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Archive for Fri, 22 Jun 2012

Colbert dares Sweden: 'Take a chance on me!'

Colbert dares Sweden: 'Take a chance on me!'

US comedian Stephen Colbert invoked Swedish super-group Abba on Thursday as he ratcheted up the pressure in his ongoing bid to take over Sweden's official Twitter account.

Ikea to invest €1.5 billion in India stores

Ikea to invest €1.5 billion in India stores

Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans to invest a total of €1.5 billion ($1.9 billion) in building a chain of 25 retail outlets in India, according to an Indian government statement.

Man who went berserk with machete 'not insane'

Man who went berserk with machete 'not insane'

A 33-year-old man who went on a wild machete-wielding rampage in Sundsvall in northern Sweden in March was not insane at the time, forensic psychiatrists have determined.

Convicted paedophile faces new charges

A 35-year-old Swedish man who is currently serving prison time for sexual offences against children has been charged with new offences

Assange slams Sweden after asylum bid

Assange slams Sweden after asylum bid

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange launched a verbal attack at Australia and Sweden on Friday, speaking for the first time since he turned up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London to file a request for political asylum.

EU slams Sweden over family migration rights

EU slams Sweden over family migration rights

The European Commission has criticized Sweden for failing to comply with EU regulations on the free movement of EU citizens and their family members, giving the country two months to fall into line.