Less trouble and strife: Swedes and the single life

Less trouble and strife: Swedes and the single life

Fed up of being cut off from the couples-only dinner party circuit, Swedish singles are fighting back. As The Local’s Christine Demsteader finds out, they are throwing their frozen meals-for-one aside to attend Sweden’s Biggest Singles Party.

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Swedish cross-dresser wins final battle to be named Madeleine

A male cross-dresser from Luleå in northern Sweden has won his legal struggle to go by the name Madeleine.

Police probe Serb ties to helicopter heist

Police probe Serb ties to helicopter heist

Police in Serbia suspect the mastermind behind last week's brazen helicopter heist is a 40-year-old Bosnian Serb living in Belgrade known as the 'gangster king'.

UN body designates Swedish dialect a ‘threatened language’

UN body designates Swedish dialect a ‘threatened language’

The Scanian ('Skånska') dialect of southern Sweden has landed on Unesco's list of threatened languages, much to the exasperation of Swedish linguists.

Spotify ties make Pirate Bay judge biased: court

Spotify ties make Pirate Bay judge biased: court

A Swedish court ruled on Tuesday that a lay judge set to hear the next phase of the Pirate Bay trial is unsuitable for the job because he works for the Spotify digital music service.

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Helicopter heist suspects – who they are

Here's a look at the six men currently being held on suspicions of involvement in last week's spectacular helicopter robbery of a Västberga cash depot, according to Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

Elite Swedish soldiers blow up wrong house

Elite Swedish soldiers blow up wrong house

A group of elite Swedish soldiers made a colossal error during a demolition exercise at the weekend when they blasted their way into the wrong house.

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Swede held in Pakistan ‘refuses to be released’: official

A 19-year-old Swedish woman is still being held in Islamabad after having declined several times to be released without her husband, Pakistani officials report.

Swedish banks’ bonus bonanza continues

Swedish banks’ bonus bonanza continues

The four main Swedish banks, some of which have requested bailout money from shareholders and the state, are expected to dish out a whopping 5.4 billion kronor ($769 million) in employee bonuses for 2009, despite substantial credit losses.

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Popular kids become healthier adults: study

Children who are the most popular and powerful at school also enjoy better health in adult life compared to counterparts at the bottom end of the pecking order, said a Swedish study published Tuesday.

Bergman auction prices soar past estimates

Bergman auction prices soar past estimates

Collectors and Ingmar Bergman fans proved willing to pay far more than expected for a range of the legendary filmmaker’s personal items auctioned off in Stockholm on Monday.

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H&M picks France’s Sonia Rykiel to design special collection

Swedish clothing retailer H&M said on Monday that its winter and spring collections would include clothing and lingerie designed by French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel.