Surveillance law vote ‘betrayed tenets of a democratic state’

Surveillance law vote ‘betrayed tenets of a democratic state’

Bangladeshi refugee and writer Tasneem Khalil explains why the Riksdag's vote in favour of the surveillance law has him feeling let down by the country to which he fled to escape state-sanctioned domestic spying.

Swedish composer chosen for Olympic TV theme

Swedish composer chosen for Olympic TV theme

Music by Swedish composer Robert Wells has been chosen as the official television theme music for the Olympic games in Beijing 2008. Wells' composition will introduce television broadcasts of the games on stations worldwide.

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‘Serial murderer’ gets life for gay killing

A 35-year-old man was convicted on Tuesday of murder, attempted murder, aggravated robbery and theft. He was given a life sentence.

Arboga murder suspect to face charges

Arboga murder suspect to face charges

The 32-year-old German woman suspected for the murder of two children, one and three-years-old, and attempted murder of their mother in Arboga in March, will be charged on Wednesday.

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Nordea & Handelsbanken see earnings tumble

Nordic banking groups Nordea and Handelsbanken posted sharply lower second quarter earnings on Tuesday as they felt the sting of the ongoing global financial crisis.

Swedish food aims to knock France off its perch

Swedish food aims to knock France off its perch

The Swedish government announced a new vision on Tuesday aiming to knock France off its pedestal and establish Sweden as haute cuisine leader of the world.

Mother faces Engla’s killer in court

Mother faces Engla’s killer in court

The mother of murdered 10-year-old Engla Juncosa Höglund came face to face with her daughter's killer, Anders Eklund, as the trial entered its second day.

Bildt praises Serbia over Karadzic arrest

Bildt praises Serbia over Karadzic arrest

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt on Tuesday welcomed the news that the Serbian government had arrested wanted war criminal Radovan Karadjic.

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Prosecutor backs FRA: ‘No breach of the law’

The public prosecutor has decided not to conduct a preliminary investigation against FRA for breach of electronic communication legislation. FRA was reported to the police following a Sveriges Television news broadcast on June 16th.

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Rail chaos after SJ booking system fault

A bug in rail operator SJ's booking system caused chaos on trains between Gävle and Stockholm on Sunday. The bookings problem is widespread across Sweden.

Ericsson profits crash

Ericsson profits crash

Telecoms company Ericsson's report for the second quarter was below market expectations. Profits crashed to 2.9 billion kronor ($488.34 million) from 9.3 billion kronor in the corresponding period of 2007.