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Pirate Party sees membership slashed

Pirate Party sees membership slashed

Sweden's Pirate Party is shedding members rapidly as enthusiasts who signed up in conjunction with last year's high profile Pirate Bay case fail to renew their membership.

Jet cleared for landing in northern Sweden

Jet cleared for landing in northern Sweden

Swedish aviation authorities have reopened a corridor of airspace in the far north of the country, enabling a private US jet plane to land at Kiruna airport.

Bus convoys carry stranded tourists home

Hundreds of Swedish tourists have begun arduous bus journeys home from southern Europe as volcanic ash from Iceland continues to render air travel impossible.

Swedish flights grounded until Monday

Swedish flights grounded until Monday

Scandinavian airline SAS said on Saturday all its flights in the region would remain grounded until after the weekend with the exception of a handful of domestic flights in northern Norway.

Opposition retains opinion poll initiative

Opposition retains opinion poll initiative

With the general election just five months away, Sweden's centre-right coalition government has closed the gap on the left-green opposition to 3.5 percentage points, according to a new Sifo opinion poll published in Svenska Dagbladet.

Man shot in Malmö as gang war intensifies

Man shot in Malmö as gang war intensifies

A 24-year-old man with ties to Malmö's criminal underworld was shot and injured in the southern part of the city on Saturday evening as police fear a fresh escalation of violence.