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'Send peacekeepers to Georgia': Bildt

'Send peacekeepers to Georgia': Bildt

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has said he would welcome international peacekeepers in the Georgian breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

How does Swedish parental leave work?

I've been trying to find out the rules for parental leave in Sweden, but it has been hard finding them in English. Can you explain how it all works? -- Marcel, Lidingö

Swedish prison: fermented herring a 'security risk'

Swedish prison: fermented herring a 'security risk'

Forget firearms or terrorist plots. In Sweden, prison administrators have sounded the alarm about the security threat posed by a can of foul-smelling fermented herring.

'No new trial' in Arboga murder case

A court in western Sweden has decided not to hold a new trial in the case of the murder of two toddlers in Arboga, despite claims that several lay judges were biased against the main suspect.

Jumbo jet hostel rolls into place near Arlanda

Jumbo jet hostel rolls into place near Arlanda

The opening of the world's first jumbo jet youth hostel moved a step closer on Thursday when a Boeing 747 was towed a few kilometres from Stockholm's Arlanda airport.

Stockholm art gallery guide: August 29 - September 5

Stockholm art gallery guide from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

Bankrupt builder may sue Ibrahimovic for millions

Bankrupt builder may sue Ibrahimovic for millions

A contract dispute between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a bankrupt building company could result in a lawsuit against the Swedish football star.

Stockholm club and concert guide: August 29 - 30

Stockholm club and concert tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

Teen dies from knife wounds

A 16-year-old boy died Friday morning from injuries sustained in a knife fight in Hallstahammar in central Sweden.

Home sale duties boost Swedish tax revenues

Home sale duties boost Swedish tax revenues

Rising housing prices have been a boon to Sweden's treasury, as income from duties levied on real estate transactions has doubled in the last eight years.

Swede pleads guilty following US internet sex sting

A 47-year-old Swedish man who travelled to the United States to have sex with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl has struck a plea bargain with prosecutors near Salt Lake City, Utah.

Government in press subsidy reversal

The Swedish government will not implement a controversial proposal which would drastically cut press subsidies to the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) and Skånska Dagbladet newspapers.

Swedish magazine's recipe mistake poisons four

Swedish magazine's recipe mistake poisons four

Four people were poisoned after following a faulty recipe from a Swedish food magazine, prompting the publication to recall ten thousand copies of the periodical.