The Hedonist List: enjoy Stockholm in style this month

The Hedonist List: enjoy Stockholm in style this month

The Local has partnered with A Hedonist's Guide To..., a luxury city guide series for travellers who value both style and substance when it comes to soaking up a city. Every month it will be bringing readers of The Local its picks of the best places to sleep, eat, drink, party and see in Stockholm. It is also doing the same for Berlin on TheLocal.de.

Belgian author scoops Astrid Lindgren prize

Belgian author scoops Astrid Lindgren prize

Belgian writer and illustrator Kitty Crowther has won the 2010 Astrid Lidgren Memorial Award for children's literature, a prize named after the Swedish creator of Pippi Longstocking.

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Gay-hate imam to speak at Swedish conference

An organisation for young Muslims in Sweden has outraged the country's largest gay rights group by inviting an imam in favour of executing homosexuals to speak at its April conference.

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Swedish prisoner warned over ‘fart attacks’

An inmate at Malmö prison has been warned over his persistent flatulence, with staff suspecting that the prisoner deployed the malodorous method to voice his discontent towards the system, the Metro newspaper reports.

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Bear cubs put down after poacher attack

Three bear cubs have been put down outside of Rättvik in central Sweden after their mother was mortally injured by hunters. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of poaching.

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Controversial bonus windfall for Nordea heads

Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of Nordic finance giant Nordea, has awarded record bonuses for 2009 to staff and senior managers despite criticism from its major shareholder the Swedish state.

Ask performs public retreat on prostitution

Ask performs public retreat on prostitution

Sweden's justice minister Beatrice Ask has bowed to mounting criticism and performed a public u-turn on her suggestion that colour-coded envelopes be sent to suspected sex-buyers.

Reinfeldt streets ahead of Sahlin in new poll

Reinfeldt streets ahead of Sahlin in new poll

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has a huge lead over Social Democrat Party leader Mona Sahlin, a new survey of voter confidence by Novus Opinion shows.

Geely closes in on Volvo takeover

Geely closes in on Volvo takeover

Chinese Geely representatives will arrive in Sweden over the weekend to complete the $1.8 billion purchase of Volvo Cars from Ford, on either Sunday or Monday, according to the Financial Times.

King deployed to back Brazil fighter bid

King deployed to back Brazil fighter bid

Sweden's defence minister Sten Tolgfors was joined in Brazil on Tuesday by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia as Brazil decides on a fighter jet tender that has a Swedish plane in the running.

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Terminally ill man takes his own life

A 70-year-old Swedish man suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease, or ALS, has taken his own life after demanding the right to assisted suicide in a letter to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) on Monday.