The Local falls foul of Great Firewall of China

The Local falls foul of Great Firewall of China

The Local has discovered that Chinese readers are unable to access "Sweden's News in English" as the site has been banned in the Asian country.

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Trouser thief charged over violent garment swap

A sweatpants-wearing 26-year-old has been charged with theft after knocking a more formally dressed citizen to the ground and removing his jeans.

Gränsö: get pampered in the great outdoors

Gränsö: get pampered in the great outdoors

If you're looking to combine a one of Sweden's most beautiful natural landscapes with a bit of luxury, Gränsö could be for you, writes Jennifer Heape.

Reinfeldt fobs off Koenigsegg Saab plea

Reinfeldt fobs off Koenigsegg Saab plea

The Swedish state has no intention of bailing out the Koenigsegg Group, the prospective buyers of Saab Automobile, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has said.

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Unemployment hits 9.1 percent: report

454,000 Swedes were registered as unemployed during the second quarter of 2009, new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.

Teen murder suspect rushed to hospital

Teen murder suspect rushed to hospital

The 16-year-old boy on trial for the murder of 15-year-old Therese Johansson Rojo in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby in June was rushed to hospital on Thursday.

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What’s on in Sweden: August 21 – 27

What's on in Sweden: Cirkus Cirkör and "progg" poster exhibition in Stockholm; Midnight run and Stephen Lynch (US) in Gothenburg; Orquesta Faela and music festival in Malmö

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UN to monitor Swedish migration board

The United Nations refugee organ, the UNHCR, plans to spend nine months closely monitoring the work methods of the Migration Board (Migrationsverket). The UNHCR regularly directs criticism at Swedish migration policies.

Bark beetle beats forest retreat

Bark beetle beats forest retreat

The dreaded spruce bark beetle has lived the life of Riley in forests destroyed by Storm Gudrun in January 2005. But there are now signs that the ravaging beetle's long rampage is over for the time being.

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Girl, 14, gang raped on internet date

A 14-year-old girl was raped on Wednesday evening by at least two people in a bush by Grönkullagatan in Helsingborg.

Man shot dead in Stockholm suburb

Man shot dead in Stockholm suburb

A man in his forties was shot on Wednesday evening in a house in the leafy Stockholm suburb of Tyresö.