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Stockholm bus strike called off – for now

The bus strike in Stockholm has been called off - until further notice. The opposing parties have not yet reached an agreement, however. Employer and unions groups will sit down again on Monday to continue negotiations.

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US Embassy denied surveillance cameras

Surveillance cameras at the US Embassy in Stockholm will not be able to film outside the perimeter fence, county authorities have ruled.

American car show opens in Västerås

American car show opens in Västerås

The 'biggest American car show in the world' opened in Västerås in central Sweden on Thursday. More than 10,000 cars are expected for the Big Meet 2008 show.

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Diesel price leaps to new record

Diesel prices leaped to a new record on Friday as leading petrol firms raised their pump prices.

Elk safari Swedish style, with a green conscience

Elk safari Swedish style, with a green conscience

Eco-tourism abounds in the wilds of Sweden, with elk safaris in particular attracting locals and foreigners alike, writes AFP's Francis Kohn.

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Swedish socialite could face longer sentence

A Swedish-born socialite, jailed for nearly four years in Australia in March for plotting to murder two witnesses in her boyfriend's drug trial, could face a longer sentence.

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Swede in Sicily kidnap ordeal

A Swedish woman was assaulted and kidnapped on the Italian island of Sicily on Sunday, Aftonbladet reports.

World’s first ecolabelled fuel soon a reality

World’s first ecolabelled fuel soon a reality

Two new initiatives for the labelling and certification of biofuels have been presented in Sweden. The move allows for the development of the world's first ecolabelled fuel.

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Sweden nears ratification of EU treaty

The Swedish government said on Thursday it had approved the European Union's Lisbon Treaty, leading the country a step closer to ratification.

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War criminals face fresh Swedish probes

Sweden's National Investigation Department (Rikskriminalpolisen) has intensified the hunt for war criminals living withing the country's borders, Svenska Dagbladet reports.

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Näslund signs with New York Rangers

Swedish ice hockey star Markus Näslund, the runner-up for the league's MVP trophy in 2002-03, signed a contract with the New York Rangers on Thursday.