Sweden’s Peter Forsberg retires from ice hockey

Sweden’s Peter Forsberg retires from ice hockey

Swedish star Peter Forsberg has given up trying to make a National Hockey League (NHL) comeback at the age of 37 and has retired from ice hockey, the Colorado Avalanche announced on Monday.

Social Democrats a ‘gang of navel-gazers’: report

Social Democrats a ‘gang of navel-gazers’: report

As new poll numbers show a continued slide in popularity for Sweden's Social Democrats, the party's crisis commission has proposed increasing the influence of members, trimming the size of its governing board and launching an open nomination process.

Woman held captive with poisonous snakes

Woman held captive with poisonous snakes

A mother and her baby were trapped in an apartment in a Stockholm suburb of Vårberg on Sunday under threat from a man with several poisonous snakes.

Swedish alcoholism drug awaits human study

Swedish alcoholism drug awaits human study

A new drug to combat alcoholism developed at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy may become reality in the future.

Swedes still keen on finding love abroad

Swedes still keen on finding love abroad

While Swedes no longer take to Viking longboats in search of foreign booty, research shows they remain adept at bringing back trophies of love from their adventures abroad, The Local's Ben Kersley discovers.

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Man killed Swedish teen girl ‘by mistake’

Murder charges were filed on Monday against a 37-year-old man who claims he accidentally killed a 17-year-old girl from Blekinge in southern Sweden in August last year during a sex act "that went too far."

Swedish postal worker stole birthday card cash

Swedish postal worker stole birthday card cash

A female employee at Sweden's postal service (Posten) in Malmö in southern Sweden has admitted to stealing money, gift vouchers and lottery tickets from letters that she sorted.

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Reinfeldt slams Stockholm rental ‘market’

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has criticised the system for how rental apartments are apportioned in Stockholm, advocating that rental apartments in the Swedish capital be converted to tenant-owner apartments.

‘Deadly’ parasite found in Sweden

‘Deadly’ parasite found in Sweden

A tapeworm that can be fatal to humans has been discovered in a Swedish fox, marking the first time the parasite has been found in Sweden.

Swedes strongest savers in Nordic region: study

Swedes strongest savers in Nordic region: study

Swedes are more conservative with money than their Nordic neighbours, according to a new Nordea survey.

Environmental toxins threaten Swedish otters

Environmental toxins threaten Swedish otters

The population of Sweden's otters has quadrupled in the last 30 years since the environmental toxin PCB was banned, but new pollutants from waterproofing agents pose a new threat against the species.