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Outrage over plans for spiritualist summit

Emotions are running high in central Sweden over plans by an organization with ties to a convicted child rapist to hold a key meeting next year near the scene of its member's crimes.

Sweden gears up for VIVA World Cup

Sweden gears up for VIVA World Cup

As Europe finally calms down after a month of football fever for Euro 2008, the small town of Gällivare is gearing up to host a smaller, but far more international football competition. The VIVA World Cup kicks off on July 7th, under the midnight sun.

Ingmar Bergman’s home up for auction

Ingmar Bergman’s home up for auction

The children of world-renowned Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman are carrying out their late father’s wishes to have his home auctioned off to the highest bidder.

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Sweden rejects fat child data registry

A nationwide obesity register planed by Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has been rejected by the Data Inspection Board due to privacy concerns.

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Girl missing after ‘car park kidnap’

A girl aged 12-13 is thought to have been abducted from a car park in Olofström, in southern Sweden, at around 1.30pm on Monday, according to local newspaper Blekinge Läns Tidning.

Double murder suspect ‘not mentally ill’

Double murder suspect ‘not mentally ill’

Forensic psychiatrists have ruled that Anders Eklund, the 42-year-old truck driver who has confessed to the murder of 10-year-old Engla Juncosa Höglund, was not mentally ill when the crime was committed.

Bus strike underway in Stockholm

Bus strike underway in Stockholm

More than 6,000 Stockholm-area bus drivers went on strike at midnight, causing commuting headaches for thousands of area residents.

Ford in talks to sell Volvo

Ford in talks to sell Volvo

Ford Motors, the American owner of Volvo Cars, has had exploratory talks with French automaker Renault regarding a possible sale of the Swedish car division.

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Officials investigate snoop agency leak

Sweden’s Chancellor of Justice has launch an investigation into the leaking of a classified document by an employee of the National Defence Radio Establishment (Försvarets Radioanstalt - FRA).

Klüft: ‘Ban dopers from Olympics for life’

Klüft: ‘Ban dopers from Olympics for life’

Olympic heptathlon champion Carolina Klüft of Sweden said on Monday British sprinter Dwain Chambers and other such drug cheats should not be allowed to compete in Olympic Games.