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Ticket fuels stock exchange surge

The Stockholm Stock Exchange's recent recovery gained fresh momentum on Monday with the OMXS index up 1.8 percent at the close of the day.

Metro abandons 12 Swedish cities

Metro abandons 12 Swedish cities

Swedish free newspaper group Metro International has announced that it is to end distribution of its publication in 12 cities in the north and south-east of Sweden.

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Man convicted in teen suicide rape case

A 42-year-old man charged with sex offences against a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide prior to the trial was sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Jönköping court on Monday.

World’s largest polar bear park opens in Sweden

World’s largest polar bear park opens in Sweden

Polar World, the world's largest polar bear park, opens today in Dalarna, Sweden. It is also the first park to engage in the breeding of the endangered species.

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Spy ship rescues Russian fishermen

A Swedish surveillance ship operating in the Baltic sea has saved two Russian fisherman from drowning, according to a report in Svenska Dagbladet.

Axe attack feud ‘not as simple as it seems’

Axe attack feud ‘not as simple as it seems’

A neighbourhood feud near Haparanda in northern Sweden has held the media focus for several years - the accepted story being that a Roma family terrorized the whole village. But when the acclaimed Swedish investigative journalist Maciej Zaremba visited the village of Vojakkala for Dagens Nyheter he found the truth to be quite different.

Crisis and EU dominate party leader debate

Crisis and EU dominate party leader debate

The financial crisis and its effects dominated the debate between the seven parliamentary party leaders on national Swedish television's Agenda programme on Sunday evening.

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Opera chief fined for concert floor collapse

The chief executive of the Norrland Opera House, Magnus Aspegren, has been fined 60,000 kronor ($7,550) as a result of the floor collapse at a rock concert at the Opera in 2007.

Mollie Söderlind: Why I’m chasing Conan

Mollie Söderlind: Why I’m chasing Conan

There may be a lot of talk show hosts in the world but there's only one Conan O'Brien. Since stalking is such a strong word, The Local's blogger Mollie Söderlind explains why she's in hot pursuit of the Tonight Show supremo.

Walking in nature is unnatural

Walking in nature is unnatural

While pondering the remembrance of things past, Jeanne Rudbeck decides she'd much rather sip a latte in the city than flee Stockholm for Nature with the rest of the population.

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Swedes feel full force of the law for public peeing

An increasing number of southern Swedes have felt the full force of the law since a 2006 crack down on peeing in public, a practice long forbidden but widely tolerated.

Activists occupy Lund buildings

Activists occupy Lund buildings

New disturbances broke out in Lund in southern Sweden on Sunday as two deserted buildings were occupied by activists.