No news from Saab as worker discontent mounts

No news from Saab as worker discontent mounts

Five days after Saab employees learned they wouldn't receive their salaries for July, the troubled Swedish automaker has yet to update workers about the situation as union members take steps to force the company into bankruptcy.

‘Ass attack’ downs Swedish model’s blog

‘Ass attack’ downs Swedish model’s blog

Hackers used a graphic photograph of a man's naked buttocks to attack a popular website about Stockholm's nightlife, singling out some of the site's popular female bloggers in the cyber attack.

The Local’s Quick Guide to Stockholm Pride 2011

The Local’s Quick Guide to Stockholm Pride 2011

As Scandinavia’s biggest pride festival begins on Monday in Stockholm, contributor Katherine Dunn provides a look at some highlights of the week-long celebration.

‘Pregnant man’ to open Stockholm Pride

‘Pregnant man’ to open Stockholm Pride

American Thomas Beatie, better known as the "pregnant man" after he gave birth to three children, is set to hold the opening speech of this year’s Stockholm Pride festival on Monday.

Swedish summer poses Muslim fasting test

Swedish summer poses Muslim fasting test

Sweden's long summer days pose problems for Muslims fasting for Ramadan, which starts on Monday, with rules over the hours of the fast under discussion across Europe.

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Man raped child 75 times, avoids prison

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to psychiatric care after having been convicted for raping three young children, filming the attacks and publishing the material on the internet.

Sweden supports churches with anti-gay views: report

Sweden supports churches with anti-gay views: report

A number of Sweden's faith communities that refuse to accept homosexuals as members continue to receive state support despite requirements that they uphold the country's “social values”.

Sweden holds firm on EU snus fight

Sweden holds firm on EU snus fight

Sweden's government has pledged to continue to fight for the lifting of the EU-wide ban against moist snuff or 'snus', in the face of what it calls European "ignorance" of the smokeless tobacco product.

Family finds strange man in the shower

Family finds strange man in the shower

A family in western Sweden investigating which of them was taking an unusually long shower on Sunday morning was surprised to find to an unexpected guest in the bathroom.

Football hooliganism prompts ‘strike’ threat

Football hooliganism prompts ‘strike’ threat

Malmö FF striker Dardan Rexhepi has called for the authorities to act decisively to tackle the growing problem of hooliganism in Swedish football, threatening to strike if nothing happens to curb the trend.

Helium balloon stops Malmö tunnel train

Helium balloon stops Malmö tunnel train

Passengers were left waiting for two hours before being evacuated from a Denmark-bound train on Sunday after a helium balloon caused a power outage in Malmö's city tunnel.

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Swedish tanker hit by pirate attack

A Swedish tanker vessel fell victim to a pirate attack off the coast of Benin in west Africa.