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Court fines Greenpeace nuclear activists

A Swedish court on Thursday fined 29 Greenpeace activists who broke into a nuclear power plant earlier this month.

HostelBookers’ Day Trips from Stockholm
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HostelBookers’ Day Trips from Stockholm

HostelBookers invites you to explore the beaten path outside Stockholm by taking day trips to Uppsala, Västerås and Drottningholm, writes Madeleine Wilson.

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Business startups climb in 2010

The number of business startups increased in Sweden by 17.6 percent in the first half of 2010 in comparison with the corresponding period of last year.

Baby boom as Swedes go forth and procreate

Baby boom as Swedes go forth and procreate

The number of children born in Sweden in the first half of 2010 climbed by almost seven percent from the corresponding period of 2009, to 58,174, new figures show.

Military service comes to an end in Sweden

Military service comes to an end in Sweden

Compulsory military service officially came to end in Sweden on Thursday after 109 years, setting the non-aligned nation on the path to developing a fully professional army.

Elin and Tiger sign $750 million divorce

Elin and Tiger sign $750 million divorce

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have signed a divorce settlement worth $750 million to the Swedish wife of the disgraced golf star, according to a report in the UK tabloid newspaper The Sun.

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Brothers indicted for Vilks arson attack

Two brothers suspected of setting fire to the home of the Swedish Muhammad cartoonist Lars Vilks were charged with arson on Thursday.

Football player murdered in Södertälje shooting

Football player murdered in Södertälje shooting

Eddie Moussa, a player with Swedish second division football club Assyriska was one of the two men shot dead in a gambling club in Södertälje near Stockholm on Wednesday night, according to a statement on the club's webpage.

Riksbank raises repo rate to 0.5 percent

Riksbank raises repo rate to 0.5 percent

Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, has raised its key interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.5 percent on Thursday, matching most analyst estimates.

Sweden’s wilds top tourism wish list

Sweden’s wilds top tourism wish list

Kungsleden (The King's Trail), Astrid Lindgren's World, Stockholm Adventure and Åre ski resort are among the candidates nominated for the title of "Best experience in Sweden" which will be decided Eurovision-style at a gala in the autumn.

Man held over library rape

Man held over library rape

A man has been detained on suspicion of raping a seven-year-old girl in a toilet at the municipal library in Södertälje near Stockholm on Tuesday afternoon, according to information on a police website.