Swedish docs set for mother-daughter womb transplant

Swedish docs set for mother-daughter womb transplant

Doctors in Sweden are preparing to transplant the womb of a 56-year-old woman into her own daughter.

‘Sex chamber’ trial opens behind closed doors

‘Sex chamber’ trial opens behind closed doors

The trial began on Monday of a 47-year-old man suspected of having held a woman prisoner in an underground sex-chamber in western Sweden.

Gruesome details retold in ‘honour killing’ retrial

Gruesome details retold in ‘honour killing’ retrial

The re-trial of the so-called Högsby 'honour killing' opened in southern Sweden on Monday with the parents of the man previously convicted for brutally stabbing, beating, and scalding the 20-year-old victim to death now also under suspicion.

‘Jack Nicholson’ surprises Swedish music festival fans

‘Jack Nicholson’ surprises Swedish music festival fans

Fans attending the Summer Rock Festival (Sommarrock) in Landskrona in southern Sweden cheered on Saturday by what they thought was a surprise appearance by legendary Hollywood actor Jack Nicholson.

Exploring Sweden’s linguistic history in the United States

Exploring Sweden’s linguistic history in the United States

A century after the great Swedish migration to North America, dialect researchers from Gothenburg are heading across the Atlantic in hopes of learning more about the evolution of the Swedish language, The Local’s Karen Holst explains.

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Agency denies inflating China deal job figures

Invest Sweden, the state agency tasked with attracting foreign investment to Sweden, has denied reports that it inflated figures detailing the number of jobs created by deals it brokered with Chinese companies.

Saab unveils second partner in new China deal

Saab unveils second partner in new China deal

Troubled Swedish carmaker Saab said Monday it had hammered out the details of a deal to obtain last-ditch rescue funding from Chinese distributor Pang Da Automobile and that a second Chinese company had agreed to join their joint venture.

Club ‘knew of Olympic coach sex abuse claims’

Club ‘knew of Olympic coach sex abuse claims’

Officials at Gothenburg-based sports club Örgryte IS have admitted they knew knowledge of the allegations of sexual abuse against athletics coach Viljo Nousiainen, but chose not to act.

Gangster gave orders from inside jail: report

Gangster gave orders from inside jail: report

A 30-year-old suspected gang leader suspected of ordering the killing of a Swedish footballer and his brother used notes and binoculars to continue giving orders to his gang from within inside a Swedish jail.

No violence at Sweden-Israel handball game

No violence at Sweden-Israel handball game

Some 150 pro-Palestinian protesters and some 60 pro-Israel protestors demonstrated peacefully on the sidelines of a Sweden-Israel handball match in southeastern Sweden Sunday, police said.

German police probe Ikea blast links

German police probe Ikea blast links

German investigators said Sunday they were probing a possible link between a blast at an Ikea store in Dresden and explosions at other stores on May 30th in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.