Libyan embassy ‘doesn’t represent anything’: Bildt

Libyan embassy ‘doesn’t represent anything’: Bildt

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Friday he no longer considered the Libya's embassy in Stockholm a legitimate representative of the Libyan people.

Dead foetus found at Stockholm metro station

Dead foetus found at Stockholm metro station

A dead foetus was found on the platform of a metro station in southern Stockholm on Friday, according to police.

Subway plans massive Sweden expansion

Subway plans massive Sweden expansion

US sandwich chain Subway, recently crowned the largest restaurant chain in the world, is planning an extensive expansion in Sweden, the firm has confirmed.

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Man charged for Swedish woman’s ‘ruthless’ killing

A 23-year-old man was charged for the rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman he allegedly attacked after the two stepped off a Gothenburg tram one evening in September.

Swedish papers size up Håkan Juholt

Swedish papers size up Håkan Juholt

While much remains unknown about the man tipped to be the saviour of the crisis-laden Social Democrats, most Swedish newspapers were in agreement that the choice of Håkan Juholt represents a shift to the left for the party, although they differed on what that shift means for the party's future.

Swedish elk starve after long harsh winter

Swedish elk starve after long harsh winter

Five elk calves have been found starved to death in Värmland in central Sweden recently, with experts fearing that the drawn out harsh winter may claim further victims.

Sweden’s Saab secures major arms deal

Sweden’s Saab secures major arms deal

Swedish defence firm Saab has received an order for ammunition worth more than a billion kronor, according to a company statement on Friday.

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Sweden mulls ‘good Samaritan’ law

To decline to come to the assistance of another person whose life may be in danger could lead to a prison sentence, according to recommendations in a report to be presented to the Swedish government on Friday.

American-born rapper set to make Melodifestivalen history

American-born rapper set to make Melodifestivalen history

As Sweden gears up for the finals of the 2011 Melodifestivalen song contest on Saturday, The Local's David Landes catches up with Swingfly, a Brooklyn-born rapper who is in the process of rewriting the rules for the Super Bowl of Swedish pop music.

UK-based comedy troupe set to make its Swedish debut

UK-based comedy troupe set to make its Swedish debut

The world-renowned comedic theatre troupe Spymonkey is coming to Sweden, bringing its unique brand of black humour to Scandinavia audiences for the first time, The Local's Anita Badejo discovers.

UK suspect ‘financier’ behind Stockholm bomb

UK suspect ‘financier’ behind Stockholm bomb

The man who is being held in Glasgow on suspicion of being an accomplice in a suicide bombing in Stockholm in December is thought to have been the financier behind the failed attack, according to the Glasgow Herald daily.