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Troops ransack Afghan hospital: Swedish charity

A Swedish charity has claimed that foreign troops entered its hospital in Afghanistan, smashed doors and tied up staff and patients' relatives, violating agreements between aid workers and the military.

Did Anna Odell’s faked psychosis have any artistic merit?

Did Anna Odell’s faked psychosis have any artistic merit?

Ceci n'est pas une depression nerveuse (This is not a nervous breakdown): The Local's Charlotte Webb offers her thoughts on art student Anna Odell's controversial faked psychosis, a final year project that resulted in a conviction last week.

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Sweden earmarks ten billion kronor for regions

The government has revealed it is to set aside 10 billion kronor ($1.4 billion) for core welfare services in Sweden's regions and municipalities in the forthcoming autumn budget.

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Spotify launches iPhone app

Swedish music streaming service Spotify announced the launch of the Spotify App for iPhone and iPod touch at the Apple iTunes App Store on Monday.

Paul Simon speaks out on Swedish theatre ban

Paul Simon speaks out on Swedish theatre ban

American singer-songwriter Paul Simon has spoken out after Universal Music's Nordic headquarters put a stop to a Stockholm performance of The Sound of Silence, a play by a Latvian theatre company based around the music of the same name by Simon & Garfunkel.

Swedes predict property price increase

Swedes predict property price increase

The number of Swedish households expecting housing prices to increase in the next year has grown to 53 percent, compared to 41 percent a month ago, according to SEB bank's latest property price indicators.

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NASA censors Swedish pupil’s naked astronaut query

On Sunday night, students from Sätraskolan, a school in southern Stockholm, had the chance to interview Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang, who is on a space mission to the International Space Station (ISS). But NASA thought some of the questions were a bit too risqué.

Fortified wine to prevent spread of swine flu: Church of Sweden

Fortified wine to prevent spread of swine flu: Church of Sweden

A number of Swedish churches have decided to serve fortified wine during communion in hopes of reducing the risk of spreading swine flu, according to several media reports.

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Female cyclist bitten by attacker

A female cyclist in central Sweden was assaulted on Sunday night by two men, one of whom left bite marks on her left arm.

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Young men at greater risk for alcohol dependence

The number of young men who drink sufficient amounts of alcohol that they risk becoming dependent has almost doubled in four years, according to a forthcoming report from the National Institute of Public Health (Statens folkhälsoinstitut – FHI).

Government maintains popular approval: poll

Government maintains popular approval: poll

A large majority of Swedes maintain confidence in the four-party centre-right Alliance government, according to a new Skop poll.