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Bumper Friday for krona and stocks

The Stockholm stock exchange and the krona both hit record levels for the year on Friday as several economic indicators point to an upswing in Sweden's economic fortunes.

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Sweden’s recovery gathering pace: Borg

Sweden's government has revised its gloomy economic prognosis upwards, announcing on Friday that it expects the country's GDP to increase by 0.6 percent in 2010, before making greater strides towards a full recovery in 2011 and 2012.

Transgender belly dancer helps launch Arab gay initiative

Transgender belly dancer helps launch Arab gay initiative

As a human rights group publishes details of a bloody campaign of hate being waged against gays in Iraq, Rami Abdelrahman speaks to members of a recently founded initiative for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Arabs in Sweden.

Debt collector hunts Pirate Bay buyer

Debt collector hunts Pirate Bay buyer

Hans Pandeya, the CEO of Global Gaming Factory (GGF), the company planning to buy The Pirate Bay, has been reported to the Swedish enforcement service (Kronofogden) for mounting unpaid debts.

Sweden summons Israeli ambassador

Sweden summons Israeli ambassador

Israel's ambassador to Sweden, Benny Dagan, has been summoned by Sweden's foreign office to discuss the diplomatic discord following an article in a national newspaper claiming Israeli soldiers harvest the organs of dead Palestinians.

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‘High speed trains offer no environmental benefit’: report

High speed railways are unprofitable and afford marginal climate gains, a new report penned by the Expert Group on Environmental Studies argues.

Bildt rejects Israeli call for official condemnation

Bildt rejects Israeli call for official condemnation

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has rejected calls from Israel for the government to distance itself from an article in a national newspaper which claimed Israeli soldiers harvest the organs of dead Palestinians.

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Fire photographer admits arson

A Swedish news photographer specialized in capturing fires on film has admitted to being behind a slew of arson attacks, according to the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Sweden to offer free swine flu vaccine for all

Sweden to offer free swine flu vaccine for all

The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) is set to recommend that the swine flu vaccine is issued free of charge for all.

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Swedish police hunt audacious ‘Spiderman’ burglar

Swedish police are hunting for an agile cat burglar who, clad in climbing attire and gardening gloves, shinned up drainage pipes to hit ten apartments in Stockholm over the summer.

Brazil delays decision over JAS Gripen

Brazil delays decision over JAS Gripen

Sweden's Saab is among the defence companies lobbying hard for a $4 billion deal to replace Brazil's ageing fleet of fighter aircraft.