Miniature pig saves its bacon in apartment fire

Miniature pig saves its bacon in apartment fire

A miniature pot bellied pig is believed by police and rescue officials to have been the unwitting arsonist behind a fire that broke out on Thursday in an apartment in a northern Swedish town.

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No ethnic bias in Sweden: Labour Court

Sweden’s Ombudsman for Ethnic Discrimination (DO) hasn’t won a single case before the country’s labour court since 2003.

A new Abba generation

A new Abba generation

Abba may have gone the way of Napoleon, but their music and the Eurovision Song Contest retain their phenomenal popularity thirty-five years after the Swedes first faced their Waterloo, writes Peter Vinthagen Simpson.

Suspects defend Pirate Bay ‘hobby’

Suspects defend Pirate Bay ‘hobby’

Two of the people behind The Pirate Bay took questions from the prosecutor and recording industry lawyers on Thursday, calling the popular file sharing site "a hobby site" and "a really strong brand".

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Get on the fast track to a great night out with The Local’s weekend going out guides in partnership with top Swedish entertainment website Djungeltrumman.

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Malmö club and concert tips: Saturday, Feb 21

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

Prime Minister rejects artist’s tattoo proposal

Prime Minister rejects artist’s tattoo proposal

Fredrik Reinfeldt has politely declined a suggestion from an unemployed Swedish artist that the Prime Minister tattoo his chest with an image designed by the artist himself.

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Malmö club and concert tips: Friday, Feb 20

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: Saturday, Feb 21

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: Friday, Feb 20

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Stockholm club and concert tips: Saturday, Feb 21

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Stockholm club and concert tips: Friday, Feb 20

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Sweden’s jobless rate climbs by 14 percent

Unemployment in Sweden jumped up over 7 percent in January, according to new statistics released on Thursday.

Public support for Sweden’s ‘no’ to Saab

Public support for Sweden’s ‘no’ to Saab

Swedes generally support the government’s refusal to rescue beleaguered carmaker Saab using taxpayer money, according to several polls.

Music industry website hacked

Music industry website hacked

The Swedish website of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) was hacked on Wednesday evening as internet intruders called on Håkan Roswall, chief prosecutor in the ongoing Pirate Bay tial, to "stop lying".

What’s on in Sweden: February 20 – 26

What’s on in Sweden: February 20 – 26

What's on in Sweden: Bounce streetdance and Gypsy Queens in Stockholm; International horse show in Gothenburg; Morrissey tribute in Malmö

Saab restructuring imminent: report

Saab restructuring imminent: report

The board of Swedish automaker Saab is expected to make a decision about whether or not to seek bankruptcy protection during a special meeting of the company’s board on Thursday.

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Couple suspected of khat smuggling arrested in Malmö

Police in Malmö have arrested a man and a woman on narcotics charges after finding the pair had two suitcases filled with amphetamine-like substance khat.

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Nord Stream gift prompts bribery probe

A Swedish prosecutor is looking into suspicions of bribery and corruption after a college on the island of Gotland received a donation from Nord Stream, which wants to build a gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.