Israeli ambassador ‘upset and furious’

Israeli ambassador ‘upset and furious’

Israel's Ambassador to Sweden, Benny Dagan, has expressed fury at a Swedish newspaper article accusing Israel of trading in the internal organs of dead Palestinians.

Teen murder case opens behind closed doors

Teen murder case opens behind closed doors

The trial of two teenagers charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby in June began on Wednesday. The trial is set to proceed behind closed doors, after a court decision.

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Sweden slams paper over Israel allegations

Sweden's embassy in Tel Aviv has sharply condemned Sweden's largest circulation newspaper Aftonbladet for publishing an article accusing the Israeli Defence Forces of harvesting the organs of Palestinians.

Swedish vodka firm sues UK radio station

Swedish vodka firm sues UK radio station

The owners of Swedish vodka brand Absolut are pursuing legal proceedings against the UK-based Absolute Radio - formerly Virgin Radio - for alleged trademark infringement.

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Police station cat killer under arrest

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after nailing a dead cat to the door of a police station in western Sweden.

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Collapse in Swedish residential construction

Residential construction collapsed by 45 percent during the first half of 2009, new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.

Sweden refuses to fill capital hole in Saab deal

Sweden refuses to fill capital hole in Saab deal

The Swedish government has refused a request from Koenigsegg Group to lend a reported additional 3 billion kronor ($412 million) to enable the firm to complete the purchase of Saab Automobile AB from ailing US giant General Motors.

Swedish school bans handshakes amid swine flu fears

Swedish school bans handshakes amid swine flu fears

In a bid to curb the spread of swine flu a school in Borlänge in central Sweden has forbidden teachers from shaking hands with their pupils.

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Söderling falls at Hewitt hurdle

Swedish tennis star Robin Söderling was beaten by Australia's Lleyton Hewitt over four sets in the second round at the ATP Cincininnati Masters on Tuesday.

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National police join hunt for missing woman

Officers from the National Murder Commission (Mordkommissionen) have joined the search for the 32-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Falun in the beginning of August.