Sweden passes divisive wiretapping law

Sweden passes divisive wiretapping law

An amended version of Sweden's controversial new signals intelligence law was passed in the Riksdag on Wednesday, with 158 members voting in favour and 153 against.

Gender trouble – time to bury the feminist hatchet?

Gender trouble – time to bury the feminist hatchet?

It may be the first time that celebrity housewife Anna Anka has been called a feminist, as my colleague Jeanne Rudbeck labelled her this week, but it is not the first time that the equality movement has been blamed for a renewed bout of gender trouble.

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Masturbating truck driver convicted of careless driving

A German truck driver charged for masturbating while behind the wheel of his truck when it crashed has been ordered to undergo psychiatric care.

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Greens and Left best for business: survey

Sweden’s Green Party has the best ideas to help the country’s small business owners, a new survey reveals, with the Left Party ranking a close second.

Sweden-based UK artist draws on Darwin for Stockholm exhibition

Sweden-based UK artist draws on Darwin for Stockholm exhibition

An exhibition of British artist Richard Sexton’s latest images is currently in the Mornington Hotel lobby in Stockholm.

Gothenburg woman injured in surprise elk attack

Gothenburg woman injured in surprise elk attack

A woman in western Sweden is recovering after being bowled over by an elk early on Wednesday morning while she was out walking her dog.

Eriksson turns down North Korea offer: report

Eriksson turns down North Korea offer: report

A source close to Sven-Göran Eriksson has poured cold water on reports that the Swedish football coach is set to take over as manager of North Korea ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

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Eriksson to take on North Korea job: report

Swedish football coach Sven Göran Eriksson is being hotly tipped as the next coach of the North Korean team that has already secured qualification for next summer's World Cup.

‘Who am I?’ – Mystery foreigner pleads for help

‘Who am I?’ – Mystery foreigner pleads for help

A man who woke up in a Malmö hospital bed four weeks ago without any recollection of who he is or how he got there has turned to the Swedish public for help in determining his identity.

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Two die of legal drug overdose

Two young men in Linköping in south-east Sweden have died after overdosing on the psychoactive drug methedrone, a substance that is not yet illegal in Sweden and can be bought on the internet, local news website Corren.se reports.

Rejected women sue Swedish university

Rejected women sue Swedish university

A group of women who are suing a Swedish university for gender discrimination have also reported Sweden’s Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen – DO) to the Ombudsman of Justice (Justitieombudsmännen – JO), charging the equality agency failed to take up their case.

Card firm hacking hits thousands of Swedes

Card firm hacking hits thousands of Swedes

Debit card information for tens of thousands of Swedish banking customers may have fallen into the wrong hands following a security breach at card manufacturers MasterCard and Visa.

Placido Domingo accepts Swedish opera prize

Placido Domingo accepts Swedish opera prize

The first Birgit Nilsson prize was awarded on Tuesday to Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, who claimed the award amounted to the "Nobel prize of music."