‘I was forced to eat manure’: ex-student

‘I was forced to eat manure’: ex-student

Former students of prestigious Swedish boarding school Lundsberg have shared tales of "Lord of the Flies" bullying including forced oral sex and eating manure amid a battle over the school's refusal to acknowledge certain claims.

Nine of ten tourists ‘happy’ with Sweden

Nine of ten tourists ‘happy’ with Sweden

Nearly 17 million foreign tourists visited Sweden in 2011, and almost all of them enjoyed their stay, according to a new report.

German ambassador: ‘Sweden feels like home’

German ambassador: ‘Sweden feels like home’

Harald Kindermann, the German ambassador to Sweden, talks to The Local about the importance of the German language, nuclear power, and the legacy of the Stasi.

How Bergman blazed a trail for Swedish film
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How Bergman blazed a trail for Swedish film

How did a small country like Sweden come to produce so many brilliant film directors? In part, at least, because one particularly talented man led the way.

Non-EU students drop Swedish unis as fees bite

Non-EU students drop Swedish unis as fees bite

Enrollment of non-European students in Swedish universities decline drastically following the introduction of tuition fees last year, with engineering students from Asia being among those most affected by the change, a new analysis has found.

UK court sets Assange extradition ruling date

UK court sets Assange extradition ruling date

Britain's Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will give its judgement in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's long-running fight against extradition to Sweden on May 30th.

Truck strikes ‘yoga pose’ after massive crash

Truck strikes ‘yoga pose’ after massive crash

Four tanker trucks crashed in a serial collision in central Sweden on Tuesday, causing one of them to rise up high in the air and resulting in major delays in traffic.

Octogenarian in 48-hour sun lounger ordeal

Octogenarian in 48-hour sun lounger ordeal

An 84-year-old woman from Karlskrona in southern Sweden who had been enjoying the warm sunshine on her balcony unexpectedly fell through the seat and remained stuck there for two days before she was rescued by anxious friends.

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Three women arrested for ‘mistaken’ Malmö killing

Three women have been arrested in Malmö for their suspected involvement with the killing of a 48-year-old man who was gunned down in broad daylight on January 3rd.

Doc fired for beating ‘drunk’ patient

Doc fired for beating ‘drunk’ patient

A doctor in Malmö in southern Sweden has been fired after punching and refusing to treat a female patient he thought was drunk. The matter has also been reported to police.

Armed thieves escape after highway chaos

Armed thieves escape after highway chaos

Police are searching for the men involved in a dramatic highway robbery in Stockholm on Tuesday night, in which one car was stolen at gunpoint and an armoured transport vehicle was rammed.

Police share pic when chubby thief gets stuck

Police share pic when chubby thief gets stuck

A man made police work easy on Tuesday after he got wedged into a fence while trying to make a getaway after an attempted robbery.