Gotland & Öland – Singular beauty at sea
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Gotland & Öland – Singular beauty at sea

Ancient walled cities, storm-tossed islands and a dose of Bergmanesque atmospherics. Gotland and Öland make for a spectacular summer visit.

16 years for Gothenburg woman’s ‘ruthless’ killing

16 years for Gothenburg woman’s ‘ruthless’ killing

A 23-year-old man accused of raping and murdering Elin Krantz near a Gothenburg tram stop in September last year has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the crime.

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KTH students charged for money laundering

Two students enrolled at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) were among several Stockholm residents charged on Thursday for their role in a massive swindling operation involving 100 million kronor ($16 million) in laundered money.

Stockholm congestion fee ‘too low’: politicians

Stockholm congestion fee ‘too low’: politicians

Several Swedish politicians are calling for a steep rise in Stockholm's congestion charge following reports of increasing traffic problems around the Swedish capital.

Warnings ahead of new wave of violent storms

Warnings ahead of new wave of violent storms

A new line of thunderstorms is expected to bring more heavy rain to southern and central Sweden on Friday as the region struggles to cope with power outages and flooding from a previous batch of storms.

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Riksdag hands government labour policy setback

The government faces the threat of an embarrassing climbdown in its employment policy following a vote to halt a controversial programme for the long-term unemployed.

Stockholm braces for drop-in wedding deluge

Stockholm braces for drop-in wedding deluge

Las Vegas it isn’t, and chances are Elvis won't be anywhere in sight, but this weekend's mass 'drop-in' wedding at Stockholm's Skansen wildlife park is expected to draw hundreds ready to say "I do", The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

Swedish man convicted of sex with sheep

Swedish man convicted of sex with sheep

A man who forcibly had sex with a sheep has been convicted of violating Sweden's animal cruelty laws.

Swedish fraudster jailed in Ethiopia

Swedish fraudster jailed in Ethiopia

A Swedish woman who has been on the run since 2007 has received a 25-year prison sentence in Ethiopia on charges of fraud and human trafficking, Sweden's TV4 news reports.

‘Bad airplane food’ sends 17 Swedish tourists to hospital

‘Bad airplane food’ sends 17 Swedish tourists to hospital

A group of tourists from northern Sweden had an unpleasant start to their holiday in Turkey after a suspected case of food poisoning sent 17 to the hospital.

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Disabled ‘trafficked’ to Sweden in benefits fraud

Disabled people are being lured to Sweden by false promises of generous benefits in a sophisticated fraud scheme that officials liken to human trafficking, according to Swedish media reports.