Rail operator misled public on sweltering train

Rail operator misled public on sweltering train

Passengers stuck on a sweltering train for six hours could have been evacuated after an hour and a half, according to a report published on Wednesday.

Volvo under fire for Shanghai show ‘babes’

Volvo under fire for Shanghai show ‘babes’

When Volvo opened their display for the press at the Auto Shanghai 2011 fair in China there were a number of women in evening dresses, high heels and immaculate make up were there to greet the gathered journalists.

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Swedish ‘clairvoyant’ con-artist sent to prison

The 48-year-old ‘clairvoyant’ who managed to con a total of 4 million ($652,000) kronor from three unsuspecting victims, was convicted of gross fraud and sentenced to prison for two years and six months by Solna District Court on Wednesday.

Second Swedish woman reports ‘fake rape’ slur

Second Swedish woman reports ‘fake rape’ slur

Greek authorities were saying that Swedish women were out to cash in on fake rape claims as early as 2002.

Finnish hockey legend reveals Swedish tattoo secret

Finnish hockey legend reveals Swedish tattoo secret

Teemu Selänne aka "The Finnish Flash" has confirmed rumours that despite being one his country's most faithful servants on the ice, he has been bearing a terrible tattooed secret since a drunken stag night over a decade ago.

Sweden’s Riksbank raises interest rates

Sweden’s Riksbank raises interest rates

Sweden's Riksbank on Wednesday announced that it has raised the base repo rate by 0.25 percent to 1.75 percent.

Swedish food ‘exchange’ site raises funds for the world’s hungry

Swedish food ‘exchange’ site raises funds for the world’s hungry

A Swedish designed social media initiative has been launched this week aiming to raise awareness and funds for the World Food Programme (WFP) in which well-fed donors can opt out of a snack or a meal and donate the difference.

Man arrested after paying for noisy sex

Man arrested after paying for noisy sex

Grunts heard through a wall were enough for police in southern Sweden to arrest a 46-year-old man on suspicion of buying sex.

‘Sweden must do more to utilise foreign grads’

‘Sweden must do more to utilise foreign grads’

The government must do more to ensure that Sweden takes advantage of the benefits brought by highly educated foreigners who come to the country, Sweden's national auditor has argued.

Dalai Lama charms southern Sweden

Dalai Lama charms southern Sweden

Known as the ‘Laughing Dalai Lama,’ His Holiness bedazzled southern Sweden with witty quips, magnetic smiles and his contagious giggle while doling out pearls of wisdom and a few personal stories, The Local's Karen Holst reports.

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New car fires erupt in Gothenburg suburb

More cars were set alight in the Gothenburg suburbs on Tuesday night as violence plagued the outskirts of the western Swedish town for the second night in a row.