Harvard to host Stieg Larsson lectures

Harvard to host Stieg Larsson lectures

Students at the prestigious Harvard University will soon have the chance to study Stieg Larsson and heroine Lisbeth Salander when an expert on Swedish crime fiction joins the faculty for a guest lectureship.

Men jailed for shooting each other in duel

Men jailed for shooting each other in duel

Two men in Kalmar, in the south of Sweden, who had met up to settle a score between them through a game of “ last man standing” were sentenced to five years in prison by a court on Tuesday for attempting to murder each other.

Nordea reports fall in profits

Nordea reports fall in profits

Swedish-Finnish bank Nordea on Tuesday reported a 6 percent drop in net profits for the second quarter 2011, saying that improvements in banking activity had not compensated for a drop off in investments.

Swedish librarians find stolen atlas in New York

Swedish librarians find stolen atlas in New York

One of the books stolen from the Swedish National Library in the beginning of the 2000s has been discovered with a collector in New York. This is the first of the books stolen in the by now infamous book thefts to have been tracked down.

Electrolux reports steep earnings drop

Electrolux reports steep earnings drop

Swedish household appliance-maker Electrolux on Tuesday reported a profit slump because of high materials prices and weak demand, and warned of difficult trading conditions for the rest of the year.

Swedish World Cup stars given heroes’ welcome

Swedish World Cup stars given heroes’ welcome

Götaplatsen in Gothenburg in western Sweden was teeming with exulted football fans on Monday evening, gathered to give the bronze-medal winning women's World Cup team a jubilant welcome back from Germany.

Stockholm cafés: a Södermalm selection

Stockholm cafés: a Södermalm selection

The Brooklyn-esque island of Södermalm offers countless cozy café options for its young and trendy dwellers. Here’s The Local’s list of five hotspots to have a "fika" (coffee break), lounge, and bask in the buzz of this hip neighborhood.

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Louise, 34, loses breast ‘by mistake’

When Louise, 34, from Gävle, in central Sweden found a lump in her breast last autumn she turned to her local hospital to have it examined.

‘Nothing wrong’ with bus in Stockholm crash

‘Nothing wrong’ with bus in Stockholm crash

No technical fault has been found with the bus that drove into a crowd of people on a busy pedestrian square in central Stockholm at the end of May, according to a police investigation.

Slain Swede’s husband ‘too ill’ for court

Slain Swede’s husband ‘too ill’ for court

A British businessman wanted in South Africa on charges of ordering his wife's murder while on honeymoon in Cape Town was deemed too ill to attend his extradition hearing at a London court on Monday.

Google doodle returns for Sweden’s Gothia Cup

Google doodle returns for Sweden’s Gothia Cup

Google's competition Doodle 4 Google, where contributors are invited to design an alternative Google logo, is coming to Sweden's youth football tournament Gothia Cup.