Doubts cast over Belarus teddy bear drop

Doubts cast over Belarus teddy bear drop

A Swedish group that claims to have dropped hundreds of 'pro free-speech' teddy bears over a Belarusian town early this morning has released a video that they say shows their stunt taking place. But no teddy bears have been found on the ground.

Skype-founders launch Spotify rival in Sweden

Skype-founders launch Spotify rival in Sweden

Swedish online music company Spotify will now see further competition on the home front after Rdio, a similar music streaming service, was launched in Sweden and Finland on Wednesday.

CIA terror deportee given residency in Sweden

CIA terror deportee given residency in Sweden

Egyptian national Ahmed Agiza, who was flown out of Sweden to Egypt by the CIA in 2001 where he was imprisoned until 2011, has been granted permanent residency in Sweden.

Man held for abducting teen girl he met online

Man held for abducting teen girl he met online

A man from southern Sweden is suspected of handcuffing and kidnapping a teenage girl he met on an internet chat room and taking her to Malmö late Tuesday night.

Sweden’s Green Party: moving to the city?

Sweden’s Green Party: moving to the city?

In his latest dispatch from Almedalen, correspondent and commentator David Linden looks at why Sweden's Green Party resorted to having a well-known Swedish weatherman to take the stage.

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Introducing… Ernst Kirchsteiger

Introducing… Ernst Kirchsteiger

Introducing... is The Local's guide to Swedish celebrity. In this instalment Rebecca Martin finds out more about Ernst Kirchsteiger - the softly spoken interior decorator-cum-philosopher who annually invades TV screens all over Sweden.

Sweden leaves key interest rate unchanged

Sweden leaves key interest rate unchanged

Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, has left the country's benchmark interest rate, the repo rate, unchanged at 1.50 percent, but warned that the Swedish economic growth remains sluggish.

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Man beats rape rap after victim found to be a man

A man who attempted to rape a woman has been cleared of the charges by a Swedish court after it turned out that the woman he tried to rape was biologically a man.

Swedish girl’s message in a bottle gets reply

Swedish girl’s message in a bottle gets reply

After an 8-year-old girl dropped a message in a bottle into the Baltic Sea, she was stunned to receive a reply from foreign shores within two months.

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‘Major’ rise in ADHD meds for Swedish tots

The number of Swedish children under six taking prescription medications to treat symptoms of ADHD has tripled in the past five years, according to new statistics.

Swedes launch teddy bear ‘assault’ on Belarus

Swedes launch teddy bear ‘assault’ on Belarus

Hundreds of pro-free speech teddy bears carried in a plane piloted by Swedes parachuted down on the Belarusian capital of Minsk early Wednesday morning in a show of support for the country's pro-democracy movement, according to a Swedish PR agency behind the stunt.