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Blow for bishop as orgasm church flops

Sweden’s highest court has refused to hear a last-ditch plea by the Madonna of the Orgasm church to be recognized.

Red-greens split on pensioner tax cuts

Red-greens split on pensioner tax cuts

The red-green coalition revealed a split on a proposal to cut taxes on pensioners to the levels of wage earners on Wednesday morning.

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Sweden Democrats publish report on rape

The Sweden Democrats presented a report on Wednesday showing that of 114 convictions for rape in 2009, 48 percent involved men born outside Sweden.

Nordegren breaks silence on split with Tiger

Nordegren breaks silence on split with Tiger

Elin Nordegren has broken her nine-month silence over the sex scandal that ended her marriage with golf star Tiger Woods, saying the extent of his philandering had made her feel "stupid" and she had been through "hell."

Prosecutor orders probe against Assange

Prosecutor orders probe against Assange

Swedish prosecutors have announced that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be subject to a preliminary investigation on suspicion of molestation.

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Traffickers intimidated victims with voodoo

Eight people were charged on Wednesday for trafficking and pimping 10 African women, intimidating the victims into prostitution by using means including voodoo.

Iran claims Oriflame may be backed by spy agency

Iran claims Oriflame may be backed by spy agency

Iranian authorities alleged on Wednesday that it closed Swedish cosmetics firm Oriflame in Tehran and arrested five of its employees on Sunday because it was running a pyramid scheme and was possibly backed by a spy agency.

Rotten fish? It’s a delicacy

Rotten fish? It’s a delicacy

It has been banned by airlines as an offensive weapon, its smells like a gas leak and it is Swedish schoolchildren's favourite way to cause classroom chaos. Yet thousands of Swedes regard it as a culinary delicacy. Emy Gelb reaches for a clothespin and takes a look at the famous Swedish "rotten herring" - surströmming.

Foreign tourists boost Swedish retail sales

Foreign tourists boost Swedish retail sales

Last year was a bumper year for tourism in Sweden, with foreign tourists spending more money in Sweden than Swedish tourists spent overseas, according from retail group Svensk Handel.

Government slammed on environment policy

Government slammed on environment policy

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) has in a new report criticised the government for having "gone backwards" in several key environmental issues, arguing that the smaller parties have had to defer to the Moderates.

Woods seeks to rekindle career after divorce

Woods seeks to rekindle career after divorce

US golfer Tiger Woods will compete at the Barclays this week, his first tournament since finalising his divorce from Swedish ex-wife Elin Nordegren in a bid to determine his stature on the PGA Tour's playoffs.