Introducing…Filip and Fredrik

Introducing…Filip and Fredrik

This pair of zany, youngish guys have made one heckuva splash on Swedish television in the last year, and are now set break more TV barriers with a talk show to be broadcast live in Sweden from New York City.

Sweden’s Filip and Fredrik get lost in the Big Apple

Sweden’s Filip and Fredrik get lost in the Big Apple

Live television is often full of surprises – even in Sweden. And when comic duo Filip and Fredrik are involved, there’s no way to predict what sort of wackiness may ensue when the cameras start rolling, The Local’s David Landes discovers.

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More Swedish unions approve pay cuts to save jobs

The number of unions in Sweden’s manufacturing sector agreeing to pay cuts and shorter working hours in an effort to save jobs is increasing dramatically.

Suitors tour Saab headquarters

Suitors tour Saab headquarters

Buyers interested in purchasing in beleaguered Saab Automobile have been visiting the company’s main base of operations this week to get more information about its factories, organization, and business plan.

Prosecutor: giving the pill to teens aids rape

Prosecutor: giving the pill to teens aids rape

A Swedish prosecutor thinks that health professionals who prescribe birth control pills to girls younger than 15-years-old should be charged as accomplices to rape.

Confiscated Pirate Bay server on display in Swedish museum

Confiscated Pirate Bay server on display in Swedish museum

A server previously used by The Pirate Bay file sharing site and taken by Swedish police in January 2008 is now on display at a Stockholm-area museum.

Eccentric Swede turned empty cans into gold

Eccentric Swede turned empty cans into gold

The relatives of a man who spent the last three decades collecting empty cans on the streets of a town in northern Sweden were surprised to learn he was worth millions when he died.

ISP sabotages file sharing law

ISP sabotages file sharing law

Broadband operator Bahnhof is continuing to destroy the IP address details of its customers in an open and fully legal bid to undermine Sweden's new anti-file sharing laws.

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‘Dad killed kids’ in Good Friday crash

Police believe that a car crash in southern Sweden in which two young boys died on Good Friday may have been planned by their 37-year-old father, who also died in the frontal collision with a local bus.

Swedish navy set to join hunt for pirates off Somali coast

Swedish navy set to join hunt for pirates off Somali coast

Sweden, along with Germany, is set to add manpower and materiel to a European Union anti-piracy operation currently underway off the Somali coast, according to the Spanish captain heading up the mission.

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Father confesses to gassing children

A father of three from Dalarna in central Sweden has been charged with attempted murder for trying to poison his children with the exhaust from a running car.

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Ex-girlfriend botches stun gun castration

A 26-year-old woman from Malmö has been charged for pointing a stun gun at her ex-boyfriend's genitals.