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Vacancies increase in first quarter

After seven straight quarters of a steady decline in the number of available jobs, the demand for labour has increased in the first quarter.

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Gothenburg man arrested over Somali terror plot

A man has been arrested in Gothenburg on suspicion of planning terror attacks in Somalia, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) has said.

Pirate Party safe haven as Pirate Bay sails again

Pirate Party safe haven as Pirate Bay sails again

Swedish file sharing website The Pirate Bay is up and running again hours after an indictment in a Hamburg court persuaded its German ISP to pull the plug, having found a new home with its anti-copyright brethren, the Pirate Party.

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Police criticised after teen forced to strip

Police officers at a station in southern Sweden have been criticised by the Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern, JK) after they forced a 16-year-old girl to strip naked.

Two die in lift crash at Swedish mine

Two die in lift crash at Swedish mine

Two people have been killed after a lift crashed down a shaft at a mine in Malmberget in northern Sweden at lunchtime on Tuesday.

Fine line between genius and insanity: study

Fine line between genius and insanity: study

The distinction between psychological illness and creative thinking is wafer thin, new Swedish research confirms, arguing that there is a feasible explanation for why the age-old myth of genius bordering on insanity could in fact be true.

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Vilks arson suspects remanded into custody

Two brothers suspected of targeting controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks' home have been remanded into custody for attempted arson.

Pirate Bay down as hosts bow to German court

Pirate Bay down as hosts bow to German court

Swedish file sharing website The Pirate Bay was out of service for a couple of hours on Tuesday morning after its German ISP bowed to Hollywood pressure to cut off its internet service.

Westling claims kidney illness ‘not hereditary’

Westling claims kidney illness ‘not hereditary’

Daniel Westling, the future husband of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, has insisted that he is in great shape ahead of the couple's June wedding, arguing that his kidney illness is not hereditary.

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Hockey star Bäckström in multi-million dollar deal

Swedish hockey player Nicklas Bäckström has signed a 10-year $67 million contract with his NHL team, the Washington Capitals, after completing the best season of his career.

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Court rejects ISP appeal in anti-piracy case

Swedish-Finnish telecom giant TeliaSonera has been instructed by the appeals court to hand over the names and addresses of people behind a file sharing website in a landmark anti-piracy law ruling.