Spotify CEO gives stock market the cold shoulder

Spotify CEO gives stock market the cold shoulder

Despite a predicted turnover of six billion kronor ($887 million) in 2012, Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek has revealed that a stock exchange listing is not on the cards for the Swedish online music company.

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Girlfriend-strangler given 16 years in prison

A 52-year-old man from Ystad in southern Sweden, convicted of murdering his 25-year-old girlfriend, was sentenced on Friday to 16 years in prison.

Swedish town rocked by second child exorcism

Swedish town rocked by second child exorcism

Another teenage girl in Borås, western Sweden, has been subjected to physical abuse such as kicks, beatings and electric shocks, as her parents tried to exorcise her from evil spirits.

Jens Lapidus: Sweden’s newest star crime writer

Jens Lapidus: Sweden’s newest star crime writer

With an English version of his debut novel finally hitting bookstores, celebrity Swedish defence lawyer and best-selling author Jens Lapidus tells The Local's David Landes why defending criminals beats a full-time career as a writer.

Swede speaks out on false NY sex crimes

Swede speaks out on false NY sex crimes

One of the two Swedish businessmen who were cleared of sexual assault charges leveled by a teenager in New York has spoken out about the ordeal, labelling the accusations a “complete fabrication”.

Swedish terror suspects plead ‘not guilty’

Swedish terror suspects plead ‘not guilty’

The three Swedish citizens and one Tunisian citizen resident of Sweden who are charged with being behind the planned terror attack on the Jyllands-Posten daily denied all charges when the trial finally begun in Copenhagen on Friday.

Playboy mags, seals and drivers ‘stuck’ in traffic

Playboy mags, seals and drivers ‘stuck’ in traffic

Unwanted Playboy magazines, recalcitrant seals and an enormous glue spill - The Local's News in Brief tackles the smaller offbeat news stories from around Sweden this week.

Stoned Swedish nurse ignored suffering patient

Stoned Swedish nurse ignored suffering patient

A Swedish night shift nurse has been fired from a Gothenburg hospital for being high on cannabis and failing to notice a patient's rapidly deteriorating condition.

Swedish gang member in garden gnome drug bust

Swedish gang member in garden gnome drug bust

A 26-year-old man with ties to a Hells Angels branch in central Sweden was sentenced to prison Wednesday after being fund guilty of selling large quantities of synthetic drugs imported from China and hidden inside garden gnomes.

Sweden in narrow escape from loo roll shortage

Sweden in narrow escape from loo roll shortage

The looming toilet paper dearth in Sweden following threats of a solidarity strike among Swedish paper workers is over, after retail and stockroom employees on Thursday agreed to the mediators’ bid.

Peru not to ‘negotiate with guerillas’: minister

Peru not to ‘negotiate with guerillas’: minister

The Peruvian government Thursday ruled out negotiating with a leftist guerrilla group demanding a $10 million dollar ransom for 36 workers kidnapped from a Swedish construction firm.