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SEB posts bumper profits

Swedish bank SEB exceeded market expectations on Wednesday as it posted a first quarter operating profit of 1.075 billion kronor ($147 million), more than double the figure forecast by analysts.

Brad Pitt to star in Millennium film: reports

Brad Pitt to star in Millennium film: reports

US actor Brad Pitt is set to star in the Hollywood remake of the first of the Stieg Larsson "Millennium" trilogy films, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, according to a report from movie industry news site indieWIRE.

Chinese pop star in Reinfeldt tax plea

Chinese pop star in Reinfeldt tax plea

Chinese superstar pop singer Wei Wei has appealed to Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to intervene to settle a dispute with the Swedish tax authorities, which she claims have recently begun seizing her assets.

'Jail Red Cross fraudster for 5 years': Prosecutor

'Jail Red Cross fraudster for 5 years': Prosecutor

The prosecutor in the trial of Johan af Donner called on Wednesday for the former Red Cross communications chief to be imprisoned for five years for swindling both the Red Cross and the Swedish Cancer Society out of millions of kronor.

Federley forced to pay salad bar rent

Federley forced to pay salad bar rent

Centre Party politician Fredrick Federley and former member of pop group Army of Lovers, Dominika Peczynski, have been ordered to pay 300,000 kronor ($41,000) in rent owed for their Stockholm salad bar.

Musician and estate agent charged over sex act on Swedish bus

A middle-aged Swedish couple have been charged with after committing sexual acts in full view of their co-passengers on a coach passing through Småland in southern Sweden.

Stieg Larsson's partner reports 'racist' subsidy

Stieg Larsson's partner reports 'racist' subsidy

Eva Gabrielsson, the life partner of deceased Millennium trilogy author Stieg Larsson, has called on Sweden's highest legal official to examine the legality of a press subsidy awarded to a newspaper run by the extreme-right National Democrat party.

A new life in northern Sweden - Part Two

A new life in northern Sweden - Part Two

Winter in a picturesque snowbound town can instil in the visitor a true appreciation for life in the far north of Sweden. But a dearth of jobs and a surplus of solitude help explain the region's growing demographic crisis, writes Alec Forss. Part two in a two-part series.

Allegations mount against Catholic Church

The sexual abuse allegations against the Catholic church in Sweden continue to grow as a further victim alleges that she was abused by her parish priest.

Opposition outlines billion kronor tax hike

Opposition outlines billion kronor tax hike

The left-green opposition has proposed the raising of environmental taxes by a total of 11 billion kronor ($1.52 billion) over the coming two years, as well as reintroducing wealth taxes to raise a further four billion per annum.

AstraZeneca fined for anti-psychotic drug

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has agreed to pay a $510 million fine to settle a case alleging that it illegally marketed an anti-psychotic drug, the US justice department has confirmed.