Stockholm plagued by giant swarm of bees

Stockholm plagued by giant swarm of bees

Thousands of bees swarmed into central Stockholm on Friday afternoon causing major panic among pedestrians until an expert was called in who removed the offending insects.

Somali pirates kidnap aid workers: Swedish NGO

Somali pirates kidnap aid workers: Swedish NGO

Sweden's International Aid Services (IAS) confirmed Friday that three of its employees kidnapped in Somalia this week were in the hands of pirates and called for their release.

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Man jailed for 18 years after brutal knife killing

A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for murder after a frenzied knife attack at a restaurant in Gothenburg in March.

Sweden’s top nine spooky superstitions

Sweden’s top nine spooky superstitions

As another Friday the 13th is upon us, The Local takes a look at the top nine superstitions that Swedes swear by.

Syrian team denied visas for Sweden’s Gothia Cup

Syrian team denied visas for Sweden’s Gothia Cup

One of four Syrian teams due to participate in Sweden's Gothia Cup - the world's largest youth football tournament - has been denied entry visas after assessment of the country's security situation and the applicants' flight risk.

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Almedalen reflections: more English, please

With the 2012 installment of Almedalen having come and gone, correspondent and commentator David Linden reflects on what makes the event so Swedish and why having more in English might not be such a bad thing.

Tetra Pak heir suspected of murdering wife

Tetra Pak heir suspected of murdering wife

Hans Kristian Rausing has been arrested on the suspicion of murdering his wife Eva Rausing, who was found dead on Monday in the couple’s luxury London home.

Swedish PM told: don’t munch birds in Cyprus

Swedish PM told: don’t munch birds in Cyprus

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and other government officials expected to flock to Cyprus during the country's EU presidency have been told to avoid the "dark side of Cypriot cuisine".

Swedes in new push to curb dog-on-dog violence

Swedes in new push to curb dog-on-dog violence

A group in Sweden wants to put a stop to all involuntary dog encounters after Hubbe the Border Terrier was mauled to death by two rogue dogs in an “unplanned meeting”.

Surprise boom for Swedish music industry

Surprise boom for Swedish music industry

The Swedish music industry has seen an increase in sales in the first half of 2012, with digital services like Spotify to thank for the boost, new figures show.

Bum deal for courthouse toilet seat thieves

Bum deal for courthouse toilet seat thieves

Two people have been arrested for attempting to steal several items, including coffee, tea – and a toilet seat – from a courthouse in southern Sweden.

Boy dead after drowning at Swedish water park

Boy dead after drowning at Swedish water park

A boy has died after life guards found him at the bottom of a pool at a waterpark in central Sweden on Thursday.

‘I have sold Zlatan’: AC Milan owner Berlusconi

‘I have sold Zlatan’: AC Milan owner Berlusconi

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi told Italian media Thursday that he had sold Swedish football megastar Zlatan Ibrahimiovic to French club Paris Saint-Germain, however this has yet to be confirmed by the footballer’s agent.

Sweden to be ‘protecting power’ for UK in Iran

Sweden to be ‘protecting power’ for UK in Iran

Sweden will look after Britain's interests in Iran, while Oman will perform the reverse role, London announced Thursday following the ransacking of Britain's embassy last year.