Swedish press slams proposed surveillance law

Swedish press slams proposed surveillance law

David Landes takes a look at what Sweden's papers have to say about the proposed surveillance law in the days leading up to next week's Riksdag vote.

Opposition to proposed surveillance law mounts

Opposition to proposed surveillance law mounts

As the vote on Sweden’s controversial surveillance proposal nears, the voices of political party youth wings and bloggers are rising up in a chorus of opposition.

Left Party MP reveals stripper past

Left Party MP reveals stripper past

Left Party Riksdag member and rising star Josefin Brink has bared all in an interview with the Expressen newspaper, revealing that she worked as a stripper in the 1990s.

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Sweden’s success hinges largely on three star players

Swedish hopes of beating Spain in their Euro 2008 Group D match rests mainly with a trio of players, who have over 200 caps between them but also their fair share of injuries.

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Massive meteorite discovered in northern Sweden

A massive meteorite has been found by two individuals near the village of Kitkiöjärvi north of Pajala in northern Sweden.

Swedish jobless stats reach historic lows

Swedish jobless stats reach historic lows

Swedish unemployment is at levels not seen since 1991, with only 122,187 people registered as out of work at the end of May.

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Government lets down small businesses

A new poll reveals that small businesses feel let down by the government’s lack of support.

Commission calls for sweeping defence cuts

Commission calls for sweeping defence cuts

The government’s commission on defence has recommended drastic cuts to Sweden’s Armed Forces in a report submitted to the government on Friday.

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Investigation into Iraqi agent murder suspect dropped

The police investigation into a 57-year-old man suspected of killing a former Iraqi agent in Stockholm in 1985 has been closed.

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Relative of Sweden’s king sued over faked gay affair

Gerard Bernadotte, the so-called “fake” Swedish prince, is being sued by Lufthansa airlines for over 940,000 kronor ($15,4500).

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Teacher fined for pat on the ‘back’

A Gothenburg-area teacher has been fined 80 days pay for sexual molestation after giving a 17-year-old student a supportive pat on the rear.

Sweden prepares to battle talented Spanish squad

Sweden prepares to battle talented Spanish squad

Either Spain or Sweden could wrap up a place in the Euro 2008 quarter-finals if they emerge triumphant from the pair's Group D meeting here on Saturday.

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Far-right politician votes for mosque

A far-right Sweden Democrat politician surprised his colleagues in the southern Swedish town of Karlskrona by voting in favour of allowing Muslims to convert a former recreation hall into a mosque.