Sweden braces for freezing rain, snow

Sweden braces for freezing rain, snow

Freezing rain and snow is expected to fall across large swaths of central and northern Sweden on Friday night, prompting warnings from icy road conditions across much of the region.

Store spares shoplifters using ‘sign of shame’

Store spares shoplifters using ‘sign of shame’

Shoplifters caught stealing at from the Dollar Store in Sundsvall in northern Sweden can avoid being reported to police if they agree to wear of full-body sign outing them as a thief.

117 skin cancer cases misdiagnosed

117 skin cancer cases misdiagnosed

Several more cases of skin cancer or preliminary stages of malignant melanoma have been detected in the retesting of diagnoses after the Sahlgrenska University hospital cancer scandal became public earlier this year.

Cutting through the bull ‘sheet’ of swearing in Sweden

Cutting through the bull ‘sheet’ of swearing in Sweden

While learning Swedish is a common hurdle for immigrants of all stripes, US-native and parent Rebecca Ahlfeldt reflects on how differing definitions of foul language can pose a special challenge for the ex-pat parents of small children.

New deal on rejected asylum seeker detention

New deal on rejected asylum seeker detention

Rejected asylum seekers will only be allowed to remain in detention for a maximum of two months before being deported from Sweden, according to a new agreement between the government and the Green Party, Sveriges Radio (SR) reported on Thursday.

Sweden’s ten most influential foreigners

Sweden’s ten most influential foreigners

From swim wear designers to dancers, CEOs to physiologists, Sweden is teeming with foreign talent. The Local kicks off its new series with a countdown of influential foreigners in an array of fields.

Dirty diaper ‘terror’ keeps Swedish town on edge

Dirty diaper ‘terror’ keeps Swedish town on edge

A town on the east coast of Sweden has been struck by a wave of unusually smelly crimes, where dirty nappies are pilfered from bins, unwrapped by the perpetrators and strewn around public places.

Pirate Bay lawyer to take over Assange defence

Pirate Bay lawyer to take over Assange defence

Julian Assange has dumped his Swedish lawyer in favour of a new defence team which includes an attorney involved in the Pirate Bay trial, as the WikiLeaks founder continues to fight his extradition to Sweden to face questioning over sex crimes accusations.

Climbers rescued from Sweden’s tallest peak

Climbers rescued from Sweden’s tallest peak

Two Swedish men were rescued on Thursday after being stuck for five days on the top of Mount Kebnekajse, Sweden's highest peak, as poor weather had previously made a rescue operation impossible.

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Man on sick pay ran ‘rolling’ alcohol shop

Sweden's social insurance agency Försäkringskassan is demanding that a man, convicted of selling alcohol from the back of his van, pay back the full sickness benefits he received during the time he was running his bootleg operation.

Suspects admit Ikea blasts: prosecutor

Suspects admit Ikea blasts: prosecutor

Two Polish men, under suspicion of being behind a series of explosions in several European Ikea outlets, have owned up to their involvement, Polish prosecutors said on Thursday.