‘Tattoo’ star Rooney Mara laughs off ‘bush’ wig

‘Tattoo’ star Rooney Mara laughs off ‘bush’ wig

Rooney Mara, who portrays hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” has made light of the measures taken to ensure the star's hirsute nether regions were also in character for the film.

Delays at Arlanda airport after blackout

Delays at Arlanda airport after blackout

Stockholm's Arlanda airport was shut down to air traffic on Friday afternoon after a the airports runway lights were left darkened by a power outage.

Abba great unwilling to be Stockholm ‘billboard’

Abba great unwilling to be Stockholm ‘billboard’

Abba founder Benny Andersson wants Arlanda airport to take down a giant picture of him welcoming visitors to Stockholm after a decision to go ahead with a controversial revamp of a local landmark leaves him unwilling to be associated with the city.

UK court grants Assange extradition appeal

UK court grants Assange extradition appeal

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted permission to appeal against extradition from Britain to Sweden over rape allegations and a hearing will start on February 1, a court said Friday.

Can Hollywood’s ‘Tattoo’ capture Sweden’s dark side?

Can Hollywood’s ‘Tattoo’ capture Sweden’s dark side?

As the world awaits the impending release of the Hollywood version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, The Local's Geoff Mortimore looks at whether the capital of the US film industry can accurately portray Sweden's dark underbelly.

Inmate gets life for fatal prison guard beating

Inmate gets life for fatal prison guard beating

The 28-year-old inmate who beat a female prison guard to death at a remand centre south of Stockhlom in October was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

Swedish kids ask Santa for pets and phones

Swedish kids ask Santa for pets and phones

Video games, pets and mobile phones are what Swedish kids want for Christmas this year, according to the Swedish postal service (Posten), which handles the hundreds of thousands of letters adressed to Santa every year.

Swedish mosque starts ‘halal’ dating site

Swedish mosque starts ‘halal’ dating site

There are not enough places in Sweden for young Muslims to find a partner, according to the Gothenburg Mosque, which has started a net dating site for ”halal” dating.

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Cabbie charged for rape of Stockholm passenger

A 39-year-old taxi driver has been charged for raping a 28-year-old female passenger in the back seat while taking her home after a night out in the Stockholm nightlife district of Stureplan.

King stripper pics likely ‘manipulated’: experts

King stripper pics likely ‘manipulated’: experts

The “compromising” photographs that ex-strip club owner and reputed gangster Mille Markovic plans to publish of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf could be faked, according to expert examiners.

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Court convicts man of sex chats with kids

A 40-year-old man from Uppsala, north of Stockholm, was convicted by the district court on Thursday for encouraging young girls to strip on the internet.