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Bildt urges Serbia to resist isolation

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt called on Serbia Friday not to isolate itself as Belgrade's refusal to recognize Kosovo's independence threatens to block its integration into Europe.

The Local launches new sister site in Germany

The Local launches new sister site in Germany

The Local’s managing editor, James Savage, introduces our new Teutonic sister, www.thelocal.de.

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Saab spokesman leaked inside information

Former Saab head spokesperson Peter Larsson was admonished by the Stockholm stock exchange for sending text messages with market sensitive information to a group of journalists.

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Two terror suspects to remain in custody

Two men, 37 and 42, are to be detained in custody following their arrest on Thursday on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism, a court in Stockholm ruled on Friday.

Papers push back on papa payments

Papers push back on papa payments

David Landes looks at press reaction to the Moderate Party's suggestion of additional incentives designed to ease the ability of fathers to stay home and care for their children.

German tour chaos continues for Swedish band

German tour chaos continues for Swedish band

Swedish metal band Pain have had their second scare in the space of a week following a brutal assault in Leipzig last Friday.

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Sweden sees growth slow in 2007

Sweden has reported a sharp slowdown in growth in 2007 from the previous year, shrinking from 4.1 to 2.6 percent, official statistics showed.

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Detention orders requested for two terror suspects

Sweden's public prosecutor has handed detention orders over to Stockholm District Court for two of the three suspects arrested yesterday for preparing acts of terrorism.

Bike fetish gave man an ‘overwhelming sense of calm’

Bike fetish gave man an ‘overwhelming sense of calm’

A 36-year-old man has been indicted for satisfying himself on the seats of women’s bicycles.

Bats borrow flying tricks from bugs

Bats borrow flying tricks from bugs

Nectar-sipping bats use the same aerodynamic trick that bugs use to hover in place, a study released on Thursday by the journal Science has found.

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Thief returns stolen knife at victim’s request

A robbery victim was reunited with her rare knife, after confronting the man who stole it in a grocery store.

Alliance and far-right gain in poll

Alliance and far-right gain in poll

The governing parties are gaining ground on the opposition, but support for the Christian Democrats has dropped to 3 percent according to the latest figures from polling firm Synovate, below the threshold for representation in parliament and on par with support for the far-right Sweden Democrats.

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Hackers penetrate police email accounts

Hackers accessed email accounts of about 40 members Sweden’s police force who had the accounts hosted by the Swedish Association of Computer Professionals (Dataföreningen).