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Cops fined over racist remarks

Two police officers have each been docked five days' wages for racist slurs made during disturbances in Malmö's Rosengård district in December 2008.

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Electrolux makes bid for Daewoo

Swedish white goods firm Electrolux has lodged a bid to takeover South Korea's Daewoo Electronics, a spokesperson for the firm said on Wednesday.

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Swedish officers ‘executed’ in Afghanistan

The attack which left two Swedish officers and their Afghan interpreter dead in February has been described as a "pure execution" in an Armed Forces reported on the incident published on Thursday.

Långholmen wins opt-out on ‘Swedish player’ rule

Långholmen wins opt-out on ‘Swedish player’ rule

In a decision with some parallels to the landmark Bosman ruling, the Swedish Football Association has granted The Local's partner football club Långholmen FC a temporary dispensation from regulations requiring a quota of Sweden-bred players in match day squads.

Sweden tops IT economy ranking

Sweden tops IT economy ranking

Sweden has the world's most hooked-up economy, according to a new report from the World Economic Ranking (WEF).

Taxi drivers blockade Stockholm airport

Taxi drivers blockade Stockholm airport

Independent taxi drivers have blocked road routes in and out of Stockholm's main Arlanda airport in protest against new taxi system regulations introduced by the Civil Aviation Authority (Luftfartsverket - LFV).

What’s On in Sweden: March 26th – April 1st

What’s On in Sweden: March 26th – April 1st

What’s on in Sweden: Eek A Mouse in Stockholm, Swollen Members in Gothenburg and naked performance art in Malmö.

King calls on Brazil to plump for Swedish jet

King calls on Brazil to plump for Swedish jet

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf called on Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to make a final push for Swedish aircraft to win out over French and US rivals as pressure mounts over the destination of the multi-billion-dollar deal.

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Sweden plans Afghanistan orphanages

The Swedish government has announced plans to build homes in Afghanistan where unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Sweden can be sent.

Turkish ambassador returns to Sweden

Turkish ambassador returns to Sweden

Turkey has announced that its ambassador will return to Sweden, despite a vote by parliament in Stockholm to recognize as genocide the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, the foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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Spyker announces Saab jobs boost

Swedish carmaker Saab aims to expand production sixfold over the next two years, and outlined plans to increase its workforce by 500, the firm's new owners, Spyker Cars, said on Wednesday.