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Telenor to sell iPhones in Sweden

Norwegian telecom operator Telenor has signed a deal with Apple to begin selling the US multinational's popular iPhone in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

Legal downloading alternatives ‘just not good enough’

Legal downloading alternatives ‘just not good enough’

Peter Alvarsson, CEO of Headweb, argues that illegal downloading sites will continue to thrive until consumers are offered a viable alternative.

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Two convicted over Hitler salute

Two men have been convicted of agitation against an ethnic group after performing Hitler salutes in front of a crowd in Arvika in western Sweden last summer.

Non-prescription drugs coming soon to Swedish stores

Non-prescription drugs coming soon to Swedish stores

The government presented a bill on Friday that would allow Swedes to buy non-prescription drugs in shops other than the state-run pharmacies, bring the country closer to discarding the Apoteket pharmacy monopoly.

Swedes abandon political parties in droves

Swedes abandon political parties in droves

Sweden’s political parties continue to shed members, as parties on the right and the left together saw thousands drop from their membership rolls in 2008.

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Placido Domingo honoured with Swedish opera prize

The late Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson picked Spanish tenor Placido Domingo to receive the first prize given in her memory, organizers announced on Friday

Green light for Saab restructuring

Green light for Saab restructuring

A Swedish court granted automaker Saab's request for protection from creditors while it attempts to restructure.

Evidence feud over ‘Perry Mason’ tactics

Evidence feud over ‘Perry Mason’ tactics

The Pirate Bay trial was interrupted on Friday morning as lawyers quarreled over admissible evidence, prompting a defence attorney to liken the proceedings to an episode of the classic US legal drama Perry Mason.

The Pirate Bay ‘best for choice and efficiency’

The Pirate Bay ‘best for choice and efficiency’

As The Pirate Bay trial gathers pace, The Local catches up with Swedish writer Sam Sundberg, who recently published a book about the Swedish internet piracy movement: Piraterna - De svenska fildelarna som plundrade Hollywood ('The Pirates - The Swedish File Sharers Who Plundered Hollywood').

Sweden’s air force ‘can’t send secret messages’

Sweden’s air force ‘can’t send secret messages’

A prominent Riksdag member has expressed outrage upon learning that Sweden's new JAS Gripen fighter jets can’t receive encrypted communications.

Riksdag to hear from art school head over vandalism video

Riksdag to hear from art school head over vandalism video

The Riksdag’s education committee said on Thursday it plans to call in the head of Sweden's University College of Arts, Craft and Design (Konstfack) in the wake of a controversial art project.

Estonia: no new ferry disaster probe

Estonia: no new ferry disaster probe

Estonia on Thursday decided against opening a new probe into the 1994 Baltic Sea ferry disaster which claimed the lives of 852 victims, discounting claims of a cover up.