Parliament debates email tapping bill

Parliament debates email tapping bill

Lawmakers in Sweden debated a controversial bill on Tuesday which would allow all emails and phone calls to be monitored in the name of national security.

Swedish women look for long-distance love

Swedish women look for long-distance love

Richie Rankin reveals why Swedish women are developing a penchant for dating men from abroad.

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Lagerbäck keeps mum over Ibrahimovic

Sweden coach Lars Lagerbäck refused to confirm or deny on Tuesday whether star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would play in their crucial Euro 2008 Group D clash with Russia on Wednesday.

‘Our experience could tell’: Lagerbäck

‘Our experience could tell’: Lagerbäck

Sweden's hugely experienced side should prove to have a huge advantage over their younger Russian opponents in the crucial Euro 2008 Group D match in Innsbruck on Wednesday, according to Swedish coach Lars Lagerbäck.

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Sony Ericsson unveils Wii-like phone

Sony Ericsson, the Swedish-Japanese phone maker, on Tuesday unveiled a Wii-like handset which allows users to play games using the phone as a motion sensor.

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Ikea recalls 650,000 lamps due to risk of overheating

Swedish furniture giant Ikea on Tuesday recalled about 650,000 desk lamps sold in Europe, Asia and Australia since 2004 because of a risk of overheating.

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Woman fined for playing car stereo at full blast

A 21-year-old woman has been fined 800 kronor ($132) for driving through Linköping city centre with her car stereo on max in the small hours.

Sigfrid defies party over surveillance

Sigfrid defies party over surveillance

Moderate Party member of parliament Karl Sigfrid has said he will ignore this party whip and vote against the government's proposed surveillance law.

Dissenters put snoop vote on knife edge

Dissenters put snoop vote on knife edge

Four centre-right members of parliament, the exact number needed to block Sweden's hotly debated new surveillance law, have not yet committed to voting in favour of the bill when it is put to the vote on Wednesday morning.

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Swedish billionaire heir on the run in UK

Swedish Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing, 44, is currently on the run from the British Metropolitan police following a car accident on Monday allegedly involving drink or drugs, according to UK media reports.

Double murder suspect under investigation for rape

Double murder suspect under investigation for rape

Double murder suspect Anders Eklund has been reported to the police for a rape he is alleged to have committed eight years ago.

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Tax breaks for poor pensioners

Any pensioner currently receiving a state pension but lacking an income-based pension will receive a tax break of around 2,500 kronor ($414) per year, according to a new proposal from the government.

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High school drop-out rate raises concerns

Although more Swedish students are graduating from high school with their high school diploma, one in ten students drops out during the first two years.

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Centre Party split over surveillance

Sweden's Centre Party is meeting on Tuesday morning for eleventh hour deliberations ahead of Wednesday morning's parliamentary vote on the government's controversial and divisive surveillance bill.

Party whips to force through snoop law

Party whips to force through snoop law

Sweden's governing centre-right parties are expected to gain the majority of votes needed to pass a deeply controversial surveillance law at the Riksdag on Wednesday morning.