Outrage over Swedish gum’s ‘beauty’ claims

Outrage over Swedish gum’s ‘beauty’ claims

A new Swedish chewing gum promising to keep users "looking their best" has nutrition experts and consumer watchdogs up in arms.

‘It really wasn’t that brutal’: murder suspect

‘It really wasn’t that brutal’: murder suspect

A young man suspected of beating a 54-year-old Swedish school teacher to death in April tried to downplay the severity of the fatal assault in testimony on the second day of the against the three young adults who stand charged with the killing.

Condom firm seeks Swedes for ‘hard but satisfying job’

Condom firm seeks Swedes for ‘hard but satisfying job’

The Swedish branch of condom giant Durex recently announced open positions for 1,000 happy Swedes of both sexes to act as condom testers.

Angry birds in Swedish preschooler assault

Angry birds in Swedish preschooler assault

Preschool-children at a day care centre in southern Sweden can no longer picnic al fresco due to hordes of hungry and intrepid rooks preying on their packed lunches.

Government millions spent on PR help: report

Government millions spent on PR help: report

The Swedish government spent 119 million kronor ($18.6 million) on PR and communications between 2007 and 2010, according to Swedish media reports.

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Lydon hopes to show Sweden he’s not Rotten to the core

As John Lydon, better known as former Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten, prepares to take the stage in Gothenburg with his new band, The Local's Geoff Mortimore learns about the rock legend's attempts to reinvent himself.

Versace to design H&M’s new autumn collection

Versace to design H&M’s new autumn collection

H&M is teaming up with design legend Donatella Versace for the Swedish discount fashion retailer's special 2011 autumn collection.

Sweden’s Lidström signs with Red Wings for 20th NHL season

Sweden’s Lidström signs with Red Wings for 20th NHL season

Swedish defenseman Nicklas Lidström said Monday he has agreed to a one-year deal worth $6.2 million to play a 20th National Hockey League season for the Detroit Red Wings.

Apps for kids ‘growing market’ in Sweden

Apps for kids ‘growing market’ in Sweden

A growing market of applications for smartphones and electronic reading pads aimed at young children and toddlers is being created in Sweden, according to experts who fear there may be consequences.

Saab to staff: go home for two more weeks

Saab to staff: go home for two more weeks

While production at cash-strapped Swedish automaker Saab's factory will be down for two more weeks, the company needs the 800 suppliers to accept their repayment scheme by today in order to re-start production in July.

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Slain Swedish girl’s attacker stays in custody

The 30-year-old North African male who is under suspicion for murdering a Swedish girl in Fuengirola, Spain, will stay in custody after the friend of the dead Swedish girl was heard by the court on Monday.