Man held for stabbing Swedish 10-year-old

Man held for stabbing Swedish 10-year-old

A 28-year-old man suspected of stabbing a young girl in the throat in Gothenburg at the beginning of February has been apprehended and is being held in another country pending Sweden's extradition demand.

For the love of a Swede

For the love of a Swede

We might tease them, but deep down we love our sexy Swedes. We've asked several of our friends and contributors to weigh in: What do you love about your Swede?

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Swedish man lay ‘dead for weeks’ in Lund flat

A man in Lund, southern Sweden, lay dead in his house for weeks before his body was discovered, as visiting care staff had left after the man failed to answer his door.

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Sweden expels foreign official: report

The Swedish government said Tuesday it had expelled a foreign diplomat, amid reports the person in question was a high level official at the Rwandan embassy in Stockholm.

Sweden’s seven ‘sexiest’ places explored

Sweden’s seven ‘sexiest’ places explored

Although Sweden may once have had a reputation for promiscuity internationally, many also argue that Swedes are devoid of emotion and that the climate is too forbidding for anything really hot to take place here.

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EU to probe Sweden’s ‘economic imbalance’

Sweden is among twelve countries set to be discussed in a report from the EU commission, due to what the European Commission believes are imbalances in the economy.

Valentine’s Day in Sweden – readers’ sweet tweets and love stories

Valentine’s Day in Sweden – readers’ sweet tweets and love stories

So far this year, The Local has seen its fair share of love stories, both sweet and scary.

Swedish tourist halted for having ‘terrorist name’

Swedish tourist halted for having ‘terrorist name’

A Swedish man set to take off on his "dream holiday" to Mexico was turned away before boarding, as flight officials claimed he shared the name of a wanted terrorist.

House prices in Sweden begin upward climb

House prices in Sweden begin upward climb

After observing a slight rise in real estate prices after the first month of 2012, Swedish realtors are hoping that this may be the beginning of a positive trend after last year's plummeting prices.

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Swedish man suspected of ‘kidnapping himself’

A 29-year-old man in northern Sweden has been remanded into custody together with an accomplice after trying to extort money from his parents by pretending he had been kidnapped.

Sweden at ’real risk’ of terror: government

Sweden at ’real risk’ of terror: government

The Swedish Government has penned a new terror strategy, upgrading Sweden’s risk status since the last plan four years ago, calling for an ‘inter-agency cooperation’ in the fight to counter terror in Sweden.