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Agency to probe internet outage at Swedish bank

After Swedish bank Skandiabanken suffered a massive outage of its internet banking services on Tuesday, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen - FI) has announced plans to investigate the matter.

Man ‘executed’ in Malmö car park

Man ‘executed’ in Malmö car park

Police in Malmö are out in force on Wednesday after a man was shot dead by a gunman lying in wait for him in the car park near one of the city's more popular outdoor swimming areas.

Debunking the mystique of the Bilderberg Group

Debunking the mystique of the Bilderberg Group

While conspiracy theorists have long viewed the exclusive global network of elites known as the Bilderberg Group as a secretive global government, a new book by a Sweden-based academic argues the group's influence is often overstated, The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson explains.

Lizzie the cat back after three years on the road

Lizzie the cat back after three years on the road

The owner of a Swedish cat which disappeared more than three years ago is celebrating her feline friend's unexpected return after it turned up 200 kilometres from home.

Drinking coffee lowers breast cancer risk: Swedish study

Drinking coffee lowers breast cancer risk: Swedish study

Women who drink more than 5 cups of coffee a day have a significantly lower risk of developing a certain type of breast cancer, researchers from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have found.

Sweden set to toughen arms export laws

Sweden set to toughen arms export laws

The Social Democrats have joined the parties of the centre-right Alliance government in support of reforming Swedish arms export regulations to make it harder to export weapons to dictatorships.

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Swedish doc free from child porn charges due to slow probe

A Swedish doctor who was found to possess 300 films and 250,000 images containing child pornography is set to go free after the drawn out investigation into his crimes exceeded the statute of limitations making his offence null and void.

Sweden to add truancy to school report cards

Sweden to add truancy to school report cards

Despite criticism from several quarters, truancy will be displayed in the grade reports of all school children in Sweden, minister for education Jan Björklund has decided.

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Swedes jailed for running Philippine cybersex den

Two Swedish men have been jailed for life in the Philippines for running a cybersex den in which naked women performed acts for clients watching over the internet, a court official said Wednesday.

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Swedish teen girls ‘getting more violent’

Violence among Swedish teenage girls is on the rise, new statistics show, having increased by about 50 percent since 1994.

Two anglers dead after archipelago mishap

Two anglers dead after archipelago mishap

An afternoon of fishing turned deadly on Tuesday after two men drowned in the St. Anna's archipelago outside of Söderköping in eastern Sweden.