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July 2, 1987 | Associated Press
A Swedish navy helicopter dropped depth charges and fired anti-submarine grenades Wednesday at what appeared to be a foreign submarine detected in coastal waters, the military said. The weapons were used after several days of indications of "unidentified alien submarine activity" in Tore Bay at the northern end of the Bothnia Gulf that divides much of Sweden and Finland, defense staff spokesman Jan Tuninger said.
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July 2, 1987 | Associated Press
A Swedish navy helicopter dropped depth charges and fired anti-submarine grenades Wednesday at what appeared to be a foreign submarine detected in coastal waters, the military said. The weapons were used after several days of indications of "unidentified alien submarine activity" in Tore Bay at the northern end of the Bothnia Gulf that divides much of Sweden and Finland, defense staff spokesman Jan Tuninger said.
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January 15, 1986 | United Press International
The number of nuclear test explosions was reduced by nearly half in 1985, the greatest reduction since 1963, Sweden's National Defense Research Institute said today.
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January 7, 1985 | From Reuters
The Soviet Union and the United States both carried out more military nuclear tests last year than in 1983, Swedish experts said today. Hagfors Observatory, run by a branch of Sweden's Defense Ministry, said preliminary figures showed 53 underground nuclear tests last year, including 16 U.S. and 27 Soviet. The U.S. total was four higher than in 1983 and the Soviet total was up by three, the observatory said.
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August 17, 1990 | Associated Press
China conducted a nuclear weapons test Thursday, the second this year after a break of nearly two years, Swedish monitors reported. "This was an unusually strong explosion by Chinese standards," said Mats Gustavsson, an official at Sweden's Defense Research Establishment. The agency's Hagfors Observatory picked up signals indicating a yield of 50 to 200 kilotons. The observatory said in a statement that the underground bomb was detonated at the Lop Nor site in Xinjiang province.
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April 27, 1985 | United Press International
The Swedish government Friday denied it has joined the ranks of nuclear powers and began an investigation into charges the military defied Parliament by secretly conducting nuclear weapons research. Reports of Sweden being in possession of nuclear weapons are "utterly false," Defense Minister Anders Thunborg said in a statement. Thunborg added, "The Swedish government and the Swedish Parliament have taken an absolutely firm stand not to produce nuclear arms."
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October 20, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Top-seeded Stefan Edberg of Sweden opened defense of his $617,500 Japan Indoor tennis title Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Todd Nelson at Tokyo. In other matches, sixth-seeded John Fitzgerald of Australia defeated Ken Flach, 6-4, 6-0; Richard Matuszewski upset fifth-seeded Jay Berger, 7-6, 6-3, and seventh-seeded Slobodan Zivojinovic of Yugoslavia downed Toshihisa Tsuchihashi of Japan, 7-5, 6-3.
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January 13, 1987 | From Reuters
A total of 21 nuclear test explosions were carried out worldwide during 1986, the lowest number since 1960, Sweden's National Defense Research Institute reported Monday. The marked drop in numbers--from 30 in 1985 and 55 the year before--was mainly due to a voluntary ban on testing imposed by the Soviet Union in July, 1985, the institute said in its preliminary survey of last year's tests.
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July 27, 1988 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
In May, Sweden's Olympic volleyball team won an all-expense-paid trip to the United States. But it has been anything but a vacation. After defeating the United States in four games during a tournament in Italy, Sweden was invited on a four-game tour of the United States. But the invitation didn't exactly come from the kindness of anyone's heart. The United States needed another look at Sweden, a team that qualified for the Seoul Olympics.
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February 23, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Teemu Selanne continued to rack up honors after he and his Finnish teammates won bronze medals at the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament. Selanne, who scored two goals Saturday to lead Finland past the U.S., 5-0, in the semifinals and earn his fourth Olympic medal in his sixth and final Games, was voted the most valuable player of theĀ  tournament. He also was voted to the all-star team by the media. The Ducks right wing, 43, had four goals and six points in six games to increase his career Olympic scoring record to 43 points.
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July 4, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES
The "Last Viking," otherwise known as Swedish midfielder Tomas Brolin, was talking to writers in the so-called mixed zone when the question of defense came up. "Sweden's defense is looking very good. Can you comment a bit about that?" he was asked. "Yes, it's looking very good," Brolin replied straight-faced, then laughed.
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