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Five charged for heroin smuggling

Five men were charged in Malmö on Friday for transporting 19 kilogrammes of heroin, half of which was confiscated in Serbia.

Fast food can increase Alzheimer’s risk: study

Fast food can increase Alzheimer’s risk: study

Results from a new Swedish study indicate there may be a connection between eating fast food and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Swedish docs: thumbs up for tinned skin

Swedish docs: thumbs up for tinned skin

Doctors are predicting that spray-on skin cells will be used as a common form of sore treatment in the Swedish healthcare system within the coming years.

The Local’s Winter Concert Guide: 20 shows worth seeing

The Local’s Winter Concert Guide: 20 shows worth seeing

Looking for some tips about where to go for live music in Sweden this winter? Omri Grinberg offers a number of enticing options to warm up the cool Swedish winter.

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Ambulance staff draw lots over heart patients

Ambulance personnel in Malmö have been instructed to play a game of chance when deciding which treatment to apply to heart attack patients.

Lapland walkers find English kids’ balloon

Lapland walkers find English kids’ balloon

A balloon released from a children's centre on the east coast of England a year ago has been found more than 1,500 kilometres away in the wilds of northern Sweden.

Trade minister vows to snuff out EU snus ban

Trade minister vows to snuff out EU snus ban

Swedish trade minister Ewa Björling has called on Brussels to lift the EU ban on exports of Swedish moist snuff, or ‘snus’, calling the prohibition discriminatory.

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Sweden stumbles into recession

Seasonally adjusted data shows that Sweden’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.1 percent in both the second and third quarters, technically putting the country in a recession.

Building occupied in pay dispute

Building occupied in pay dispute

Several construction workers barricaded themselves in a building in the Gärdet district of Stockholm late Friday night vowing not to leave the site until they get paid.

Sweden to launch beetle rescue mission

Sweden to launch beetle rescue mission

Sweden plans to employ helicopters to save an endangered species of beetle in the country’s far north, regional officials said Thursday.

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SAS open to increasing stake in Estonian airline

Scandinavian airline SAS said on Thursday it wants to buy all or part of the Estonian government’s 34 percent stake in Estonian Air.