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Insurance companies count cost of storms

A series of fierce storms in the past few years have cost Swedish insurance companies 5.2 billion kronor, leading to higher premiums and warnings of worse to come.

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Family of four arrested on drug charges

A father, mother and their two grown-up children have all been arrested in Malmö on serious drug charges.

‘Witch burning’ causes women shelter outrage

‘Witch burning’ causes women shelter outrage

A plan by a Swedish band to symbolically burn a witch on stage in the country's Eurovision heats has led to outrage from feminists.

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Week begins with market downturn

There was renewed uncertainty on the Stockholm stock exchange on Monday as international markets continued to fluctuate.

‘Stop pushing alcohol on developing world’

‘Stop pushing alcohol on developing world’

Sweden needs to do more to prevent alcohol and tobacco companies from exploiting countries in the developing world, says Left Party member of parliament Kent Persson.

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Stuart Baxter named as Finland’s new coach

Finland have named Englishman Stuart Baxter as their new coach replacing compatriot Roy Hodgson with a view to qualifying the country for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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Mellberg moves to Juventus

Olof Mellberg will move from Aston Villa to Juventus at the end of the season, the Sweden defender announced on Monday.

Feminist Initiative enters election race

Feminist Initiative enters election race

Feminist Initiative (FI) has announced that it intends putting forward candidates for Sweden's next general election in 2010.

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Prosecutor sets stage for Pirate Bay trial

Later this week public prosecutor Håkan Roswall plans to bring charges against the people who run the popular Pirate Bay file-sharing site. They are accused of being accessories to breaches of copyright law, Reuters reports.

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Sports digest: Sunderland’s Swedish signing raring to go

Sports Digest is The Local's roundup of what's happening in Swedish sport.

Women priests overtake men

Women priests overtake men

Fifty years after the Church of Sweden allowed women to become priests, more women than men are becoming ordained.