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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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Sweden: news

Bosnian Serb 'Iron Lady' released

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 11:59
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic is freed from a Swedish prison after serving six years for war crimes.
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Sweden church allows gay weddings

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 21:14

The synod of Sweden's largest church votes overwhelmingly to conduct same-sex marriages from next month.
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Eriksson rules out Sweden switch

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 12:03

Notts County director of football Sven-Goran Eriksson rules himself out of the running to become the new Sweden coach, the Swedish FA has announced.
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Eriksson in line for Sweden job

Monday, October 19th 2009, 9:56

Sven-Goran Eriksson, currently director of football at Notts County, will be sounded out about the Sweden managerial job this week, BBC Sport can reveal.
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Bunny boilers - Stockholm 'burning rabbits to produce heat'

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 17:03
related places: Stockholm

Swedes have mixed reactions after hearing reports of rabbits being used to produce renewable heat.
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Czech president's new treaty snag

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 15:53
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Portugal Portugal

Czech President Vaclav Klaus wants a footnote added to the EU's Lisbon Treaty before signing it, the EU presidency says.
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Well-educated women 'aid' chances of a couple's long life

Monday, October 5th 2009, 23:26
related places: A

A well-educated woman influences both her own and her partner's chances of a long life, Swedish research indicates.
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Chess set from legendary film makes $140,000 at auction

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 15:09

Chess pieces used to delay Death in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal are sold for 1m Swedish crowns (£90,250; $143,000), officials say.
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Moving the goalposts - Swedish keeper's woodwork trick rumbled

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 20:55

IFK Goteborg goalkeeper Kim Christensen could be in hot water after moving the posts during a Swedish first division game in order to make the goal smaller.
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Helicopter used in Sweden robbery

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 10:52
related places: Stockholm

Swedish police hunt for robbers who used a stolen helicopter to raid a cash depot in the capital, Stockholm.
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Brazil's economy out of recession

Friday, September 11th 2009, 14:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Japan Japan

Brazil follows countries such as Sweden and Japan by coming out of recession after its economy grew in the April-to-June quarter.
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Road noise raises blood pressure, Swedish study suggests

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 0:13

People living near noisy roads are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure, a Swedish study suggests.
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Spotify app approved for iPhone

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 19:19

Apple approves an iPhone application from Swedish firm Spotify, allowing users to stream music to their mobile handsets.
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Netanyahu enters Sweden organ row

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 18:03
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's prime minister calls on Sweden to condemn newspaper claims that Israeli troops killed Palestinians and sold their organs.
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Israel fury at Sweden organ claim

Friday, August 21st 2009, 11:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel is to complain officially to Sweden over newspaper claims that Israeli soldiers killed Palestinians to sell their organs.
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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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