Feminist boycott demand ‘a storm in a D cup’: Ryanair

Feminist boycott demand ‘a storm in a D cup’: Ryanair

Budget airline Ryanair went on the attack on Thursday, mocking Swedish feminist politician Birgitta Ohlsson’s call for a boycott of the airline because of its allegedly sexist advertising practices.

Abba’s Björn beats the taxman

Abba’s Björn beats the taxman

ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus has emerged victorious from a protracted battle with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) over alleged tax evasion.

Alicia’s father jailed over Cambodia abduction

Alicia’s father jailed over Cambodia abduction

The father of Alicia Elfversson, the six year-old Swedish girl who he abducted and took to Cambodia, has been sentenced to one and a half years in prison by a district court in Gothenburg.

Stockholm weekend going out guide: Friday, Oct 17

Stockholm weekend going out guide: Friday, Oct 17

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

Swedish feminist demands Ryanair boycott

Swedish feminist demands Ryanair boycott

Birgitta Ohlsson, one of Sweden’s most prominent feminist politicians, has called for a consumer boycott of Ryanair in response to the discount airline’s attitudes about an ad deemed sexist by a Swedish advertising trade group.

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Sweden to set up new bank crisis fund

Sweden's Financial Markets Minister Mats Odell said on Tuesday the government was planning to unveil plans for a new fund to help bail out banks in the event of a financial emergency.

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Investor suffers ‘torturous’ third quarter

Swedish investment giant Investor expressed optimism for the future on Tuesday despite suffering massive third quarter losses.

Stagnation in your Swedish town? Blame Florida

Stagnation in your Swedish town? Blame Florida

Which comes first: urban creativity or sound economic growth? Nima Sanandaji aims to separate the chickens from the eggs as he examines the influence on Swedish policy-makers of US urban theorist Richard Florida.

Arboga murderer gets life in prison

Arboga murderer gets life in prison

Christine Schürrer, the German woman found guilty of murdering two children in Arboga, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Winter survival kit – Plan B: Bring a bottle

Winter survival kit – Plan B: Bring a bottle

As autumn slowly turns to winter and the credit crunch makes it trickier to escape for a few days in the sun, wine expert Mark Majzner weighs up the alternatives.

Swedish shares continue to climb

Swedish shares continue to climb

Following Monday’s upward trend, the Stockholm stock exchange had climbed more than 5 percent in the first ten minutes of trading on Tuesday.

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Charges filed after psychiatric patient’s heroin death

Manslaughter charges have been filed against a 34-year-old man from Borås who helped a woman commit suicide by giving her an overdose of heroin.

Swedish research bolsters protein-Alzheimer’s link

Swedish research bolsters protein-Alzheimer’s link

The presence of a certain protein can help protect the elderly from developing Alzheimer’s, according to a group of Swedish researchers at Uppsala University.

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Poison pies sold in Sweden

A batch of Chinese-made chocolate pies which likely contained the poisonous chemical melamin was delivered to a wholesaler in Stockholm.