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Assange’s mother slams Swedish legal system

A London High Court decision upholding Julian Assange's extradition to Sweden makes it more likely he will be sent to the United States and even tortured, his mother was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

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Mild autumn weather leaves Swedish retailers sweating

While several parts of Sweden are enjoying the warmest autumn in 130 years, the country's retailers are sweating buckets over the dwindling sales of outerwear.

Swedish zoo bankruptcy leaves crocs ‘homeless’

Swedish zoo bankruptcy leaves crocs ‘homeless’

The bankruptcy of a Swedish zoo has left three endangered crocodiles homeless and lawyers struggling to find someplace new for them to live.

Having a laugh with Sweden’s famous elk

Having a laugh with Sweden’s famous elk

As The Local's elk related stories continue to prove popular among readers, we've scoured the web looking for a few video clips that pay tribute to the king of Sweden's forests.

Stockholm elderly care scandal widens

Stockholm elderly care scandal widens

Employees from yet another elderly care facility in Stockholm have revealed how major cut backs have meant staff shortages, broken equipment and sometimes no toilet paper.

Accusers ‘relieved’ over Assange ruling: lawyer

Accusers ‘relieved’ over Assange ruling: lawyer

Two women who accused Julian Assange of rape and sexual assault are "relieved" by a London court ruling Wednesday ordering the WikiLeaks founder's extradition to Sweden for questioning, their lawyer said.

WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: a timeline

WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: a timeline

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday lost his appeal against a British court ruling to extradite him to Sweden to answer questions over accusations of sexual assault and rape.

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Family torn apart after false sex abuse claims

One call to social services was enough to land a Swedish couple behind bars and have their kids taken away for more than two months after an innocent situation was misinterpreted as sexual abuse.

UK court greenlights Assange extradition

UK court greenlights Assange extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost his appeal of a UK court ruling requiring that he be extradited to Sweden to face questioning over sex crimes allegations.

Crime falls when Sweden ‘drinks like Europe’

Crime falls when Sweden ‘drinks like Europe’

"Continental" drinking habits among Swedes have had a positive impact on violent crime levels, despite rising alcohol consumption, according to a report on Tuesday.

6,000 pre-school kids hurt each year: report

6,000 pre-school kids hurt each year: report

Over 19,000 children attending pre-schools in Sweden 2008-2010 were injured so badly that they required emergency care, according to National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) figures.