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Klüft: Blonska deserves life ban

Swedish athletics star Carolina Klüft said on Friday she hoped Ukrainian heptathlete Lyudmila Blonska would face a life ban after failing a dope test at the Beijing Olympics.

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How does the Swedish healthcare system work?

Ask The Local: Every week we will be answering readers' questions about Sweden. This week, Janey in Stockholm wants to know how the healthcare system works.

Klüft suffers early long jump exit

Klüft suffers early long jump exit

Sweden's Carolina Klüft has been eliminated from the women's long jump final in Beijing after failing to make the cut.

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Swedish missile among US army’s favourites in Iraq

A precision control projectile co-developed by a Swedish company has been listed as one of the US Army's prestigious 'Top 10 inventions of 2007'.

Finding the toilet in Stockholm

Finding the toilet in Stockholm

This week a mix of ministers, water sanitation experts, royalty and corporate leaders are gathered for World Water Week in Stockholm to mull over the world’s biggest global public health crisis. The problem is that not enough people are paying attention, writes John Sauer.

Viewers not amused by Swedish TV Hitler joke

Viewers not amused by Swedish TV Hitler joke

A television show focusing on the Olympic Games has been reported to the Swedish Broadcasting Commission for allegedly making offensive comments regarding Germany's Nazi history on live television, Aftonbladet reports.

Pedestrian signal boxes’ religious message upsets non-believers

Pedestrian signal boxes’ religious message upsets non-believers

News that signal boxes located at pedestrian crossings are designed to spread the word of God has angered the designer who drew the pointing finger symbol for the boxes' Swedish manufacturer.

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Swedish mosque arsonist held for hate crime

A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a mosque in Strömsund, northern Sweden. Police are classifying the attack as a hate crime.

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Swedish trade unions lament rapid loss of members

Swedish trade unions have lost 37,000 members in the first six months of the year.

Dishwashing trumps Ikea for Swedes

Dishwashing trumps Ikea for Swedes

'Yes' washing-up liquid is Sweden's most loved brand with around 2.5 million Swedes big fans of the soapy detergent, according to a new report.

Swedish table tennis veteran reaches semis

Swedish table tennis veteran reaches semis

Veteran Swedish table tennis star Jörgen Persson has defeated Croatia's Zoran Primorac to reach the semi-finals of the men's table tennis at the Beijing Olympics.