‘Systembolaget behind wine club police report’

‘Systembolaget behind wine club police report’

Sweden’s state-run alcohol monopoly Systembolaget has been accused of having had a hand in a police report filed by a temperance society against a group of wine clubs.

Dutch crooner named Santa of the Year

Dutch crooner named Santa of the Year

A velvet-voiced Dutchman who could also hold his own on a mechanical bull didn't let a lack of snow diminish his joy at being crowned winner of the 2011 Santa Games in Gällivare in northern Sweden on Sunday.

Mistreated foster kids receive official apology

Mistreated foster kids receive official apology

The thousands of Swedes mistreated in foster care during the 1900s on Monday received an official apology from the state for having failed to provide them with a safe upbringing.

Saab – what is a Swedish car anyway?

Saab – what is a Swedish car anyway?

The news that Chinese firms Pang Da and Youngman intend to acquire Saab Automobile, has been greeted by relief, resignation and objection, The Local's Geoff Mortimore explores the twisted fate of an iconic Swedish brand.

Swedes and English: when things go wrong

Swedes and English: when things go wrong

Swedes are generally thought of as speaking English fairly well, but for some, the pressure to perform can be too much, proving that not everyone can defend the flattering reputation Swedes have of being bilingual masters.

Hospitals ‘clueless’ about drug side effects

Hospitals ‘clueless’ about drug side effects

Despite tens of thousands of patients coming down with diseases caused by medications they're taking, awareness of the problem remains low at Sweden's emergency hospitals, according to a recent report.

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Young Swedish girls in home invasion horror

Two young girls were left locked in a toilet while burglars raided their home in Gothenburg on Monday morning.

Man catches fire in Gothenburg train station

Man catches fire in Gothenburg train station

An unidentified man sustained serious injuries after suddenly catching fire in Gothenburg on Sunday evening, leaving police flummoxed as to who he is and what really happened.

Swedish actor Lars Brandeby dies

Swedish actor Lars Brandeby dies

Swedish comic actor Lars Brandeby died on Sunday evening at a hospital in Gothenburg following a period of illness.

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Pastor fired after drunken antics on Sicily

A Church of Sweden pastor has been sacked after having been returned from a military base on Sicily following a drunken binge.

Russian migrant freed by armed men

Russian migrant freed by armed men

A Russian man was freed from the Migration Board's (Migrationsverket) detention centre in Gävle in northern Sweden on Sunday by a group of armed men.