The Pirate Bay: ‘Political trial of the decade’

The Pirate Bay: ‘Political trial of the decade’

Next week sees the start of the long-awaited Pirate Bay trial. With the eyes of the world on Sweden, Pirate Party leader Rick Falkvinge argues that there is much more at stake than the future of the site's operators.

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H&M heir to assume CEO position in July

Swedish clothing retailer Hennes and Mauritz announced that the company founder’s 33-year-old grandson would take over as CEO.

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EU signs off on Sweden’s banking rescue package

Sweden’s plan to stimulate lending by offering the country's banks up to 50 billion kronor ($6.0 billion) gained approval from the European Commission on Wednesday.

TeliaSonera profits beat expectations

TeliaSonera profits beat expectations

TeliaSonera credited earnings from emerging markets and the Nordic-Baltic region for helping the Swedish-Finnish telecom operator beat fourth quarter net profits expectations when it presented its results on Wednesday.

Ice Church in Swedish Lappland offers white winterland wedding

Ice Church in Swedish Lappland offers white winterland wedding

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, AFP's Nina Larson witnesses wedding ceremonies performed in a Swedish winter wonderland.

Are you a love refugee?

Are you a love refugee?

Every week, we ask a regular panel of readers to discuss a particular aspect of life in Sweden. This week: moving to Sweden for love.

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Acid attack sends eleven to hospital

Fumes from what police believe to be acid thrown into an apartment near Jönköping in central Sweden have sent 11 people to hospital.

Reinfeldt urges banks to cut mortgage rates

Reinfeldt urges banks to cut mortgage rates

Sweden’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate in half to 1 percent on Wednesday, prompting Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to tell banks to follow suit.

Stockholm anti-fascists admit to mugging right-wing extremist

Stockholm anti-fascists admit to mugging right-wing extremist

The Stockholm chapter of Antifascist Action (AFA) admitted on Tuesday that its members had carried out a violent attack against a prominent right-wing extremist in Stockholm.

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Warbling opera singer mistaken for assault victim

Police in northern Sweden broke open the door of a hostel on Friday night after they mistook the sound of an opera singer practising her scales for the heartrending screams of a woman under attack.

Carnegie sold by Sweden’s debt office

Carnegie sold by Sweden’s debt office

Sweden’s National Debt Office (Riksgälden) has agreed to sell the Carnegie investment bank for a total of 2.28 billion kronor ($276 million), the agency announced on Wednesday.

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Woman convicted for seducing Swedish teen

A 28-year-old Swedish woman has been sentenced to six months in prison for having forced a boy under the age of 15 to have sex with her.

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Swede’s Koran sticker shuts down popular Indian ski resort

A Swedish man on a ski holiday in India caused hundreds of angry demonstrators to take to the streets demanding he be punished for putting a sticker with a verse from the Koran on his skis.

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Volvo Group says no to French loan for Renault

Sweden’s Volvo Group has rejected a loan from the French government designed to help the truck maker’s troubled Renault Trucks subsidiary survive the current economic crisis.