Sweden knocked out of Euro 2008

Sweden knocked out of Euro 2008

Russia beat Sweden 2-0 in their Euro 2008 Group D match in Innsbruck on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals at the expense of their opponents.

‘Yes’ to surveillance law

‘Yes’ to surveillance law

Swedish lawmakers voted late on Wednesday in favour of a controversial bill allowing all emails and phone calls to be monitored in the name of national security.

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Snoop law vote to go ahead

Sweden's parliament is finally set to vote on Wednesday evening on a controversial signal surveillance bill. The vote was delayed by several hours after centre-right critics of the bill demanded a range of amendments.

Inequality thrives in Stockholm’s embassy world

Inequality thrives in Stockholm’s embassy world

Stockholm's diplomatic community is shot through with gender inequality, according to an analysis of official figures carried out by The Local.

Rock festivals – not like a trip to your grandma’s house

Rock festivals – not like a trip to your grandma’s house

Mayhem, music and masses of mud: With festival season truly upon us, David Bartal went to where the action was.

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Ten sentenced in major sex club scandal

Ten men, aged between 25 to 53 years old, have been sentenced for financial crimes in a major sex club scandal in Stockholm.

Officials investigate deportee’s torture death

Officials investigate deportee’s torture death

The Swedish Migration Board is to start an investigation as to whether a young Libyan they deported was subsequently tortured to death in the North African country.

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H&M surprises market with strong quarterly profit

Swedish high-street clothing chain H&M reported a 13.6 percent rise in second quarter net profit Wednesday to 3.93 billion kronor ($640 million), boosted by favourable

Surveillance protesters gather outside Riksdag

Surveillance protesters gather outside Riksdag

Protesters assembled outside the Riksdag on Wednesday morning to voice their dissatisfaction with a proposed new surveillance law, a revised version of which is expected to be completed later in the afternoon or evening.

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Rape suspect soldier sacked

The National Service Administration (Pliktverket) has dismissed a conscript suspected of raping his female colleague at a military base in Skövde in western Sweden.

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Convicted terrorists released from custody

Two Iraqi Kurds who were in safe custody after doing time for terrorist crimes have been released. The men may await the government's decision regarding their possible deportation in freedom.

Path clear for world’s biggest elk

Path clear for world’s biggest elk

Politicians in northern Sweden have finally given the all-clear for the construction on the top of a mountain of the world's largest elk, newspaper Piteå-Tidningen reports.

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Forgotten on the toilet for 10 hours

An elderly woman was forgotten on the toilet for 10 hours by staff at her old people's home in Katrineholm, 160 km west of Stockholm.

‘Orwellian law must be stopped’

‘Orwellian law must be stopped’

Despite some cosmetic changes, Sweden's proposed surveillance law is still a monster, writes Pär Ström from the independent New Welfare Foundation.

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Chance DNA test nabs serial rapist after 10 years

A 46-year-old father of four has been arrested and charged with 11 counts of rape and attempted rape for the period between 1995 and 2005. The alleged attacks took place in the Gothenburg area.

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Auditors criticize TeliaSonera sale process

Sweden's National Audit Office has accused the country's government of not being properly prepared to negotiate the highest price for its stake in TeliaSonera.

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Critics force snoop law postponement

Swedish lawmakers have agreed to postpone plans for the passing into law of a controversial surveillance bill following an emotional debate in the Riksdag on Tuesday evening.