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Untranslated document postpones bomber trial

The trial against Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab's suspected accomplice Nasserdine Menni, set to open in Glasgow on Monday, was delayed until Wednesday due to a document needing to be translated to Swedish.

Walpurgis Night: Why are Swedes dancing around bonfires?

Walpurgis Night: Why are Swedes dancing around bonfires?

Been invited to a bonfire party this weekend? Wondering what on earth is going on? Swedes are celebrating the spring. Valborgsmässoafton (Walpurgis night in English) takes place every year on the last day of April. Here's The Local's guide to the festivities.

Stockholm car chase follows axe robbery

Stockholm car chase follows axe robbery

Stockholm police were in hot pursuit of three men armed with an axe and a pistol who attempted to rob a money transport vehicle outside a galleria in the chic Stockholm district of Östermalm around lunchtime on Monday.

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Swedish Wrapp’s virtual gift cards launched in US

Wrapp, a Swedish virtual gift card company, was launched in the United States on Monday, with founder Hjalmar Winbladh keen to see further success in the world’s Mecca for gift cards.

Baby Estelle celebrates King’s birthday

Baby Estelle celebrates King’s birthday

Stockholm is currently aflutter with the celebrations for the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 66th birthday, with a crowd gathered at the Royal Palace’s courtyard to get a glimpse of the King and the new princess celebrating her grandfather.

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Sweden’s defence ‘not fit for battle’: expert

Sweden’s armed forces would not be able to defend Sweden should the need arise, according to experts, who point to the lack of protection against radiation, chemical and biological warfare, and the needs for field hospitals and helicopter training.

Woman arrested after kids’ football brawl

Woman arrested after kids’ football brawl

A woman was arrested for attacking six people on Sunday, after a boys’ football match in western Sweden ended in a brawl.

Smugglers to Norway cause strain on Sweden

Smugglers to Norway cause strain on Sweden

Police in western Sweden are kept busy by a large number of illegal shipments of alcohol and cigarettes, believed to be bound for Norway. Despite a great strain on the system, Sweden is obliged to stop the shipments before they reach the Norwegian border.

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Two Swedes die in brutal ‘street race’ accident

A high-speed car crash late on Saturday night claimed the lives of two Swedish women from separate cars, in what witnesses have described may have been the result of a street race.

Woman’s fake breasts burst after knife attack

Woman’s fake breasts burst after knife attack

A Swedish man who stabbed his girlfriend in the chest on Sunday night, causing her silicone implants to rupture and leak out, has been arrested by police.

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Stockholm suicide bombing trial begins

Nazzedine Menni, the student who allegedly helped plan the suicide bomb attack in Stockholm in 2010, stands trial in Glasgow on Monday for what is anticipated to be a 12 week court case.