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Pirate Bay ‘biggest and baddest villain’: exec

Tempers flared during The Pirate Bay trial on Wednesday afternoon as a record company executive argued the popular file sharing site was to blame for falling music sales.

Saab production grinds to a halt

Saab production grinds to a halt

All production ceased at Saab's Trollhättan plant on Wednesday after it emerged that the embattled Swedish car maker had failed to pay customs duties.

Swedish parliament passes copyright bill

Swedish parliament passes copyright bill

As expected, the Riksdag passed a controversial new measure on Wednesday designed to make it easier to investigate suspected cases of illegal file sharing.

East’n’bul: A slice of Turkish nightlife in Sweden

East’n’bul: A slice of Turkish nightlife in Sweden

Dilay Dede meets up with Hakan Vreskala just before the start of his live band tour Klubb East'n'bul, which brings Istanbul style nightlife to Sweden.

Papers give royal engagement a lukewarm reception

Papers give royal engagement a lukewarm reception

Sweden’s newspapers had mixed reactions to the news of Crown Princess Victoria’s engagement to Daniel Westling.

Sweden to shed 20,000 construction jobs

Sweden to shed 20,000 construction jobs

Sweden is set to lose 20,000 jobs in the building sector in the coming year, according to a new forecast from the Swedish Construction Federation (Sveriges Byggindustrier - BI).

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Examiner charged over driving licence bribes

A driving examiner from Gothenburg has been indicted on bribery charges. The woman is alleged to have accepted half a million kronor ($57,000) in exchange for approving driving licences for 70 test candidates.

Arson suspected in hotel inferno

Arson suspected in hotel inferno

Police suspect that a fire which raged through a hotel in Eskilstuna in central Sweden early Wednesday morning was deliberately set.

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Government wants to scrap mandatory student unions

A new government proposal calls for compulsory membership in student unions to be made voluntary for students enrolled in Swedish colleges and universities starting in July 2010.

Overweight people die younger: Swedish study

Overweight people die younger: Swedish study

Researchers in Sweden have found that people who are overweight from a young age run a much increased risk of dying prematurely.

Swedes brace for movie version of Stieg Larsson thriller

Swedes brace for movie version of Stieg Larsson thriller

With the film based on the first book in Stieg Larsson’s crime novel trilogy due to hit Swedish cinema’s on Friday, the AFP’s Delphine Touitou takes a look at how the late authors work has been adapted for the big screen.

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Saab unions: Opel merger would be ‘a catastrophe’

Union leaders in Sweden have rejected the notion of a merger between Saab Automobile and the German General Motors (GM) brand Opel.

Wedding will ‘boost Sweden’s monarchy’

Wedding will ‘boost Sweden’s monarchy’

As a new poll shows that Swedes believe Daniel Westling is the right choice for Crown Princess Victoria, one of the country’s most respected historians said that a royal wedding can only strengthen Sweden’s monarchy.

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Woman baffled by 10 billion kronor banking mistake

A woman from Gothenburg couldn’t believe her eyes when she discovered a 10 billion kronor ($1.13 billion) deposit in her bank account.