Pentecostalist pastor bans transvestite

Pentecostalist pastor bans transvestite

A 58-year-old transvestite from southern Sweden has been told by a pastor in Hässleholm that he is not welcome to hold a lecture at the local Pentecostalist church hall.

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Women invade Stora Enso plantation in Brazil

Hundreds of women invaded Stora Enso's Fazenda Tarumã plantation in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul on Tuesday.

Sweden counts cost of Chad extension

Sweden counts cost of Chad extension

The cost for extending Sweden’s mission in Chad by three months comes to 46 million kronor ($7.5 million), Sweden’s Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors said today.

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Swedes and Finns to create ‘town of the future’

While almost 200 years have passed since Sweden lost Finland, two small border towns have an innovative proposal to rejuvenate cross-border cooperation.

Swedish parenting: Back to a traditional future?

Swedish parenting: Back to a traditional future?

Four years on from the start of the great “curling” and “helicopter” debates, the issue of parenting is back in the news. This time round, the focus has switched to the unprecedented popularity of state-sponsored parenting classes. Peter Vinthagen Simpson takes a closer look.

Uppsala man admits to killing his wife

Uppsala man admits to killing his wife

The 36-year-old man in custody on suspicions of murdering his wife, 26-year-old Tubay Mavi, and dumping her body in a wooded area outside of Uppsala has confessed to the killing.

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Foreigners can’t bank on Swedish ID

Foreign students continue to feel marginalized by Swedish society as a result of confusion regarding the issuing of Swedish identity cards.

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IBM takeover of Telelogic given green light

EU competition regulators approved on Wednesday the US technology giant IBM's takeover of Swedish software firm Telelogic after finding that the deal would not stifle competition.

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Hormone treatment could save hearing: Swedish study

Hearing loss could be prevented with simple hormone treatment using oestrogen stimulating drugs already on the market today, the co-author of a new Swedish study on the topic said Tuesday.

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Forsberg victorious in Colorado return

Swedish superstar Peter Forsberg didn't register a point but he made the most of his return to Colorado by helping the Avalanche post a 2-1 win over Vancouver on Tuesday.

Brutal murder in Stockholm suburb

Brutal murder in Stockholm suburb

A man was killed in Skärholmen in southern Stockholm on Tuesday night in a shooting that police believe may have been a gang-style execution.