Black widow spider now calls Sweden home

Black widow spider now calls Sweden home

The feared black widow spider has established itself in Sweden, according to the country's National Museum of Natural History (Naturhistoriska riksmuseet).

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Malmö weekend nightclub tips: September 12 -13

Going out in Malmö has never been easier as The Local teams up with the knowledgeable nightlifers at Djungeltrumman to help point you in the right direction.

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Stockholm weekend going out guide: September 12 – 13

The Local helps fulfil all your Stockholm nightlife needs this weekend in cooperation with the ever-reliable entertainment gurus at Djungeltrumman.

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Prosecutor closes Somali terror probe

Public prosecutor Ronnie Jacobsson had decided to close down his investigation into three people suspected of financing terrorist activities in Somalia.

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Takeover rumours halt trading of SAS shares

Trading in shares of Scandinavian airline SAS was halted Friday afternoon by the Stockholm stock exchange following the stock’s dramatic rise on rumours that Germany’s Lufthansa is considering a takeover of the beleaguered airline.

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Acupuncturist fined for treating crying baby

An acupuncturist from Sundsvall in northern Sweden has been convicted of quackery for treating a one-month-old baby suffering from colic.

Germany irked by Wood’s energy critique

Germany irked by Wood’s energy critique

Comments by US Ambassador to Sweden Michael Wood about a Baltic Sea pipeline meant to transport Russian gas have prompted the German government to launch a formal complaint.

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Concern over ‘sex games’ at Swedish high school

Chocolate covered torsos and co-ed banana eating are just a couple of things troubling officials about new student initiation rituals at a basketball oriented high school in northern Sweden.

900 more jobs to go from Volvo Cars

900 more jobs to go from Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars announced on Friday it would be laying off an additional 900 employees.

Happy Meal toys may cause hearing damage

Happy Meal toys may cause hearing damage

Toys included in McDonald’s Happy Meals sold in Sweden emit sounds loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage and tinnitus in children.

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Opposition parties widen poll lead

The opposition’s lead over the governing centre-right parties in public opinion polls is increasing, according to the latest study by polling firm Demoskop.

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New Viking grave find in central Sweden

Six grave sites dated from late in the Viking era have been uncovered in Lännäs outside of Örebro in central Sweden.