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Ericsson rejects claims of aiding Iran

On Tuesday Swedish telecom giant Ericsson rejected claims that the company has sold tracking equipment to mobile operators in Iran.

Humans bred with Archaic peoples: study

Humans bred with Archaic peoples: study

Researchers at Uppsala University have found evidence to indicate regular sexual relations between Archaic and modern humans.

Reinfeldt: Greek vote ‘signals major problems’

Reinfeldt: Greek vote ‘signals major problems’

The Greek government's decision to call a referendum on the eurozone settlement to write down the country's debt, raises uncertainty over the Greek economy, according to Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt.

Making fun of slavery belittles black people

Making fun of slavery belittles black people

The dropping of a hate speech case against students who staged a "slave auction" at Lund University clears the way for racists and contravenes Swedish human rights commitments, representatives from anti-racism groups argue.

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Sandvik to slash Swedish workforce in cost-savings drive

Swedish mining and construction equipment maker Sandvik announced on Tuesday better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, but said it would cuts 365 jobs as part of a new corporate strategy.

Swedish journalists deny backing rebel group

Swedish journalists deny backing rebel group

Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia rejected witness claims Tuesday that they had supported a rebel group, as the prosecution opened its case against them.

Bildt: UNESCO decision will ‘hurt Palestine’

Bildt: UNESCO decision will ‘hurt Palestine’

Sweden voted against the Palestinian application to join United Nations' cultural organisation UNESCO on Monday, arguing that the vote had come at the "wrong time" and would harm the Palestinian cause.

Staff bra sizes on display at Swedish lingerie shop

Staff bra sizes on display at Swedish lingerie shop

The Swedish branch of a Scandinavian lingerie chain is under fire after making employees wear name tags displaying both their bust circumferences and cup sizes.

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‘Suspects can claim they were drunk and go free’

The recent acquittal by Sweden's Supreme Court of a man charged with attempted murder because he claimed he was “too intoxicated” to remember the incident, has been slammed by legal experts.

Chinese officials support Saab deal ‘in principle’

Chinese officials support Saab deal ‘in principle’

China's Minister of Industry and Information Technology said Tuesday his government supported “in principle” plans by Chinese automakers Pang Da and Youngman to purchase Saab Automobile.

Assange’s ‘day of reckoning’ approaches

Assange’s ‘day of reckoning’ approaches

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a day of reckoning Wednesday when the High Court in London delivers a ruling on whether he will be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over rape allegations.