‘Tortured’ US Muslim seeks asylum in Sweden

‘Tortured’ US Muslim seeks asylum in Sweden

A US citizen who claims he was imprisoned and tortured at the behest the American FBI is seeking political asylum in Sweden.

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Swedes Nominated for Prestigious Poker Award

Three Swedish players have been nominated for the European Poker Tour Awards in the category of “Achievement of the Year.”

Minstrels and ministers make bad bedfellows

Minstrels and ministers make bad bedfellows

Art installation or not, politicians have no business taking part in minstrel shows, argues Carmen Price, an American freelance writer based in Stockholm, in reaction to the 'racist' cake controversy involving Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.

EU commission quashes snuff ban rumours

EU commission quashes snuff ban rumours

The European Commission in Sweden has repudiated rumours in Swedish media that snuff will be banned as a result of a planned tobacco directive.

Swedish artist turns Carl Bildt’s tweets to cartoons

Swedish artist turns Carl Bildt’s tweets to cartoons

The Local catches up with a Swedish illustrator Henrik Tomenius, who has captured the interest of the world through his tongue-in-cheek illustrations of tweets by Sweden's Twitter-savvy foreign minister Carl Bildt.

‘Racist’ cake sparks new Brussels rebuke

‘Racist’ cake sparks new Brussels rebuke

A Brussels-based anti-racism group has condemned Swedish culture minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth for cutting a "racist" cake at a Stockholm art museum, demanding the government issue a formal public apology.

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Six convicted in ‘honour’ beating with metal rods

Six men in Hallsberg, central Sweden, have been convicted and sentenced to prison after the severe honour-related beating of a 19-year-old with metal rods at a gym.

‘We are Sweden’s <i>true</i> royal family’

‘We are Sweden’s true royal family’

With Sweden still basking in the royal glow of the birth of Princess Estelle, The Local’s Peter Vinthagen Simpson talks to a US architectural conservationist who claims that his family, and not the “immigrant” Bernadottes, should be on Swedish throne.

Swedish girls’ desire for beauty ops spikes

Swedish girls’ desire for beauty ops spikes

Interest among Swedish women in beauty-enhancing plastic surgery operations has ballooned dramatically in the last two years, especially among those aged 15-29, according to a new survey.

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Swedish teens in shock child rape reversal

A 19-year-old woman from central Sweden who accused a 13-year-old boy of raping her has instead been convicted for sexually exploiting a minor.

Coca-cola joins forces with Swedish Spotify

Coca-cola joins forces with Swedish Spotify

Spotify and soda superstar Coca-Cola on Wednesday joined forces in a move that promises to put a global spotlight on the internet music darling.

Minister apologizes over ‘racist’ cake cutting

Minister apologizes over ‘racist’ cake cutting

A public apology by Sweden's minister for culture on Wednesday didn't stop calls for her to resign after she carved up a cake depicting a naked black woman, sparking an onslaught of criticism.

Student chokes principal over slow computer

Student chokes principal over slow computer

A student at a school Malmö, in southern Sweden, who was angry that he couldn’t get his computer to work, went berserk on Monday, throwing furniture around and trying to strangle the principal.