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Women’s American football goes global in Sweden

It is hard to avoid the football World Cup at the moment, but in one corner of Stockholm attention is focused not on round balls, but on oval balls. And they are not being kicked around by muscled Calvin Klein models, but by the world’s best female American football players, who are competing in the first ever Women’s World American Football Championship.

Songwriter royalty fees surge through Spotify

Songwriter royalty fees surge through Spotify

Payments from the Swedish Performing Rights Society (Sveriges Tonsättares Internationella Musikbyrå, STIM) for music listening through Spotify have increased eightfold in one year.

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Court gives access to Swedish Stasi archives

Documents containing the names of Swedes who worked for the Stasi, East Germany’s security service, must be made available to researchers, a court ruled on Friday.

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More Swedes excluded from job market

The government has failed to achieve its main goal of reducing the number of people who are inactive in the job market. New statistics show that their numbers have swelled by 6,500 in the last four years.

H&M to open 240 new stores in 2010

H&M to open 240 new stores in 2010

H&M announced on Thursday that its second-quarter profit increased 24 percent, but it still narrowly missed estimates due to bad weather for spring sales. It added it will meet its objective of opening 240 new stores this year.

Sweden set for mixed Midsummer weather

Sweden set for mixed Midsummer weather

Sweden looks set to enjoy typical Midsummer weather on Friday - that is to say an unpredictable mix of sunshine, clouds and showers.

Chinese state investor gets 40 percent of Volvo

Chinese state investor gets 40 percent of Volvo

Volvo Cars now has a government partner among its investors, but it is not the Swedish state, TV4's business news program Ekonominyheterna reported late on Wednesday.

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What’s On in Sweden: June 25th – July 1st

What’s on in Sweden: Women's American Football in Stockholm, Mountain Man in Gothenburg and Japandroids come to Malmö.

Nordqvist to defend LPGA Championship title

Nordqvist to defend LPGA Championship title

Sweden's Anna Nordqvist will attempt to become the fifth woman to defend her title at the LPGA Tour Championship, which kicks off on Thursday.

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Social services stood by while girl sold sex

Social service chiefs in Helsingborg are under fire for not intervening to help a 16-year-old girl, despite receiving several reports that she was abusing drugs and selling sex.

Social Democrats at 10-year low: poll

Social Democrats at 10-year low: poll

Sweden's Social Democrats are haemorrhaging support and are less popular than at any time in the past 10 years, according to a new poll from Synovate. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's Moderate Party has a stable lead over its main rival, the poll shows.