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Man cut off wife’s lips and ate them

A prominent researcher at Sweden's Karolinska Instiutet is in custody for having cut off his wife's lips with a knife and then eating them.

Swedish army to jobless immigrants: we want you

Swedish army to jobless immigrants: we want you

The Swedish Armed Forces is hoping the prospect of free food and lodging will help entice young, unemployed immigrants to join the military as part of an effort to increase diversity.

‘Facerape’ charges for posting nude pics of ex

‘Facerape’ charges for posting nude pics of ex

A 30-year-old Swedish man has been charged in an alleged "facerape" for posting nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend on her Facebook page and conducting sex-themed chats with other users.

Ryanair tops Swedes’ airline ‘complaint list’

Ryanair tops Swedes’ airline ‘complaint list’

Budget airline Ryanair has been found at fault in consumer disputes with Swedes more times than any other airline, according to a new report.

Let convicted HIV doc keep working: hospital

Let convicted HIV doc keep working: hospital

A Swedish doctor with HIV who was convicted for having unprotected sex should be allowed to keep practicing, hospital management has argued, prompting a group of employees to slam the move as "unethical".

Euphoric fans welcome Loreen back to Sweden

Euphoric fans welcome Loreen back to Sweden

Sweden’s 2012 Eurovision Song Contest winner Loreen was welcomed home by thousands of enthusiastic fans who filled a square in central Stockholm on Tuesday night for a performance by the country's new pop music sensation.

Live grenade detonated in central Malmö

Live grenade detonated in central Malmö

Emergency services and bomb technicians were called to an address in central Malmö after a live grenade was found in a courtyard by a school and apartment block.

Accusers ‘relieved’ by Assange verdict: lawyer

Accusers ‘relieved’ by Assange verdict: lawyer

The lawyer for the women who accused Julian Assange of sex crimes welcomed Wednesday's ruling which paves the way for the WikiLeaks founder's extradition, while a legal expert explained there is a chance the case against Assange may not proceed to trial in Sweden.

Is Loreen a worthy Eurovision winner?

Is Loreen a worthy Eurovision winner?

Love it or hate it, Eurovision is going to be hard to avoid in Sweden for the next year. But why does Sweden get so wrapped up in the event, and was Sweden’s entry the deserving winner? The Local’s Oliver Gee looks deeper.

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Wreck of jewel-laden ship ‘found’ near Stockholm

Divers working in the Stockholm archipelago believe they have discovered the wreck of the legendary Swedish royal ship the “Resande Man” which famously disappeared carrying the crown jewels en route to Poland in 1660.

Assange loses Sweden extradition appeal

Assange loses Sweden extradition appeal

Julian Assange lost his last ditch legal effort to avoid extradition to Sweden to face sex crimes accusations as the UK Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the WikiLeaks founder of a lower court ruling.

Sweden set for Assange- inspired hacker attacks

Sweden set for Assange- inspired hacker attacks

Swedish police are on high alert for possible hacker attacks ahead of Wednesday's ruling on an appeal by WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Assault victim finds attacker on Facebook

Assault victim finds attacker on Facebook

A man was formally charged with assault in northern Sweden on Tuesday after the victim of a brutal bashing used Facebook to ascertain his attacker's identity.

Assange’s mother fearful of Swedish prison

Assange’s mother fearful of Swedish prison

The mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says she is fearful a British court will allow his extradition to Sweden, claiming "the biggest governments in the world are gunning for him".

‘Driverless’ Volvos hit streets in ‘world first’

‘Driverless’ Volvos hit streets in ‘world first’

A convoy of self-driving cars has taken to a public motorway in Spain in normal traffic, a world first, according to Swedish car maker Volvo.