Spotify shuts down ads as virus strikes

Spotify shuts down ads as virus strikes

Swedish online music streaming service Spotify has switched off its adverts after users of its ad-supported version reported being hit by a virus attack.

Juholt confirmed as Social Democrat leader

Juholt confirmed as Social Democrat leader

As expected Håkan Juholt has been confirmed as the new leader of Sweden's Social Democrat party, following a vote at the party congress in Stockholm on Friday.

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Policemen cleared of assaulting whistleblower

Two police officers have been cleared of assault in a case that attracted widespread attention after a blogger used techniques worthy of a Stieg Larsson plot to restore photographs and video footage that he claimed the officers had forced him to delete.

Malmö ‘femme fatale’ robbers charged

Malmö ‘femme fatale’ robbers charged

A gang of six who are alleged to have drugged and robbed a 25-year-old Malmö man after one of their number, an 18-year-old girl, had used her charms to trick her way into his apartment, were charged on Friday.

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Agency tells Swedes to ‘stop throwing food away’

Swedes cause “completely unnecessary” damage to the environment by throwing away more than one kilo of fully edible foodstuffs per person each week, the National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) has revealed.

Thirty Swedes bought kidneys abroad: study

Thirty Swedes bought kidneys abroad: study

Around 30 Swedish kidney patients have travelled abroad since the 1980s to have transplants using organs bought from impoverished people in foreign countries, according to an unpublished study from Karolinska University Hospital.

Sweden’s Borg eyes post-election exit

Sweden’s Borg eyes post-election exit

Sweden’s finance minister Anders Borg has admitted to deriving little enjoyment from his work and says he is looking forward to becoming a “normal person” with a “normal job” after the next general election.

Pubs in Stockholm: keeping it real

Pubs in Stockholm: keeping it real

Like most capitals, Stockholm offers plenty of watering holes for the homesick expat looking for a “taste of home”, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

Saab CEO resigns after ‘three demanding years’

Saab CEO resigns after ‘three demanding years’

Jan Åke Jonsson has decided to resign as president and CEO of Swedish car maker Saab Automobile, the company announced in a statement on Friday.

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Sahlin prepares Social Democrats handover

Mona Sahlin is set to open the Social Democrat extra congress on Friday, her last speech as chairperson of the party before handing over to new leader Håkan Juholt, as polls show the party remains far behind.

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Islamic group invited anti-Semitic speaker

The Islamic Association in Sweden (Islamiska Förbundet) engaged lecturers with anti-Semitic opinions at a conference in Stockholm in December, with one known for spreading myths about Jewish conspiracies and ritual killings, reported the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily.