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Archive for Thu, 02 Jul 2009

Credit card scammers target Malmö drivers

Dozens of drivers who refueled at petrol stations in southern Sweden have been caught up in a credit card scam, with more than 40 reports pouring in on Thursday alone.

Weak krona and ABBA key to Swedish theme parks turnaround

Weak krona and ABBA key to Swedish theme parks turnaround

The operator of three of Sweden's largest amusement parks lost money in 2008, but the company's CEO is confident of an upswing in profits for 2009 due in part to the weak Swedish currency.

Västerås: A walk back in time

Västerås: A walk back in time

As classic cars assemble for the annual Power Big Meet, Robert La Bua takes in the medieval charm of host town Västerås.

Scepticism and outrage follow Pirate Bay sale

Scepticism and outrage follow Pirate Bay sale

A storm of criticism has been directed at the three main personalities behind The Pirate Bay following news that the file sharing site will be sold.

German court convicts high-speed Swede

The 52-year-old head of one of Sweden most infamous gangs was sentenced in Germany on Tuesday to three years and three months in prison.

What's on in Stockholm: July 3 - 9

What's on in Stockholm: Millennium trilogy tour, roots festival, sing-a-long at Skansen, dance camp.

Sweden hit by wet and wild weather

Sweden hit by wet and wild weather

A series of isolated, violent thunderstorms wreaked havoc across southern and central Sweden on Wednesday, flooding roads, damaging buildings, and killing three horses.

Police avoid charges in 'Niggersson' case

Public prosecutors have been unable to identify the source of racist names that cropped up in police training materials in southern Sweden and will not press charges in the case.

Riksbank halves interest rates

Riksbank halves interest rates

In a move that surprised many analysts, Sweden's central bank has slashed its benchmark interest rate from 0.5 to 0.25 percent.

EU's institutional woes could outshine Sweden’s priorities

EU's institutional woes could outshine Sweden's priorities

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt did his best on Wednesday to deflect attention away from the continuing institutional uncertainty which threatens to overshadow Sweden's six-month European Union presidency.

US judge bans Swede's Salinger 'sequel'

A judge in New York has indefinitely banned publication in the US of a Swedish author's unauthorized follow-up to J.D. Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye.

Sedin brothers ink deal to remain in Vancouver

Sedin brothers ink deal to remain in Vancouver

Sweden's star ice hockey twins, Daniel and Henrik Sedin, have both agreed to extend their contracts with the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks, keeping with the club for another five years.