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Broadband speeds 'much lower than claimed'

High speed mobile broadband services in Sweden are rarely as fast as telecoms companies claim, according to a new survey.

Airplane crashes near Stockholm

Airplane crashes near Stockholm

A twin-engine aircraft with four people on board crashed in woodland in Vinsta near Stockholm around midday on Friday. The four people sustained minor injuries.

Stockholm art gallery guide: August 8 - 14

Stockholm art gallery and exhibition tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

Rental contracts for sale after court ruling

A Stockholm court has ruled that rental contracts for housing can be sold by tenants, legally. What's more the payment is exempt from tax, writes the newspaper Hem & Hyra.

Moderates challenge councils over independent schools

Moderates challenge councils over independent schools

Moderate party education representatives want to see a centralization and simplification of the independent schooling system. Councils should lose the right to delay the opening of new schools, they argue.

'Water war' moved from Old Town

'The Battle of Stockholm' water pistol war that will take place this afternoon in Stockholm has been moved by police to the grassy area of Gärdet.

Rapist refused damages for porn rights slight

A convicted rapist has been refused compensation for an alleged rights violation when he was denied access to pornography in his cell.

Swede arrested in US teen sex sting

A 47-year-old Swede has been arrested in the United States for attempting to arrange sex with a 13-year-old girl. The man from Stockholm could now face up to 30 years in prison.

Karlsson hitting his stride in this year's majors

Karlsson hitting his stride in this year's majors

Robert Karlsson wasted no time picking up where he left off at the first three majors of the season by charging into contention at the 90th PGA Championship.

Sweden pays damages to fired intern

Sweden's highest legal official has awarded damages to a member of the nationalist Sweden Democrat party who was relieved of his work experience duties at the Swedish Embassy in Israel after his party allegiances came to light.

Olsson to carry Swedish flag

Olsson to carry Swedish flag

Injured triple jump giant Christian Olsson will lead the Swedish team into the Beijing National Stadium for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday.