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Lawyers connect Interpol alert to WikiLeaks anger

Lawyers connect Interpol alert to WikiLeaks anger

The Swedish and British lawyers representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday linked the pursuit of their client by Interpol to US reactions to the recent release of secret diplomatic cables.

Social Democrat asked US for Afghan aid: report

Social Democrat asked US for Afghan aid: report

The Social Democrats' foreign policy spokesman has denied a report from the US embassy in Stockholm alleging that he asked for American assistance to boost support for the Swedish mission in Afghanistan.

Sweden tells L'Oréal to prove anti-wrinkle claims

Sweden tells L'Oréal to prove anti-wrinkle claims

The Swedish consumer ombudsman has won a case against L'Oréal Sweden, which means that firm has to provide proof in order to claim in advertising that its face creams can reduce or remove wrinkles.

New firm start ups at record highs

New firm start ups at record highs

The number of newly registered Swedish companies increased by almost 30 percent in November, according to a new report published by financia software firm Visma based on figures from the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket).

Swedish law behind rise in HIV cases: experts

Swedish law behind rise in HIV cases: experts

Four experts on HIV and criminal law have called for an overhaul of the law against infectious diseases act on World AIDS Day, alleging that the duty of disclosure has resulted in a spike in new Swedish HIV cases.

Swedish universities prep for tuition fee fallout

Swedish universities prep for tuition fee fallout

Despite good intentions, the decision to introduce tuition fees for non-European students who enroll at Swedish universities may end up doing more harm than good, contributor Adam Mullett discovers.

Sweden launches integration policy reform

Sweden launches integration policy reform

The Swedish government has launched a "sweeping" reform of integration policy, shifting the main responsibility for immigrant "establishment" in the country on the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).

Swedish-led team 'rewrites' Amazon history

Swedish-led team 'rewrites' Amazon history

The history of the Amazon rainforest's huge biodiversity dates back further than previously thought, according to a discovery by a team led by a researcher at the University of Gothenburg.

Assange's mum to Sweden: 'lay off my son'

The mother of WikiLeaks head Julian Assange has said that she does not want her son to be "hunted down" after Interpol issued an alert for his arrest at the behest of the Swedish authorities.

Swedish city takes fight to water parasite

Swedish city takes fight to water parasite

Ozone and chlorine are among the measures deployed by Östersund municipality in northern Sweden to try kill off the parasite which has afflicted the stomachs of thousands of residents and rendered the water undrinkable.

Swedish rail problems roll into second day

Swedish rail problems roll into second day

Problems continued for Sweden's rail network a day after hundreds of passengers were evacuated from stranded trains in the east, with normal service not expected to resume until Wednesday afternoon.

Interpol issues alert for WikiLeaks' Assange

The global police agency Interpol said Wednesday it had alerted member states to arrest WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange on suspicion of rape on the basis of a Swedish arrest warrant.

Wrong to ban student with niqab: ombudsman

Wrong to ban student with niqab: ombudsman

Banning a student from class for wearing a headscarf is a violation of Sweden's anti-discrimination laws, the country's Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen – DO) has ruled.