Monthly fees on Pirate Bay’s horizon

Monthly fees on Pirate Bay’s horizon

Users of the new Pirate Bay might have to pay a monthly downloading fee, under a business model being considered by the file sharing site's new owners, Global Gaming Factory (GGF).

Serial masturbator seized by Willy’s in central Sweden

Serial masturbator seized by Willy’s in central Sweden

A 35-year-old man who had been seen masturbating near the entrance of a Willy’s grocery store on more than one occasion was arrested on Friday by police in Örebro.

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Agency rule leaves Swedish toddler ‘nameless’

An arbitrary rule administered by the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) has left a two-year-old girl nameless, and her parents with a 2000 kronor ($255) fine.

Groaning to the blues at Gamla Stan’s Stampen

Groaning to the blues at Gamla Stan’s Stampen

For fans of live music, Stockholm’s Stampen jazz and blues club features an unusual history, an eclectic mix of styles and a crowd which defies simple categorization, as The Local’s Alec Forss recently discovered.

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Fraud lands ‘mafia’s banker’ in prison

A 46-year-old man known as the 'mafia's banker' has been convicted for defrauding investors of more than 116 million kronor ($14.7 million) has been sentenced to at least six years in prison.

Report dumps on Baltic cruise ship discharge

Report dumps on Baltic cruise ship discharge

Sweden's coastal waters are under threat from tonnes of human and other waste being regularly dumped into the Baltic Sea by passenger liners, according to a new report.

Zlatan closes in on Barca transfer: report

Zlatan closes in on Barca transfer: report

Star Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be headed to Barcelona on a transfer from Inter Milan, according to Spanish media reports.

Baltic losses force cuts at Swedbank

Baltic losses force cuts at Swedbank

Swedbank announced it will slash 3,600 jobs after a bigger-than-expected second quarter loss of 1.8 billion kronor ($228 million), as it felt the impact of massive provisions related to its Baltic business.

Profits on the march at Swedish Match

Profits on the march at Swedish Match

Tobacco company Swedish Match reported pre-tax profits of 791 million kronor ($100 million) for the second quarter on Friday, well above analysts’ expectations.

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Sweden Democrats close in on back-door Riksdag entry: poll

The far-right Sweden Democrats need just 8,000 more votes to gain a spot in the Riksdag, according to a new poll.

Suicide risk rises as grades sink: study

Suicide risk rises as grades sink: study

Youth and young adults who receive low marks in primary school are more likely to attempt suicide or self-mutilation compared with those who achieve high marks, according to a Swedish study.