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Swedish journalist claims Obama Nobel jackpot

While the decision to award US President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize has been received by widespread surprise, one Swedish journalist is toasting the Norwegians after winning 50,000 kronor ($7,177) betting on the outcome.

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Swedish bus driver sacked for sending text message

A Swedish bus driver has been sacked for sending a text message while driving from Stockholm to Norrtälje. The driver was caught on film by a passenger.

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ICA announces in-store pharmacy plans

Swedish retailer ICA has announced plans to open 100 pharmacies across the country.

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Immigrants fuel upswing in company start ups

Foreign-born residents of Sweden are helping to boost booming figures of new business start ups across the country in recent years, a new report indicates.

Obama Nobel win shocks Swedish peace group

Obama Nobel win shocks Swedish peace group

The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (Svenska Freds) has classified as "shameful" the decision by the Nobel Committee in Oslo to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 to Barack Obama.

Swedish destiny resides in Copenhagen clash

Swedish destiny resides in Copenhagen clash

The Swedish football team heads to Parken stadium in Copenhagen on Saturday hoping to claim the points and a real chance of winning a World Cup group that long seemed out of their grasp.

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Swedish soldiers shot in Afghanistan firefight

Two Swedish soldiers are recovering after sustaining injuries in a firefight in the vicinity of Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan late on Thursday evening.

Fewer Swedes want swine flu vaccine

Fewer Swedes want swine flu vaccine

The number of Swedes keen on being vaccinated against the swine flu virus has declined since August, according to a new survey by Sifo.

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Masturbating trucker charged with reckless driving

A German truck driver who caused an accident on route 40 near Borås in western Sweden in September while high on drugs and playing with himself, has been charged with reckless driving and assault.

Sweden cautions Czechs over Lisbon ‘opt outs’

Sweden cautions Czechs over Lisbon ‘opt outs’

The Swedish EU presidency has cautioned the Czechs that their demands for an extra "footnote" on the Lisbon treaty sends out "the wrong message at the wrong time".