Swedish defence minister says NATO membership ‘natural’
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Swedish defence minister says NATO membership ‘natural’

Membership in NATO is a "natural" step for Sweden in the long term, Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors wrote in a newspaper article on Saturday.

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Non-smokers could get extra holiday

A local politician in Sweden has proposed that non-smokers should be rewarded with extra holiday.

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Stockholm bourse falls on US consumer stats

The Stockholm stock exchange ended a largely positive week on a sour note on Friday as the OMXS index closed down 1.1 percent on reports of weaker consumer demand in the USA.

Gothenburg demo calls for release of ‘Sturup Seven’
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Gothenburg demo calls for release of ‘Sturup Seven’

A demonstration is to be held in Gothenburg today, Saturday, to call for the release of the seven environmental activists being held by police following a direct action at Malmö Sturup airport.

Four-year old drummer a hit on YouTube
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Four-year old drummer a hit on YouTube

A four-year-old Swedish boy has become a hit on YouTube. The budding rock star is creating quite a stir with his drumming skills.

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Tito Beltran appeals rape conviction

Opera star Tito Beltran has appealed against a conviction and two year prison sentence imposed for the rape of an 18-year-old nanny in 1999.