Sweden no longer immune from royal gossip

Sweden no longer immune from royal gossip

Sweden's tabloids have until recently had a fairly respectful attitude to the royal family, but recent events including the break-up of Princess Madeleine's relationship have led some to wonder whether times are changing, writes The Local's Royal Correspondent and former royal information secretary, Juan Navas.

Cop faces sack over ‘offensive and disrespectful’ blog

Cop faces sack over ‘offensive and disrespectful’ blog

Police in southern Sweden have recommended the firing of a police sergeant who blogged about throwing stones at a thief and secretly dabbing the tip of his sex organ on car door handles.

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Assaulted Chinese woman risks deportation

The Swedish Migration Board has decided to deport a Chinese woman who lost her residency permit when her Swedish husband filed for divorce in revenge for her reporting his repeated assaults.

Swede success as ‘meat glue’ plans come unstuck

Swede success as ‘meat glue’ plans come unstuck

The European Parliament's environment committee has backed a proposal drafted by Swedish MEP Åsa Westlund calling for an EU-wide ban on the controversial 'meat glue' product thrombin.

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Centre-right pushes for web sex pic clampdown

Sweden's governing centre-right coalition is pledging to expand legislation on sexual harassment to encompass cases where sex pictures and videos are posted to the internet without the consent of those caught on camera.

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Electrolux posts upbeat forecast

Swedish white goods firm Electrolux on Tuesday exceeded analyst profit forecasts for the first quarter of 2010 and projected a positive year as key markets begin to recover.

Stockholm plays host to 186 nationalities

Stockholm plays host to 186 nationalities

The county of Stockholm is now home to over 2 million people, among whom can be found people born in 186 countries, according to a new report from the County Administrative Board of Stockholm.

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Stahre swaps Swedish champs for Greece

Swedish coach Mikael Stahre, who guided the Stockholm-based team AIK to the Swedish championship in 2009, has been appointed to lead Greek first division side Panionios for the upcoming season.

Stockholm pub voted ‘Best in the World’

Stockholm pub voted ‘Best in the World’

A Stockholm pub has been voted the "Best pub in the World" in the Best of British awards for establishments outside of the UK, organized by the Daily Telegraph and British Airways.

Social Democrats seek apology over Sahlin slur

Social Democrats seek apology over Sahlin slur

Top Social Democrat Thomas Östros has demanded an apology from Mats Odell after the local government minster dredged a 15-year-old scandal back up to the surface of Swedish politics.

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Paper mills end strike action after pay deal

A 10-day long strike by around 3,000 Swedish paper mill workers ended on Monday with a new collective agreement on pay, the Swedish Forest Industries Federation (Skogsindustrierna) has confirmed.