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NEWS
December 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Argentina has arrested an infamous navy officer, dubbed the "Blond Angel," at the request of Sweden, which wants to extradite and try him for the death of a young Swedish girl in 1977, a court said. Alfredo Astiz, who during Argentina's 1976-83 military dictatorship was a member of an anti-leftist death squad, is also wanted by Italy and Spain and has been condemned in absentia by France to life in prison for killing two nuns.
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SPORTS
June 8, 2002 | Associated Press
Henrik Larsson still has the touch. Eight years after his last World Cup goal, the striker netted two Friday as Sweden beat Nigeria, 2-1, and sent the Super Eagles out of the tournament in the first round. Larsson scored the game-winning goal in the 62nd minute after he was fouled in the area by Ifeanyi Udeze.
NEWS
May 25, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Swedish police on Wednesday tightened border checks after a valuable artwork by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was stolen from a manor in southern Sweden. Thieves broke into the summer home of a Norwegian ship owner near Horby, 360 miles south of Stockholm, late Tuesday and stole the painting worth an estimated $138,000, police spokesman Per Jansson said. Works by the Norwegian painter, who died in 1944, are a popular target for thieves.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Swedish tax officials want former ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus to pay $2.1 million for undeclared royalties from the supergroup's hits dating back decades. It is the second time the Swedish Tax Authority has claimed the 61-year-old singer dodged taxes by not declaring millions in royalties going back decades, officials said Thursday. Victor Palm, a tax official, said that authorities suspect royalty payments to Ulvaeus were made to companies operating in foreign tax havens.
TRAVEL
March 24, 2002
"A Taste of Sweden" sandwiches 15 pages of well-organized information between 16 pages of color photographs and overviews of Stockholm and various regions of the Scandinavian nation. "Sweden A to Z" has alphabetized facts on everything from gasoline prices to tour companies, plus a directory of Internet sites. (212) 885-9700, www.visit-sweden.com.
NEWS
August 5, 1992 | Associated Press
A Russian man who hijacked an Aeroflot passenger jet to Sweden to escape service in the Soviet army was freed from prison Tuesday after serving half his four-year sentence. Mikhail Mokretsov, 20, said two weeks ago he had gone on a hunger strike to demand that he be allowed to remain in Sweden when he was released. He said he faces imprisonment if he is returned to Russia. The government's Culture Department is reviewing whether he can remain in Sweden.
NEWS
March 28, 1987 | From Reuters
Sweden's ruling Social Democrats on Friday proposed the closure of two nuclear stations by 1996, the first step toward scrapping all 12 of its nuclear plants. Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson said the top priority is now to find a credible alternative to the nuclear network, which accounts for 50% of national energy needs.
NEWS
August 3, 1996 | Times Wire Services
Sweden reached the gold-medal match in men's team handball, rallying to beat Spain, 25-20, to remain unbeaten in the tournament. Pierre Thorsson had seven goals on only eight shots for Sweden, which will meet Croatia on Sunday. Patrik Cavar scored eight goals in Croatia's 24-20 upset of world-champion France. Spain took a 12-10 lead over Sweden on goals by Aitor Etxaburu and Salvador Esquer late in the first half.
SPORTS
October 10, 2003 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
There was diminutive Hanna Ljungberg pictured in the sports pages of the Swedish daily tabloid newspaper, Aftonbladet, earlier this week, wearing a bandana and looking like she was toting a gun. Her strike partner? None other than Rambo, not Victoria Svensson. Before Swedes, or anyone else, knocked over their morning coffee at this sight, a closer look at the picture revealed portions of the words "Hollywood Wax Museum."
SPORTS
February 22, 2010 | By Chris Kuc
In the relatively short history of women's hockey in the Olympics, the United States has enjoyed many more successes than failures. An upset loss to Sweden in the semifinals of 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy, stands out as the low point. The Americans led 2-0 before the Swedes roared back for a 3-2 shootout win that denied the Americans a chance to face rival Canada for the gold medal. The U.S. was left playing for the bronze, which it won by defeating Finland, 4-0. Canada beat Sweden, 4-1, for the gold.
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