Swedish media sign up to April Fool fun

Swedish media sign up to April Fool fun

Pensioners forced back to work for energetically dancing jive, a little known Swedish musician signing up to Bruce Springsteen's E Street band, and The Local's own youth follicle directive were among the April Fool's hoaxes on Sunday.

Sweden mulls shaving products ban for minors

Sweden mulls shaving products ban for minors

Sweden wants to draw up legislation that would bar anyone under 18 from purchasing shaving products, after a spate of bullying towards women who are "pro-hair" highlighted public health concerns.

Record March highs despite late snowfalls

Record March highs despite late snowfalls

Despite recent snowfalls in Stockholm and southern areas of Sweden, March 2012 is set to be one of the three warmest months on record, according to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).

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Man arrested after brutal axe attack

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after hitting another man in the head with an axe in a disagreement on Saturday night in Flen in eastern Sweden.

Letter reaches Swedish address after 76 years

Letter reaches Swedish address after 76 years

A letter sent some 76 years ago was finally delivered to its destination address in Visby on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland this week and the search has begun to find the intended recipient.

Brazil close to jet fighter decision: minister

Brazil close to jet fighter decision: minister

Brazil is in the "final chapters" of making a decision to award a lucrative jet fighter deal, the defence minister Celso Amorim said on Saturday.