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Sweden’s first swine flu death confirmed

Medical officials at Uppsala University Hospital in eastern Sweden confirmed on Monday evening that a man in the town died after contracting the swine flu virus.

Israel organ harvesting scandal ‘medically impossible’

Israel organ harvesting scandal ‘medically impossible’

Aftonbladet's organ harvesting allegations are ludicrous from a medical perspective, writes Andrea Meyerhoff MD, Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who also argues that Sweden missed an opportunity to "reject anti-Semitism and reaffirm principles of good journalism."

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Milk price hike to save dairy farmers

Dairy company Milko will raise the price of milk next week by one krona per litre ($0.14), with all of the increase going to dairy farmers, say Milko’s chairman Per Åsling and CEO Erik Gumabon, writing in the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

Art student convicted over faked psychosis

Art student convicted over faked psychosis

Art student Anna Odell has been fined by Stockholm District Court after acting out a faked suicide attempt as part of an art project.

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Italy: EU should condemn Aftonbladet article

Italy’s foreign minister, Franco Frattini, says he has met with his Swedish counterpart Carl Bildt to iron out a strategy for resolving the fallout from an article published in the Aftonbladet newspaper, which reported allegations that the Israeli army harvested the organs of dead Palestinians, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.

Bildt to Afghanistan for talks

Bildt to Afghanistan for talks

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt arrived in Kabul on Sunday to begin two days of talks with international representatives and Afghan officials, including President Hamid Karzai.

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Swine flu claims first Swedish victim: report

A man aged around 30 in Uppsala in eastern Sweden has died at home of an illness health officials suspect may be the swine flu virus.

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Nordea announces Danish bank takeover

Sweden's biggest bank Nordea has announced the purchase of rival Danish lender Fionia for 900 million Danish kroner ($173 million).

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Firebomb chaos in Uppsala

Authorities are convening a crisis meeting in Uppsala today after a wild weekend of firebombings and burning cars.

Fuglesang arrives at space station

Fuglesang arrives at space station

Space shuttle Discovery, with Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang on board, docked successfully with the International Space Station in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Wounded bear attacks hunter

A hunter in northern Sweden was bitten on the arm on Sunday by an onrushing bear that had already survived two gunshots.

Hedblom holds off compatriot to seal Gleneagles win

Hedblom holds off compatriot to seal Gleneagles win

Peter Hedblom saw off a late surge from fellow Swede Martin Erlandsson to win the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Sunday.