Convicted killer offers Assange ‘legal advice’

Convicted killer offers Assange ‘legal advice’

Christine Schürrer, a German woman who was convicted of murdering two children in 2008, has offered to help Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in his legal battles with Sweden by explaining her own troubles with the Swedish legal system.

Swedes to crack down on bogus billing scams

Swedes to crack down on bogus billing scams

The Swedish government want to increase penalties for issuing fake bills and have appointed a committee to look into the growing problem of billing fraud in Sweden.

‘Sweden is more complex than a Billy bookshelf’

‘Sweden is more complex than a Billy bookshelf’

The Local's Susann Eberlein catches up with Gunnar Herrmann, a Stockholm-based correspondent from Germany, to learn about stereotypes and Germans' undying fascination with Sweden.

International school opens children’s eyes
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International school opens children’s eyes

Studying at Stockholm's oldest international school gives children not only a rigorous academic education, but also a unique understanding of other cultures.

Deformed deer found in Swede’s front garden

Deformed deer found in Swede’s front garden

When Gothenburg resident Ola Enbågen went out to get his paper from his post box, he was gobsmacked to be facing a deer with a cactus-like growth on his head grazing in his garden.

Competition: Win a flight with a Dutch celebrity
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Competition: Win a flight with a Dutch celebrity

Competition: Fancy jetting off with a Dutch celebrity? If you can use your sharp social skills to strike up an online rapport with one of them, you could soon be doing just that.

Sweden ‘amused’ by new Twitter plea from Colbert

Sweden ‘amused’ by new Twitter plea from Colbert

US comedian Stephen Colbert has put out a second plea to take over Sweden’s official Twitter account yet has only succeeded in making the Swedish Institute “very amused”.

Assange will be sent to Sweden: accusers’ lawyer

Assange will be sent to Sweden: accusers’ lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request for asylum in Ecuador will likely be turned down and he will be sent to Sweden to face sex crime allegations, the Swedish lawyer for Assange's alleged victims said Wednesday.

Lund suspends ten students for cheating

Lund suspends ten students for cheating

Ten students were suspended from Lund University in southern Sweden this week after getting caught cheating, as reports of academic dishonesty at the university continue to skyrocket.

Agency proposes age limit on beauty patients

Agency proposes age limit on beauty patients

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) is proposing a special medical licence for practitioners wanting to carry out cosmetic surgery and an age limit of 18 for patients.

H&M sees profits boom on strong spring sales

H&M sees profits boom on strong spring sales

Swedish cheap-and-chic fashion giant H&M on Wednesday posted a net profit up 22.5 percent in the second quarter, easily beating expectations and boosting its share price.