Two helicopter suspects remanded in custody

Two helicopter suspects remanded in custody

Two men suspected of involvement in last week's daring helicopter heist have been remanded in custody by a Stockholm court. A third man has been released, while the remand hearing for a fourth suspect was postponed until Thursday.

SAS shares soar on union deal rumours

SAS shares soar on union deal rumours

The price of stock in Scandinavian airline SAS rose by 9 percent on Wednesday morning following news that the company was close to securing a deal with unions over lower wages and unsatisfactory employment conditions.

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Swedes now spend more on fun than on food: study

Swedes spend more money on their recreation than they do on food, according to a new study.

Swedish parents emerge victorious in bid to name son ‘Q’

Swedish parents emerge victorious in bid to name son ‘Q’

Overturning two previous rulings by lower courts, the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court has awarded two parents from central Sweden the right to name their son Q.

American filmmakers take a crack at Swedish Midsummer

American filmmakers take a crack at Swedish Midsummer

As Swedish cinemas prepare for Friday's opening of the romantic comedy “Äntligen Midsommar” ('Finally Midsummer'), The Local spoke with Ian McCrudden and Schif Musarra about how a pair of American filmmakers ended up making this very Swedish movie.

Mats Sundin: ‘I’m retiring from pro hockey’

Mats Sundin: ‘I’m retiring from pro hockey’

Swedish hockey great Mats Sundin announced his retirement from professional ice hockey at a hastily announced press conference in Stockholm on Wednesday.

Obama to ‘shut down’ Öresund Bridge

Obama to ‘shut down’ Öresund Bridge

Even though US president Barack Obama isn't setting foot in Sweden, his planned visit to Copenhagen on Friday is expected to cause headaches for Malmö-area businesses and commuters.

Many Swedes still download illegally: poll

Many Swedes still download illegally: poll

Six months after the introduction of Sweden's controversial anti-piracy law, 11 percent of Swedes continue to download copyrighted material.

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School torched following Swedish teens’ failed hand gel tests

Two teens playing with alcohol-based hand sanitizer inadvertently burned down a school in Södertälje, south of Stockholm.

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Growth hormones ‘could repair brain damage’: Swedish study

Brain damage due to alcohol abuse, previously considered irreversible, may by repairable with the help of growth hormones, Swedish researchers have learned.

Sweden looks to boost Afghanistan force

Sweden looks to boost Afghanistan force

Sweden wants to send more troops to Afghanistan after an assessment by the Armed Forces concluded that the current force of 500 soldiers is too small.