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Probe dropped, Juholt to remain party leader

Probe dropped, Juholt to remain party leader

Prosecutors said Friday they were dropping an investigation into improper reimbursements claimed by Håkan Juholt as the Social Democrats' executive committee announced it still had confidence in the embattled party leader.

Barnevik hits back at ex-Investor chair Wallenberg

Percy Barnevik, the former CEO of Swedish-Swiss industrial giant ABB who was disgraced over a pension scandal in 2003, has answered charges from ex-Investor board chair Peter Wallenberg that Barnevik was a terrible business leader.

Sony Ericsson breaks even as European sales dip

Sony Ericsson breaks even as European sales dip

Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson on Friday said it broke even in the third quarter due to a declining sales environment in Europe.

Mum sues daughter over 'stolen' lottery jackpot

Mum sues daughter over 'stolen' lottery jackpot

A woman from Blekinge was thrilled when she learned she won 3 million kronor from a Triss lotto scratch-off, but to date she has only received 10,000.

Ikea to drop famous Swedish food brands

Ikea to drop famous Swedish food brands

Swedish furnishing giant Ikea is undergoing a change and will soon rid their food shelves of anything not bearing it's name.

Swedish mum shoots five elk in four hours

A 37-year-old mother of two from northern Sweden had an unprecedented hunting outing on Thursday when she managed to fell five elk in four hours, propelling her to nationwide fame.

From Sweden to Germany in search of cheap booze

From Sweden to Germany in search of cheap booze

Tired of Sweden's high alcohol taxes and the state run liquor monopoly? Come along with contributor Patrick Reilly as he details a recent journey to Germany in search of cheap beer.

AWOL pirate's guilty verdict comes into force

AWOL pirate's guilty verdict comes into force

The guilty verdict against Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has come into force after his failure to request his appeal be heard.

Police arrest 32 in 'human trafficking' raid

Swedish police arrested 32 people in a raid on a food factory south of Stockholm on Thursday for violations of the Aliens Act.

Sweden to face England at Wembley

Sweden to face England at Wembley

Sweden are set to play England next month in a friendly international as coach Erik Hamrén seeks to prepare his side for next year's European Championship finals, the English Football Association announced on Thursday.

Social Democrats meet to decide Juholt's fate

The Social Democrats' powerful executive committee will meet at 9am on Friday, for what has been described as 'judgement day' for embattled leader Håkan Juholt.

Dawit Isaak awarded 'Golden Pen' honour

Dawit Isaak awarded 'Golden Pen' honour

Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, jailed in Eritrea for the past decade, was honoured by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on Thursday.