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Environmental activists block E4 in Umeå

Environmental activists blocked the E4 main road in central Umeå on Saturday. Car traffic was held up for half an hour.

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Vilks Muhammad paintings banned in Oslo

An Oslo gallery has banned Swedish artist Lars Vilks from exhibiting water-colour caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

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Refugees refuse to leave Sweden

An increasing number of refugees are refusing to leave Sweden voluntarily. The police were informed of deportation orders for 1,500 Iraqis in 2007. This represents a seven-fold increase on 2006.

Moderates make a comeback in the polls

Moderates make a comeback in the polls

Sweden's Moderate Party has started to make a comeback in the polls. According to a February poll by Expressen and Demoskop, the Moderates have clawed back 4.4 percentage points.

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China blocks shoot of Swedish director’s movie

Chinese authorities have barred Mikael Håfström from shooting his film "Shanghai", set to star John Cusack and Gong Li, in China, the Swedish director said in an interview published on Saturday.

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Bergman actress Eva Dahlbeck dies

Swedish actress and author Eva Dahlbeck, most famous for numerous appearances in movies by legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, has died, her son said on Saturday. She was 87.