What’s on in Sweden: September 11 – 17

What’s on in Sweden: September 11 – 17

What's on in Sweden: World Cup baseball & Cirque du Soleil in Stockholm; Coco Chanel & All Time Low (US) in Gothenburg; Macy Gray (US) in Malmö

Battle of the Swedish literary manifestos

Battle of the Swedish literary manifestos

Swedish writers have stepped away from the serious business of writing books to do battle over the future of the Swedish novel. But perhaps they should get off their high horses and stick to the task, suggests The Local's Charlotte Webb.

Swine flu – facing up to the stigma

Swine flu – facing up to the stigma

Recognizing that acceptance of a problem is the first step to recovery, The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson bravely leaves behind his quarantine and admits to being a swine flu victim.

Peeing in indoor pools increases asthma risk: Swedish study

Peeing in indoor pools increases asthma risk: Swedish study

Swedes' habit of relieving themselves in public swimming pools may heighten their risk of asthma if the indoor pools lack proper ventilation, new Swedish research shows.

Teens convicted for Stureby murder

Teens convicted for Stureby murder

The two teenagers charged with killing 15-year-old Therese Johansson Rojo in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby in June were found guilty on Wednesday by the Södertörn District Court.

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Chinese automaker signs on to Saab deal

Sweden's Koenigsegg Group has brought on Chinese auto company Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co Ltd (BAIC) to secure the financing needed to buy Saab from General Motors, Koenigsegg said on Wednesday.

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Cyprus hit by Swedish royal wedding rumours

The largest circulation newspaper in Cyprus, Phileleftheros, reported on Wednesday that the wedding of one of the daughters of the Swedish king is to take place on the Mediterranean island this Friday, a claim rejected by Princess Madeleine's secretary Anita Söderlind.

Stockholm museum settles feud over art looted by Nazis

Stockholm museum settles feud over art looted by Nazis

Stockholm’s Moderna Museet has settled a long-running dispute with the heirs of a Jewish businessman over a painting the man’s family claimed was looted by the Nazis during World War II.

Umeå named European culture capital for 2014

Umeå named European culture capital for 2014

To the jubilation of Umeå residents, chairman of the jury Sir Robert Scott announced on Tuesday that Umeå will be the European Capital of Culture for 2014, beating the southern city of Lund by a clear margin.

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Wife held for murder of Swedish ‘oil millionaire’

Four people - including the wife of the victim - have been arrested for their involvement in the murder of a 45-year-old business man outside his home in Fagersta in central Sweden in April.

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Woman barred from getting coat of arms tattoo

A 19-year-old woman from Sölvesborg in southern Sweden has had her request for permission to get a tattoo of the national coat of arms turned down by a chief heraldist at the National Archives, local newspaper Blekinge Läns Tidning reports.

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Ikea wins naming battle with used furniture site

Flatpack furniture giant Ikea has won its legal naming battle with a Swedish website selling second-hand Ikea goods at knockdown prices.

Sahlin keen to raise taxes

Sahlin keen to raise taxes

The opposition Social Democrats are preparing to raise taxes if elected next year in a bid to save jobs, and raise the quality of schools and health care, according to an article by party leader Mona Sahlin and economic affairs spokesman Thomas Östros in Wednesday's edition of Dagens Nyheter.