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Swedish cities hit by spate of arson and unrest

Friday night was a troublesome one for many police forces across Sweden with several reports of arson and unrest. Police fear an escalation in the violence.

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Swedish pastor cited after family burial

A pensioned Church of Sweden pastor has landed himself in hot holy water after performing a burial service for a person who was not a member of the flock.

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Thousands lose out on sickness benefits

Almost 4,400 Swedes lost their right to sickness benefits in the first half of 2009 as the Social Insurance Agency (Forsäkringskassan) tightened its regulations.

Fuglesang returns safely to Earth

Fuglesang returns safely to Earth

The space shuttle Discovery, carrying Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang, landed on schedule at Edwards Air Force base in California after a 14 day trip to the International Space Station (ISS).

Sweden refuses SA request to drop Zimbabwe sanctions

Sweden refuses SA request to drop Zimbabwe sanctions

The Swedish EU presidency has resisted pressure from South African President Jacob Zuma to drop sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.