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Abortion increase blamed on declining use of pill

Abortion increase blamed on declining use of pill

The number of abortions performed in Sweden increased by 17 between 2000 and 2007. Sale of morning-after pills (ECP) have increased three-fold in Stockholm over the period, Dagens Nyheter reports.

'Gang war behind Gothenburg bomb find'

A box with the word "bomb" written on it was exploded by police in Kortedala in Gothenburg on Sunday. Police believe that the bomb threat is connected with an ongoing gang war in the city.

Court: Abrahamian was right

Court: Abrahamian was right

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has said in a ruling that Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian had reason for being angry when he lost his semi-final bout against Andrea Minguzzi.

Persson defeated as China sweeps table tennis medals

Swedish veteran Jörgen Persson was unable to prevent China from claiming a clean sweep in the men's singles table tennis on Saturday. Persson lost in straight sets to Wang Liqin while Ma Lin beat compatriot Wang Hao to claim gold.

Opposition retains poll lead

The three-party opposition has retained its lead over the four-party Alliance coalition government, a new poll shows. Only 29 percent of young voters expressed support for the government.