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Bildt rejects Georgia-Kosovo comparison

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Friday rejected Russian comparisons between its recognition of two Georgian breakaway provinces from the West's recognition of Kosovo earlier this year.

Swedish prince inherits derelict country estate

Swedish prince inherits derelict country estate

Sweden's Prince Carl-Philip has inherited a derelict country estate in Södermanland, south of Stockholm.

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Swedish researchers confirm Siberian seabead methane leak

Swedish researchers working on an international mission have confirmed that methane, a potent greenhouse gas, has started to leak from the permafrost under the Siberian seabed, Dagens Nyheter reported on Saturday.

Social democrats demand shared parental leave

Social democrats demand shared parental leave

The opposition Social Democrats have proposed changes to parental leave in a bid to improve equality. The party proposed the increase of individual quotas and in the longer term wants to see the insurance divided equally between the mother and the father.

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Dramatic increase in women alcoholics

Alcoholism among women in Sweden increased by 50 percent to 100,000 between 2003 and 2007, a new report from the National Institute of Public Health (Folkhälsöinstitutet) has shown.