‘Give foreign PhDs a clear path to residency in Sweden’

‘Give foreign PhDs a clear path to residency in Sweden’

Sweden needs to change rules that strip foreign doctoral candidates of the same rights as other tax-paying migrant workers seeking permanent residency in Sweden, argue a group of doctoral candidates from the Royal Institute for Technology (KTH).

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Two held for shooting imam in northern Sweden

Two men have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of an imam who remains in a coma nearly three months after being shot in the head in northern Sweden.

Comedian Al Pitcher in the Local Lockdown

Comedian Al Pitcher in the Local Lockdown

With Sweden’s comedian of the year Al Pitcher releasing his first book this week, The Local catches up with him to find out more, and we preview our first ever “Local Lockdown” video segment.

Supreme Court mulls manga child porn appeal

Supreme Court mulls manga child porn appeal

The highly publicized last appeal of Simon Lundström, a Swedish translator of Japanese manga comics convicted of child pornography crimes, was brought up in Sweden’s Supreme Court (Högsta Domstolen) on Wednesday.

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Swedes’ pension hopes tied to Facebook IPO

Close to 3 million Swedes will be watching the upcoming stock market debut of Facebook with added interest after news emerged on Thursday that a major Swedish pension fund planned to invest in the social networking site's initial public offering.

Swedish MP convicted of drugs offences

Swedish MP convicted of drugs offences

William Petzäll, an independent Swedish MP who quit the Sweden Democrats last year amidst a battle with substance abuse, was convicted on Wednesday of drugs crimes.

Man zapped in freak fat-burning foul-up

Man zapped in freak fat-burning foul-up

A man who went to a Stockholm beauty clinic to have fat reducing treatment has reported the salon to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) after 25 minutes of electrical shocks and agony in what he described as a “catastrophic” experience.

VW Sweden hit by Fiat Google photo bomb

VW Sweden hit by Fiat Google photo bomb

A Fiat 500 frozen in time by Google Maps in front of Volkswagen's headquarters in Sweden has been hailed as a public relations coup for the Italian automaker, despite an alternate explanation for the pic from its German rival.

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Forex trading – how to make sure your money is secure

When choosing a forex broker it is important to ensure your broker is secure and transparent and that you understand the cost of trading with them. Below are a few suggestions as to what to look for in a broker in order to be confident that your broker is safe and secure.

Mosques’ advice: ‘don’t report abusive husbands’

Mosques’ advice: ‘don’t report abusive husbands’

Six out of ten mosques in Sweden gave women advice about how to deal with spousal abuse and polygamy that contradicted Swedish law, a media investigation has revealed.

Bikini booster blamed for Swede’s burned boobs

Bikini booster blamed for Swede’s burned boobs

A Swedish woman who went on a sun-soaked retreat sporting a newly acquired bikini and came back with serious burns under her breasts is suspecting that the underwiring in her bra caused her bust injury.