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SAS uses Facebook to call out Ryanair’s ‘dirty tricks’

An offer of “free flights” by discount airline Ryanair to executives of Scandinavian airline SAS has erupted into a war of words between the rival airlines on Facebook which has invoked the character of a popular Jim Carrey film.

Clinic hit with new case of deadly ‘super’ bacteria

Clinic hit with new case of deadly ‘super’ bacteria

Another child has been infected with a strain of multiresistant bacteria at the same hospital in central Sweden where three newborns died from similar infections in August.

Carolina Gynning: hectic days in the life of one non-blonde

Carolina Gynning: hectic days in the life of one non-blonde

Swedish celebrity Carolina Gynning takes time out from her career juggling to chat with The Local about taking control over her life and nascent plans to save the planet.

New bias suspicions in Pirate Bay legal battle

New bias suspicions in Pirate Bay legal battle

Rumours are circulating about a possible conflict of interest in the upcoming appeals court proceedings against the men behind Swedish file sharing site, The Pirate Bay.

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Consulting firm fails to trump Swede’s domain name claim

A Swedish man has successfully beaten back repeated attempts by Mercer, a prominent multinational consulting firm, to claim a Swedish internet domain name to which he has the rights.

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Swede claims women’s boxing world title

Swedish boxer Maria Lindberg took the middleweight world champion boxing crown on Sunday, registering a resounding victory over Brit Sara Davis in Rülzheim, Germany.

Older Europeans drinking more: Swedish study

Older Europeans drinking more: Swedish study

Alcohol consumption is on the rise among older Europeans, according to a Swedish study, with researchers claiming that public health officials have been slow to react to the problem.

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‘Dawn pyromaniac’ re-arrested in Skåne

A 45-year-old convicted pyromaniac was taken in for questioning by police in Ystad in southern Sweden early Monday morning on suspicions of attempting to set fires in the area.

Gains for gay marriage foes in church elections

Gains for gay marriage foes in church elections

Opponents of same-sex marriage made significant gains in Sweden’s church elections on Sunday, on a voter turnout of barely 12 percent.

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‘Saddam’s body guard’ to be deported from Sweden

An Iraqi man who claimed to have worked as a bodyguard for Saddam Hussein is to be deported from Sweden despite findings by the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) that his life is at risk if he returns to Iraq.

Budget bill sees Sweden shedding more jobs

Budget bill sees Sweden shedding more jobs

Sweden's unemployment will climb above 11 percent, according to the 2010 budget bill presented by the government to the Riksdag on Monday, requiring measures focused on job creation and jump-starting growth.