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Spotify boost for Swedish music firm coffers

Swedish online music service Spotify is starting to become a major revenue stream for Swedish music companies as digital sales are forecast to account for 25 percent of income in 2010.

Armed men hit Stockholm auctioneers

Armed men hit Stockholm auctioneers

The Bukowski auction house in central Stockholm was raided on Thursday lunchtime with the thieves reported to have made off with 12 million kronor ($1.5 million) in looted jewellery.

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Strike grounds Swedish domestic flights

Thousands of passengers on Swedish internal flights are facing delays and cancellations after 230 pilots working for four regional airlines went on strike on Thursday morning.

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Mankell joins Swedish ‘Ship to Gaza’

The author Henning Mankell is among eleven Swedes on the Ship to Gaza - a flotilla of small ships heading to Gaza over the Mediterranean aiming to raise awareness and show solidarity for the Palestinian people.

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What’s On in Sweden: May 28th – June 3rd

What’s on in Sweden: Irish theatre in Stockholm, monster trucks in Gothenburg and Chris Isaak croons in Malmö.

Daniel could be made HRH: report

Daniel could be made HRH: report

Crown Princess Victoria’s fiancé Daniel Westling could be granted the title His Royal Highness, according to reports.

Sweden sacks aid agency chief in major overhaul

Sweden sacks aid agency chief in major overhaul

The Swedish government has sacked the director-general of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), Anders Nordström, and announced a major overhaul of the sternly criticised public authority.

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Poll blow for Social Democrats

A new poll shows Sweden’s opposition Social Democrats have fallen to their lowest level of support since the 2006 election.

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Swedes depart church in droves

Swedes continue to turn their backs on the Church of Sweden with new figures indicating that the longer term fall in members has now started to hit baptisms and weddings.

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Warhol work ‘missing’ from Stockholm museum

Stockholm's Moderna Museet has been roundly criticised by the Swedish National Audit Office (Riksrevisionen) for inadequate control of its collections, after it emerged that a work by US pop artist Andy Warhol has disappeared, the Svenska Dagbladet daily reports.

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Liberals propose state unemployment insurance

The Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) has reiterated its call for a state-run unemployment insurance fund, party leader Jan Björklund has confirmed.