Mayor of Stockholm resigns

Mayor of Stockholm resigns

Mayor of Stockholm Kristina Axén Olin has handed in her resignation.

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TeliaSonera shares rise sharply on takeover rumours

Shares in TeliaSonera shot up 9.2 percent by early Wednesday afternoon following speculation in French newspaper Le Figaro of a potential takeover bid France Telecom.

The clipper conspiracy

The clipper conspiracy

This must be some kind of conspiracy: David Bartal wonders who is behind the mysterious disappearance from stores of standard, good quality nail clippers.

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Health workers union steps up strike pressure

The Swedish Association of Health Professionals (Vårdförbundet) approved an additional round of industrial action on Wednesday.

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Liberal Party addresses treatment of personal data

Sweden’s Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) wants to make it easier to bring indictments for insults or slander when minors suffer harassment over the internet.

Sweden and Japan agree on climate cooperation

Sweden and Japan agree on climate cooperation

Japan and Sweden on Wednesday pledged to step up cooperation on tackling climate change during a visit by Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

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Sex slave defender wins children’s rights prize

A Cambodian woman fighting for the liberation and rehabilitation of girls working as sex slaves on Wednesday won the World Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child, organizers said.

Speedminton – on its way to Sweden

Speedminton – on its way to Sweden

High speed badminton played in the dark may not seem the most conventional of sports, but its popularity is spreading fast across Sweden.

Music industry dealt Pirate Bay blow

Music industry dealt Pirate Bay blow

The recording industry’s branch organization has apologized to a pro-file sharing Swedish rap artist for including him as a party to their indictment against Pirate Bay without his permission.

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Support for Sweden Olympic boycott weakens

More than half of Swedes are opposed to a political boycott of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, according to a poll published Wednesday in the daily Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).

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‘I check their underpants to ensure there is only one penis’

Authorities in northern Sweden have discovered that some drug abusers have been using false penises to help them submit fake urine samples.