‘A declaration of war on Sweden’s youth’

‘A declaration of war on Sweden’s youth’

Plans for a new Swedish government proposal to counteract illegal file sharing met with mixed reactions on Friday. The proposal will enable courts to force internet service providers (ISPs) to give out IP addresses used in illegal file sharing to whoever owns the rights to the material.

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Ferry line denies lesbian discrimination claims

Ferry company Viking Lines has strongly denied charges of discrimination after a woman claimed she was asked to stop kissing another woman during a cruise to the Baltic Sea island of Åland.

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Vegan finds dead mouse in bag of tortilla chips

Feeling hair in her mouth, a 16-year-old vegan from Partille outside of Gothenburg looked down to discover a mouse cadaver in her bag of tortilla chips.

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Fitting in: Swedish parties think anew on integration

David Landes looks at press reaction to the proposals for citizenship classes and an asylum policy which decides where refugees get to live.

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Vattenfall and Siemens sign wind energy deal

Sweden's state-owned power giant Vattenfall has signed a two year framework agreement with Germany company Siemens for the supply of wind power plants in a deal worth 1.6 billion kronor ($260 million).

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Swedish town returns junk mail to senders

Officials in a small Swedish town have tired of receiving junk mail and are now returning any unwanted post to the sender with a note explaining the local council's environmental policy.

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Viagra subsidies: State pulls out

Drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction will not be subsidized by the state, Sweden's Supreme Administrative Court ruled on Friday.

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Malmö man in hot water over blue curtains

An apartment owner in Malmö is in trouble with his building’s tenant-owner’s association because his curtains don’t match those of other apartments in the building.

Shots fired at prosecutor’s home

Shots fired at prosecutor’s home

Shots were fired early on Friday morning at the apartment of chief public prosecutor Mats Mattson.

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Sweden to clamp down on file sharing

Courts will be able to force internet service providers in Sweden to give out IP-addresses used in illegal file sharing to whoever owns the rights to the material.

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Air traffic grounded in northern Sweden

All air traffic in northern Sweden was canceled on Thursday night due to a radio communications problem.

Poll: Sahlin gaining ground

Poll: Sahlin gaining ground

The Swedish electorate continues to have the most confidence in Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, but his lead on opposition leader Mona Sahlin is shrinking.