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Brand Sweden enters global top ten

Brand Sweden enters global top ten

A typically inhumane November mixture of wind, sleet, snow and SAD is not enough to dampen Sweden's mood, as the country uses its cunning and stealth to creep into the top ten of a prestigious nation branding index.

Engineer convicted in Saab blackmail case

The 48-year-old engineer charged with attempting to blackmail Saab Microwave Systems for 16 million kronor ($2.1 million) was sentenced on Monday to four years in prison.

Swedish state takes over Carnegie

Swedish state takes over Carnegie

Sweden's Financial Supervisory Authority announced on Monday afternoon that it was revoking the licence of the embattled Carnegie investment bank and that the bank was to be taken over by the National Debt Office.

Swedish children victimized by text message threats

Swedish children victimized by text message threats

A growing number of children in Sweden are being victimized by threatening text messages received on their mobile phones.

Bildt calls for new EU talks with Russia

Sweden joined Britain on Monday in urging the EU to resume stalled partnership talks with Russia, saying that any new talks could not be “business as usual” because of Russia's actions in Georgia.

Swedish nurses oppose breast feeding alcohol guidelines

Swedish nurses oppose breast feeding alcohol guidelines

Swedish midwives and nurses continue to advise new mothers to abstain from alcohol when breast feeding, despite new guidelines saying that consuming alcohol in small quantities has no adverse effects.

Swedish inventions - from the zipper to the pacemaker

Swedish inventions - from the zipper to the pacemaker

Swedish inventors were the ones who made it possible to strike a match and light a stick of dynamite. Nina Liljeqvist examines how innovators from Sweden have managed to create such a big bang.

Top ten Swedish inventions

Top ten Swedish inventions

Nina Liljeqvist looks at ten Swedish inventions that have changed the world.

Kalmar claim historic Swedish title

Kalmar claim historic Swedish title

Kalmar FF are the new kings of Swedish football after a draw away to Halmstad on the final day of the season was enough to secure the first league victory in the club's history.

Carnegie announces new share issue

Carnegie announces new share issue

Beleaguered Swedish investment bank Carnegie announced on Monday it planned to issue 1.2 billion kronor ($153 million) in new shares to help keep the bank alive.

Ex-policeman: Lindh murder investigation 'full of mistakes'

Ex-policeman: Lindh murder investigation 'full of mistakes'

The investigation into the assassination of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in 2003 was just as poorly handled in the first 24 hours as the Olof Palme investigation in 1986, according to a former police chief.

Cross-dressing Swedish man can be named Madeleine

Jan-Olov Ågren, a male cross-dresser from Norrbotten in northern Sweden, has been handed a victory by the county administrative court in his bid to go by the name Madeleine.

Fresh set of fires plagues Ystad

After a month of relative calm, the town of Ystad in southern Sweden was hit by another series of fires believed to be purposefully set early Monday morning.

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