Anita Ekberg to spend 80th in Italian hospital

Anita Ekberg to spend 80th in Italian hospital

Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, made world famous through the fountain kiss in the cult film "La Dolce Vita", is going to spend her 80th birthday on Thursday convalescing in an Italian hospital.

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ICEHOTEL – a frozen dream

Darkness fills the room. Lying completely still in your sleeping bag you listen to the silence. Or rather, the sounds of silence.

Stockholm air dirtier than Los Angeles: WHO

Stockholm air dirtier than Los Angeles: WHO

The air quality in Stockholm is worse than in Los Angeles, according to a recent study from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Painkillers might hold back cancer: study

Ordinary painkillers might be able to hold back the growth of cancer tumours, according to a new Swedish study from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

Two men charged for Breivik ‘tribute’ attack

Two men charged for Breivik ‘tribute’ attack

Two men arrested in Västerås on suspicion of attempted murder expressed support for Anders Behring Breivik's massacre in Norway prior to stabbing two men of non-Swedish origin.

‘The deer hit me’: ex-hockey pro after crash

‘The deer hit me’: ex-hockey pro after crash

Swedish ex-ice hockey pro Anders Parmström slammed a court decision to fine him after a fatal crash involving a deer, claiming that it was the "animal that hit his car".

Eva, 96, emigrates to Thailand

Eva, 96, emigrates to Thailand

Having lost her husband and most of her friends, 96-year-old Eva Bergdahl from Karlskrona in southern Sweden has decided to pack up and move to Thailand to join her 68-year-old son.

CIA-backed IT firm offers view into the future

CIA-backed IT firm offers view into the future

A CIA-backed Swedish-American company claims that it's new technology can predict disease, terrorist threats, economic swings and resource shortages. The Local’s Karen Holst explores.

Cops wait an hour to respond to fatal shooting

Cops wait an hour to respond to fatal shooting

Stockholm police have been criticised for taking over an hour to respond to a report of a shooting last week which left a man dead.

Swedish lobster nets new record price

Swedish lobster nets new record price

The first five lobster of the season reached a record price of 31,600 kronor ($4,640) at auction in Gothenburg on Tuesday morning and will go one sale in stores in Gothenburg and Stockholm.

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Swedish ‘prisoners’ send mail order cry for help

A Finnish customer of hardware giant Bauhaus found a plea for help purported to be from Swedish "prisoners" who said they were being beaten and raped when he bought a box of doorknobs, a report said Monday.

Ibra returns to boost Milan, Sweden

Ibra returns to boost Milan, Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to full training on Monday, giving a timely boost to AC Milan ahead of their Champions League clash against Czechs Viktoria Plzen and Sweden in their crucial Euro 2012 in Helsinki next weekend.