Swedish firms slam UK filesharing measure

Swedish firms slam UK filesharing measure

Some of Sweden's largest internet service providers have made it clear that they would not support an agreement to combat file sharing similar to one recently reached in the UK.

Gearing up for Europride: the best of Stockholm’s gay scene

Gearing up for Europride: the best of Stockholm’s gay scene

Stockholm will turn itself into Europe’s semi-official gay capital at the end of this month, as the Europride festival hits town. Visitors will find a city that does gay in its own, understated way, James Savage reports.

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Bugged man reports FRA to Sweden’s Chancellor of Justice

Sweden's National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA) has been reported to the Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekansler - JK) by one of those on a classified list of people bugged in the 1990s for doing business with Russia.

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Scania profits keep on trucking

Swedish truckmaker Scania, which is majority-owned by Volkswagen, reported strong second-quarter profits on Friday, beating expectations but warning that 2009 could offer a bumpier ride.

Aussie NGO behind Alicia’s return to Sweden

Aussie NGO behind Alicia’s return to Sweden

An Australia-based NGO, Sisha was behind the dramatic rescue of 6-year-old Swedish girl Alicia Elfversson in Cambodia. Alicia, abducted by her father a year ago, returned home to Sweden on Friday.

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Bathers try in vain to save plane crash victim

A 72-year-old man died when his motor glider crashed near a beach in Lycksele in northern Sweden on Friday morning. Bathing onlookers tried in vain to save the man

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V&S’s Beam stake bought by Fortune Brands

US spirits group Fortune Brands has bought Vin & Sprit 's 10 percent stake in Fortune's beverage unit, Beam Global Spirits & Wine, for 2.8 billion Swedish crowns ($464 million), the Swedish government said on Friday.

UN torture body blasts Swedish prisons

UN torture body blasts Swedish prisons

The United Nations Committee against Torture has directed strong criticism against Sweden for the conditions in its remand prisons, Dagens Nyheter reports.

Rise in Stockholm HIV cases ‘scandalous’

Rise in Stockholm HIV cases ‘scandalous’

The Social Democrats have argued for the need to establish a needle exchange for drug users in Stockholm to curb a sharp rise in HIV infections.

Wild animals a growing road menace

Wild animals a growing road menace

Accidents involving wild animals on Sweden's roads continues to rise, a new survey shows.

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Man shot in Malmö

A man in his thirties was shot in Persborg in Malmö on Thursday night. The man was seriously injured, police report.