Moderate in the poo over immigrant labour claims

Moderate in the poo over immigrant labour claims

An aide to Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt was put on the defensive on Monday following a Facebook passage in which he praised pro-employment policies that resulted in immigrant labourers cleaning up faeces on the weekend.

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Music industry demands fines for Pirate Bay duo

Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, two of the men found guilty for their role in operating The Pirate Bay file sharing site, both find themselves once again in the recording industry’s crosshairs.

Agency blasts Sweden’s ‘most expensive’ ranking

Agency blasts Sweden’s ‘most expensive’ ranking

The Swedish Institute has slammed as “nonsense” an index released last week which ranked Sweden as the most expensive country in the world.

Convicted double murderer found dead

Convicted double murderer found dead

Ulf Olsson, who had been in court-ordered psychiatric care since his 2004 conviction for two murders, was found dead early on Sunday morning shortly after blogging about his desire to kill himself.

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Norwegian mafia tied to car trunk murder case

Police in Oslo are to investigate suspicions that Norwegian drug gangs may be connected to the grisly find of two burned bodies in the boot of a car in western Sweden last week.

Blast rocks Malmö nightclub

Blast rocks Malmö nightclub

A powerful explosive device detonated at the entrance of a night club in central Malmö early on Monday morning.

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AIK defender Hooiveld heading to Scotland’s Celtic

Dutch defender Jos Hooiveld, who helped lead Stockholm club AIK to the 2009 Swedish football championship, has been signed by Scottish club Celtic.

New Saab 9-5 may never be released: GM exec

New Saab 9-5 may never be released: GM exec

The updated version of the Saab 9-5, which stands ready for production, may very well not make it to market as a result of General Motor’s decision to wind down the Swedish automaker, according to a GM executive.

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Renewed criticism over Swedish bank bonuses

Bonus payments increased at Sweden’s four largest banks last year, despite a sharp drop in the banks’ results, according to an ongoing review by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen – FI).