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Swedish aid groups deny anti-Israel bias

Development groups have rejected charges laid out by a Jerusalem-based NGO watchdog accusing Sweden's aid community of sponsoring groups that contribute to the "demonization" of Israel.

Seven of ten Swedes want swine flu jab

Seven of ten Swedes want swine flu jab

More than seventy percent of Swedes are considering taking the vaccination against the new A/H1N1 influenza if the vaccine is approved, a new Skop survey commissioned by the Swedish Health and Welfare Board (Socialstyrelsen) has shown.

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Webcam paedophile sentenced to eight years

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for raping a teenager and engaging in a series of webcam-related sex crimes involving 60 girls.

Amnesty: ‘Sweden party to torture’ in Afghanistan

Amnesty: ‘Sweden party to torture’ in Afghanistan

Human rights group Amnesty International has argued that Sweden is taking part in torture after the country handed over its first prisoner in Afghanistan to local authorities, according to a report by Sveriges Radio news programme Ekot.

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Volvo truck sales collapse by half

Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks has reported that sales of its vehicles collapsed by 54 percent in July.

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Sweden’s free speech tradition draws Israeli ire

Sweden's fervent defence of free speech has sparked a diplomatic storm with Israel over the government's refusal to condemn an article accusing Israeli soldiers of smuggling dead Palestinians' organs.

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Investors abandon Pirate Bay suitor

Global Gaming Factory X (GGF), the firm that wants to take over the Swedish file sharing site The Pirate Bay, has been roundly criticised by market watchers for not being able to prove that it has the money for the purchase.

Swedish archaeologists uncover 7th century ship

Swedish archaeologists uncover 7th century ship

Swedish archaeologists have announced the find of a 7th century burial ship, the oldest of its kind to be discovered in Scandinavia.

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Jeweller offered wife’s stolen valuables

A man walked into a jeweller's shop in Falkenberg in western Sweden and tried to sell some stolen valuables back to their former owner.

Stockholm smokers hit with ban

Stockholm smokers hit with ban

Stockholm city employees will be ordered to stub out their cigarettes at work from May 1st next year as the city is the latest Swedish municipality to announce a ban.

Swedish tabloid sued in New York

Swedish tabloid sued in New York

An Israeli lawyer in New York has sued Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet following the publication of an article forwarding allegations that the Israeli army harvested the organs of dead Palestinians.