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Sweden wrestles with legality of underage sex

Young Swedish teens who engage in consensual sex may find themselves dragged into court due to lingering uncertainties about how to interpret Sweden's child sex laws.

Immigrant language-learning bonus flops

Immigrant language-learning bonus flops

The government’s offer of performance-based bonuses to immigrants who learn Swedish in under a year has failed to produce results, according to a new report.

Nordea cuts 2,000 jobs

Nordea cuts 2,000 jobs

Nordea, the biggest Nordic bank which today employs around 34,000 people, said Monday it planned to cut some 2,000 jobs across the region by the end of 2012 to counter the effects of rising costs.

Swedes’ perceived rudeness ‘isn’t racially motivated’

Swedes’ perceived rudeness ‘isn’t racially motivated’

UK native Suhail Din sparked a heated debate among The Local's readers with his reflections on why Swedes refused to talk to him and his family during a recent visit to Stockholm. Contributor Ruben Brunsveld examines why.

Sweden fails to close cardiac care gender gap

Sweden fails to close cardiac care gender gap

Female heart attack patients still receive inferior treatment than men, according to a new study.

Starbucks to open new Swedish stores

Starbucks to open new Swedish stores

Starbucks, the Seattle-based chain of coffee houses, has announced the opening of its first stores in Sweden open to the general public.

The Local launches France’s news in English

The Local launches France’s news in English

The Local, a leading source of English-language news in Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland, announced on Monday it has now established a news website in France.

Sweden looks to halt maths education slide

Sweden looks to halt maths education slide

Education authorities want the government to spend billions on promoting 'collegial learning' to improve maths education in Sweden so students once again find themselves ranked among the top in Europe.

Drunk shrimp boat skipper parks on island

Drunk shrimp boat skipper parks on island

The captain of Räkbåten Tor, a vessel completing one of the last shrimp cruises of the summer season, is suspected of being drunk at the helm after guiding the ship onto an island in Lake Mälaren on Saturday.

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Swedish teen dies in motocross crash

A 15-year-old boy was killed in during a motocross competition in Sweden on Sunday afternoon in Västerås in central Sweden.

Swedes injured in Turkey tourist explosion

Swedes injured in Turkey tourist explosion

Four Swedes were among those injured in an explosion in the resort of Kemer in Turkey on Sunday morning.