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Spain’s Euro win ‘bad for Swedish economy’

Fernando Torres' goal in the final of Euro 2008 may be a boon for Spain but economists reckon that a bullet from Ballack would have been of greater benefit to Sweden.

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Bildt slams Mugabe’s re-election in Zimbabwe

Sweden’s foreign minister Carl Bildt on Monday condemned the re-election of Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe, urging other African countries to take an active role in re-establishing democracy in the southern African country.

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‘I thought they were going to shoot us in the neck’

Swedish aid worker Ulf Flink has spoken out about his kidnapping at the hands of Islamist militants in Somalia.

French man with two asses surprises Swedish officials

French man with two asses surprises Swedish officials

Customs officials in Gothenburg were at a loss as to how to deal with Jacques Abdelaziz and his two four-legged pack animals when the trio wandered off a ferry boat from Denmark on Sunday afternoon.

Swedish firm: ‘New law will drive businesses out of the country’

Swedish firm: ‘New law will drive businesses out of the country’

Sweden's controversial new surveillance law has put the state on a collision course with innovative new businesses, argues Roger Grönberg, CEO of Momail.

Stockholm bus strike looms

Stockholm bus strike looms

Buses in Stockholm County will come to a standstill at midnight on Monday as bus drivers plan to follow through on their threat to go on strike.

‘Reduce sponsorship of public broadcasting’

‘Reduce sponsorship of public broadcasting’

The commission examining the future of public broadcasting in Sweden has proposed a drastic reduction in outside sponsorship, according to a report submitted to the Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth on Monday.

Drunken Swede attempts to row home from Denmark

Drunken Swede attempts to row home from Denmark

When the 78-year-old Swede was set to board a ferry from Danish Helsingör to Helsingborg on Sweden’s west coast, he opened his wallet to discover he’d spent all his money at the bar.

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Petrol station owner fights for porn-free town

A trade union dispute over pornographic material has taken a new twist after a petrol station owner in northern Sweden first agreed to meet his worker's demands before embarking on a similar crusade of his own.

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Snoop law politicians in email storm

Members of parliament who either abstained from voting or voted in favour of Sweden's divisive new eavesdropping law had received a total of almost half a million protest emails by Sunday evening.

Dropped French bid hits TeliaSonera shares

Dropped French bid hits TeliaSonera shares

France Telecom said on Monday it was abandoning its offer to buy Nordic telecoms operator TeliaSonera, citing a failure to agree on financial conditions.

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France Telecom ups bid for TeliaSonera

France Telecom was in talks to take over TeliaSonera after improving its offer for the Swedish-Finnish operator, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Monday.