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Tax agency: DNA-test no proof of paternity

The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) does not want to recognise a DNA-test as confirmation of the paternity of a Sierra Leone man currently living with his son in Sundsvall.

Twisting tongues: Sweden’s sexiest dialect

Twisting tongues: Sweden’s sexiest dialect

If you’re looking to boost your Swedish sex appeal, The Local's Karen Holst explains why enrolling in a Swedish language course in Gothenburg may be the ticket to wooing that potential Swedish sweetheart.

Court remands parents for ‘honour’ killing

Court remands parents for ‘honour’ killing

The Swedish Supreme Court has ruled to remand the parents of man convicted of a so-called "honour" killing in Högsby, southern Sweden in 2005, the first time it has issued a remand ruling since the 1980s.

Flare causes stand fire at Swedish football match

Flare causes stand fire at Swedish football match

One woman suffered burns and four people were apprehended by police after a flare caused a blaze on the terraces during a top-flight football derby between two local teams GAIS and IFK Göteborg, at the Ullevi arena in Gothenburg on Monday.

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Muslim group takes over Swedish church

A Muslim group plans to turn a church into a mosque after Swedish pentecostalists decided to sell a superfluous property in Flen in eastern Sweden in a display of "Christian love".

Missing Malmö snake an ‘expensive hoax’: report

Missing Malmö snake an ‘expensive hoax’: report

The deadly snake reportedly on the loose in a Malmö apartment block, prompting panic among residents and leaving a six figure bill for the ensuing hunt, was probably a hoax.

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Stockholmers ‘retire’ in droves to exploit pensioner discounts

Thousands of Swedes are claiming hefty pensioner discounts despite being in gainful employment, due a loophole enabling them to draw some of their pension in advance.

Microsoft confirms $8.5 billion Skype purchase

Microsoft confirms $8.5 billion Skype purchase

Skype, the IP telephony company founded and part-owned by Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström, has been bought bought by US software giant Microsoft, the firms confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

Bomb rocks popular Malmö restaurant

Bomb rocks popular Malmö restaurant

A powerful explosion rocked Lilla Torg in central Malmö early Tuesday morning causing extension damage to one of the square's many restaurants.

Saab recruits new North America head

Saab recruits new North America head

Swedish car maker Saab AB has announced the recruitment of a top executive from Japanese firm Subaru to run its North American operations as it bids to rebuild its embattled brand.

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Swede in US court over guns for drugs deal

A Swedish citizen nicknamed "Stallion" faced a US court on Monday and pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to supply weapons to Colombian guerillas in exchange for cocaine.