Sweden’s elk trump reindeer in new Christmas book

Sweden’s elk trump reindeer in new Christmas book

Some face time with Sweden's mighty elk led best selling children’s book author Jan Brett to choose the 'King of the Forest' rather than sleigh-pulling reindeer to star alongside a family of trolls in her latest Christmas-themed book, The Local's Joel Linde discovers.

Sweden to tourists: frolic in our forests

Sweden to tourists: frolic in our forests

Hot on the heels efforts to turn Sweden into the world's culinary capital, the government is set to announce a new initiative meant to make Sweden's vast forests one of the country's primary tourist attractions.

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Should the Nazi flag have a place in Sweden’s Christmas traditions?

Should the Nazi flag have a place in Sweden’s Christmas traditions?

One of Swedes' most cherished animated Christmas television programmes includes scenes where the Nazi's swastika-emblazoned flag is seen flapping in the wind.

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Record sentence for Stockholm puppy torturer

A 22-year-old man from southern Stockholm was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Wednesday for ”sadistically” torturing a puppy to death.

Sweden’s ‘youngest’ file sharer, 16, found guilty

Sweden’s ‘youngest’ file sharer, 16, found guilty

A now 16-year-old boy who had been turned in by his school for downloading films was convicted of violating Sweden's copyright laws by a appeals court on Wednesday, overturning a lower court's acquittal.

Sweden boasts world’s ‘most democratic’ Twitter account

Sweden boasts world’s ‘most democratic’ Twitter account

By handing its official Twitter account over to regular citizens, including a priest, a teacher and a ”coffee-drinking bull-dyke", Sweden defends its reputation as one of the world's most democratic nations, The Local's Rebecca Martin discovers.

Swedish journalists ‘must be freed’: Reinfeldt

Swedish journalists ‘must be freed’: Reinfeldt

Two Swedish journalists found guilty by an Ethiopian court Wednesday of supporting a terrorist group are innocent and must be set free, Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said in a statement.

‘Tattoo’ marketing angers Larsson’s partner

‘Tattoo’ marketing angers Larsson’s partner

The late Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson's former partner has slammed the commercialization of the author's best-selling novel, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” in connection with the release of Hollywood's adaption of the book.

Tree-snatchers exposed by tracks in the snow

Tree-snatchers exposed by tracks in the snow

Police in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, caught two thieves stealing Christmas trees after following the tracks in the snow where they had dragged the loot from the scene of the crime.

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Swedes convicted of terror crimes in Ethiopia

Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson were found guilty of terror crimes by an Ethiopian court on Wednesday.