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Russian officer denies Swedish dumping report

The former commander of the Russian navy's Baltic fleet denied on Friday that Russia dumped radioactive and chemical waste into Swedish waters in the Baltic Sea in the early 1990s.

Green Party stumbles in new poll

Green Party stumbles in new poll

The two political blocs have drawn to within three percentage points of each other in a new voter poll from Demoskop published in the Expressen newspaper on Friday.

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Swedes develop Huntington’s medicine

A Swedish biotechnology firm has developed a new medicine which provides hope for sufferers of Huntington's disease, according to a report in Göteborgs-Posten.

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Appeals court confirms Stureby killing sentences

The Svea Court of Appeal has confirmed the sentences for the two teenagers convicted in the killing of 15-year-old Therese Johansson Rojo in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby last summer.

Swedish bishop off sick after office bashing

Swedish bishop off sick after office bashing

Sven Thidevall, a Church of Sweden bishop in Växjö in southern Sweden, has been obliged to seek the solace of sick leave after an office quarrel ended in a bout of clerical fisticuffs.

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Volvo optimistic as losses mount

Swedish truck maker Volvo said on Friday that it sees signs of recovery in the global economy, despite reporting widening losses in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Christmas shopping stop for Jacob Zuma in Swedish grocery store

Christmas shopping stop for Jacob Zuma in Swedish grocery store

The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, became so enamoured with traditional Swedish advent candlesticks while attending the December climate summit that he took 15 of them home with him.

Saab dealers: we’ll help pay for Spyker deal

Saab dealers: we’ll help pay for Spyker deal

Swedish Saab dealers have said they are willing to stump up millions of kronor to help Dutch sportscar maker Spyker secure its purchase of Saab Automobile.

Swedes set sights on ten Vancouver medals

Swedes set sights on ten Vancouver medals

Sweden has declared a target of ten medals at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, despite a record haul of 14 in Turin four years ago.

Reinfeldt seeks answers on Russian dumping

Reinfeldt seeks answers on Russian dumping

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has asked for an explanation from the previous Social Democrat government over Russia's release of toxic waste into Swedish waters in the Baltic Sea.

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Woman seriously injured in rooftop snowfall

A 55-year-old woman was seriously injured by falling snow from the roof of a building in Blackeberg in Stockholm on Thursday. The cold snap has led to a record number of reports from worried pedestrians over hanging ice.