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Sweden welcomes EU telecoms vote

Sweden’s EU parliamentary delegation is rejoicing following a decision by the body to toss out a proposal that would have banned file sharers from the internet and forced internet service providers to filter content in the hunt for pirated material.

Ghana rallies to help Sweden

Ghana rallies to help Sweden

People in Africa are reaching out to help the less fortunate citizens of faraway Sweden, writes David Bartal.

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Sweden ‘well-equipped for downturn’: Riksbank

Swedish central bank chief Stefan Ingves has said the country is financially strong and well prepared for the challenges posed by a global economic downturn.

Teacher in the clear after feeding kids cat food

Teacher in the clear after feeding kids cat food

A local council in western Sweden has withdrawn its written warning against a pre-school teacher who encouraged children in her class to eat cat food earlier this year.

Foreign students’ complaints flood Swedish education agency

Foreign students’ complaints flood Swedish education agency

Complaints from foreign students who’ve been rejected from Swedish universities have left the National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) struggling to keep up.

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Blue tongue outbreak spreads south

Sweden’s outbreak of blue tongue disease continues to spread as animals in the Småland region of south central Sweden and neighbouring Skåne county to the south have now been diagnosed with the condition.

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Swedish researchers uncover addiction’s genetic roots

Researchers in Gothenburg studying the connection between alcoholism and the hormone ghrelin have found that a single genetic cause may lie behind several forms of dependency.

Military ordered to pay for using iconic wartime image

Military ordered to pay for using iconic wartime image

The longstanding dispute over who owns the rights to a famous image from Sweden’s war-time propaganda campaigns is over.

Iron found to be a threat to Vasa’s future

Iron found to be a threat to Vasa’s future

Fresh research has shed light on what exactly is breaking down the wooden hull of the centuries old Vasa war ship housed in one of Stockholm’s most popular museums.

Veronica Maggio – Sweden’s new soul sister

Veronica Maggio – Sweden’s new soul sister

Sweden’s newest music sensation, Veronica Maggio, talks to The Local’s Jennifer Heape about nerves, female solidarity and exploring her darker side.

Swedes express increased job market pessimism

Swedes express increased job market pessimism

Nearly two of three Swedes believe that unemployment is on the rise, according to a new survey.

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Riksbank to get more dollars from US Fed

The Riksbank announced on Wednesday that it was entering into a $10 billion reciprocal currency arrangement with the Federal Reserve Bank in the United States.