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Swedish stock market ends week on a high

A rollercoaster week on the Stockholm stock exchange ended on a peak as rates rose in anticipation of Friday's financial rescue package vote in the United States.

Swedish archaeologists uncover Viking-era church

Swedish archaeologists uncover Viking-era church

The remains of a Viking-era stave church, including the skeletal remains of a woman, have been uncovered near the cemetery of the Lännäs church in Odensbacken outside Örebro in central Sweden.

Financial troubles hit Sweden’s golf clubs

Financial troubles hit Sweden’s golf clubs

Golf clubs in Sweden are facing tough economic times, with three clubs declaring bankruptcy in just the last few weeks.

Thousands of rental flats privatized

Thousands of rental flats privatized

Private owners have taken over 16,000 municipal rental apartments since the 2006 elections.

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No SEX or LSD on Swedish cars

While authorities in Sweden have been known to put their foot down when it comes to what parents name their children, the three-letter combinations on Swedish licence plates can also be censored.

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Skandia settles long-running dispute over sale

Skandia AB, the Swedish subsidiary of Anglo-South African Old Mutual Plc, announced on Friday that it has come to a favourable settlement in its six-year dispute over the sale of its asset management business.

Date set for Nobel Literature Prize

Date set for Nobel Literature Prize

As speculation begins to mount over this year's Nobel Literature Prize, the Swedish Academy said on Friday it would announce the winner on October 9th.

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School reports 10-year-old to police after fight

A 10-year-old boy was reported to police for getting into a fight with an 8-year-old during recess at a school in Jönköping in central Sweden.

Sahlin calls for privacy ombudsman

Sahlin calls for privacy ombudsman

The Social Democrats want to create an ombudsman to help protect individuals’ privacy in Sweden, party leader Mona Sahlin told Sveriges Radio.

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Swedish team penalized in Volvo Ocean Race

A Swedish sailing team entered in the Volvo Ocean Race, in which teams circumnavigate the globe, was penalized by international sailing authorities on Thursday because the boat’s keel failed to comply with the rules.