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Bildt calls for Gaza borders to open

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has called for an immediate ceasefire and full humanitarian access to under-siege Gaza after a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Paris on Tuesday.

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Car thieves in the drink as thin ice halts joyride

Two car thieves took an enforced dip in freezing waters as thin ice put an end to their joyride on a frozen lake in central Sweden.

Riksbank chief forecasts dire 2009

Riksbank chief forecasts dire 2009

The global financial crisis is set to continue to affect the Swedish economy in 2009, despite a sting of measures to counter falling productivity and rising unemployment Riksbank chief Stefan Ingves said on Wednesday.

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Police hire protection in Malmö suburb

The police have contracted a security firm to help with the surveillance and protection of the police station in the Malmö suburb of Rosengård.

Man dies in Stockholm shooting

Man dies in Stockholm shooting

One man died and another was seriously injured in a shooting in central Stockholm on Wednesday morning.

2008: The year in review

2008: The year in review

As 2008 draws to a close, The Local takes a look back at some of the stories that caught our attention over the last twelve months.