Jailed Swedish reporters will not appeal verdict

Jailed Swedish reporters will not appeal verdict

Two Swedish reporters, sentenced to prison by an Ethiopian court in December, have chosen not to appeal their guilty verdict and instead pin their hopes of being released on the country's "tradition of pardon".

Ericsson name dropped from new Sony phone

Ericsson name dropped from new Sony phone

Sony on Tuesday launched its first mobile handsets without the “Sony Ericsson” brand name at an electronics show in Las Vegas, marking a symbolic end to the company's ten year collaboration with the Swedish telecoms giant.

Sister retracts ‘honour killing’ allegations

Sister retracts ‘honour killing’ allegations

A 21-year-old woman from Gothenburg in western Sweden who had accused her brother of threatening to take her life in an “honour killing", retracted her allegations on the opening day of the trial on Monday.

‘In a networked world, Sweden may be more powerful than the US’

‘In a networked world, Sweden may be more powerful than the US’

While there is little doubt that Sweden's military power is dwarfed by that of the United States, in a networked world Sweden may nevertheless find itself better equipped than the US to exert influence on the global stage, argues contributor Stefan Geens.

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Sweden boasts hefty budget surplus for 2011

Sweden’s national debt office (Riksgälden) stated on Tuesday that the country’s budget surplus from 2011 stood at 68 billion kronor ($9.85 billion).

Ministry official fired over dodgy massage parlours

Ministry official fired over dodgy massage parlours

A high-ranking civil servant in Sweden's defence ministry has been sacked after it was revealed he was involved in running several Thai massage parlours on the side.

Immigrant homelessness on the rise in Sweden

Immigrant homelessness on the rise in Sweden

While there are fewer people sleeping rough in Sweden today, the total number of people in emergency housing or not qualifying on the ordinary housing market is rising, with those born outside of Sweden overrepresented among the homeless, according to fresh figures from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).

Appeals court acquits Swedish ‘exorcist’

Appeals court acquits Swedish ‘exorcist’

A Swedish man, convicted and sentenced to prison by the district court for abusing his wife and having her “exorcised”, has appealed the verdict and been acquitted by the Court of Appeals (Hovrätten).

Movie’s ‘gunfire’ prompts police response

Movie’s ‘gunfire’ prompts police response

A couple in northern Sweden who were watching a violent movie at home on Monday were surprised when police turned up in response to reports of gunfire and screams emanating from the apartment.

Nazi-era mine washes ashore in Sweden

Nazi-era mine washes ashore in Sweden

Bomb experts from the Swedish military have been called in to disarm what is believed to be a live, World War II-era German mine that washed ashore near Sundsvall in northern Sweden.

Family of five killed in head-on crash

Family of five killed in head-on crash

A car carrying two adults and three children slammed head-on into an oncoming truck on Sweden's E20 motorway on Monday night, killing all five passengers.