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Hope for woman denied right to adopt after kidney transplant

A woman with a single functioning kidney has been given new hope in her long battle for the right to adopt children as Sweden's highest administrative court rules that her case deserves a fresh hearing.

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What’s on in Sweden: August 28 – September 3

What's on in Sweden: International comedy & classical music festivals in Stockholm; Aero show & international athletics in Gothenburg; Dinosaur Jr in Malmö.

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Coop to cut 500 jobs

Fresh cutbacks at supermarket giant Coop Sverige are set to lead to the losses of 500 jobs, the chain's owner, the Swedish Cooperative Union (Kooperativa Förbundet - KF), announced on Tuesday.

‘Aftonbladet must be held accountable for false allegations’

‘Aftonbladet must be held accountable for false allegations’

In an open letter to the people of Sweden, Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress, calls on government officials to demand editorial responsibility over the publication of an article accusing Israeli defence forces of harvesting the organs of dead Palestinians.

Sweden finds funds for swine flu vaccinations

Sweden finds funds for swine flu vaccinations

The Swedish government announced on Tuesday that one billion kronor ($142 million) has been set aside to help fund the the vaccination of the entire population against swine flu.

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Pirate Bay provider reports sabotage

Black Internet, a service provider that supplied capacity to The Pirate Bay, reports that it has been the victim of sabotage.

‘Smokers cost Swedish councils billions’: report

‘Smokers cost Swedish councils billions’: report

Smokers are costing Swedish municipalities 2.6 billion kronor ($367 million) per annum in the form of breaks and sickness absences, a new report from the Swedish Public Health Institute (Statens Folkhälsoinstitut) shows.

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Swedish tabloid reported for racial agitation

Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet has been reported to the Chancellor of Justice (JK) after publishing an article forwarding claims about the alleged organ harvesting of dead Palestinians by Israeli defence forces.

Pirate Bay closed after court decision

Pirate Bay closed after court decision

Swedish file sharing website The Pirate Bay remained closed on Tuesday morning after a Stockholm court decision forced a supplier to cut off server capacity.

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Annika Östberg moves closer to release

Annika Östberg Deasy, who was found guilty in 1981 of being an accessory to two murders in California and spent 27 years in a US prison, has taken a step closer to her release after a decision by Sweden's Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården).

Ralph’s going to take you to another dimension

Ralph’s going to take you to another dimension

In a galaxy quite nearby lives Ralph Lundsten, a palace-dwelling septuagenarian and a true pioneer in the field of electronic music.