Television newsman Jarl Alfredius dies

Television newsman Jarl Alfredius dies

Popular Swedish television news anchor Jarl Alfredius has died at the age of 66.

‘Ferrari Swede’ arrested in Stockholm

‘Ferrari Swede’ arrested in Stockholm

Stefan Eriksson, the reputed Swedish gangster who made global headlines when he crashed an exclusive Ferrari in Malibu, California in 2006, was arrested in Stockholm on Monday on suspicions of blackmail and other crimes.

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GM deadline puts pressure on Saab

Washington's decision to hand General Motors a new deadline to reach viability and to demand it sack its chief executive could put more pressure on the company's beleaguered Swedish subsidiary Saab, analysts said on Tuesday.

Muslim group: ‘Make halal slaughter legal’

Muslim group: ‘Make halal slaughter legal’

The Muslim Association of Sweden (SMF) has renewed calls for the legalization of religious slaughter practices such as kosher and halal.

Staying safe in the Swedish sun

Staying safe in the Swedish sun

With sunny weather just around the corner (fingers firmly crossed), The Local's Stuart Roberts gets some valuable safe sunbathing tips from a prominent Swedish cancer expert.

Cancer expert blasts blood clot study

Cancer expert blasts blood clot study

Claims made in a recently published Swedish study into the health benefits of suntanning have been dismissed as dangerous speculation by one of Sweden’s leading cancer researchers.

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Poodle owner mauled by police dog

A 66-year-old woman is seeking damages after she was badly bitten by a police dog while out for a walk in Växjö in southern Sweden.

‘Economic crisis as bad as the 1990s’: report

‘Economic crisis as bad as the 1990s’: report

The Swedish economy will deteriorate sharply this year. GDP will drop by 3.9 percent and 250,000 jobs will disappear by the end of 2010, according to a new report by the National Institute of Economic Research (KI), published on Tuesday.

Glass turns up in restaurant chicken

Glass turns up in restaurant chicken

A man in Piteå in the far north of Sweden is the latest to find traces of glass in his chicken, while eating lunch at a local restaurant on Monday.

Sweden invests in parental support

Sweden invests in parental support

Sweden is to invest in the expansion of resources offering support to parents, public health minister Maria Larsson announced in an opinion article in Dagens Nyheter on Tuesday.

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Teacher taped young boy’s mouth shut

A pre-school teacher in Sweden has been reported to police for taping a six-year-old’s mouth shut after he refused to be quiet.

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Molestation charges for face-licking bus driver

A bus driver in Falun in central Sweden has been charged for licking the faces of young girls while on duty.

Swede visits Americans held in North Korea

Swede visits Americans held in North Korea

Sweden’s foreign ministry and the US State Department confirmed on Monday that a Swedish envoy acting on behalf of the United States has met with two American journalists being held in North Korea.