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Sweden refuses to release CIA flight info

When two human rights organizations asked 28 countries for information in order to map out CIAs secret air transports of terror suspects, Sweden was one of three countries refusing to give out any details.

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Sweden needs ‘tougher controls’ on labour migration: OECD

Sweden needs to implement tighter controls of new rules governing foreign labour migration, according to the OECD, which nevertheless concluded that the 2008 reforms have worked fairly well.

Muller: Saab bankruptcy ‘the darkest day’

Muller: Saab bankruptcy ‘the darkest day’

A Swedish court approved Saab Automobile's bankruptcy petition on Monday afternoon after a dejected Victor Muller, CEO of the embattled Swedish automaker, told reporters it was “the darkest day in Saab's history”.

Saab hits bankruptcy 60 years after a flying start

Saab hits bankruptcy 60 years after a flying start

Saab Automobile's decision to file for bankruptcy on Monday ends two years of efforts to save the loss-making company that began as an aircraft manufacturer and then rolled out cars for 60 years.

Occupy Stockholm: ‘We have no goal’

Occupy Stockholm: ‘We have no goal’

It’s a movement without leaders and it kicked off with a bang at 2pm on October 15th, when more than 500 protesters gathered near Stockholm’s Central Station to join hundreds of cities worldwide beginning their own Occupy movements.

Colonic ‘gas blast’ rattles Swedish operating room

Colonic ‘gas blast’ rattles Swedish operating room

A Swedish health clinic has been reported after a routine bowel procedure was interrupted by what was described as a “powerful blast” likely caused by a build up of methane gas in the patient's intestines.

‘We can bounce back’: Trollhättan politician

‘We can bounce back’: Trollhättan politician

Hours after the announcement that Swedish automaker Saab has filed for bankruptcy, following a two years struggle to keep afloat, local politicians and Saab retailers are keeping a brave face.

Swedes in Norwegian butter smuggling bust

Swedes in Norwegian butter smuggling bust

Police in Norway apprehended two Swedish men over the weekend with more than 250 kilogrammes of butter after they reportedly had been trying to sell contraband spread at 250 kroner ($42) a packet.

‘It often feels like Christmas in Sweden is only about presents’

‘It often feels like Christmas in Sweden is only about presents’

Rampant holiday consumerism is hard to avoid, writes US-native and parent Rebecca Ahlfeldt, as she struggles to reconcile competing Swedish and American Christmas traditions in finding gifts for her children.

Saab files for bankruptcy

Saab files for bankruptcy

Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile on Monday filed for bankruptcy protection, ending two years of efforts to save the iconic Swedish brand.

Kim Jong Il’s death demands ‘vigilance’: Bildt

Kim Jong Il’s death demands ‘vigilance’: Bildt

The fact that the death of Kim Jong Il wasn't announced until two days after the North Korean dictator had died is a sign of the “uncertainty” in the region, Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt said on Monday.