Sweden prepares for another deep freeze

Sweden prepares for another deep freeze

Temperatures across much of Sweden are expected to plunge well below freezing on Monday night, creating slippery road conditions and leaving the country in a chill expected to last through the end of the year.

Prince-to-be named Sweden’s hottest country bumpkin

Prince-to-be named Sweden’s hottest country bumpkin

Daniel Westling, who is set to become Prince and Duke of Västergötaland when he marries Crown Princess Victoria next June, can now also add “hottest hick” of the year to his list of titles.

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Swede in coma after Philippines attack

A Swedish citizen is fighting for his life after being assaulted by two security guards at a nightclub in Angeles City in the Philippines.

Marketing guru: I can save Saab

Marketing guru: I can save Saab

A French-born, US-based marketing expert who has often criticized American carmakers claims he can turn around troubled Swedish automaker Saab Automobile.

McDonald’s used to help Swedish children learn English

McDonald’s used to help Swedish children learn English

Ronald McDonald is helping Swedish schoolchildren improve their English skills, unbeknownst to the US fast food giant who created the icon.

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‘Whiskey murderer’ hit with 15-year sentence

A 42-year-old man who stabbed his girlfriend to death and then poured whiskey on her dead body has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

From Silicon Valley to Stockholm: Meeting the US Ambassador, Part 2

From Silicon Valley to Stockholm: Meeting the US Ambassador, Part 2

In Part 2 of a two-part interview, US Ambassador Matthew Barzun talks to The Local's David Landes about succeeding President Bush's envoy, eco-friendly former Ambassador Michael Wood; the significance of The Pirate Bay; and, introducing TED.

Swedish hockey fans set to break European record

Swedish hockey fans set to break European record

More than 31,000 spectators are expected to brave Sweden’s chilly winter temperatures to attend a hockey match in Gothenburg on Monday night, setting a new European record in the process.

From Silicon Valley to Stockholm: Meeting the US Ambassador, Part 1

From Silicon Valley to Stockholm: Meeting the US Ambassador, Part 1

In Part 1 of a two-part interview, David Landes speaks to new US Ambassador Matthew Barzun about fundraising for Obama, adjusting to life in Sweden, Alfred Nobel's legacy, and engaging citizens in online networks.

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Gambling site to repay addict’s lost millions

In a surprising move, a gaming company has agreed to pay back some of the millions of kronor a company in Uppsala in eastern Sweden lost due to an employee’s gambling addiction.

Afghan teens dumped in Swedish forest

Afghan teens dumped in Swedish forest

Five chilled and hungry Afghan teenagers stumbled into a southern Swedish town on Christmas Eve after being left by smugglers in a deserted stretch of forest days earlier, a priest who had taken them in said Sunday.