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Green car sales soar 49 percent in Sweden

Swedish sales of environmentally friendly cars rose by 49 percent in 2007 largely thanks to financial incentives from the state, Sweden's Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.

Sweden should participate in EU defence forces – poll
Sweden

Sweden should participate in EU defence forces – poll

A Swedish research institute reports that more Swedes support the country’s participation in EU defence forces than are against the idea.

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Two wounded in pizzeria shooting

A 20-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with a double shooting in Nyköping on Friday evening.

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Tax authorities to investigate Swedish-owned firms overseas

Swedes who start companies in Estonia and Great Britain are to receive closer scrutiny from Swedish tax authorities.

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Stiff prison sentences in SEB embezzlement scandal

A 39-year old man was sentenced to seven years in prison for serious fraud and accounting crimes in connection with a multi-million scheme to cheat SEB offices in Gothenburg.

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Opposition parties unite around emissions goal

Sweden’s opposition political parties want to see Sweden’s green house gas emissions reduced by 40 percent by the year 2020.

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Two arrests after dramatic bank robbery

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of involvement in at least one of two armed robberies carried out in Västerhaninge on Friday morning.

Storm pummels western Sweden
Sweden

Storm pummels western Sweden

Westerly wind gusts of nearly 115 kilometres an hour swept into Sweden early on Saturday morning as a powerful storm slammed Sweden’s west coast.