Hungry berry pickers shoot birds for food

Hungry berry pickers shoot birds for food

A number of Vietnamese berry pickers in Särna in central Sweden have begun shooting small birds with catapults and arrows as their situation becomes increasingly precarious, local newspaper Dalarnas Tidningar reports.

The Local launches new mobile site

The Local launches new mobile site

Today The Local launches a new mobile edition, allowing you to read news in English from Sweden even more easily on your phone.

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Three naked German women found in woods

A search party was called off in southern Sweden on Sunday as three naked German women lost in the woods eventually managed to relocate their holiday home without the aid of a police helicopter or sniffer dogs.

Pirate Bay co-founder appeals court ‘gagging’

Pirate Bay co-founder appeals court ‘gagging’

Peter Sunde, one of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay, has appealed a ruling by Stockholm District Court banning him from continuing to run the popular file sharing site.

Class-skipping pupils targeted by new bill

Class-skipping pupils targeted by new bill

Minister for Education Jan Björklund has presented a legislative proposal that would enable truancy to be displayed in the grade reports of all school goers.

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Ryanair won’t drop card fees despite law

Budget airline Ryanair has said it has no plans to stop charging fees for bank card payments, despite a new Swedish law intended to ban the practice.

China’s Geely completes Volvo purchase

China’s Geely completes Volvo purchase

Geely Holdings formally completed its deal to buy Sweden's Volvo Cars from US auto giant Ford at a ceremony in London on Monday, the Chinese firm has confirmed.

Accused deny helicopter heist as trial opens

Accused deny helicopter heist as trial opens

The ten men suspected of involvement in a spectacular cash depot heist have denied all charges as their high-profile trial opened amid huge media and public interest in Stockholm on Monday.

Royal couple return home from honeymoon

Royal couple return home from honeymoon

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have returned home after their six week long honeymoon, arriving at Stockholm's Bromma airport on Sunday evening.

Green flies high to grab last gasp Swedish medal

Green flies high to grab last gasp Swedish medal

Swedish high-jumper Emma Green showed that there is life in Swedish athletics by beating her personal best to clinch a silver medal at the European Championships in Barcelona on Sunday.

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Sweden plans Afghan mission extension

Sweden's governing Alliance coalition wants to extend the mandate of Swedish forces in Afghanistan and is prepared to increase the military budget if the situation demands it.