McDonald’s in Swedish strip club dispute

McDonald’s in Swedish strip club dispute

Hamburger chain McDonald's has reacted with ire to a new neon sign outside a Swedish strip club in southern Sweden.

Publishers begin hunt for Swedish file sharers

Publishers begin hunt for Swedish file sharers

With the new anti-file-sharing IPRED law fresh on Sweden's law books, five book publishers have applied to the courts to trace a suspected illegal file sharer.

Säpo to investigate chicken glass mystery

Säpo to investigate chicken glass mystery

Sweden's security police (Säpo) have been called in to assist the National Investigation Department (Rikskriminalen) in its investigation into a slew of recent incidents involving glass in chicken products.

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Swedish media enjoy April Fool jokes

The royal wedding, doggie doo DNA and a confession from Alfie Atkins' secret friend, as well as The Local's own Japanese girl band, were among the traditional April Fool's Day hoaxes in the Swedish media on Wednesday.

Mystery Malmö loverboy tops Japanese charts

Mystery Malmö loverboy tops Japanese charts

A catchy hit inspired by a lovestruck Tokyo girl’s new life in Malmö has soared to the top of the charts in Japan, as a wave of Swedish influences washes over the country's musical landscape.

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Church delays decision on pastor’s teen love affair

The future of a female Church of Sweden pastor is in the balance following revelations that she had a love affair with a 15-year-old confirmation candidate.

Borg forecasts mass unemployment

Borg forecasts mass unemployment

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg has predicted that the country's unemployment rate will hit 12 percent in 2011.

Borg forecasts mass unemployment

Borg forecasts mass unemployment

Sweden Finance Minister Anders Borg has predicted that the country's unemployment rate will hit 12 percent in 2011.

Arboga murderer: ‘Sweden not governed by law’

Arboga murderer: ‘Sweden not governed by law’

Christine Schürrer, the German woman found guilty of murdering two children in Arboga, has complained about her trial and claims that Sweden has no right to consider itself a state governed by law.

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‘You couldn’t hope for a better presidency’

In a time of severe economic crisis, the European Union is fortunate to have Sweden taking up the presidential reins this summer, British Ambassador to Sweden Andrew Mitchell tells The Local's James Savage.

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Gang leader studies fraud law in prison

While imprisoned for serious drugs offences, Andreas Olsson, the leader of the Bandidos organized crime gang in Stockholm, has been studying courses in financial criminal law at the taxpayer's expense.

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Swedish banks pay out billions in bonuses

Sweden's main banks, some of which have requested state assistance to help cover substantial losses, have rewarded employees for their performance in 2008 with a total of 5.7 billion kronor ($690 million) in bonuses.

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Sweden aids US over North Korea journalists

Swedish diplomats in Pyongyang are continuing their efforts to help secure the release of two US journalists being held by North Korea.