Five arrests in Malmö gang war

Five arrests in Malmö gang war

Five people have been arrested in Malmö in connection with an ongoing gang feud in the southern city, local media report.

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AstraZeneca sees profits rocket

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca posted third quarter profits on Thursday up 28.8 percent on the same period last year.

Going out in Gothenburg: Friday, Oct 31

Going out in Gothenburg: Friday, Oct 31

Find out what's happening in Gothenburg this Halloween Friday with Djungeltrumman's nightclub recommendations.

Stockholm going out guide: Friday, Oct 31

Stockholm going out guide: Friday, Oct 31

Friday night has a Halloween flavour this week. Sample all the scary wares with tips from The Local's club partners Djungeltrumman.

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Diarrhea ‘no excuse’ for speeding

A woman from southern Sweden has lost her bid to have a speeding fine overturned on the grounds that she was suffering from diarrhea at the time of the offence.

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Crisis prompts spike in financial crime reports

If a recent increase in suspected cases of wrongdoing is any guide, it appears as if perpetrators of financial crimes in Sweden have no plans to let up due to the financial crisis.

Traffic agency bans reverse oral sex

Traffic agency bans reverse oral sex

Officials with Sweden’s Road Administration (Vägverket) have denied a driver’s request for a licence place with what at first glance appears to be a completely innocent combination of characters.

Swedish study: heart attack risk and daylight savings linked

Swedish study: heart attack risk and daylight savings linked

Researchers in Sweden have found that the twice yearly ritual of resetting the clock according to daylight savings time can affect one’s chances of suffering a heart attack.

What’s on in Sweden: October 31 – November 6

What’s on in Sweden: October 31 – November 6

What's on in Sweden: October 31st - November 6th. Keane, US Election Party, and Balkan ecstasy in Stockholm; Nortec Collective and international fashion exhibition in Gothenburg; Aimee Mann in Malmö.

US election watch: The case for McCain

US election watch: The case for McCain

As Americans everywhere prepare to go to the polls, Swedish politician Mathias Sundin - who spent a month this summer working as a volunteer for John McCain - explains why he’s rooting for the Republican candidate.

Choc news: Sweden in public display of confection

Choc news: Sweden in public display of confection

Cocoa fan Robert La Bua spills the beans on Chokladfabriken's Martin Isaksson, Sweden's master chocolatier.