Bank robber shot by Swedish police

Bank robber shot by Swedish police

A 19-year-old man suspected of robbing a branch of Swedbank in Huddinge in southern Stockholm on Wednesday and taking a woman hostage, was shot and wounded by police after suspicions emerged that he was carrying explosives.

Sweden spawns egg and sperm donor website

Sweden spawns egg and sperm donor website

Long waiting times for the childless and unfavourable Swedish reproductive laws has spurred the opening of a new online business: a private egg and sperm donor social networking site that can arrange surrogacies.

Sweden stands alone on car phone free-for-all

Sweden stands alone on car phone free-for-all

Sweden is the only country in Europe which still allows car drivers to talk on their phones without using a handsfree; a situation which is dangerous and has to change, according to the Swedish Automobile Association (Motormannen).

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Election Q&A: the Liberal Party

Liberal Party senior political advisor Therese Wallqvister and Riksdag secretariat foreign and defence policy political secretary Cindy Sturesson answer some questions from The Local about the party's stance on a few key issues.

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Election Q&A: the Left Party

Left Party international secretary Stefan Kudryk answers some questions from The Local about the party's stance on a few key issues.

Antidepressants prevent suicide: Swedish study

Antidepressants prevent suicide: Swedish study

Swedish researchers have concluded that antidepressant medication helps to save sufferers from depression from suicide, according to a new report published in the medical journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

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Ten charged in Malmö teen pimping scandal

Charges were filed on Wednesday in Malmö against 10 men suspected of having sold a mentally handicapped 14-year-old girl for sex.

Tax agency staff set to face fraud charges

Tax agency staff set to face fraud charges

An administrator at the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) and three other people are expected to be charged for their involvement in a fraud scandal.

Cheryl Jones Fur – An American voice in Swedish politics

Cheryl Jones Fur – An American voice in Swedish politics

Parliamentary candidate, Cheryl Jones Fur, talks to Peter Vinthagen Simpson about her climate commitment; why as an American she likes the diversity of Swedish politics; and how to tackle the integration debate head on.

Alliance touts strong economy in election bid

Alliance touts strong economy in election bid

From speeches to press conferences, Sweden's ruling centre-right coalition has tirelessly pumped forth the country's sound economic performance in its re-election bid ahead of Sunday's election, writes AFP's Marc Preel.

Ex-HQ Bank manager reported to police

Ex-HQ Bank manager reported to police

HQ Bank’s previous parent company, publicly listed HQ AB, has reported a former manager to the police for what it sees as partial responsibility for the bank’s collapse.

Swedish entrepreneur launches first Social Exchange: Introducing Social Networking 2.0
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Swedish entrepreneur launches first Social Exchange: Introducing Social Networking 2.0

Swedish internet visionary and serial entrepreneur Johan Staël von Holstein is back, this time with MyCube, which he calls 'the social exchange,' where privacy, ownership and control are the foundations that enable more valuable and meaningful online interactions.

Swedish national library verifies child porn mags

Swedish national library verifies child porn mags

Sweden’s National Library has determined it has 21 magazines featuring child pornography following an investigation carried out with help from the National Criminal Police (Rikskriminalpolisen).

Sweden preps for filming of Hollywood’s ‘Tattoo’

Sweden preps for filming of Hollywood’s ‘Tattoo’

Several locations in Sweden are bracing for a Hollywood invasion this autumn, with filming of the English-language version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" set to start within weeks.

Steady poll lead continues for Alliance

Steady poll lead continues for Alliance

The centre-right Alliance’s steady poll lead continues, with a new voter survey published on Wednesday giving them support of 49.8 percent of the voters. Support for the far-right Sweden Democrats also reached new highs.