Sweden sued over EU data directive inaction

Sweden sued over EU data directive inaction

Sweden’s government is being sued by the European Commission for refusing to implement a 2006 measure requiring telecom operators to store information about their customers’ phone calls and emails.

Tree rings help date Sweden’s oldest wooden home

Tree rings help date Sweden’s oldest wooden home

New research has revealed a wooden building in Mora in central Sweden to be the country's oldest wooden residential home.

Swedish navy arrests pirates off Somali coast

Swedish navy arrests pirates off Somali coast

Swedish naval personnel arrested seven pirates in the Gulf of Aden in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the Swedish Armed Forces.

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Blood shortage puts operations on hold

Uppsala University Hospital has been forced to put operations on hold due to a shortage of blood.

Swedish unemployment stabilizes at 8.3 percent

Swedish unemployment stabilizes at 8.3 percent

Sweden's unemployment rate stabilized at 8.3 percent in April after five consecutive months of climbing figures, according to a new report from Statistics Sweden (SCB) published on Tuesday.

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Girl receives damages for genital mutilation

A 19-year-old girl in Gothenburg has been awarded compensation after having been subjected to genital mutilation in Somalia as an 11-year-old.

Teenage boy arrested for bus stop stabbing

Teenage boy arrested for bus stop stabbing

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for the attempted murder of a 16-year-old girl at a bus stop in Upplands-Väsby near Stockholm on Monday afternoon.

Business leaders demand pay freeze

Business leaders demand pay freeze

Swedish business leaders have demanded a pay freeze, lower pay for young people, more flexible employment regulations and local variations in collective agreements.

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Hospital exposed patients to infection

Patients at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna were housed last summer in the same department as those with the resistant MRSA bacteria.

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Norwegian in a coma after drinking wine bought in Sweden

A 59-year-old man from Arendal in Norway is lying in a coma, probably poisoned by wine that was bought in Sweden.