Swedish secret agent’s 15th century castle up for auction

Swedish secret agent’s 15th century castle up for auction

A 15th century castle in southern Sweden belonging to a man who once supplied secret Russian technology to the Swedish military, is set to go up for auction in November.

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TeliaSonera’s Baltic acquisitions move forward

TeliaSonera has yet to take over full control of Lithuania’s TEO LT as planned, the Nordic telecommunications operator said on Tuesday, but it has acquired nearly all of Estonia's Eesti Telekom.

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Man held for setting ex-wife on fire

A 51-year-old man has been remanded into custody after setting fire to his ex-wife in Gävle in eastern Sweden.

Anna Anka conjures bygone era of Bad Girls and Mad Men

Anna Anka conjures bygone era of Bad Girls and Mad Men

An outspoken Hollywood housewife prompts The Local's Jeanne Rudbeck to weigh up her options: stay a wage slave to the grave or get back to bitchin' in the kitchen.

Court overturns ruling in audio book piracy case

Court overturns ruling in audio book piracy case

Swedish broadband provider ePhone is not obligated to hand over customer information to five book publishers, according to a decision by the Svea Court of Appeal which overturns a lower court ruling.

Activists win ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

Activists win ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

A Congolese environmentalist, an Australian doctor and a peace worker from New Zealand have been announced as the joint winners of the Swedish Right Livelihood Prize. The prize is an annual award honouring those who work to improve the planet and the lives of others

Hip diaper bag a must for the discerning dad

Hip diaper bag a must for the discerning dad

Nothing says 'cool dad' like a dashing nappy bag, writes Joel Sherwood, who finds his street cred only slightly hampered by a hasty online purchase.

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Profits up at Sweden’s Investor

Swedish investment group Investor turned a profit in the third quarter, the company reported on Tuesday, capitalizing on global financial markets’ decreased volatility.

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Housing prices surge despite money worries

Housing prices in Sweden have regained their momentum after last autumn's tumble despite concerns over interest rate developments and rising unemployment.

Anger as deportees held in solitary confinement

Anger as deportees held in solitary confinement

Sweden continues to isolate asylum seekers awaiting deportation in remand centres, despite continued criticism from torture committees at the United Nations and the Council of Europe.

Tech glitch darkens Swedish websites

Tech glitch darkens Swedish websites

A maintenance error blocked access to hundreds of thousands of Swedish websites for about 30 minutes on Monday night.

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Swede arrested in Bulgaria on Interpol warrant

A 40-year-old Swedish man has been arrested in Bulgaria on suspicions of money laundering and drug crimes.