Linus, 11, solves long-running chemistry riddle

Linus, 11, solves long-running chemistry riddle

An 11-year-old Swedish boy has made scientific history for helping to discover the atomic structure of complex crystals, a problem which had vexed his professor father for most of his young son's life.

Habo voted Sweden’s ‘best place to live’

Habo voted Sweden’s ‘best place to live’

Habo, a small municipality in southern Sweden, is the best place in Sweden to live, according to a new ranking published on Thursday by Swedish news magazine Fokus.

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No help for neighbours of noisy masturbator

Irate neighbours upset by the high-volume moans of a noisy masturbator in southern Sweden won't get any help from local public authorities to help rub out the problem.

Swedish summer music festival preview: June

Swedish summer music festival preview: June

With summer just around the corner, Sweden's festival season is only weeks away and The Local's Joe Lynskey provides a round up of the most mouth-watering line-ups in the country.

Swedish king pledges support for Korean peace

Swedish king pledges support for Korean peace

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf on Thursday pledged his country's continued support to help maintain peace between North and South Korea, through its membership of a truce monitoring body.

Past Eurovision winners: where are they now?

Past Eurovision winners: where are they now?

As Sweden's Loreen basks in Eurovision glory, The Local looks back at the the fates of some of the contest's former winners and reveals that her place in European pop spotlight may not stand the test of time.

Swedes ‘not safe enough’ online: report

Swedes ‘not safe enough’ online: report

As Swedes use more and more password protected internet sites, a new report shows that average Swedish web-surfers uses too few passwords to keep themselves safe from hackers.

Ken Lennaárd Gets Sweden’s First Cash in the 2012 World Series of Poker
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Ken Lennaárd Gets Sweden’s First Cash in the 2012 World Series of Poker

The 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) started in Las Vegas this weekend, and we have already seen a Swedish money winner. The controversial Ken Lennaárd finished in 74th place in Event 2, and took home $5,261.

‘Fake’ grandkids held for conning 150 seniors

‘Fake’ grandkids held for conning 150 seniors

Two men have been held in northern Sweden on suspicion of repeatedly swindling elderly people by pretending to be their grandchildren.

Lundin stakes sold over rights probe rejection

Lundin stakes sold over rights probe rejection

Swedish insurance giant Folksam as well as the Handels trade union are dumping their shares in Lundin Petroleum over the oil company's refusal to agree to an independent probe of suspected human rights violations committed in connection with its operations in Sudan and Ethiopia.

‘We are not interested in Assange’: US envoy

‘We are not interested in Assange’: US envoy

The US ambassador to Australia has dismissed suggestions Washington wants WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange extradited to America, as his mother on Thursday accused Canberra of failing to help her son.

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Angry teen attacks friend for nude mum joke

A joke between two Gothenburg teens went out of hand when a taunt from one against the other’s mother made the boy see red.

‘It was a good game’: Ibrahimovic

‘It was a good game’: Ibrahimovic

Sweden beat Iceland 3-2 in an international friendly on Wednesday, with Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic early on suggesting a promising Euro 2012 to come before the Swedes lost speed.