Size matters: Man reports After Eights to consumer agency

Size matters: Man reports After Eights to consumer agency

A dissatisfied lover of wafer thin mint chocolate treats has reported the makers of After Eights to the Swedish Consumer Agency on the grounds that the product has become smaller and slimmer over the years.

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Nine fishermen convicted of poaching

A Swedish court has found nine fishermen guilty of illegally fishing more than 100 tonnes of cod in the country's largest ever poaching case.

Going out in Gothenburg: Saturday, Nov 8

Going out in Gothenburg: Saturday, Nov 8

Highly-regarded entertainment site Djungeltrumman's shares its local knowledge of the Gothenburg club scene with some recommendations for Saturday night.

Going out in Gothenburg: Friday, Nov 7

Going out in Gothenburg: Friday, Nov 7

The Local offers some tips for Friday night following consultation with Djungeltrumman, the people in the know.

Government remains divided over same-sex marriage

Government remains divided over same-sex marriage

Sweden’s Christian Democrats have refused to bend on the question of gender neutral marriage, forcing the government to submit a diluted marriage bill to the Riksdag with hopes that a same-sex marriage amendment will be added.

Malmö nightclub tips: Saturday, Nov 8

Malmö nightclub tips: Saturday, Nov 8

Stay in tune with what's happening in Malmö this Saturday with the aid of The Local and club pros Djungeltrumman.

Malmö nightclub tips: Friday, Nov 7

Malmö nightclub tips: Friday, Nov 7

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.

Licence to spy: Sony snoops on Bond fans

Licence to spy: Sony snoops on Bond fans

Sony Pictures in Sweden has employed methods worthy of James Bond in an attempt to protect against the pirating of Quantum of Solace.

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Swedish teen on trial for snack attack

A 15-year-old Swedish boy is facing as much as six months in prison over a ripped bag of chips.

What do you think about Sweden’s alcohol policy?

What do you think about Sweden’s alcohol policy?

Every week a panel of readers will be giving their views on the burning issues of the hour. This week: Sweden's tough stance on alcohol.

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Free trade fears cloud Sweden’s embrace of Obama

Amid the excitement in Sweden over Barack Obama’s victory, there remains real concern among members of the political and business establishment over how the US president-elect will approach the issue of free trade.

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SAS records heavy third quarter losses

Scandinavian airline SAS faced mounting worries on Wednesday as the company posted heavy losses for the thirds quarter.

Cop reports quantum of bubbly at Bond premiere

Cop reports quantum of bubbly at Bond premiere

A police officer in Karlskoga in central Sweden has filed an official complaint after reading in the newspaper that champagne was served at the local cinema to coincide with the premiere of the new James Bond movie.

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Swedbank appoints new CEO

Swedbank has appointed Mikael Wolf as its new CEO as the bank attempts to recover from setbacks sustained in the financial turbulence of recent weeks.

Sweden welcomes Obama

Sweden welcomes Obama

Swedish politicians welcomed the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States on Wednesday morning, following the Democratic candidate’s defeat of rival John McCain.