Kitchen staff at the Swedish military base in Afghanistan have been working under "slave-like conditions", being forced to pay for employment, according to a report by Swedish daily Expressen.
Some people will always hesitate to reveal the name of their hometown, whether it's because of its tragic history, bad reputation, or quite simply because the name itself is enough to make anyone blush. Here are The Local's pick from the best of the latter.
A 30-year-old man from western Sweden has been sentenced to prison after he stripped down naked and assaulted passengers on a train in November, while under the influence of drugs.
A bloodthirsty Rottweiler bit a 6-year-old boy bloody and dragged him along a gravel path in central Stockholm before a man saw the attack and kicked the dog to release its grip.
The third suspect in the Uppsala kidnapping case has been remanded into custody on suspicion of abducting the 25-year-old man who went missing on December 28th.