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Ericsson and Sony go separate ways

Ericsson and Sony go separate ways

Swedish telecom equipment giant Ericsson confirmed on Thursday that it would sell its stake in mobile phone joint venture Sony Ericsson to Sony for €1.05 billion ($1.47 billion).

Dawit Isaak 'may be dead': report

Dawit Isaak 'may be dead': report

Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, who has been imprisoned in Eritrea since 2001, has been moved from prison and may be dead, according to Swedish journalist Lars Adaktusson.

No punishment for Swedish cop who called gays a 'cancer on society'

No punishment for Swedish cop who called gays a 'cancer on society'

The police officer from southern Sweden who called homosexuals a “cancer on society” in reference to a lesbian colleague, will not face any disciplinary measures, according to a decision from the Skåne county police.

Facebook's 'coolest' data hub coming to Sweden

Facebook's 'coolest' data hub coming to Sweden

Facebook announced Thursday that it would immediately begin building a massive data centre -- its third globally and first in Europe -- in the Swedish town of Luleå, near the Arctic Circle.

Reinfeldt: danger not over for the euro

Reinfeldt: danger not over for the euro

Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has warned that the settlement among eurozone leaders over the writing down of the Greek debt, has not removed the risks facing the single currency.

Indian dance troupe in rare Sweden show

Indian dance troupe in rare Sweden show

While "Slumdog Millionaire" brought Bollywood music to the movie-going masses, the Indian embassy is aiming to broaden Swedes' appreciation of the culture of the sub-continent with a programme of classical dance.

Swede shocked by backyard elk 'threesome'

Swede shocked by backyard elk 'threesome'

A man in western Sweden was greeted by an unusual sight on Wednesday morning when he saw three elk engaged in what appeared to be group sex in his backyard.

Sweden 'not wrong' to okay genocide suspect extradition: court

Sweden's decision to extradite a Rwandan national facing war crimes allegations in his home country is not against the European convention, according to the European Court of Human Rights.

Cunning linguists in Sweden crack 300-year-old occult code

Cunning linguists in Sweden crack 300-year-old occult code

Two Swedish linguists at Uppsala University have deciphered a handwritten manuscript dating from the mid-18th century, written by a secret society known as “the Occultists”, obsessed with eye surgery and spying on the Freemasons.

Riksbank leaves base rate unchanged

Riksbank leaves base rate unchanged

Sweden's Riksbank has left the main repo rate unchanged at 2 percent and has delayed any rises well into 2012, meeting market expectations.

Dad forced daughter to feign mental illness

A Swedish father stands to face charges for having cashed in over 25,000 kronor ($3,850) a week to take care of his daughter based on a faked diagnosis for mental illness.