Zlatan featured in Man City ‘squad’

Zlatan featured in Man City ‘squad’

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of a host of world stars who unexpectedly turned up bearing a Manchester City strip in the official programme ahead of a Europa League clash with Aris Thessaloniki on Tuesday.

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Strike looms as Swedish bank union locks horns

Talks have broken down between Sweden's Financial Sector Union and an industry association over the wages and employment conditions of its 30,000 members.

Sweden’s population nears 9.5 million

Sweden’s population nears 9.5 million

Sweden's population continued to grow at the end of 2010, despite a drop in immigration for the first time since 2004.

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Midsummer murderer gets 18 years

A Swedish district court has sentenced a 33-year-old man to 18 years in prison for the murder and mutilation of a 30-year-old man on Midsummer's Eve last year in southern Sweden.

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Convictions overturned in Malmö pimping trial

The court of appeal in Malmö (Hovrätten) has overturned guilty verdicts served to two men in connection with the sale of a mentally handicapped 14-year-old girl for sex, reducing a third man's sentence for pimping.

Drunk driving Swedish police rarely fired: report

Drunk driving Swedish police rarely fired: report

Despite 55 serving police officers being caught drink driving over the past five years, only one has lost his job, the Metro daily reported on Thursday.

Business master’s courses tempt overseas students to Stockholm
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Business master’s courses tempt overseas students to Stockholm

A strong academic base, English-language instruction and superb career prospects have made Stockholm University School of Business one of the most popular destinations for overseas master's students in Sweden.

Swedish city declares tap water ‘drinkable’

Swedish city declares tap water ‘drinkable’

After almost three months of boiling their water supplies following a parasite outbreak, the residents of Östersund in northern Sweden have been told that their tap water is once again safe to drink.

Oil slick threatens Sweden’s west coast

Oil slick threatens Sweden’s west coast

Oil leaking from a vessel which ran aground off Norway on Thursday evening is threatening the Kosterhavet national park off the west coast of Sweden.

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Sweden Democrat expelled from union

A Sweden Democrat elected as a municipal councillor in southeastern Sweden has been expelled from a union representing transportation and security workers because of his involvement in the party.

Foreign students eschew studies in Sweden

Foreign students eschew studies in Sweden

Top foreign students are eschewing the opportunity to study at Swedish universities and colleges, deterred by the introduction of tuition and registration fees, as well as the lack of scholarships.

Hit the slopes in southern Sweden? <i>Javisst!</i>

Hit the slopes in southern Sweden? Javisst!

The mountainous north isn't the only place in Sweden where ski bums can carve their way down the hill. Even the flatlands of Skåne have a few slopes that can provide for some wintertime fun, The Local's Karen Holst explains.

US tech offer threatens Brazil Gripen deal

US tech offer threatens Brazil Gripen deal

Swedish defence firm Saab has faced another setback in its bid to sell its Gripen aircraft to Brazil after a US official announced that it has offered the country a "significant technology transfer" if it buys US-made fighter jets.