Sweden closer to banning film censorship

Sweden closer to banning film censorship

After nearly 100 years, Sweden may finally be poised to shutter the agency charged with censoring films deemed unsuitable for adult audiences.

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Detention hearing for teen murder suspects

Prosecutors want a Stockholm-area court to have two 16-year-olds suspected in the weekend murder of a teenage girl in Stureby south of the city remanded in custody.

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Borg beats bailout drum following belt tightening in Riga

Swedish finance minister Anders Borg on Tuesday urged international lenders to open their coffers to Latvia after the country agreed to slash government spending.

‘Keep Swedish cows indoors’:  dairy farmers

‘Keep Swedish cows indoors’: dairy farmers

An interest group representing Sweden’s dairy producers wants the country to scrap regulations stipulating that Swedish cows must graze outdoors.

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Sweden’s extreme left ups violent attacks

Violent threats to democracy from groups on the far left escalated in the run-up to the European Parliament elections, according to the Swedish Security Police (Säpo).

Blogger Profile: Eating Out With Alannah Eames

Blogger Profile: Eating Out With Alannah Eames

If you’re hungry, reading Alannah Eames’ blog might not be a wise idea. The journalist and hobby food critic’s thoughts on wining and dining in Stockholm (and beyond) will have your stomach grumbling and mouth watering within moments.

Jobless rate to hit 11 percent: agency

Jobless rate to hit 11 percent: agency

Sweden’s unemployment rate is expected climb to 11.3 percent in 2010, according to the latest forecast from the National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).

Sweden’s political pirates signal internet’s election power

Sweden’s political pirates signal internet’s election power

If tech-savvy campaigning helped power Barack Obama to the White House, the election of Sweden's Pirate Party in Europe signals that Internet and related privacy issues are political drivers for young voters.

Soviet sub wreck found near Åland islands

Soviet sub wreck found near Åland islands

The remains of a World War II-era Soviet submarine have been found by a team of Swedish divers near the Åland islands in the Baltic Sea.

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Outrage over teens’ two-month detention without charges

Two months after five teenagers were placed in a remand centre in Umeå in northern Sweden, the attorney for one of the youths is speaking out about the prolonged detention.

Blast rips into elderly couple’s home

Blast rips into elderly couple’s home

An explosion rocked the house of an elderly couple in Kävlinge in southwest Sweden early Tuesday morning.