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Russian Spies Are Reportedly Trying to Stop NATO and Sweden From Hooking Up

The Swedish state security police, or SAPO, is getting pretty worried about a dramatic uptick in Russian espionage activity in Sweden, according to leaks in the Swedish press. And SAPO is hinting that it’s related to the fact that Sweden is gearing up for a May 25 parliamentary debate about ratifying a “Host Nation Support Agreement” that would make it ...

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Swedes invite world to call ‘random’ citizens on new hotline

Ever felt like calling up a complete stranger in Sweden? Now is your chance. The Swedish Tourist Association has set up a hotline that lets callers worldwide “get connected to a random Swede.” On its website, the nonprofit group says the idea is “to spark people’s curiosity about Sweden — our culture, nature and mindset. To help us do this, ...

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The Inner Circle: Stockholm’s secret dating scene

Stockholm is a city for singles. When you think of dating and single living, you might think Manhattan – Sex and the City style. Or perhaps Paris comes to mind. But actually, Stockholm is where it’s at. Statistics released a couple of years ago found that Sweden has the “highest proportion of single-person households in Europe” – and in Stockholm, singles account ...

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Swedish court: Wikimedia art database breaks copyright law

Sweden’s highest court on Monday found Wikimedia Sweden guilty of violating copyright laws by providing free access to its database of artwork photographs without the artists’ consent. Wikimedia, part of the not-for-profit foundation which oversees Wikipedia among other online resources, has a database of royalty-free photographs that can be used by the public, for educational purposes or the tourism industry. ...

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Pirate Bay allowed to continue operating by Sweden Court

The case was a result of an EU directive giving rights holders the right to ask for an injunction against service providers whose customers commit infringements The ISP had claimed its “only role is to provide customers with Internet access while facilitating the free-flow of information.” The judgement, which had been in deliberations for a month, agreed. The court refused ...

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Truck driver shocked after crash with camel

A truck driver in western Sweden had a frightening and surreal experience when he crashed into a camel in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The shock encounter happened after the driver rounded a bend on route 46 between Ulricehamn and Timmele. Speaking to local radio station P4 Sjuhärad he described what first went through his mind as he slammed ...

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Six super Swedish family Easter traditions

The days are getting longer and the supermarket aisles are piled high with chocolate delights. It must be time for Easter. But what do secular Swedes do slightly differently to other nations when it comes to celebrating the festival? 1. Witches  Easter (Påsk) is a secular event in Sweden and the fact that manychildren dress up as witches gives a ...

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Swede Alicia Vikander wins Oscar for ‘Danish Girl’ role

Swedish star Alicia Vikander has won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in Nordic transgender movie ‘The Danish Girl’. She was honoured for her role in the acclaimed Nordic drama ‘The Danish Girl’, playing Danish artist Gerda Wegener in a love story about how she and her fellow artist husband Lili Elbe played by British actor Eddie ...

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