Sweden tops broadband quality survey

Sweden tops broadband quality survey

Sweden has the highest quality broadband in Europe, and the third best in the world, according to a new study.

Chinese media tempted by fantasy of women-only Swedish town

Chinese media tempted by fantasy of women-only Swedish town

A mythical Swedish town where men are barred from entering and women turn to homosexuality has piqued the interest of several Chinese media outlets.

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Reinfeldt steps up pressure to ensure Lisbon treaty adoption

Sweden's Fredrik Reinfeldt on Monday pushed the Czech Republic and Britain not to further delay passage of the European Union's Lisbon reform treaty.

Nobel Prize for medicine split three ways

Nobel Prize for medicine split three ways

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three American researchers.

Långholmen crowned champions in final day drama

Långholmen crowned champions in final day drama

The Local's partner football club Långholmen FC earned promotion to Division 3 on Sunday in a dramatic final day of the season that saw the Stripes overtake pre-game table toppers Marieberg with a 3-1 win over Reymersholms IK.

Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament

Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament

Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel created the Nobel prizes in his will, written in 1895, bequeathing his fortune to a fund that would honour "those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind."

Helicopter heist hits global top ten list

Helicopter heist hits global top ten list

September's helicopter cash depot heist in Stockholm qualifies as one of the ten most spectacular heists of all time, according to a new list published by Time magazine.

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Passed out vodka lover comes to sporting lewd tattoo

A 27-year-old man from northern Sweden has certain regrets about drinking a full bottle of vodka after waking up the morning after with a six inch penis tattooed on his leg, newspaper Aftonbladet reports.

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Carrier pigeon massacre near Gothenburg

Police in western Sweden are looking for someone who broke the necks of 30 carrier pigeons in a cage in a community allotment area north of Gothenburg.

Payment problems plague more Swedish homeowners

Payment problems plague more Swedish homeowners

Despite record-low interest rates, an increasing number of Swedish homeowners are having trouble paying their debts, according to a new study.

‘Make parents pay for children’s crimes’: Ask

‘Make parents pay for children’s crimes’: Ask

Parents in Sweden should be responsible for paying for damages caused when their children commit crimes, according to a new government proposal.