Surgery worsens patient memory: Swedish study

Surgery worsens patient memory: Swedish study

Many routine surgical procedures can result in patients suffering from memory loss and a lack of concentration, a Swedish-American study has shown.

Swede pulls up carrot bearing long-lost ring

Swede pulls up carrot bearing long-lost ring

A Swedish woman's recent toiling in her garden turned up a rather unexpected harvest when she pulled a carrot out of the ground 'wearing' the wedding ring she had lost back in 1995.

Mother who killed sons found ‘mentally ill’

Mother who killed sons found ‘mentally ill’

A 30-year-old mother who admitted to killing her young sons in September in Sigtuna, north of Stockholm, has been found mentally ill after undergoing a forensic psychiatric evaluation.

What’s going to happen in Sweden in 2012?

What’s going to happen in Sweden in 2012?

With 2012 just around the corner, The Local wants to to hear from readers about what they think will be making news in Sweden in the year ahead.

‘500,000 Swedes’ risk jail time for filesharing

‘500,000 Swedes’ risk jail time for filesharing

Up to half a million Swedes who have illegally downloaded as few as ten movies could be be charged with crimes punishable by time in prison, according to precedents set by prosecutors in recent filesharing cases.

‘Now I know just how Ingrid Bergman felt’

‘Now I know just how Ingrid Bergman felt’

Contributor Julie Lindahl catches up with Paavo Turtiainen, a Manhattan-based chef and events planner featured in a new documentary film detailing how Swedish screen legend Ingrid Bergman helped launch his extraordinary career.

Disasters, disease top list of threats to Sweden

Disasters, disease top list of threats to Sweden

Floods, infectious disease, forest fires, and cyber attacks are among several threats to Sweden identified by the country's Civil Contingencies Authority (Myndigheten för Samhällsskydd och Beredskap-MSB).

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Swedish woman held for sex with 16-year-old

A 32-year-old woman from Dalarna in central Sweden has been remanded on suspicions of child rape for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

Suspected khat smuggler crashes after car chase

Suspected khat smuggler crashes after car chase

A man believed to be carrying 200 kilogrammes of the amphetamine-like substance khat in his car crashed into a guardrail after trying to flee Swedish customs officials at the Öresund bridge on Friday morning.

Washing machine thieves hit student dorms

Washing machine thieves hit student dorms

A suspected gang of washing machine thieves is believed to be behind a wave of appliance pilfering from student housing laundry rooms in in Luleå in northern Sweden.

Swedish drivers smash into elk, reindeer

Swedish drivers smash into elk, reindeer

Six elk were hit by motorists in northern Sweden in the span of a few hours on Thursday afternoon, bringing the three day total of accidents involving large mammals to at least 20 for the region.

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Life sentence for Malmö bouncer murder

A 25-year-old member of the infamous criminal gang Brödraskapet ('The Brotherhood') has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a man outside an illegal night club in Malmö last summer.