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Gender-reassigned face health hurdles: study

This year 60 people have applied to change their sex in Sweden. Most gender-reassigned people achieve a better life through their surgery, but a new study shows that the risk of attempted suicide and psychological problems remains high, Dagens Nyheter reports.

Space tourism to take off in Kiruna

Space tourism to take off in Kiruna

If all goes to plan, billionaire Richard Branson’s spaceships will take off with tourists on board in 2012 – from Kiruna in the far north of Sweden.

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Police off the hook for wrong number bug

A police officer in Malmö has avoided both prosecution and a disciplinary hearing by the Disciplinary Board, after wiretapping the wrong telephone number and listening in to private telephone conversations over the course of a number of hours.

Erik Grönwall Sweden’s new Idol

Erik Grönwall Sweden’s new Idol

With his big stage presence and booming rock voice, Erik Grönwall took home the Idol 2009 Final at Stockholm’s Globen arena on Friday night.

Former Volvo directors oppose Chinese sale

Former Volvo directors oppose Chinese sale

Chinese automaker Geely is not a suitable owner of Volvo Cars, according to eight former Volvo directors. In a letter to Ford Motor Company’s chairman, Bill Ford Jr, former Volvo group directors, and former Volvo Cars managing directors, wrote that Geely lacks the necessary technical competence, according to the newspaper Dagens Industri.