Crime bureau strikes a nerve in dentist tax scam

Crime bureau strikes a nerve in dentist tax scam

Forty-five Swedish dentists risk falling foul of the law as the authorities launch an investigation into a suspected 113 million kronor ($16 million) tax dodge.

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Teenager dies of ‘net drug’ overdose

An 18-year-old girl has died in Stockholm after overdosing on mephedrone, a drug that until now has been freely available for purchase on the internet.

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Sex offender website under investigation

Swedish authorities are investigating a website for possible violations of the country’s privacy laws after it published the names, personal identity numbers, addresses -- and in some cases pictures -- of several sex offenders.

Gay rights group riled by tampon makers’ sex ed books

Gay rights group riled by tampon makers’ sex ed books

The youth arm of Sweden's largest gay rights group has expressed fury at educational material distributed by two major tampon manufacturers.

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Swedes seek new surnames in record numbers

More Swedes than ever before are applying for new surnames, with some looking for something new, while others hope to invoke a sense of old-fashioned nobility.

Tension following removal of Malmö mosque activists

Tension following removal of Malmö mosque activists

Tempers flared in Malmö on Monday morning as riot police used dogs to clear three protesters out of a basement office which has served as a mosque for more than a 15 years, but had been ordered closed back on November 24th.

Swedes: hard workers or hardly working?

Swedes: hard workers or hardly working?

Doug Lansky takes a look at how Swedish tradition, technology, sick leave, vacations, public holidays and a new management style mean many 'full-time' Swedish workers get 130 days off per year.

Nordea caught up in record US fraud

Nordea caught up in record US fraud

Sweden’s Nordea bank found itself among the many financial institutions affected by American Bernard Madoff’s multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme, it emerged on Monday.

Stockholm: a tour guide’s tips

Stockholm: a tour guide’s tips

A weekend in Stockholm is never complete without a visit to the Vasa Museum, but what are the other things a tourist should see? French tour guide Séverine Bouvier gives The Local her tips.

Quick retracts serial murder confessions

Quick retracts serial murder confessions

Thomas Quick, a convicted serial killer whose guilt has long been questioned by legal experts, has retracted the confessions for all eight murders of which he was convicted, as well as for fourteen murders of which he was cleared.

Trains not always best for lower transport emissions: report

Trains not always best for lower transport emissions: report

It’s not always clear that switching from cars to trains is the most effective way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, reports a Swedish government investigation.

Electrolux slashes 3,000 jobs globally

Electrolux slashes 3,000 jobs globally

Swedish white goods maker Electrolux said on Monday it plans on cutting 3,000 jobs worldwide, adding that declining demand would likely result in the company failing to meet operating profit targets for 2008.

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Two in hospital after motorway crash with elk

Two cars were damaged and two people are recovering in hospital after an elk’s unsuccessful attempt to get across the E6 motorway in western Sweden.