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‘My rent has been hiked 20 percent – what are my rights?’

Ask The Local: Every week we will be answering readers' questions about Sweden. This week, John from Skåne wants to know what he can do about an unwelcome rent increase.

Sweden wants refund for Hells Angel’s backache

Sweden wants refund for Hells Angel’s backache

The Swedish Social Insurance Agency has ordered a local Hells Angels leader to pay back more than one million kronor in sickness benefits after he committed crimes that would not have been possible if his purported back pains were real.

Sahlin urges tougher EU fiscal sanctions

Sahlin urges tougher EU fiscal sanctions

Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin has called for the EU to mete out tougher punishments to any member states found to have mismanaged their finances over a long period of time, Stockholm daily Dagens Nyheter reports.

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Mob rounds on police during massive bar brawl

Police officers in Nynäshamn were forced into a retreat on Friday night when a group of around twenty people turned on them as they intervened to break up a pitched fight in a local pub, news agency Sveriges Nyheter reports.

Gay outsprints Bolt in Stockholm showdown

Gay outsprints Bolt in Stockholm showdown

American sprinter Tyson Gay left world record holder Usain Bolt trailing in his wake on Friday in the Diamond League men's 100 metres in Stockholm.

WikiLeaks not shielded by Swedish law: experts

WikiLeaks not shielded by Swedish law: experts

Swedish legal experts have revealed that the website WikiLeaks may not be covered by Swedish whistleblower protection laws despite having its servers located just outside Stockholm.