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What’s on in Stockholm: June 26 – July 2

What's on in Stockholm: Bunny Wailer and The Pet Shop Boys; exhibitions focusing on Taiwan and West Sahara.

No retrial in Pirate Bay case

No retrial in Pirate Bay case

Sweden's Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that the judge in the high profile Pirate Bay case was not biased, as has been claimed by lawyers representing the men behind the popular file sharing site.

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Pirate Party to sit with Greens in European Parliament

Sweden’s Pirate Party has ended speculation about its political priorities by announcing that its newly elected member of the European Parliament plans to join the legislative body’s Greens/European Free Alliance parliamentary group.

Sweden U-21 coach faces ban after halftime Balkan row

Sweden U-21 coach faces ban after halftime Balkan row

As Sweden’s under-21 side prepares to face England in the semifinals of the European U-21 football championships, it faces the prospect of doing so without co-manager Tommy Söderberg on the sidelines.

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Animal rights activists force restaurant closure

Threats and vandalism allegedly carried out by animal rights activists have forced restaurant in Umeå in northern Sweden to close its doors.

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Publishers win anti- piracy law test case

In the first case tried since the passage of Sweden’s anti-file sharing law in April, an ISP has been told by a Swedish court it must hand over information about its customers to five publishers looking into copyright violations.

Björn from ABBA: There’s probably no God

Björn from ABBA: There’s probably no God

"Freedom from indoctrination ought to be a basic human right for all children," argues ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus in a passionate plea for Sweden to rethink its policy on faith-based schools.

Profit hike for H&M as clothes fly off shelves

Profit hike for H&M as clothes fly off shelves

Swedish budget clothing retailer has sidestepped a downward global sales trend to report a healthy second quarter net profit.

Svanberg to ditch Ericsson for BP

Svanberg to ditch Ericsson for BP

Ericsson CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg has been appointed as new chairman of British Petroleum and will leave his post as head of the Swedish telecoms giant at the end of the year.

‘Miracle’ gibbon birth at Swedish zoo

‘Miracle’ gibbon birth at Swedish zoo

A nearly 40-year-old gibbon has given birth to a healthy baby at a zoo in central Sweden, much to the surprise of zoo officials who just a few months ago thought the mother may be dying.

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Second man targeted by suspected rapist

A man who raped another man at knifepoint early Sunday morning may have struck again, according to Stockholm police.

Ericsson names Vestberg as new CEO

Ericsson names Vestberg as new CEO

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson announced on Thursday that Hans Vestberg would take over as CEO of the company in 2010.