Three charged for plot to murder Lars Vilks

Three charged for plot to murder Lars Vilks

Three men were charged in Sweden on Tuesday with plotting the murder of a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, a prosecutor said.

Donna, 26, Sweden’s first police recruit in hijab

Donna, 26, Sweden’s first police recruit in hijab

Sweden’s first veiled police recruit, Donna Eljammal, 26, does not regard her traditional Muslim hijab as a hindrance but rather an asset for her future career within the Swedish police force.

New breed of crazy Swedish chefs ride wave of YouTube fame

New breed of crazy Swedish chefs ride wave of YouTube fame

A loud-mouthed YouTube cooking show featuring dishes like 'meatloaf mayhem' and 'furious fishdicks' may soon dethrone the famed Swedish Chef as the pinnacle of Swedish culinary insanity, The Local's Joel Linde discovers.

H&M defends marketing lingerie with fake models

H&M defends marketing lingerie with fake models

Swedish clothing retailer H&M has defended its use of computer-generated bodies adorned with the heads of real models in order to sell swimwear and lingerie.

Journalists deny being trained by rebels

Journalists deny being trained by rebels

Two Swedish journalists on trial in Ethiopia Tuesday admitted contact with an outlawed rebel group but rejected accusations they received weapons training.

Stealthy snake in Santa sack shocker

Stealthy snake in Santa sack shocker

A Swedish woman was shocked when an ornamental Santa Claus she had recently bought turned out to have more than presents in his sack, revealing a sheltering snake curled up inside.

Swedish euroscepticism at record high: poll

Swedish euroscepticism at record high: poll

Close to nine out of ten Swedes are keen to remain outside the eurozone and retain the krona, according to a new poll published on Tuesday in the wake of renewed problems afflicting the European single currency.

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Swedish town in fear of face-slapping ‘saviour’

A 40-year-old man in Hultsfred in southern Sweden, who likes to ”bless” people by laying his hands on them, recently got into trouble as he wandered into a local high school and slapped the teachers who asked him to leave.

Video games ‘don’t make kids violent’: study

Video games ‘don’t make kids violent’: study

While children who play violent computer games are more aggressive, there's no evidence to support claims that the games themselves cause kids' aggressive behaviour, the Swedish Media Council (Statens medieråd) has concluded.

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Man charged with child rape after chlamydia test

A man has been charged with raping a child after he submitted to a test for chlamydia and one of his declared sex partners turned out to be a minor, according to a report in the Malmö City daily.

Gang helping shoppers steal from Ikea

Gang helping shoppers steal from Ikea

A criminal gang is helping customers shoplift items from an Ikea store in northern Sweden by offering to carry items out the store's main entrance, allowing shoppers to bypass cashiers.

Police ‘didn’t want’ pre-bomb video footage

Police ‘didn’t want’ pre-bomb video footage

Swedish police weren't interested in a shop owner's offer of a month's worth of surveillance camera footage taken in the weeks before Taimour Abdulwahab blew himself up in central Stockholm last December.