How Stockholm students are at the heart of Nobel week
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How Stockholm students are at the heart of Nobel week

Studying at Stockholm University gives you the chance to rub shoulders with Nobel laureates on the night they receive their prize - and you might even get the chance to attend the banquet itself.

Falkvinge named in 2011 ‘Global Thinkers’ list

Falkvinge named in 2011 ‘Global Thinkers’ list

Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge has been named among the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine, alongside a number of Arab revolutionaries and the likes of Barack Obama, Ai WeiWei, and Mark Zuckerberg.

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Wife jailed for shooting husband in the back

A 44-year-old woman in central Sweden has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for murder, after the district court judged her guilty of shooting her husband from behind with a hunting rifle.

New stalking law prompts flood of reports: study

New stalking law prompts flood of reports: study

In the two months since Sweden adopted a new law against stalking, as many as 125 cases have been reported to the police.

Schools agency: kids taught ‘to take a beating’

Schools agency: kids taught ‘to take a beating’

After reviewing the prestigious boarding school Lundsberg in Värmland, the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) have given the foundation until the end of February to prove that they can rid the school of bullying.

Stockholm’s ‘smallest’ flat for sale at 1.2 million

Stockholm’s ‘smallest’ flat for sale at 1.2 million

A flat described as "Stockholm's smallest" is up for sale for 1.2 million kronor ($174,000) and despite its modest 12 square metre size, there is no shortage of interest.

The ten oddest tourist attractions in Sweden

The ten oddest tourist attractions in Sweden

Ever wanted to escape the technology muddle for a day and experience a life close to nature and its creations? Or perhaps step into the land of cowboys and try your luck on the back of a horse? The Local tells you where you can.

Half of Swedes ‘unsure’ if they have driven drunk

Half of Swedes ‘unsure’ if they have driven drunk

Some 46 percent of Swedes are uncertain whether they have drunk too much when they get behind the wheel, according to a new survey carried out by a major insurance company.

Swedish TV slammed for Srebrenica ‘denial’

Swedish TV slammed for Srebrenica ‘denial’

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has strongly criticised Sveriges Television (SVT) for a documentary covering the massacre in Srebrenica.

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Thief caught with loot down his underwear

A 26-year-old tourist to Malmö, southern Sweden, was recently arrested after being caught with 16 stolen mobile phones stuffed down his thermal underwear.

Fredrik Reinfeldt criticized in new book

Fredrik Reinfeldt criticized in new book

The Moderate party culture is built on “silence and obedience”, according to a former MP who has written a book about her experiences representing the party in the Swedish Riksdag.