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Police officer deploys doll in joyrider fight

A Swedish police officer has run into trouble with his superiors after deploying a uniformed life-sized doll in his home neighbourhood after tiring of local joyriders.

Chinese berry pickers march in protest

Chinese berry pickers march in protest

Around 120 Chinese berry pickers went on a 15-kilometre (9.3-mile) overnight march in northern Sweden on Thursday to protest their salaries, a local social services official said.

Malmö’s rats face death by fourteen skewers

Malmö’s rats face death by fourteen skewers

The rats of Malmö face an uncertain future, thanks to the introduction of new spike traps in the city’s sewers.

Bildt: No US-Sweden talks over WikiLeaks

Bildt: No US-Sweden talks over WikiLeaks

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has denied that the US government has approached Sweden in connection with the website WikiLeaks and reports that many of the Afghan War Diary documents pass through a Swedish web-host.

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Stieg Larsson book could get English version

A book by the late best-selling Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson is set to be published in English for the first time. But the book is not a novel - it is a safety manual for journalists, which reflected his work for anti-fascist magazine Expo.

Swedish climber dies in Himalaya expedition

Swedish climber dies in Himalaya expedition

A Swedish climber died in an accident on the mountain K2 in the Karakoram Himalayas early on Friday morning while taking part in an Austrian-led expedition.

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Swedes expect fall in jobless total

Most Swedes expect unemployment to fall in the coming year, according to a new poll. But those who work in the public sector expect to see job cuts in their own workplaces.

Break in at Stockholm royal palace

Break in at Stockholm royal palace

Thieves broke into the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm Palace in western Stockholm on Thursday night. Police have not yet established what has been taken but believe that it was a contract job.

Powell pulls out of Stockholm sprint clash

Powell pulls out of Stockholm sprint clash

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has been forced to withdraw from the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League on Friday due to a groin injury.

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Absentee voting begins in Swedish elections

Absentee voting began in the September 19th Swedish general election on Thursday in what is expected to be a tight race centred on the economy, unemployment and welfare.