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Man convicted for kicking dog to death

A 47-year-old man has been sentenced to probation and fined the equivalent of 100 days pay for animal cruelty after kicking a Golden Retriever puppy to death.

Swedish TV duo quaff Hitler champagne in Kamprad tribute

Swedish TV duo quaff Hitler champagne in Kamprad tribute

Swedish TV comedy pair Filip Hammar and Fredrik Wikingsson cracked open a bottle of champagne once belonging to Adolf Hitler on Wednesday.

Swede: ‘terrorist’ name behind US visa delay

Swede: ‘terrorist’ name behind US visa delay

A Swedish filmmaker and television host claims he has not yet received a visa to the United States because authorities think his name is similar to that of a terrorist's.

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Wallenbergs’ Italian porn push goes limp

Sweden's Wallenberg family has been left out of pocket following the premature collapse of Italian sport and pornography television channel Dahlia TV.

Obesity op hikes risk of alcohol abuse: study

Obesity op hikes risk of alcohol abuse: study

People who have undergone gastric bypass operations are at greater risk of suffering from alcohol abuse, according to a new Swedish study which reveals that the effects of alcohol become stronger after the op.

Swedish police launch paedophile victim appeal

Swedish police launch paedophile victim appeal

A 41-year-old suspected paedophile currently in custody may have had contact dozens more children via internet chat sites, warn Swedish police, who have appealed to the public for help in identifying potential victims.

‘Stockholm needs more housing – not fewer students’

‘Stockholm needs more housing – not fewer students’

Sweden's housing minister is wrong to single out students as the solution to help alleviate pressure in Stockholm's housing market, argue Young Moderates Veronica de Jonge and Edvin Alam.

STOFF: a journey through the Cosmos with Britain’s Nick Field

STOFF: a journey through the Cosmos with Britain’s Nick Field

In the midst of Stockholm's Fringe Festival, British poet Nick Field talks to The Local's Caroline Bursell about theatre, lipstick, and how Swedes are secretly Brits.

‘Lazy’ Romanian berry pickers in wage protest

‘Lazy’ Romanian berry pickers in wage protest

A group of Romanian berry pickers staged a protest on Wednesday, arguing that have been brought to Sweden on false premises and after their employer in Värmland in western Sweden rejected their claims and accused them of being "lazy".

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Dad charged for throwing daughter in the lake

A father from suburban Stockhlom has been charged with child abuse after throwing his 7-year-old daughter in a lake from a trampoline located three metres above the surface of the chilly waters.

Hunting dog sniffs out secret pot plantation

Hunting dog sniffs out secret pot plantation

A hunting dog in southern Sweden proved it had a nose for more than wild game after it abandoned the chase after an injured deer after catching a whiff of what turned out to be a marijuana plantation hidden deep in the forest.

‘Avoid studying in large cities’: minister

‘Avoid studying in large cities’: minister

Sweden's housing minister suggested on Wednesday that students should avoid enrolling in universities in big cities where housing is scarce, drawing sharp criticism from a number of quarters.