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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.

World news related to Sweden – overview

Sweden: news

Greenpeace in anti-trawling move

Monday, August 10th 2009, 16:51

Greenpeace drops boulders onto the sea floor off Sweden to prevent what it says are destructive forms of fishing.
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Swedish couple miss Italian island of Capri after GPS typo

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 16:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Capri, Carpi

A Swedish couple looking for the isle of Capri end up in Carpi, an industrial town in northern Italy, after making an error with their car's GPS.
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Swedes quiz Venezuela on weapons

Monday, July 27th 2009, 23:51
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Swedish government asks Venezuela to explain how Swedish made weapons ended up in the hands of Colombia's Farc rebels.
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Iceland submits EU membership bid

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 9:31
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland formally applies to join the EU, a week after its parliament voted in favour of accession to the 27-nation bloc.
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Pirates' treasure

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 17:52

What about Sweden has led to the Pirate Party
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Swedish PM sounds climate alarm

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 10:49

Sweden urges the EU to "pool efforts and show leadership" to secure a global deal to curb climate change.
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MEPs postpone vote on Barroso bid

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 9:07

Euro MPs block Sweden's efforts to get European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso reappointed this month for a new five-year term.
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US judge bans 'Rye' book sequel

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 0:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rye, Catcher

A US judge bans publication of a book by a Swedish author promoted as a sequel to JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye.
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Sweden pushes EU climate action

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 1:08

Sweden's PM tells the BBC the EU must take the lead on climate change, as his country takes over the union's presidency.
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Pirate Bay site sold to game firm

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 14:41

File-sharing site The Pirate Bay is sold to Swedish gaming company GGF, soon after its founders were given jail sentences.
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BP names Svanberg as new chairman

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 7:23

BP appoints Carl-Henric Svanberg, the current head of Swedish telecoms company Ericsson, as its new chairman.
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Jailed N Korea reporters visited

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 7:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Sweden's ambassador to North Korea has visited two US journalists jailed there, the US embassy says.
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Envoy sees US duo in N Korea

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 0:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The Swedish envoy to North Korea meets for a second time two US journalists who face trial for entering the country illegally.
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Sweden FM denied Sri Lanka entry

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 21:11
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka refuses entry to Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, who was to have joined a European diplomatic mission.
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Court jails Pirate Bay founders

Friday, April 17th 2009, 14:29

The founders of Pirate Bay, the world's most famous file-sharing site, are given jail terms in Sweden for copyright offences.
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Bare essentials - Sweden targets strippers for tax

Friday, April 10th 2009, 11:44

Sweden's tax authorities investigate webcam strippers, estimating that hundreds of Swedish women are dodging the law.
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Piracy law cuts internet traffic

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 13:10

Internet traffic in Sweden falls by a third as the country's new anti-piracy law came into effect, reports suggest.
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Sweden allows same-sex marriage

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 9:01

Sweden becomes the fifth European country to pass a law allowing gay couples to be legally married, from next month.
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Swedish hostage freed in Colombia

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 7:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's Farc leftist rebel group frees a 69-year-old Swedish man held for two years and said to their last foreign hostage.
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'Old Madoff'

Friday, March 13th 2009, 12:43

Swedish match king whose Kreuger Crash ruined many
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'Old Madoff'

Friday, March 13th 2009, 12:43

Swedish match king whose Kreuger Crash ruined many
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Sweden probes 'anti-US' attacks

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 15:22
related countries: United States United States

Three supermarkets are destroyed in Sweden, in what police say might be anti-American arson attacks.
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Sweden's crown princess to marry

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 14:02
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Sweden's Royal Court announces the engagement of heir to the throne Princess Victoria, to her gym-owner boyfriend.
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Saab aims to survive without GM

Friday, February 20th 2009, 13:45

The board of the Swedish carmaker Saab files for reorganisation, seeking to create a fully independent business.
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