‘Electro-oversensitive’ man in mobile phone blackout threat

‘Electro-oversensitive’ man in mobile phone blackout threat

A Swedish man who sometimes wears a silver-coloured suit to protect himself from mobile phone mast radiation has demanded that local officials in Dalarna in central Sweden create a “radiation-free zone” to protect his health that may leave half the county without mobile phone coverage.

Marking the death of Sweden’s ‘TV oak’

Marking the death of Sweden’s ‘TV oak’

The old oak tree outside the Sveriges Television (SVT) building in Stockholm quickly became Sweden’s most famous piece of vegetation, as tree huggers in vain tried to save it from its maker.

Winter storm ‘Berit’ barrels toward Sweden

Winter storm ‘Berit’ barrels toward Sweden

Meteorologists in Sweden are warning people to stay inside this weekend as winter storm dubbed Berit by colleagues in Norway gets set to pummel much of the country with gusty winds and possible snow showers.

Poor-quality pot keeps grower out of prison

Poor-quality pot keeps grower out of prison

Despite being caught with enough home-grown cannabis to warrant a prison sentence, a man in western Sweden escaped with probation and a 500 kronor ($75) fine because the drugs were of such poor quality.

No foreigners among Sweden’s most powerful

No foreigners among Sweden’s most powerful

Sweden's top 100 most powerful people for 2011 are mainly politicians, men -- and Swedish -- according to Fokus Magazine's annual rankings.

Ten soul-satisfying Swedish comfort foods

Ten soul-satisfying Swedish comfort foods

As the darkness and chill of Sweden's winter gathers pace, food blogger Maia Brindley Nilsson offers up a list of ten Swedish comfort foods to keep your belly full and nourish your sun-starved soul.

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Tougher demands for Sweden’s biggest banks

Sweden on Friday announced plans to beef up the capital adequacy requirements for the country's four largest banks to levels higher than required by international regulations in an effort to help protect the Swedish banking system amid the ongoing eurozone debt crisis.

Fake bombs undetected in Arlanda security test

Fake bombs undetected in Arlanda security test

Security at Stockholm's Arlanda airport has been slammed after a number of fake bombs planted to test security checkpoints went undetected by staff.

Immigrant women put Tensta Christmas market on the map

Immigrant women put Tensta Christmas market on the map

Immigrant women in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta are using language lessons and handicrafts to stitch together an alternative Christmas market experience for the entire Swedish capital, The Local's Clara Guibourg discovers.

Sweden-bound booty found in Polish river

Sweden-bound booty found in Polish river

Polish scientists have discovered what appears to be a 17th century ship loaded with looted treasure bound for Sweden dating from the Swedish-Polish war of 1655-60, at the bottom of the Vistula river, according to local media.

Saab backer Antonov held in London: report

Saab backer Antonov held in London: report

Russian financier and once prospective buyer of cash-strapped Swedish carmaker Saab, Vladimir Antonov, as well as his Lithunainan business partner Raimondas Baranuskas, have been detained by regulators in London, according to news agency Reuters.