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120,000 young Swedes not working or studying

Some 120,000 people in Sweden between the ages of 16 and 25 were neither working nor studying in 2010, according to a new report published Thursday by the National Board of Youth Affairs (Ungdomsstyrelsen).

Eating pigeon to get pregnant in Sweden

Eating pigeon to get pregnant in Sweden

While fertility treatment in Sweden did eventually help her get pregnant, Stockholm-based Australian writer Louise Ling explains that her journey to motherhood wasn't without a few unexpected bumps – and birds – along the way.

Sweden did not want to ‘sell out’ to Colbert

Sweden did not want to ‘sell out’ to Colbert

The rejection of Stephen Colbert's bid to tweet in the name of Sweden was due in part to the TV host’s “one-way” Twitter habits, according to Swedish officials, who added that new rules may yet open the account to non-Swedes.

Assange given ‘surrender notice’ by UK police

Assange given ‘surrender notice’ by UK police

British police served an extradition notice on Thursday on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has taken refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London requesting aslyum.

FreddeGredde’s killer version of ‘Killer Queen’

FreddeGredde’s killer version of ‘Killer Queen’

In The Local’s first installment of “Swedish YouTube Celebrities”, we chat with FreddeGredde – the musician who’s drawn in tens of millions of viewers (and some unusual fan mail) from around the world with his quirky and inventive talents.

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Sweden to give illegal immigrants healthcare

The Swedish government, together with the Green Party, on Thursday presented a framework agreement that will allow undocumented immigrants in Sweden to access state subsidized healthcare.

Nine-year-old boy with gun steals electric car

Nine-year-old boy with gun steals electric car

A gun toting nine-year-old took aim at shocked bystanders before stealing an electric car and embarking on a 30 km/h joyride that ended with him crashing at a roundabout in western Sweden.

Tyra gets a new teddy from Swedish police

Tyra gets a new teddy from Swedish police

After failing in their efforts to help locate a toddler's missing teddy bear, Swedish police officers on Wednesday offered the distraught little girl a new bear as a consolation gift.

Shots fired in brawl at Gothenburg hospital

Shots fired in brawl at Gothenburg hospital

Gunfire erupted in connection with a brawl that broke out at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg on Wednesday night, the second night in a row violence has flared up at the hospital.

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Police cars smashed in Tensta ‘guerrilla’ riot

Some 100 people in their early twenties rioted in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta just after midnight on Wednesday night, smashing up police cars and throwing stones at officers.

Swedish prince in steamy waterside sauna battle

Swedish prince in steamy waterside sauna battle

Despite a no from local authorities, Swedish prince Carl Philip is adamant he wants a waterside sauna and his appealing the decision that the project would be in violation of Sweden’s environmental laws.