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Archive for Thu, 12 Feb 2009

Polish gang busted over Sweden-bound drugs

Police have busted a gang producing amphetamines in Poland for trafficking on the local market as well as in Sweden and Ireland among other states, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

Pirate Bay trial starts on Monday

Operators of The Pirate Bay stand trial on Monday in Stockholm. The four defendants from the popular file-sharing web site are charged with being accessories to breaking copyright law and may face fines or up to two years in prison if found guilty.

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

If you don't suffer from triskaidekaphobia there's no reason not to get out and about on Friday the thirteenth. Otherwise you might be better off waiting until Saturday.

GM wants Sweden's help with European loans for Saab: report

The US-owners of Saab Automobile want Sweden to secure loans worth $600 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to keep the Swedish automaker running until it can be sold.

Police continue hunt for suspect in 'execution'-style killing

A 29-year-old man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in the village of Brålanda in western Sweden on Wednesday remains at large.

Licensing restrictions hit Swedish online music service

Licensing restrictions hit Swedish online music service

The Sweden-based online music service Spotify, welcomed by many as a giant leap forward in the distribution of music online, has raised intellectual property rights concerns from several record labels.

What's on in Sweden: February 13 - 19

What's on in Sweden: February 13 - 19

What's on in Sweden: Valentine's burlesque and Zoom Kaboom in Stockholm; Anna Ternheim in Gothenburg; new-traditional Slovak dance in Malmö

Postgrad foreigners dominate in Sweden

Postgrad foreigners dominate in Sweden

Master's programmes offered at universities in Sweden are often dominated by foreign students. And many have no Swedish participants at all, a new report from the National Agency for Higher Education shows.

Inquiry proposes major culture policy overhaul

Inquiry proposes major culture policy overhaul

The Committee of Inquiry on Cultural Policy has proposed a major overhaul of Swedish culture policy in a new report presented to the Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth on Thursday.

Muslim woman sues college over veil ban

Muslim woman sues college over veil ban

A Stockholm woman has reported an adult education college in Spånga to the Equality Ombudsman (DO) after being told that she could not wear an Islamic headscarf in class.

Swedbank posts lower profit

Swedbank posts lower profit

Swedish bank Swedbank reported on Thursday an operating profit of 2.408 billion kronor ($286 million) for the fourth quarter 2008 down from 4.110 billion kronor in the corresponding period of 2007.

Missing Swede returns home after 15 years

Håkan Johansson, 46, has returned home to his family in Piteå in northern Sweden fifteen years after he disappeared without a trace.

Frosty reception for vulnerable refugees

Frosty reception for vulnerable refugees

The unwillingness of Swedish municipalties to take in refugees who are traumatised or disabled has been described by the head of the Migration Board as "a major problem".