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Swedish neo-Nazi to set up shop in Berlin

Top German politicians have protested after it emerged that a prominent Swedish right-wing extremist with ties to German neo-Nazis is relocating to Berlin.

Riksdag approves tougher prison sentences for murder

Riksdag approves tougher prison sentences for murder

The Riksdag on Thursday endorsed changes to Sweden’s sentencing rules which toughen the country’s penalties for murder and other serious crimes.

Swedish court rules Texas Hold’em a ‘game of skill’

Swedish court rules Texas Hold’em a ‘game of skill’

A Swedish appeals court on Thursday sharply reduced the sentences for four men convicted for arranging an illegal poker tournament, a ruling which experts believe may open the door to more competition for Sweden’s state-owned gambling monopoly.

Fried potato with ‘face of Jesus Christ’ for sale on eBay

Fried potato with ‘face of Jesus Christ’ for sale on eBay

A restaurant in southern Sweden has put a potato up for auction after staff discovered what they believed to be the face of Jesus Christ in a spud that "hopped out of the frying pan" earlier this week.

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Teen girls convicted for ‘torture-like’ assault

A court in Malmö convicted two 15-year-old girls from southern Sweden for the “torture-like” beating of another 13-year-old girl in a dispute over insulting text and internet chat messages.

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Volvo Cars turns to Belgium for loan help

Following a breakdown in talks between Volvo Cars and the Swedish government over loan guarantees, the automaker now plans to ask authorities in Belgium for help securing a loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Outrage over licence fee demand for CCTV

Outrage over licence fee demand for CCTV

Swedish business owners are up in arms over a recent push by the country’s television licencing bureau to collect fees from companies using surveillance cameras.

Fewer Swedes file sharing: study

Fewer Swedes file sharing: study

Fewer Swedes are engaged in illegal file sharing over the internet, according to a new study.

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No insurance for new mother who ‘didn’t lose weight fast enough’

A 26-year-old new mother from Stockholm has been refused a new policy from an insurance company who told her she was still too fat for coverage.

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Still no charges for US-held Swede in Iraq

Sweden’s foreign ministry is still waiting for details about the charges against a 40-year-old Swedish citizen who has been held by American authorities in Iraq for nearly one year.