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Suspicious note sent to Swedish mission in Israel

An envelope containing white powder was sent to the Swedish embassy in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, according to Israeli police.

Ryanair dispute heads to Swedish Supreme Court

Ryanair dispute heads to Swedish Supreme Court

A couple from Linköping in central Sweden who were marooned in Brussels after Ryanair cancelled their flight home will have their case heard by Sweden’s highest court.

Man charged over million kronor ATM withdrawal

Man charged over million kronor ATM withdrawal

A man from Borås in western Sweden has been charged with fraud after taking advantage of a technical fault to withdraw 1.6 million kronor ($224,000) from a cash machine, despite having only a couple of thousand kronor in savings.

Parties struggle to entice first time voters

Parties struggle to entice first time voters

With record numbers of first time Swedish voters heading to the polls on September 19th, politicians continue to struggle to reach both young Swedes and their parents, explains the AFP’s Rita Devlin Marier.

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Election Q&A: the Green Party

Green Party MP Bodil Ceballos answers some questions from The Local about the party's stance on a few key issues.

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Election Q&A: the Moderate Party

The Moderate Party's Anders Borg, finance minister; Tobias Billström, immigration minister; and Riksdag foreign affairs committee head Göran Lennmarker answer some questions from The Local about the party's stance on a few key issues.

George Clooney says sorry over Jämtland snub

George Clooney says sorry over Jämtland snub

Hollywood actor George Clooney has apologised to the city of Östersund in Jämtland in western Sweden for not crediting the area in his latest film, The American, parts of which were filmed there.

Sweden’s priciest flat for sale: 80 million kronor

Sweden’s priciest flat for sale: 80 million kronor

Sweden's most expensive flat is now for sale, brokered by celebrity real estate agent Fredrik Eklund for a listing price of 80 million kronor ($11.18 million).

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Four of ten prepared to vote tactically: survey

Four out of ten Swedish voters could consider switching party allegiances and instead vote for a party which risks missing the threshold for parliamentary seats, according to a new Sifo survey.

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Introducing the Pirate Party

The Pirate Party competed in the 2006 general election, polling 0.63 percent of the votes but became the the third largest party in terms of membership by May 2009.

Swedish court hears landmark S&M case

Swedish court hears landmark S&M case

A 32-year-old man charged with assault after having violent sex with a teenager appeared in a Malmö courtroom on Monday in a case testing how much sexual violence is legally permitted in Sweden between consenting partners.

Left Party employs stripper at election party

Left Party employs stripper at election party

Left Party supporters were treated to a female stripper at an open meeting in Järna near Stockholm over the weekend, causing several members of the crowd to storm out in disgust.

China’s Geely outlines ambitious Volvo plans

China’s Geely outlines ambitious Volvo plans

The head of Chinese automotive firm Geely has presented ambitious plans for the future of Volvo Cars, aiming to double global sales by promoting the brand in China.

Alliance increases lead: poll

Alliance increases lead: poll

The Alliance coalition has increased its lead ahead of the Red-Greens, with 51.1 to 41.8 percent, according to a new opinion poll from Skop.