Dramatic drug raid at Stockholm school ‘failed’

Dramatic drug raid at Stockholm school ‘failed’

Police have admitted that none of the more than a dozen Stockholm school students nabbed in a high-profile drug raid tested positive for drugs and no charges were filed, raising questions about the police's methods in the case.

Prime Minister Reinfeldt files for divorce

Prime Minister Reinfeldt files for divorce

Fredrik Reinfeldt filed a formal divorce application on Wednesday at the Stockholm District Court, seeking to ending what had been a 20 year marriage with his wife Filippa.

Three jailed after ‘grass’ scam turned violent

Three jailed after ‘grass’ scam turned violent

Three men were jailed Tuesday after they savagely attacked a man involved in a cannabis scam where ordinary grass was sold instead of marijuana.

Death of Tetra Pak heir’s wife a ‘mystery’: police

Death of Tetra Pak heir’s wife a ‘mystery’: police

British police were on Wednesday investigating the mysterious death of Eva Rausing, wife of the heir to the Tetra Pak packaging fortune, after arresting a man reported to be her husband.

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Malmö preschool rocked by sex abuse claims

A male employee at a preschool in southern Sweden previously held on remand following accusations that he sexually assaulted several children at the school was released on Wednesday, but suspicions against him remain.

Where to go in Sweden: Stockholmers’ views

Where to go in Sweden: Stockholmers’ views

With the summer holiday season in full swing, The Local scoured the streets of Stockholm for tips about Swedes' favourite domestic travel destinations outside the Swedish capital.

Failed Ikea bribe leaves man jailed in Moscow

Failed Ikea bribe leaves man jailed in Moscow

A Turkish national was convicted in a Moscow court on bribery and extortion charges and sentenced to five years behind bars for helping a Swedish executive at retail giant Ikea extort a bribe, Russian police said.

Star Wars director loses Sweden ‘droid battle’

Star Wars director loses Sweden ‘droid battle’

Lucasfilm, the production company of Star Wars director George Lucas, has lost its bid to prevent a Swedish firm from registering the trademark "Brandroid" despite concerns it is too similar to other Lucasfilm "droid" trademarks.

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Swedish safari guide ‘let out’ of African prison

The Swedish company boss jailed in the Central African Republic on murder suspicions has been temporarily released, claiming that judges have realized they have no proof against him.

Alcohol reduces risk of arthritis in women: study

Alcohol reduces risk of arthritis in women: study

Women who consume moderate amounts of alcohol can lower their risk of contracting rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new Swedish study.

Ecuador ‘won’t yield’ to pressure: president

Ecuador ‘won’t yield’ to pressure: president

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa vowed Tuesday his government would not yield to pressure from Britain, Sweden or the United States in deciding whether to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Tetra Pak heir held after wife found dead

British police on Tuesday arrested a 49-year-old man, reported to be the heir to the Tetra Pak packaging fortune, after his wife was found dead at their luxury London home.