Online sperm donor sows seeds of debate

Online sperm donor sows seeds of debate

A 26-year-old man from Gothenburg, "used but in good condition", has had his advert removed from an auction site after offering his sexual services to lesbian women wishing to become pregnant.

Pot smoking can damage young brains: study

Pot smoking can damage young brains: study

Smoking marijuana is more harmful for young people than previously believed, according to a Swedish study.

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500,000 more swine flu vaccine doses on the way

County health authorities in Sweden are set to receive half a million more doses of the swine flu vaccine on Tuesday.

Violent attacks mar Djurgården win

Violent attacks mar Djurgården win

Djurgården football club is facing hefty fines after fans attacked players from the opposing team following the Stockholm team’s thrilling Sunday night victory to avoid relegation.

Boy found guilty of murdering sister

Boy found guilty of murdering sister

A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty by Ystad district court of murdering his 19-year-old sister on a farm outside Sjöbo in southern Sweden.

Borg ‘more optimistic’ about Swedish economy

Borg ‘more optimistic’ about Swedish economy

The Swedish economy is set to return to growth next year, but unemployment will remain high, according to a new forecast from finance minister Anders Borg.

‘It’s not the fart that kills…’

‘It’s not the fart that kills…’

As a bilingual video has the internet public in stitches, The Local's Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius catches up with the men behind the merging of comedy and the Swedish language.

Sweden completes pharmacy sell-off

Sweden completes pharmacy sell-off

Sweden has secured buyers for some 465 pharmacies up for sale as part of the demonopolization of the country's retail drug market.

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Gothenburg haunted by mystery rapist

Police in Gothenburg are on the hunt for a perpetrator suspected in a number of rapes and as many as thirty attempted sexual assaults in recent weeks.

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Sweden slammed for UN rights failures

Sweden has come in for harsh criticism from the country's United Nations association and 15 other organizations for failing to abide by a number of UN conventions.

Sweden’s first lesbian bishop consecrated in Uppsala

Sweden’s first lesbian bishop consecrated in Uppsala

The Church of Sweden on Sunday ordained a female pastor as the country's first openly homosexual bishop, just weeks after approving gay marriages.