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Global arms spending hits new heights: Swedish think tank

World military spending hit a new record in 2008, boosted by the Iraq war, the return of Russia as a global player and the emergence of China, a Swedish think tank said in its annual report on Monday.

Svensson and Corazza Bildt set to stage election upset

Svensson and Corazza Bildt set to stage election upset

Alf Svensson, the former leader of the Christian Democrats, and Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, the wife of the Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt, appear set to claim seats in the EU parliament at the expense of their party colleagues.

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Baltic crisis puts pressure on krona

The Swedish krona fell back against the euro on Monday as markets remained shaky on the back of concerns over Swedish bank exposure to the troubled Baltic state economies.

‘Pirate Bay judge not biased’: court

‘Pirate Bay judge not biased’: court

The judge in The Pirate Bay trial, Tomas Norström, was not biased, Stockholm District Court has argued in its report to the Svea Court of Appeal, which will rule on the issue.

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Swedish exports drop 20 percent

Swedish exports declined by 21.4 percent in volume, measured in constant prices, during the first quarter of 2009, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden.

Can I import alcohol over the internet?

Can I import alcohol over the internet?

Ask The Local: Is it legal for a private person to import alcohol to Sweden via the internet?

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Police fear disruption at NATO military exercise

Swedish police have asked the military for assistance as peace activists from across Europe head to Swedish Lapland to demonstrate against a NATO aerial exercise.

Air force compensates farmer for hen massacre

Air force compensates farmer for hen massacre

The Swedish armed forces has agreed to compensate a poultry farmer in northern Sweden after an air force exercise caused the death of 31 chickens.

Swedish auto town cannot imagine life without Saab

Swedish auto town cannot imagine life without Saab

In Saab's Swedish hometown of Trollhättan people have grown so used to hearing that the carmaker is in dire straits that they no longer believe reports of its imminent demise.

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‘A political sensation’: Pirate Party leader

With more than seven percent of the vote Sweden's Pirate Party became the latest party to rock the political establishment in an EU Parliament election.

Party leaders lament low voter turnout

Party leaders lament low voter turnout

Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund has called for campaigning to be extended before the EU parliamentary election to raise interest and encourage more Swedes to vote.