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Sweden

Sex bomb gives off bad vibrations

Residents of Gothenburg were able to breathe a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday after a suspicious device turned out not to be a bomb but a vibrating sex toy.

Tito Beltran collapses in court
Sweden

Tito Beltran collapses in court

Opera singer Tito Beltran was removed from court in an ambulance after he burst into tears and collapsed during his rape trial at Ystad District Court on Wednesday.

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Sweden

Sun Microsystems acquires MySQL

US computer group Sun Microsystems said Wednesday it had acquired Swedish open source database manager MySQL for $1 billion ($680 million).

Join the Club: Football
Sweden

Join the Club: Football

Join the Club is The Local's guide to becoming a member of sporting organizations in Sweden.

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Sweden

Man arrested for university killing

A man has been arrested in Gothenburg on suspicion of murdering university lecturer Fuat Deniz, who was stabbed on campus at Örebro University in central Sweden last month.

Three Bandidos gang members in custody
Sweden

Three Bandidos gang members in custody

Three members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang, including suspected leader Mehdi Seyyed, remained in custody on Wednesday following closed-door negotiations in Gothenburg district court.

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Sweden

Swedish trucker jailed for transporting immigrants

A court in the Greek town of Komotini on Wednesday sentenced a Swedish truck driver to 14 years and a month in prison for transporting illegal immigrants, a local justice source said.

Carola: Nanny ‘was upset after alleged rape’
Sweden

Carola: Nanny ‘was upset after alleged rape’

Swedish singing star and former Eurovision winner Carola Häggkvist has appeared in court to testify against Swedish-Chilean opera singer Tito Beltran, who is accused of raping an 18-year-old nanny in 1999.

Thai Air the subject of a bribery investigation
Sweden

Thai Air the subject of a bribery investigation

Authorities from Sweden's Prosecution Authority have decided to investigate Thai Air's practice of offering steep discounts to Swedish journalists travelling to Thailand.

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Sweden

Stockholm exchange continues to slide

The Stockholm stock exchange was off to a rocky start on Wednesday morning on worrying financial news from around the globe.

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Sweden

Sony Erisscon beats analysts’ expectations

Sony Ericsson beat analysts' expectations for the fourth quarter of 2007 despite a drop in net income and flat pre-tax profits.

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Sweden

Man jailed for making 12-year-old pregnant

A 12-year-old girl who was admitted to hospital with abdominal pain was told by doctors that she was pregnant. The pregnancy was then aborted.

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Sweden

Borg ‘not worried’ by inflation

Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg has said he is not worried by figures showing that inflation is at its highest level since 1993. But in an interview on Sveriges Television he said the government would make "a significant downwards revision" of its growth predictions when it revealed its spring budget.

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Sweden

New EU president ‘a nightmare’ for Sweden

Sweden and the Czech Republic, which are due to hold the European Union's rotating presidency in 2009, voiced concern on Tuesday about power-sharing arrangements under the bloc's new Lisbon treaty.