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Catholics upset by young socialists’ erect pope pic

The Catholic Church in Sweden has expressed dismay at the publication by the youth wing of the Social Democrats (SSU) of a caricature of Pope Benedict XVI sporting an erection in the presence of a child.

The Ark runs tax gauntlet with music magazine

The Ark runs tax gauntlet with music magazine

Swedish glam band The Ark's novel approach to combating music industry monetary woes by releasing its new album as a magazine freebie could have fallen foul of tax agency regulations and ultimately prove costly for the band.

Fiancé not guilty of Linda Chen murder: court

Fiancé not guilty of Linda Chen murder: court

Mats Alm, 35, has been found not guilty in a preliminary ruling by Falun district court of the murder of his 32-year-old fiancée Linda Chen.

Swedish film stirs Hollywood imagination

Swedish film stirs Hollywood imagination

It’s notoriously difficult for European filmmakers to make it big in the US, particularly with non-English language films. But now Sweden’s filmmakers are echoing the successes of its authors and actors in winning over American audiences, writes Lee Martin.

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Swedish growth hits European big league

Sweden has exceeded analysts' economic forecasts with quarterly growth up 1.4 percent and year-on-year figures placing the country at the top of the European pile.

23-year-old convicted over car park killing

23-year-old convicted over car park killing

A 23-year-old man has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 22 months imprisonment in connection with the death of a 78-year-old woman who was assaulted during a parking lot dispute in southern Sweden in March.

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Convicted serial killer sees charges dropped

A prosecutor has dropped the charges of murder against convicted serial killer Thomas Quick for the 1988 slaying of an Israeli tourist. Quick has recently retracted earlier statements in which he claimed to have killed more than twenty people.

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Swede charged in US over ‘scareware’ scheme

A 31-year-old Swede is among three people indicted in the United States in connection with a Ukraine-based internet fraud scheme that netted $100 million for its architects.

Habo ‘best place to live in Sweden’

Habo ‘best place to live in Sweden’

Habo in Västergötland in southern Sweden is the best place in Sweden to live, according to a ranking by Fokus magazine.

Sweden licks wounds of Eurovision fiasco

Sweden licks wounds of Eurovision fiasco

Sweden was dumped out of the Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday night at the semi-final stage, the first time the country has failed to qualify for the final.

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Alliance coalition passes opposition: poll

The governing Alliance has overtaken the opposition "red-greens" in a new poll by Synovate published on Friday.