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News: Sweden

We have started to collect the most important news related to Sweden in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Swedish company sheds 1,000 jobs

Monday, January 12th 2009, 11:11

Swedish engineering firm Alfa Laval says it will cut 1,000 jobs worldwide due to falling orders.
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Festive goat burned down in Sweden - for 23rd time

Saturday, December 27th 2008, 13:15
related places: A

A giant straw goat erected each Christmas in a northern Swedish town has been burned down - for the 23rd time.
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Swedish city hit by youth riots

Friday, December 19th 2008, 11:22
related places: Malmo

Dozens of youths go on the rampage in Malmo, southern Sweden, for a second consecutive night.
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Faiths in climate change summit

Friday, November 28th 2008, 6:18

About 1,000 representatives of the world's leading religions are gathering in Sweden for summit on climate change - said to be the first of its kind.
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Repentant Khmer Rouge fan returns

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 5:19
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: A

A Swedish ex-supporter of the Khmer Rouge returns to Cambodia, vowing to apologise to survivors of the Pol Pot era.
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Swedish judge bails Arab singer

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 19:38
related countries: Syria Syria

A Swedish court frees Syrian singer George Wassouf from jail, but he still faces an investigation for possession of drugs.
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Arab singer held on drugs charges

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 22:37
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

The Syrian-Lebanese singer, George Wassouf, is arrested in Sweden on suspicion of drug offences, police say.
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Swede 'held in cabin for years'

Friday, September 5th 2008, 12:29
related places: A

A woman may have been locked up in a cabin in southern Sweden for nine years, local newspapers report.
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Summit targets world water issues

Sunday, August 17th 2008, 1:20
related places: A

A summit this week in Sweden will tackle the key issue of water, including sanitation, climate change and drinkable supplies.
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Sony sees sharp fall in profits

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 8:36

Profits at electronics giant Sony plunge by almost 50%, hurt by losses at its mobile phone venture with Sweden's Ericsson.
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Worry 'ups men's diabetes risk'

Monday, July 28th 2008, 0:15

Anxiety, depression and sleepless nights increase the risk of diabetes in men, a study by Swedish researchers suggests.
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Powell sees off Bolt in Stockholm

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 19:54
related places: Stockholm

Asafa Powell beats Usain Bolt in the battle of the world's fastest men in the IAAF Grand Prix meeting in Stockholm.
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Powell sees off Bolt in Stockholm

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 19:54
related places: Stockholm

Asafa Powell beats Usain Bolt in the battle of the world's fastest men in the IAAF Grand Prix meeting in Stockholm.
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Abba quartet reunites for Swedish premiere of Mamma Mia film

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 14:07

Abba quartet reunites for Swedish premiere of Mamma Mia film
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Drunken Swede tries to row home - from Denmark

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 0:19
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A 78-year-old man falls asleep as he tries to row home to Denmark from Sweden after a night drinking, police say.
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Discrimination row after child denies classmates party invites

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 3:45
related places: An

An eight-year-old boy causes a controversy in Sweden by failing to invite two of his classmates to his birthday party.
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UN aid workers freed in Somalia

Saturday, June 28th 2008, 15:37
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somali gunmen free two UN aid workers from Denmark and Sweden - just hours after seizing them, officials say.
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Sweden approves wiretapping law

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 11:14

Sweden passes new laws on surveillance, labelled Europe's most far-reaching eavesdropping plan.
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Russia secure quarter-final place

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 20:39
related countries: Greece Greece, Spain Spain

Russia book a quarter-final with the Netherlands after a stylish 2-0 win over Sweden.
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Jazz champion Svensson dies at 44

Monday, June 16th 2008, 5:14

The Swedish jazz pianist and composer Esbjorn Svensson dies in a scuba diving accident at the age of 44.
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Euro 2008: Spain seal spot in quarter-finals

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 20:53
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain book a Euro 2008 quarter-final spot after beating Sweden thanks to David Villa's injury-time winner.
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Aragones impressed by Spain drive

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 19:30
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain coach Luis Aragones says his side were rewarded for their perseverance in the 2-1 win over Sweden.
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Euro 2008: Swedes beat holders Greece

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 20:38
related countries: Greece Greece

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's moment of magic earns Sweden victory over holders Greece in their opening game of Euro 2008.
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