Carnal knowledge: A sex scandal made in Sweden

Carnal knowledge: A sex scandal made in Sweden

Classroom warfare has erupted in Sweden as conservative commentators are appalled by what they view as a "try everything" approach to sex education in the nation's schools, writes The Local's Christine Demsteader.

Island thieves bag Viking treasure

Island thieves bag Viking treasure

Five hundred Viking era silver artifacts have been plundered from a site of archaeological interest on the Baltic island of Gotland.

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Employers concerned by union pay raise demands

Sweden’s unions announced demands on Monday that workers in the manufacturing sector receive a 2.6 percent wage increase, much to the dismay of leading employers' groups.

Losses continue to shrink for Volvo Cars

Losses continue to shrink for Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars posted a much improved third quarter result on Monday, losing only $135 million compared with the $458 million the company lost a year ago.

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Couple in their nineties ‘too healthy’ for nursing home

A 99-year-old Swedish woman and her 97-year-old husband have been denied a place at a local living facility for the elderly.

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Sweden to tighten child pornography laws

Sweden's government is meeting on Monday to bring forward new legislation that will prohibit the viewing of child pornography. The centre-right government is also hoping to put in place more rigorous age restrictions regarding the production of pornographic material.

Lax procedures raise risk of accidental abortion

Lax procedures raise risk of accidental abortion

Healthy foetuses risk being aborted by mistake due to procedural deficiencies and misinterpreted ultrasounds at Swedish hospitals, a recent investigation shows.

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Swedish reporter meets hostile Israeli crowd

Swedish journalist Donald Boström told an angry audience in Israel on Monday that he stood by his calls for an investigation into allegations that the Israeli army harvested the organs of dead Palestinians.

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Swede wanted in bribery case arrested in LA

Police in Los Angeles have arrested a Swedish businessman wanted on charges of attempting to bribe a Stockholm police chief.

Swine flu toddler dies in Swedish hospital

Swine flu toddler dies in Swedish hospital

A 3-year-old boy suffering from the swine flu died at the weekend at the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm, infuriating the child’s parents who had sought care for him earlier in the week.

Heirs bid to end Stieg Larsson inheritance row

Heirs bid to end Stieg Larsson inheritance row

Relatives of Stieg Larsson, the late Swedish author of the popular "Millennium" crime novels, have offered his former girlfriend 20 million kronor ($2.8 million) to settle a protracted inheritance dispute.