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Volvo execs convicted for Saddam-era bribes

Two former Swedish executives with Volvo's construction equipment subsidiary were convicted on Tuesday for paying bribes to the regime of Saddam Hussein to bypass restrictions related to the United Nations’ Oil-for-Food Programme.

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Six charged in Stockholm sex trafficking ring

Six of the ten men under suspicion of being behind a large scale sex trafficking ring in Sweden’s capital were charged in Stockholm on Wednesday.

Ilmar Reepalu: ‘the Swedish Ken Livingstone’

Ilmar Reepalu: ‘the Swedish Ken Livingstone’

Embattled Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu's most recent "anti-Semitic" row is reminiscent of the troubles that plagued London's outspoken ex-mayor Ken Livingstone, argues historian and former Malmö resident David Linden.

Sweden hosts mystery ‘terror regime’ meet-up

Sweden hosts mystery ‘terror regime’ meet-up

A pro-Eritrean regime youth group is hosting a large international conference somewhere in Sweden over Easter weekend in what outraged Swedes have billed as "brainwashing" for a "terror regime".

Copper thieves cut off Sweden’s main rail line

Copper thieves cut off Sweden’s main rail line

Rail traffic connecting Stockholm, Malmö, and Copenhagen was brought to a standstill on Tuesday after thieves severed the high-voltage overhead lines in order to steal the valuable copper wire inside.

US woman hoops star convicted of assault

US woman hoops star convicted of assault

An American woman basketball player was convicted of assault by a Swedish court on Wednesday for pushing and kicking man on the Baltic island of Gotland in February.

Staff told to help disabled teen use Facebook

Staff told to help disabled teen use Facebook

Staff at a Swedish care home for disabled children have been told that they must manage a Facebook account belonging to one of the teenage patients, who is unable to do so himself.

Swede Wins $500,000 in Spectacular Online Poker Duel
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Swede Wins $500,000 in Spectacular Online Poker Duel

In a dramatic high-stakes poker game spanning three days, 21-year-old Viktor Blom from Dals-Ed won half a million dollars from seasoned American pro player Isaac Haxton.

Saudi Arabia a ‘family business’: Bildt

Saudi Arabia a ‘family business’: Bildt

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has said that, although he has not been consulted on the weapons deals with Saudi Arabia, he sees no problems with exporting arms to the country, according to a report in business paper Dagens Industri (DI).

Breivik planned secret base on Swedish farm

Breivik planned secret base on Swedish farm

Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik planned to hire a Swedish country house in what police believe was to be a base for running his terrorist operations in Oslo and Utøya.

Reinfeldt slams proposal to lower youth wages

Reinfeldt slams proposal to lower youth wages

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfelt has rejected the Liberal Party's proposal to lower young people's pay in the wake of rising youth unemployment in Sweden, and has urged politicians around the nation to follow suit.

Petrol-sucking Swede sparks vacuum blast

Petrol-sucking Swede sparks vacuum blast

A man who needed extra fuel for his snow-blower made the mistake of using a household vacuum cleaner to suck petrol from his car, causing the vacuum to explode and his car to catch on fire.