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Economic downturn hits Stockholm businesses

The situation for businesses in Stockholm is now worse than it was following the bursting of the IT bubble, according to a report from the city’s Chamber of Commerce.

Porn king reports police over crime gang sting

Porn king reports police over crime gang sting

Swedish porn baron Berth Milton has filed a complaint accusing police of using him in a sting operation targeting one of Sweden’s most dangerous criminal gangs without his knowledge.

Thief caught red-handed on stolen webcam

Thief caught red-handed on stolen webcam

A manager in the Swedish elderly care sector has been connected to a spate of thefts after one of his victims managed to identify the suspect using a remotely controlled web camera.

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Record month for The Local

The Local has recorded its most successful month ever with almost 1.5 million visitors in April across its sites in Sweden, Germany and Switzerland.

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Bear attacks elk at kids’ playground

Stunned witnesses looked on in disbelief on Wednesday as a brown bear chased and attacked an elk by a children's playground in Hede in northern Sweden.

No European loan for Volvo Cars

No European loan for Volvo Cars

A bid by Volvo Cars to secure a €200 million ($266 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) fell apart after talks with the Swedish government broke down, the company said on Thursday.

‘Curfews and police’ can curb Rosengård fires

‘Curfews and police’ can curb Rosengård fires

A prominent Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) Riksdag member on Wednesday called for targeted curfews and more police in Malmö’s Rosengård neighbourhood just hours before a communal refuse facility in the area burned to the ground.

Art off the beaten track in Stockholm

Art off the beaten track in Stockholm

Art critic Katarina Wadstein MacLeod slips into the suburbs and side streets of Stockholm in search of hidden gems outside the mainstream.

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Sweden criticized for lack of effort on minority languages

Sweden has been taken to task by the Council of Europe for a lack of progress in raising social awareness about and promoting educational programs in the country’s five national minority languages.

Court finds Swede’s under-robe rubbing ‘not masturbation’

Court finds Swede’s under-robe rubbing ‘not masturbation’

A woman from Lund in southern Sweden accused her 38-year-old neighbour of making unwanted advances, but a court ruled the man may simply have had an itch.

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‘Make accused rapists prove consent’: experts

Two legal experts want to see changes to Sweden sex crimes laws to require a man accused of rape to prove he had the consent of the woman with whom he had sex.