Swedes slam Belarus over teddy bear arrests

Swedes slam Belarus over teddy bear arrests

The founder of the Swedish PR firm which dropped hundreds of pro-free speech teddy bears over Belarus has mocked president Alexander Lukashenko as an "armed clown" following the arrest of people suspected of aiding in the pro-democracy stunt.

‘You’re a clown’: Swedish PR firm to Belarusian leader Lukashenko

‘You’re a clown’: Swedish PR firm to Belarusian leader Lukashenko

In an unedited open letter to Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, founder of Swedish PR firm Studio Total Per Cromwell protests the arrest of a Belarusian journalist and takes aim at the leader's "laughable" legacy.

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Berry pickers targeted in rock-throwing attack

Berry pickers at a makeshift camp in eastern Sweden were forced to call police on Wednesday night after unknown assailants threw rocks at them in the latest round of escalating tensions between locals and the migrant workers.

French socialists slam Zlatan’s ‘indecent’ wages

French socialists slam Zlatan’s ‘indecent’ wages

The 30-year-old Swedish striker's transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from AC Milan was hailed by fans with hundreds chanting "Ibra! Ibra!" as he was presented to them on Wednesday at a ceremony in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Ikea uncaps new beer: no assembly required

Ikea uncaps new beer: no assembly required

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has released a new addition to its global product range - light and dark own-brand beer - though shoppers in Sweden will have to wait before they can have a taste due to the country's liquor laws.

Stockholm’s eight most stunning skyline views

Stockholm’s eight most stunning skyline views

If you enjoy a great view, have one day to spare, and - perhaps most importantly - aren't afraid of heights, then The Local's Bird's-eye View Challenge is for you, where the capital's eight best views can all be seen in just one day.

First Swede charged in FTP file sharing case

First Swede charged in FTP file sharing case

A 31-year-old man was formally charged on Wednesday for uploading 25 films onto the internet using File Transfer Protocol, making him the first person charged in Sweden for using FTP to share copyrighted works.

Fury over strawberry vendor’s baseball bat

Fury over strawberry vendor’s baseball bat

A strawberry vendor in western Sweden was given a baseball bat as a means of protecting herself, prompting unions to cry foul about sub-standard working conditions for street-side fruit sellers.

Teen girl ‘agreed to be kidnapped’, suspect freed

Teen girl ‘agreed to be kidnapped’, suspect freed

A 32-year-old man from southern Sweden suspected of kidnapping a teenage girl he met online was released on Wednesday after two weeks in custody when it emerged the girl had willingly participated in the stunt.

‘Mysterious gas’ sickens Stockholm metro riders

‘Mysterious gas’ sickens Stockholm metro riders

A Stockholm metro station was shut down late Wednesday night after several people were sickened by a mysterious substance thought to be some sort of gas.

Tetra Pak heir’s wife found rotting under bags

Tetra Pak heir’s wife found rotting under bags

A member of the Tetra Pak packaging dynasty was bailed Wednesday by a London court on charges of preventing the burial of his wife, whose body was found rotting under bin bags at their mansion.