English funnyman comes to make Swedes laugh

English funnyman comes to make Swedes laugh

English funnyman Paul Foot arrives in Sweden on Wednesday for his first-ever tour of Sweden. He chats with The Local's Vivian Tse about his impressions of Sweden and the Swedes and recounts his long, strange trip towards a career of making people laugh.

Assange denied Swedish residence permit

Assange denied Swedish residence permit

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied a residence permit to stay in Sweden, according to the National Migration Board (Migrationsverket).

‘Priceless’ medieval church artifacts stolen

‘Priceless’ medieval church artifacts stolen

National alerts were issued for several 'priceless' church artifacts stolen overnight on Sunday from Tidersrums church in southeastern Sweden's Kisa.

Zlatan invokes Tiger Woods in new rebuke of former coach

Zlatan invokes Tiger Woods in new rebuke of former coach

Swedish footballer and AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has leveled a new attack against his former coach at Barcelona, comparing him to disgraced golfer Tiger Woods.

Profits return for free paper publisher Metro

Profits return for free paper publisher Metro

Swedish publisher Metro International has returned to profitability, reporting a third quarter net profit of just over €1 million ($1.4 million) on Monday.

Sweden to beef up teacher licencing system

Sweden to beef up teacher licencing system

The Swedish government has proposed implementing a new licencing system for teachers starting in 2012.

High figures for Swedish marijuana seizures

High figures for Swedish marijuana seizures

Swedish customs agents are nabbing more cannabis smugglers than in past years, and people traveling across the Öresund Bridge with small amounts of the drug figure prominently in the statistics.

Swedish travelers hit by more train cancellations

Swedish travelers hit by more train cancellations

Headaches continued for Swedish rail travelers on Monday after the country’s national rail operator SJ cancelled more departures in order to complete inspections following the discovery of cracks in a few train wheels last week.

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Swedish union fetches millions from art auction

A sculpture owned by a Swedish union fetched nearly 50 million kronor ($7.52 million) at a Christie's auction in London on Thursday.

Swedes escape from Haitian prison drama

Swedes escape from Haitian prison drama

Six Swedes and an American successfully escaped from Haiti's largest prison after they were taken hostage when prisoners staged a revolt on Sunday.

Federer makes returns to ATP’s Stockholm Open

Federer makes returns to ATP’s Stockholm Open

Switzerland's Roger Federer will make his return to the Stockholm Open two years late when the oldest indoor tournament on the ATP circuit begins on Monday.