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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 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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Saab board in emergency meeting

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 17:01

Swedish carmaker Saab, which is owned by General Motors, holds an extraordinary board meeting to decide its future.
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Europe cool on GM calls for help

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 19:08
related countries: United States United States

The UK, Germany and Sweden react coolly to calls from US car giant General Motors for government aid for Vauxhall, Saab and Opel.
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Sweden accepts ex-Guantanamo man

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 15:46
related countries: China China

A Chinese Muslim who was held in Guantanamo Bay for almost five years is granted permission to stay in Sweden indefinitely.
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Train vandalism? No, it was a work of art

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 17:10
related places: Stockholm

Stockholm's transport authority demands compensation from an arts college after a student is involved in an act of vandalism on a metro train.
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Swedish Pirate Bay case starts

Monday, February 16th 2009, 8:36

The founders of a site which carries links to copies of music and films go on trial for copyright violation in Sweden.
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Swedes investigate police racism

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 15:36

Sweden's police chief promises an inquiry after officers playing criminals and suspects on a training exercise adopt racist names.
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Sweden aims to lift nuclear ban

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 11:31

The Swedish government unveils plans to lift a three-decade-old ban on the construction of new nuclear reactors.
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Sweden's Ericsson to slash jobs

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 9:35

Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson says it will cut 5,000 jobs to cut costs as it expects a reduction in spending from its customers
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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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