Music industry: ‘Make file sharing legal’

Music industry: ‘Make file sharing legal’

Sweden's largest music rights organization has proposed making file-sharing legal by including the cost of music downloads in packages offered by Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

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Swede in epic journey to pay Scottish traffic fine

Family tragedy, waist deep snow, and the North Sea were not enough to keep Andreas Bäck from answering a summons to appear in a Scottish court this week.

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Swedish cinema chain caught in website controversy

Cinema operator SF Bio has outraged moviegoers and bloggers across Sweden by cutting ties with a popular website featuring movies listings and online booking.

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Metro International posts 2007 losses

Metro International, the Swedish publisher of free newspapers, on Friday posted a loss for 2007, blaming its performance on a volatile global newspaper market.

US primary polls still open in Sweden

US primary polls still open in Sweden

US voters living in Sweden still have time to cast their ballot in the 2008 Presidential Primary—if they are registered Democrats, that is.

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Government presents new anti-terror strategy

The Swedish government has unveiled a new national strategy to fight terrorism.

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Government acts on immigration and education

Sweden Says is a new series in which we look at what the Swedish papers are saying about the major issues making the news in Sweden. This week, David Landes surveys reactions to proposed new reforms in the areas of immigration and education.

Wallström blasts EU as “boys’ club”

Wallström blasts EU as “boys’ club”

European Commission Vice President Margot Wallström said in a Swedish newspaper interview on Friday that she was tired of male politicians bargaining over top EU jobs in secret back-room discussions.

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TeliaSonera to slash 2,900 jobs

Swedish-Finnish telecommunications operator TeliaSonera said Friday it would slash 2,900 jobs to improve efficiency as it reported a 5.2 percent rise in 2007 earnings that failed to please the market.

Rocket launch to test seasick fish

Rocket launch to test seasick fish

Live fish are to be placed in a rocket and shot into outer space next week from the Esrange Space Centre in Kiruna in northern Sweden. The aim of the experiment is to gain knowledge that can be used to counteract travel sickness.

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Teacher convicted for flashing breasts

A teacher who flashed her breasts at a high school pupil has been found guilty of sexual harassment by Skellefteå District Court in northern Sweden.

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Sweden funds fight against honour crimes

Sweden said on Thursday it had set aside 32 million kronor ($4.9 million) to fund local efforts to combat so-called honour crimes.