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Swede feared kidnapped by Ukrainian separatists
Rebel tanks on the road to Horlivka in June. Photo: TT

Swede feared kidnapped by Ukrainian separatists

Swedish police are investigating the suspected kidnapping of a Swedish citizen by pro-Russian separatists at a road block in eastern Ukraine. READ  

Syrians face longer wait for Sweden reunion

Syrians face longer wait for Sweden reunion

UPDATED: Syrian refugees seeking a better life in Sweden are being made to wait up for a year to get an embassy interview as the number of asylum applications has increased dramatically in the past year. READ  

Swedes soak up sun as beaches ban bathing
A sign urging bathers not to go swimming in Malmö taken on July 20th 2014. Johan Nilsson / TT

Swedes soak up sun as beaches ban bathing

Sweden's long hot summer looks set to continue for a while yet with temperatures expected to stay around the 26C mark in places but some beaches have had to turn bathers away due to high levels of bacteria in the water. READ  

Topless politician stripped of election post
A topless protester from Femen is dragged away after attempting to interrupt Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's speech during Almedalen. Henrik Montgomery/TT

Topless politician stripped of election post

A Swedish politician who took part in a topless protest against Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has been ousted from her party's list of candidates in southern Sweden. READ  

Woman suspected over Malmö murder

Woman suspected over Malmö murder

A woman in her 50s has been arrested in southern Sweden on suspicion of killing a man of a similar age. He was discovered in an apartment with severe stab wounds and later died in hospital. READ  

Swedish journalists detained in Ukraine
An armed man looks at charred debris at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Photo: TT

Swedish journalists detained in Ukraine

Two journalists from a major Swedish daily reporting from the Malaysian Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine were taken into detention by pro-Russian rebels on Sunday. READ  

Swedish-Lebanese bomb suspect killed in raid

A Lebanese-Swedish man wanted in connection with a June hotel bombing was killed on Sunday by a grenade he was handling as police moved to arrest him, a security official said. READ  

Youth football coach held over stabbing
The Gothia Cup 2014 opening ceremony. Photo: TT

Youth football coach held over stabbing

The 21-year-old coach of a boys football team competing in the Gothia Cup tournament in Gothenburg has been arrested on suspicion on suspicion of stabbing a person following a brawl with local youth. READ  

Swedish court cuts jail time for 'sadist pimp'

Swedish court cuts jail time for 'sadist pimp'

The 50-year-old rapist who posed as a fashion photographer and was dubbed a sadist by the prosecution has had his prison sentence reduced by a Stockholm court from from nine to eight years. READ  

'A first class international gangster crime': Bildt
People wait for news at Kuala Lumpur airport. Photo: TT

'A first class international gangster crime': Bildt

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has described as "horrible" the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine on Thursday, citing evidence incriminating pro-Russian separatists. READ  

Assange extradition battle
Swedes react to Assange court ruling
Swedish prosecutor Marianne Nye holds a press conference following Wednesday's court hearing. Photo: TT

Swedes react to Assange court ruling

A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld an arrest warrant for Julian Assange, a decision which has generated debate worldwide. The Local has asked local Swedes for their reaction to the legal impasse. READ  

Stockholm Gaza demo targets Israeli embassy
Demonstrators at Sergels Torg. Photo: Kent Vilhelmsson

Stockholm Gaza demo targets Israeli embassy

A demonstration in central Stockholm on Wednesday evening calling for peace in Gaza ended with angry scenes outside the Israeli embassy. READ  

Assange extradition battle
Australia: Assange, 'man up' and go to Sweden
Julian Assange; Australian Attorney-General George Brandis. Photo: TT; Australian government.

Australia: Assange, 'man up' and go to Sweden

Australia's attorney-general prompted an angry response from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday after he said he should be "man enough" to face Swedish sexual assault allegations. READ  

Assange extradition battle
Stockholm court upholds Assange arrest order

Stockholm court upholds Assange arrest order

Stockholm district court on Wednesday decided to uphold a warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in connection with sex assault allegations. READ  

Day-care rape case
'Day-care rapist' judge cleared to proceed
Photo: TT

'Day-care rapist' judge cleared to proceed

The investigation into child porn offences against the judge of the infamous day-care rapist case has been dropped, meaning that the court case can resume. READ  

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