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Anders Borg: Sweden's long-haired maverick minister

Anders Borg: Sweden's long-haired maverick minister

With Anders Borg, Sweden's pony-tailed Minister of Finance, now helping the EU navigate through the global economic slump, the AFP's Marc Preel takes a look back at the rise of this self-described pragmatist.

Sweden's MTG surges on strong profits

Sweden's MTG surges on strong profits

Swedish media concern Modern Times Group has reported a pre-tax profit of 566 million kronor ($74 million) for the second quarter 2009, exceeding market forecasts.

Prison for assault on far-right activists

Three women were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for assaulting the girlfriend of the spokesperson for the far-right Sweden Democrats.

Stockholm reported for using too much English

Stockholm reported for using too much English

Stockholm city council has been reported to the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsman - JO) for its widespread use of the English language.

Wallander: a Swedish detective in America

Wallander: a Swedish detective in America

Kurt Wallander, the brooding protagonist of Henning Mankell's famed crime novels, recently came to United States' television screens in a performance by Kenneth Branagh, giving viewers an unexpected opportunity for reflection, The Local's Marge Thorell explains.

Eriksson finds new role in lower ranks of English football

Eriksson finds new role in lower ranks of English football

Embattled Swedish football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson said money had nothing to do with his decision so sign on ss director of football with English Division Two club Notts County.

Police hunt would-be child strangler

Police in Trollhättan are hunting a man who attacked and tried to strangle an eight-year-old girl last Sunday, fearing that he might strike again.

Tele2 shares soar on booming profits

Swedish telecom firm Tele2 has reported a dramatic rise in profits for the second quarter and the firm's share price shot up 5.9 percent in early trading on Wednesday.

Swedish researchers develop Alzheimer's test

Swedish researchers develop Alzheimer's test

A major Sweden-based study has shown that a combination of three different tests could be used to identify incipient Alzheimer's disease (AD) in patients with mild cognitive impairment.

Bildt: Iranian government facing 'legitimacy' issues

Speaking for the EU Presidency, Sweden's Carl Bildt reiterated on Tuesday that the government of Iran was dealing with questions about its legitimacy in the eyes of voters following last month's controversial presidential elections.

Tolgfors touts closer EU-Nato ties during Pentagon talks

Swedish defence minister Sten Tolgfors called for closer cooperation between the European Union and Nato during meetings with his American counterpart in Washington on Tuesday.

Prison for Stockholm casino shooter

Prison for Stockholm casino shooter

The 23-year-old man charged for shooting in the entrance of Casino Cosmopol in Stockholm on Christmas Eve has been sentenced to ten years in prison for attempted murder.