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Gant chairman seeks allies in ‘David versus Goliath’ battle

The chairman of the board of Swedish fashion firm Gant, Lennart Björk, has put out an appeal for allies in the battle for control over the company.

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Ninety pythons left to die in Swedish cottage

Ninety pythons, some dead and some alive, have been found in a cottage in Gnesta where they had been left to die, local animal protection authorities said on Wednesday.

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Germany foils smuggling ring

Police in Germany have arrested eleven members of a criminal gang suspected of smuggling Iraqis into Sweden, according to German media reports.

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Swedes more pessimistic about economy

An increasing number of Swedes believe that the country's economy will weaken in 2008, according to a new poll.

Police guard teen murder trial
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Police guard teen murder trial

A large crowd gathered on Wednesday morning outside Karlskrona District Court ahead of the trial of a 50-year-old man from Rödeby indicted on charges of murder and attempted murder.

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Cash-strapped military spends millions on film

Sweden's soldiers are reported to be dismayed after it emerged that the cash-strapped armed forces spent nearly 4 million kronor on an internal film featuring their boss, Supreme Commander Håkan Syrén.

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North Koreans sheltered by embassy reach South Korea

Two North Koreans who broke into the Swedish embassy in Vientiane, Laos, last month seeking asylum have reached South Korea, a report said Wednesday.

Postcard arrives 25 years late
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Postcard arrives 25 years late

Workers at Södertälje council's staff restaurant Café Mörten were delighted on Tuesday to receive a postcard from Inger, newspaper Länstidningen i Södertälje reports.

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Boy dies after playing ‘choking game’

The father of a 12-year-old boy found dead in his room in Harmånger in northern Sweden on Friday believes his son may have died after playing a "choking game" he found on the internet.

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Swedish crime writer’s manuscript stolen

It was a case of 'theft, most foul' on Tuesday as Sweden's 'Queen' of crime novelists, Bodil Mårtensson, told AFP how the only copy of her latest manuscript was stolen when thieves broke into her home.