What’s on in Sweden: April 17 – 23

What’s on in Sweden: April 17 – 23

What's on in Sweden: Tina Turner & football derby in Stockholm; Zulu 9.30 (ES) & Emilie Autumn (US) in Gothenburg; The Only Ones (UK) in Malmö

High speed Swede in court in Germany

High speed Swede in court in Germany

A man described as one of Sweden’s most notorious criminals appeared in a German court on Wednesday after being arrested following a wild car chase involving a stolen Porsche and up to 24 police cars.

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Sweden’s Investor cuts losses

Swedish holding company Investor reported on Wednesday that it had cut its net losses to 3.02 billion kronor ($368 million) for the first quarter.

Swedish metal band trashes Vienna hotel room

Swedish metal band trashes Vienna hotel room

Swedish rock band Hammerfall have admitted to smashing up a Vienna hotel room on their European tour.

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Swedish teen pregnant after implant mix-up

A young Swedish couple found to their amazement that they were expecting a baby - despite the fact that the girl had a contraceptive implant.

Angry Swede attacks neighbour with tree branch

Angry Swede attacks neighbour with tree branch

An angry man attacked his neighbour in a Gothenburg suburb on Wednesday. The man's chosen weapon was a large branch from a tree.

Spring budget warns of tough times ahead

Spring budget warns of tough times ahead

The Swedish government is set to allocate funds to expand employment opportunities for the the young and the unemployed in its spring budget.

The Swedish psyche – you could write a book about it

The Swedish psyche – you could write a book about it

What to do when you’re sick of suffering in silence, frustrated with the reserve and basically bored with the lagom way of life? Try delving into one of the many books on getting to know the Swedes. It could make for a happy-ever-after ending to your story. The Local’s Christine Demsteader opens the page on some of these socio-cultural insights.

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Swedish man dies from rare parrot fever

A 50-year-old man from Karlskrona in southern Sweden has died from parrot fever.

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Little voter confidence in opposition policies: poll

Healthcare is the only policy area that the Social Democrats and their fellow opposition parties would handle better than the current centre-right Alliance government, a new poll shows.

Mugabe guard roughs up Riksdag member

Mugabe guard roughs up Riksdag member

A Swedish parliamentarian’s decision to snap a couple of pictures of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe did not sit well with the president’s bodyguards.