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Högsby daughter: ‘they called me a whore’

The drama in which family members are telling wildly different stories about the honour killing of 20-year-old Abbas Rezai in Högsby in 2005 continued on Friday in the court of appeals.

Malmö FF fined for fan’s attack on football player

Malmö FF fined for fan’s attack on football player

The Swedish Football Federation (SvFF) have reached their verdict about the calamitous derby match between Malmö FF and Helsingborg, having decided to award Helsingborg a 3-0 victory, whilst fining Malmö 150,000 kronor ($23,000).

Swedish projectile vomiting TV ad cited for being ‘distasteful’

Swedish projectile vomiting TV ad cited for being ‘distasteful’

A television commercial for a Swedish travel website featuring a graphic depiction of its "sickeningly low prices" tagline has drawn scorn from the Sweden's advertising watchdog.

Högsby retrial brings ‘honour’ killings back into focus

Högsby retrial brings ‘honour’ killings back into focus

With the topic of 'honour' killings back in the headlines in conjunction with the new trial for the 2005 murder of Abbas Rezai in Högsby, contributor Lina Sennevall takes a look at the phenomenon in Sweden.

SAS to close several non-Nordic routes

SAS to close several non-Nordic routes

Airline company SAS is planning to shut down several routes outside the Nordic countries.

Olofsson to resign as Centre Party head

Olofsson to resign as Centre Party head

Enterprise minister Maud Olofsson plans to resign from her position as leader of the Centre Party, Sveriges Television (SVT) reports.

‘At least 15 countries’ spying on Sweden: report

‘At least 15 countries’ spying on Sweden: report

Over fifteen countries are systematically conducting intelligence operations against Sweden, in Sweden or against Swedish interests overseas, according to security service Säpo.

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Swedish free school head convicted for tax fraud

The principal of a Stockholm-area free school who "used the school as her personal bank account" has been convicted for falsifying invoices to avoid paying taxes.

Sweden Democrats fourth largest party: poll

Sweden Democrats fourth largest party: poll

The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats are now Sweden's fourth largest political party, while the Social Democrats continue to gain on the Moderates, according to a new poll.

From wedding bliss to royal crisis: the state of Sweden’s monarchy

From wedding bliss to royal crisis: the state of Sweden’s monarchy

One year after the royal wedding of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, the Royal Family finds itself mired in crisis following reports bad behaviour by King Carl XVI Gustaf. The Local's Clara Guibourg examines why the wedding glow faded so fast and what it means for the monarchy's future.

Swedish music fans brace for summer festival frenzy

Swedish music fans brace for summer festival frenzy

With Sweden's summer musical festival season hitting high gear, The Local's Geoff Mortimore highlights some of the hottest events taking place around the country this summer.

Ikea beefs up store security following blasts

Ikea beefs up store security following blasts

Swedish furniture giant Ikea said Friday it had raised its security level across Europe to make its customers feel safer after booby-trapped products at several of its stores have caused small explosions in recent weeks.

EU steps up legal threats over Sweden’s wolf hunt

EU steps up legal threats over Sweden’s wolf hunt

The European Commission on Thursday renewed its cricism of Sweden's wolf policy, giving the country two months to take steps to "protect endangered wolves" of face a hearing at the European Court of Justice.

New threats keep terror alert ‘elevated’: Säpo

New threats keep terror alert ‘elevated’: Säpo

New threats to Sweden have resulted in security service Säpo deciding to maintain the country's terror alert level at "elevated", the agency's head said in an interview on Thursday.