Stockholm plays host to international laughter fest

Stockholm plays host to international laughter fest

Sweden's capital will this weekend welcome a host of international comedy stars when the very first Stockholm Comedy Festival opens on Friday.

Sweden mulls EU summit to discuss crisis

Sweden mulls EU summit to discuss crisis

The Swedish EU presidency is considering calling an extraordinary EU summit in September to find common ground ahead of a G20 meeting about the global economic crisis in Pittsburgh.

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Swede caught with 10,000 films in file sharing raid

A 33-year-old man from Västerås in central Sweden has been arrested for alleged crimes in breach of copyright legislation. Local media report that police uncovered up to 10,000 films hidden in the man's cellar.

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Sweden allocates billions to fight unemployment

The Swedish government has promised to find 8.4 billion kronor ($1.19 billion) to fund education and training measures designed to combat growing unemployment.

Four Swedes critically ill with swine flu

Four Swedes critically ill with swine flu

Four Swedes are described by medical authorities as having a life-threatening condition following infection with the A/H1N1 swine flu.

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Fuglesang space adventure delayed again

Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang's second trip to space has been delayed again due to a faulty valve on the US shuttle Discovery.

Swedish woman in porn flakes breakfast shock

Swedish woman in porn flakes breakfast shock

Ida Riedel Palmer, 23, was left disappointed when what was advertised as a free "body jam" dance CD with her breakfast cereal directed her to a hardcore porn website.

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Swedish surgeon warned after removing wrong organ

A pregnant woman went to the doctor complaining of stomach pains. The doctor suspected appendicitis and decided to operate, but instead of removing the offending organ the surgeon removed her ovary.

Sweden score three in dream Euro 2009 opener

Sweden score three in dream Euro 2009 opener

Sweden's women stamped their intentions on Euro 2009 in Finland with an impressive 3-0 win over Russia in their group C opener.

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Thief surfs for porn and bemoans poor hygiene

A thief in southern Sweden took time off during a weekend break-in to surf pornographic websites on a company computer and leave a note complaining about unsatisfactory hygiene standards, local newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad reports.

Pirate Bay cites Churchill in online comeback

Pirate Bay cites Churchill in online comeback

The Pirate Bay, one of the world's most popular filesharing websites, was back online on Tuesday hours after being shut down following a Swedish court order.