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Ericsson to help roll out Verizon's 4G network in the US

Sweden's telecom equipment provider Ericsson has been chosen by Verizon Wireless to help build the United States' first 4G wireless network.

No fans allowed for Israel tennis match

Sweden's upcoming Davis Cup tennis match against Israel will be held behind closed doors, Malmö city council ruled on Wednesday. The decision follows a vocal campaign against the match in protest at the situation in the Middle East.

Swedish court grants asylum to ex-Guantanamo prisoner

A Swedish court has overturned a deportation order for a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner from China.

'Gimme gimme gimme more money money money'

Freelance writer Gene Oberto isn't buying the anti-piracy arguments put forward by Abba's Björn Ulvaeus.

Defence disputes damage claims

Defence disputes damage claims

As the Pirate Bay trial entered its third day on Wednesday, lawyers for the entertainment industry defended their compensation claims against the four defendants, whose lawyers in turn did their best to poke holes in the prosecution's case.

Sweden 'won't save Saab'

Sweden 'won't save Saab'

The Swedish government said on Wednesday it would not intervene to take over Saab. Enterprise Minister Maud Olofsson slammed Saab's US owner General Motors for "abandoning" the struggling Swedish car maker.

Banking on the new Swedish model

Banking on the new Swedish model

Olle Wästberg, Director General of the Swedish Institute reveals some insights garnered from his inside track in the early 1990s to the bone-shaking Swedish banking crisis and its eventual resolution.

Sweden Democrat 'stole reporter's camera'

Swedish prosecutors have begun investigating four politicians from the far right Sweden Democrat party who are accused of locking an investigative reporter into a ferry cabin and stealing a video camera she had hidden in her handbag.

Sweden's colleges catching more cheats

Sweden's colleges catching more cheats

The number of students expelled from Sweden's colleges and universities for cheating increased by nearly 30 percent last year, according to a recent study.

Police to investigate Swedish art student's metro graffiti

The Stockholm county transit authority SL has filed a complaint with the police against a student who filmed the vandalizing of a subway carriage, amid revelations that the incident wasn't the first time the student recorded vandalism for an art project.

Sweden's annual immigrant tally hit six figures in 2008

More than 100,000 people emigrated to Sweden in 2008, marking the first time the country's annual immigrant count hit six figures, according to new statistics.

GM plan leaves Saab’s future in doubt

GM plan leaves Saab's future in doubt

Swedish automaker Saab may find itself filing for bankruptcy protection “as early as this month” if its US parent General Motors (GM) doesn't get financial assistance from the Swedish government.