‘Vodka-mobile’ selling booze to Swedish kids

‘Vodka-mobile’ selling booze to Swedish kids

Police in Stockholm are looking to beef up efforts to put the brakes on a “vodka-mobile” that delivers hard liquor to school children in the Swedish capital who place their orders via text message.

‘Sweden is the most PC country in the world’

‘Sweden is the most PC country in the world’

Two days before the premiere of ‘Kontoret’, the Swedish version of The Office, The Local's Oliver Gee chats with the cast about the show, their goals, and whether Sweden needs its own version of a show that's already proved to be a winning concept worldwide.

Saab shares dive despite strong 2011 report

Saab shares dive despite strong 2011 report

Swedish defence and aerospace group Saab reported Friday a five-fold increase in its 2011 earnings after clinching several major contracts and said it hoped to increase sales this year.

Mats Sundin in massive kid’s health research gift

Mats Sundin in massive kid’s health research gift

Mats Sundin, the ex-Swedish ice hockey great, has donated 2.2 million kronor ($330,000) to researchers at Karolinska University in Stockholm and the University of Toronto, stating the gesture was in thanks of the support he had been given throughout his storied hockey career.

Sweden to cut dropout rate by shortening school

Sweden to cut dropout rate by shortening school

The government's new plan to shorten high school by introducing a short vocational programme for those ”lacking the prerequisites” to finish a full three-year programme, has met with staunch critique from opposition politicians.

Court delays Swedish bride murder trial

Court delays Swedish bride murder trial

A South African high court on Friday postponed the murder case of two men accused of killing honeymooner Anni Dewani, as prosecutors await the extradition of her British husband.

Reinfeldt ‘hopeful’ of Ethiopia pardon

Reinfeldt ‘hopeful’ of Ethiopia pardon

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt harbours hope that the two Swedish reporters jailed for terror crimes in Ethiopia will be pardoned by the regime.

Four arrested for Malmö gang slaying

Four arrested for Malmö gang slaying

Four men have been arrested for the “execution style” killing of a 19-year-old man in Malmö in August 2011 in what police believe was a settling of scores among criminal gangs.

Rape accusations stun Swedish high school

Rape accusations stun Swedish high school

An employee at a high school near Uppsala, in eastern Sweden, has been detained by police on suspicion of rape and the sexual harassment of some of his students.

Agency to probe doc who broke baby’s collarbone

Agency to probe doc who broke baby’s collarbone

A doctor in central Sweden, who broke the collarbone of an infant during a 55 hour long delivery after using the ventouse nine times, is being investigated by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).

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One presumed dead in snowmobile drowning

Two men on snowmobileswent through the ice on a lake near Östersund in northern Sweden on Thursday, in what is believed to have been a fatal accident for one.