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Wave power plant planned for west coast

Plans to built the country's first wave power plant in the sea, northwest of Smögen on Sweden’s west coast, have been proposed by Uppsala-based company Seabased Industry.

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Politicians accused of jumping flu jab queue

Uppsala County Council is facing criticism after politicians and leading civil servants were offered the chance to have the swine flu vaccine, regardless of whether they belong to a high-risk group.

One in five priests refuse to wed same-sex couples

One in five priests refuse to wed same-sex couples

A week has passed since homosexual couples were given the right to tie the knot in church. Yet, 18 percent of priests in the Gothenburg region say they refuse to preside over gay weddings.

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Norway court rejects calls to block Pirate Bay

Communications company Telenor will not be forced to block customers from accessing popular Swedish file sharing website The Pirate Bay, a court in Norway decided on Friday.

Green Party makes ground among voters

Green Party makes ground among voters

Over half of Swedish voters put their faith in Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt according to a new poll. Green Party co-leader Maria Wetterstrand has emerged as his biggest competitor, surpassing Mona Sahlin in the popularity stakes.