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Sweden appeal keeps Assange in prison

Sweden appeal keeps Assange in prison

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won bail from a British court Tuesday over sex crimes claims but must stay in jail for at least another night after Swedish prosecutors appealed against the decision.

Sweden Democrats urge Islam debate after blast

Sweden Democrats urge Islam debate after blast

The far-right Sweden Democrats demanded on Tuesday a debate in Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, on Islamic extremism following Saturday's twin blasts in Stockholm which were likely aimed at Christmas shoppers.

Swedish euro support remains weak: survey

Swedish euro support remains weak: survey

A survey reveals that Swedish support for the euro remains weak in November, Statistics Sweden announced on Tuesday.

Porn-themed shirt lands Swedish pastor in hot water

Porn-themed shirt lands Swedish pastor in hot water

A Stockholm-area pastor has been reported for misconduct after posting pictures of himself on Facebook wearing a t-shirt referencing a famed Swedish porn film while he was supervising a group of Swedish teens.

Social Democrats u-turn on Säpo surveillance

Social Democrats u-turn on Säpo surveillance

A leading Social Democrat has proposed restoring the ability of Swedish security service Säpo to request signals intelligence in order to make it easier to follow terrorist groups.

Stockholm boosts police presence

Stockholm boosts police presence

Police and transit system security guards beefed up their presence in Stockholm on Tuesday as investigators looked for possible accomplices of a suicide bomber who narrowly missed causing mass casualties in the Swedish capital on Saturday.

Man jailed for illegally circumcising young boys

A Swedish court has sentenced a man to prison for performing illegal circumcisions, the first-ever conviction under the country's laws on the circumcision of boys.

Swedish apartment prices hit 'all-time high'

Prices for apartments in Sweden have climbed to their highest levels ever in the last quarter, a property agency has revealed.

Bildt pays tribute to diplomat Holbrooke

Bildt pays tribute to diplomat Holbrooke

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt praised US diplomat Richard Holbrooke, with whom he helped negotiate the 1995 Dayton peace accords, following his death on Monday.

Second bail hearing for WikiLeaks' Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to appear in a British court on Tuesday in a second attempt to secure bail after his arrest over allegations of sex crimes in Sweden.

'Mass casualties' narrowly avoided: Bildt

'Mass casualties' narrowly avoided: Bildt

A suicide bomber who blew himself up in Stockholm at the weekend was just minutes away from wreaking carnage among Christmas shoppers, said Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt.

Bombings an 'attack on democracy': Vilks

Bombings an 'attack on democracy': Vilks

A Swedish artists who has faced death threats since depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog said on Monday that a bomb attack targeting Christmas shoppers was aimed at destroying freedom of expression.

FBI bomb experts heading to Stockholm

The US agency FBI is sending seven bomb experts to Sweden to help investigate the weekend suicide attack claimed by an Islamist group, Sweden's intelligence agency said Monday.