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16 years for man who killed girl ‘by mistake’

The 37-year-old man from the Växjö area who claimed he accidentally killed a 17-year-old girl, called “Johanna” in the Swedish press, from southern Sweden during a sex act "that went too far” was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Tuesday.

Swedish women warned over Danish sperm

Swedish women warned over Danish sperm

The head of a Danish sperm bank has warned that Swedish women are "most likely" to be among those inseminated with defective sperm donated by a man with a rare genetic disease.

Shaving guide for young girls pulled after criticism

Shaving guide for young girls pulled after criticism

A self-help guide published by Gillette to help mums discuss the issue of shaving body hair with their pubescent female offspring, has prompted critical reactions from Swedish parents.

Viking treasure looters found guilty

Viking treasure looters found guilty

Tuesday saw the conclusion of a groundbreaking trial against five men charged with aggravated crime against relics following the looting of Viking age coins and artefacts on the Baltic island of Gotland.

Swedish woman dies in EHEC case

Swedish woman dies in EHEC case

A Swedish woman has died after being infected with the virulent enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria stemming from an E. coli outbreak which originated in northern Germany.

Swedish press reacts to royal denials

Swedish press reacts to royal denials

The Swedish press has reacted critically to King Carl XVI Gustaf's denials of strip-club visits and had indirect contact with organised crime, arguing that he acted too late to quell the growing scandal.

Swedish inventor’s patent case retried in US

Swedish inventor’s patent case retried in US

After over ten years of legal battles and 30 million kronor ($4.9 million) in legal fees, Swedish inventor Håkan Lans is hopeful that his patent claim may receive the backing of a US court.

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The King’s turbulent year: a timeline

Following King Carl XVI Gustaf's denials that he visited strip clubs or had contacts with the criminal underworld, The Local takes a look at some of the events that marked the Swedish monarch's tumultuous last twelve months.

Green light for Swedish ‘hooligan-register’

Green light for Swedish ‘hooligan-register’

Stockholm club Djurgården Football has received the approval needed from the Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen) to start up a register of blacklisted supporters to keep them out of sports events.

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Söderling sets up French Open clash with old foe Nadal

Sweden's Robin Söderling set up a quarter-final clash with old rival Rafael Nadal after easing past Gilles Simon in the French Open on Monday.

Ikea stores hit in bomb attacks

Ikea stores hit in bomb attacks

Three Ikea stores in the Netherlands, Belgium and France were evacuated on Monday following explosions, with police suspecting a connection between the suspected bomb attacks.