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Sweden secures ethanol toll exemption

Sweden has secured an exemption to higher EU tolls on the imports of Brazilian ethanol, it was announced on Friday.

Two Swedes arrested in file sharing raid

Two Swedes arrested in file sharing raid

Two men have been arrested in Skövde in southern Sweden on suspicion of breaching copyright legislation.

Swedes back bonuses: study

Swedes back bonuses: study

Despite intense media focus on the issue of executive bonuses, the majority of Swedes are in favour of performance-related pay, a new survey published on Friday shows.

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‘Heart cells undergo continual replacement’: Swedish study

Heart cells are replenished throughout life, enabling improved treatments to repair damage caused by cardiac arrest or illness, a new Swedish study published on Friday has shown.

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University maths test ‘impossible to solve’

A maths test presented to students at the prestigious Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm contained problems that proved impossible to solve.

New law increases demand for anonymous web surfing

New law increases demand for anonymous web surfing

Anonymous internet surfing has become more popular in Sweden as the country's new anti-file sharing measures come into force.

The Local at Five: ‘It’s not cool and it’s not funny’

The Local at Five: ‘It’s not cool and it’s not funny’

The Local's founder and CEO Paul Rapacioli talks about the birth of Sweden's News in English, conversational silences and his inherent lack of coolness.

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Immigrant ID cards set for June launch

Immigrants living in Sweden will be able to receive national identification cards from the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) from June 1st, it was announced on Friday.

Malmö blacklisted over Israel tennis shutout

Malmö blacklisted over Israel tennis shutout

Malmö has been banned from hosting Davis Cup tennis matches for five years following the city's controversial decision to stage Sweden's clash with Israel in an empty arena.

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Married pastor on probation after sex with grieving mother

A married Church of Sweden pastor in Skurup in southern Sweden has been put on probation after having sex with a woman in his congregation who was grieving her deceased son.

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Shopkeeper stabbed to death

Police in Norrköping in eastern Sweden are searching for two people, a man and a woman, suspected of stabbing and killing a 55-year-old store owner at his place of work on Thursday evening.