiopia may face a court on Tuesday, but according to the Foreign Ministry it is not yet known what they are charged with.

Almedalen political week kicks off in Sweden

Almedalen political week kicks off in Sweden

Sweden’s annual political week, the so-called “Almedalen Week” (Almedalsveckan), started on Sunday and will go on until for eight days, on the Baltic Island of Gotland. Contributor Oliver Gee talks to representatives from the two largest political parties; the Social Democrats and the Moderates, to find out more.

Suspected EHEC seeds tracked to Sweden

Suspected EHEC seeds tracked to Sweden

A consignment of fenugreek seeds, from the batch believed to be the source of the EHEC infection in Germany and France, has been tracked to Sweden, according to the Swedish National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket).

‘Set Dawit Isaak free’

‘Set Dawit Isaak free’

After 3571 days of imprisonment without official charge or trial, a formal legal request has finally been put before the Supreme Court of Eritrea: Show us Dawit Isaak! Tell us where he is, let us see him with our own eyes, let him be examined by a doctor and let him have contact with his family. Then let him defend himself and examine if it is right that the authorities continue to imprison him, in strict isolation, without access to the outside world. That is at the heart of the request - about seventy pages long - which has now been filed with Eritrea's Supreme Court.

Traffic fatalities up by 28 percent in Sweden

Traffic fatalities up by 28 percent in Sweden

Through the first half of the year, 147 people have died in road accidents, according to the National Transport Administration (Trafikverket). This represents a 28 percent increase when compared to the same period in 2010.

Saab’s property deal approved by EIB

Saab’s property deal approved by EIB

On Monday the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced its approval of Saab’s property sale, which will give the company the much needed cash-injection the it sought to acquire through the sale.

Swedish research proves Sigmund Freud right

Swedish research proves Sigmund Freud right

Sigmund Freud's theory that people can intentionally learn to forget certain memories is proven accurate more than 100 years later, after researchers from a Swedish university make headway in the study of the mind.

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One killed in Swedish house explosion

Police are still working to determine the cause of a powerful explosion in a residential building in southeastern Sweden on Friday, where at least one person died and more explosives have been found.

Alfa Laval wins big with brewery deal

Alfa Laval wins big with brewery deal

Alfa Laval, the Swedish heating giant, snapped up a major deal with a South American beer brewery, an order valued at 135 million kronor ($21 million).

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Swedes want return to state-run schools: report

A majority of the Swedish population, approximately 56 percent, prefer a nationalized school system, according to a recent survey by research company Novus.

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Sommestad to be new face of Sweden’s Social Democrat women

Former Environment Minister Lena Sommestad is expected to succeed Nalin Pekgul as leader of the Social Democratic Women in Sweden (S-Kvinnor) party after receiving unanimous nomination by the party’s election committee.

Government to appoint ‘future commission’

Government to appoint ‘future commission’

In the autumn the government will appoint a commission with the purpose to address the central challenges that Sweden will face in the future, the four government alliance party leaders Fredrik Reinfeldt, Jan Björklund, Maud Olofsson and Göran Hägglund wrote on Monday in daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson in Almedalen

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson in Almedalen

The American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson arrived on the Baltic island of Gotland on Sunday, to take part in the annual “political” week in the Almedalen park, in Visby.

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Swedish reporters held in custody in Ethiopia

Two Swedish journalists have been taken into custody by the Ethiopian army while reporting from the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, an area pronounced off limits for journalists.