Malmö jail inmates angry over playing cards ban

Malmö jail inmates angry over playing cards ban

Prisoners at Kirseberg prison in Malmö have complained to the Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsmannen - JO) after prison authorities banned card playing, saying that excessive gambling has lead to violence.

Swedish supermarket sold full strength beer

Swedish supermarket sold full strength beer

19-year-old friends Jesper and Martin in the Stockholm suburb of Åkersberga received a happy surprise when the beer they were about to purchase at a local supermarket turned out to be full strength and not light beer.

Elk at large – The Local’s guide to spotting Sweden’s iconic wildlife

Elk at large – The Local’s guide to spotting Sweden’s iconic wildlife

Despite elk having become the stereotypical wildlife symbol of Sweden, spotting such iconic creatures can often be an imposing challenge for city-dwelling tourists. The Local's Joe Lynskey has a look at where to find them.

18 guilty in Södertälje ‘gang-war’ case

18 guilty in Södertälje ‘gang-war’ case

The 31-year-old leader of the Nätverket ('The network') gang was on Wednesday convicted along with 17 other men in connection with a slew of offences committed in a gang-war in Södertälje south of Stockholm.

Israeli group calls for Interpol probe into Raoul Wallenberg case

Israeli group calls for Interpol probe into Raoul Wallenberg case

An Israel-based group has asked the Swedish government to request for Interpol assistance to try to track possible witnesses to the fate of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg.

Tetra Pak heir given suspended jail term

Tetra Pak heir given suspended jail term

Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing has pleaded guilty to the UK charges of preventing the burial of his wife, whose body was found rotting under refuse bags at their mansion a few weeks ago.

How chemicals are poisoning us: Stockholm professor raises the alarm
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How chemicals are poisoning us: Stockholm professor raises the alarm

The spread of dangerous chemicals could lead to a global human catastrophe, Stockholm University Professor Åke Bergman believes. Bergman played a major role in the film Submission, which did for this issue as Supersize Me did for the issue of fast foods.

Lööf summons agency heads after lavish parties

Lööf summons agency heads after lavish parties

Swedish enterprise minister Annie Lööf has called in the heads of state agencies under her control for talks following revelations that the Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) spent millions on expensive internal entertainment.

Swedish biker gang member held in Germany

Swedish biker gang member held in Germany

German police confirmed on Wednesday that they stopped a Swede and two Danes equipped with explosives, detonators and bullet-proof vests last month in an operation based on a tip from their Swedish counterparts.

Stasi pastor gives up licence to preach

Stasi pastor gives up licence to preach

Aleksander Radler, the Church of Sweden pastor who was exposed as a spy for the feared East German intelligence service Stasi, has chosen to give up his licence to preach, he said in an interview with Christian newspaper Dagen.

‘I will race on Friday’: Alshammar

‘I will race on Friday’: Alshammar

Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar said Tuesday she will race in her fifth Olympics despite a pinched nerve in her neck, and is set to compete in the women's 50m freestyle.

Berry picker trafficking suspect released

Berry picker trafficking suspect released

The 43-year-old man held on suspicion of trafficking Bulgarian berry pickers to Sweden has been released as there was not enough evidence to prove his guilt, prosecutors announced Tuesday.