Swedish MPs back filmmaker’s battle with US food giant

Swedish MPs back filmmaker’s battle with US food giant

Several members of Sweden’s parliament expressed their support on Thursday for a Swedish-made documentary film that is the target of a lawsuit by Dole Foods.

Swedish grocers’ earnings outstrip CEOs

Swedish grocers’ earnings outstrip CEOs

The most successful franchisees of the Swedish grocery store chain ICA are coining in more remuneration than many CEOs of large companies listed on the Swedish stock market.

Third helicopter suspect remanded into custody

Third helicopter suspect remanded into custody

A 36-year-old man arrested in connection with the helicopter heist robbery in Västberga last week has been remanded into custody by a Stockholm court.

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Sweden and the US pit their wits for homeland security

The Swedish and US agencies of homeland security are meeting in Stockholm on Thursday to discuss "preparedness and resiliency against a broad spectrum of threats."

Hand gel faulted for fouling up Swedish bus service

Hand gel faulted for fouling up Swedish bus service

Bus service in Östersund in northern Sweden has been disrupted due to an increase in the number of drivers using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Luke Perry: from 90s teen hearthrob to Swedish film star

Luke Perry: from 90s teen hearthrob to Swedish film star

Former Beverly Hills 90210 star Luke Perry bares all in the new Swedish romantic comedy “Äntligen Midsommar” (‘Finally Midsummer’). The Local recently caught up with the American actor to hear what he thought about getting naked with Swedish women.

Borg warns of pump priming debt mountain

Borg warns of pump priming debt mountain

Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg warned EU leaders on Thursday that states cannot keep throwing good money after bad and called for a discussion to supervise the easing of expansionary fiscal policy.

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Parish councillor jailed for raping grandchildren

A Church of Sweden parish councillor from Stockholm has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for the repeated rape of his grandchildren.

What’s on in Sweden: October 2 – 8

What’s on in Sweden: October 2 – 8

What's on in Sweden: International poetry festival & American football in Stockholm; International art biennial & World music festival in Gothenburg; Kings of Convenience (NO) in Malmö/Lund

One-fifth of Swedish military conscripts ‘fear for their lives’

One-fifth of Swedish military conscripts ‘fear for their lives’

One in five Swedish conscripts feared for their life while they were carrying out their compulsory military duty, a new study shows.

Woman refuses ‘Sweden’s smallest benefit payment’

Woman refuses ‘Sweden’s smallest benefit payment’

A pensioner from western Sweden may have received the smallest benefit payment ever paid out by the country’s social insurance agency (Försäkringskassan).

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Teen dead following train engine electrocution

A teenage boy died on Wednesday evening after being electrocuted when he climbed up on the engine of a train in Uddevalla in western Sweden.