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ABBA star blasts 'stingy' file sharers

ABBA star blasts 'stingy' file sharers

ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus has launched a stinging broadside at advocates of internet piracy.

US embassy 'bomb' was Statue of Liberty

US embassy 'bomb' was Statue of Liberty

A suspected bomb discovered outside of the US embassy in Stockholm on Tuesday turned out to be a Statue of Liberty souvenir.

A quickie with... Ben Kersley

A quickie with... Ben Kersley

Englishman Ben Kersley is billed as Sweden's only Swenglish stand-up comedian. The Local catches up with him as he prepares to perform two shows in Stockholm this weekend.

Toymaker Brio facing financial train wreck

Toymaker Brio facing financial train wreck

Swedish wooden toymaker Brio, famous for its small, multicoloured train sets, is teetering on bankruptcy, the company announced on Tuesday.

Krona's slide sparks exchange rate debate

The Swedish krona has continued its slide against major world currencies as a Riksbank official raised the prospect on Tuesday of zero interest rates and "exchange rate targets" to stimulate the economy.

Pirate Bay prosecutor amends charges

Pirate Bay prosecutor amends charges

Håkan Roswall, the prosecutor in the trial of the men behind the popular file sharing site The Pirate Bay surprised a Stockholm court by amending the charges as the trial entered its second day on Tuesday.

Police to investigate Swedish sex offender website

Following a slew of protests from the general public, Sweden's Data Inspection Board has reported a website that names and shames convicted sex offenders, to the police.

Malmö man freed from terror financing charges

Malmö man freed from terror financing charges

A Malmö court has acquitted the head of the al-Aqsa Foundation in Sweden on charges that he used funds from the charity to support Hamas.

Autistic woman attacks boy in Gothenburg

A 30-year-old woman suffering from autism attacked a five-year-old boy while on a walk with caregivers in Gothenburg on Monday. The woman is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.

Swedish woman receives own death certificate in the post

A woman suffering from cancer has received some shocking news from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) - a letter informing her that she had been declared dead.

'Porn king' nailed with whopping tax bill

'Porn king' nailed with whopping tax bill

Berth Milton, head of the Private Media Group adult entertainment empire, has been hit with an 865 million kronor ($100 million) tax bill following a Swedish court judgment.

Disturbances hit Stockholm suburb

Police responded on Monday night to several reports of a brawl involving 40 to 50 young people in Tensta north of Stockholm.

Moderates want tougher immigration rules

Moderates want tougher immigration rules

Naturalized Swedes who received their citizenship under false pretenses could have their Swedish passports revoked, according Migration Minister Tobias Billström.