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Anti-piracy law has little effect on internet use

Anti-piracy law has little effect on internet use

A year after the adoption of Sweden's IPRED anti-piracy legislation, new figures show that file sharing is growing in popularity, internet traffic has rebounded strongly, and only a small handful of cases have been brought before the courts.

Sweden seeks law change to nab spies

Justice minster Beatrice Ask has said she wants to make it easier to prosecute espionage suspects following allegations that a Swedish diplomat had fed sensitive EU documents to Russia.

Saab rehiring to meet production goals

Car maker Saab has indicated that is soon to begin reemploying people made reduntant last year as it ups the tempo on its production lines in Trollhättan in western Sweden.

Sweden bans fake boobs over explosion risk

Sweden bans fake boobs over explosion risk

Sweden's Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) has banned three brands of silicone breast implants due to the risk of bursting.

Local firms offer reward over car park killing

Local firms offer reward over car park killing

A reward of 60,000 kronor ($8,500) has been offered by a group of Landskrona businesses in response to the brutal parking lot assault which led to the death of an elderly woman.

Ibrahimovic double gives Barcelona upper hand

Ibrahimovic double gives Barcelona upper hand

A brace of goals from Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic ensured that Barcelona are in control of their Champions League tie against Arsenal, despite a late comeback from the Gunners to draw the first leg.

Reinfeldt welcomes Turkish ambassador

Reinfeldt welcomes Turkish ambassador

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt welcomed Turkey's ambassador to Sweden, Zergün Korutürk, back to Stockholm on Thursday after her recall to Ankara following the Swedish parliament's recognition of the Armenian genocide.

Health experts call for candy tax

Health experts call for candy tax

Health experts have called for a sugar tax as Swedes remain the highest global consumers of sweets, with almost 17 kilogrammes per person per annum, as well as an average 90 litres of soft drinks.

Volvo Group faces Thai damages writ

Sweden's Volvo Group has been sued by a Thai truck dealer for 10.5 billion baht ($324 million) for allegedly unlawfully terminating two contract, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

The Local launches America's News in British English

With English-speakers worldwide seeing their own versions of the language eroded by a global standard, The Local is launching an ambitious new project to bring befuddled migrants all the latest news in the English that suits them best.