German E.coli outbreak spreads to Sweden

German E.coli outbreak spreads to Sweden

Ten Swedes are severly ill and many more are suffering other effects from a virulent enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria following the recent outbreak of the disease in Northern Germany.

Bildt: Mladic arrest ‘a good day for Europe’

Bildt: Mladic arrest ‘a good day for Europe’

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt on Thursday hailed the arrest of Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, calling it the closing of a "dark chapter in European history".

Hooligan’s parents’ plea: ‘don’t hurt our son’

Hooligan’s parents’ plea: ‘don’t hurt our son’

The parents of an 18-year-old football fan who ran onto the pitch and punched a goalkeeper during a match between Malmö and Helsingborg on Tuesday have made a public appeal against vigilante justice in the wake of threats made against their son.

Pressure is on – elite classes for younger students

Pressure is on – elite classes for younger students

As the idea of elite education takes hold in Sweden, a country known for promoting equality, The Local's Karen Holst looks at the debate surrounding a decision to offer advanced classes to younger students.

Swedish hospitals launch campaign touting early pregnancy

Swedish hospitals launch campaign touting early pregnancy

Health authorities in southern Sweden are launching a public awareness campaign to encourage couples to have children sooner to combat the trend of women having their first child at an increasingly older age.

‘The Swedish hooligan disease’ – a case of footballing déjà vu

‘The Swedish hooligan disease’ – a case of footballing déjà vu

As Swedish football reacts to the latest of a string of hooligan incidents in recent weeks, The Local’s Peter Vinthagen Simpson looks back at the case of the “drunk Dane” who attacked the referee in a Euro 2008 qualifier and wonders if any lessons have been learnt.

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Swedish MPs knew of undercover US agents

Several Swedish politicians knew that undercover US agents had been discovered in Sweden, according to a Swedish MP and member of the National Police Board.

Gaming software company offers golden job chance in Stockholm
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Ingmar Bergman ‘switched at birth’: report

Ingmar Bergman ‘switched at birth’: report

Ingmar Bergman, the famed Swedish director who died in 2007, was not his mother's biological son, according to the results of an investigation by his niece published on Thursday.

State liquor stores moot higher tax on wine

State liquor stores moot higher tax on wine

Sweden's state-run alcohol retail monopoly Systembolaget has demanded an extra tax on box wine equating a price hike of up to 25-30 percent in order to curb the thirst for bag-in-box wines.

Swedish birds in ‘record’ non-stop flight to Africa

Swedish birds in ‘record’ non-stop flight to Africa

Three Swedish birds have set a new record in long distance flying after travelling 6000 kilometres non-stop from Sweden to West Africa at an average speed of 70 kilometres per hour, according to a new study from Lund University.

Swedish bosses open to bribes: study

Swedish bosses open to bribes: study

Every fifth business leader in Sweden could consider paying a bribe to win advantages in business and to retain clients, a new survey by Ernst & Young shows.

Spotify and Facebook in music streaming tie-in

Spotify and Facebook in music streaming tie-in

Swedish music service Spotify and social networking giant Facebook are collaborating on a streaming music service, according to a media report Wednesday.