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Two young men die in car crash

Two young men died on Monday afternoon after the car in which they were travelling crashed into a tree on a gravel road between the central Swedish towns of Eskilstuna and Strängnäs.

Record companies sue Pirate Bay four

Record companies sue Pirate Bay four

Record companies are demanding that the four individuals responsible for operating the file sharing site The Pirate Bay pay €1.6 million (15 million kronor/$2.5 million) in compensatory damages.

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Swedes more confident about the economy

Confidence in Sweden’s economy rose in March, as more Swedes perceived a strengthening of the economy since February.

Sweden reacts to sale of Vin & Sprit

Sweden reacts to sale of Vin & Sprit

Reaction from Sweden’s press and political establishment ranged from shock to scathing criticism following Monday’s announcement by the government that France’s Pernod Ricard would take over ownership of Vin & Sprit, Sweden’s state-owned maker of Absolut vodka.

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Flashing thief tries to bite police officer

A drug-taking flasher is set to face a six kronor ($1) fine if found guilty by the local district court of stealing a carton of milk, Borås Tidning reports.

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World’s fastest internet connection ‘used to dry laundry’

Last summer a 75-year-old woman from Karlstad became the envy of internet users worldwide.

Joy Rahman arrested for murder in Bangladesh

Joy Rahman arrested for murder in Bangladesh

Joy Rahman, 59, is in police custody in Bangladesh on suspicions of murder.

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Swedish town prides itself as environmental role model

The Swedish town of Växjö will be "green" or will not be at all. That's the slogan in this town that has become a world leader in environmental protection and has even loftier goals.

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German murder suspect rearrested

A 31-year-old German woman suspected of the murders of two young children in Arboga in central Sweden has been arrested for the second time by German police.

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Reindeer dies of snowmobile stress

A reindeer has died from stress-related injuries after being tormented on Friday by one or more snowmobile drivers outside Stensele in northern Sweden, newspaper Västerbottens-Kuriren (VK) reports.

Pernod wins auction for Vin & Sprit

Pernod wins auction for Vin & Sprit

The Swedish government said on Monday that it had sold the Vin & Sprit group (V&S) which owns Absolut vodka to the giant drinks group Pernod Ricard of France for €5.626 billion ($8.88 billion).