Belarus sacks foreign minister after teddy drop

Belarus sacks foreign minister after teddy drop

Belarus strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko on Monday fired his foreign minister as part of a sweeping reshuffle that follows a diplomatic crisis in ties with Sweden after a pro-democracy stunt.

Murder slugs and piss ants: Sweden’s top ten most dangerous animals

Murder slugs and piss ants: Sweden’s top ten most dangerous animals

After hearing “an outrageous claim” about the potential ferocity of his new country's wildlife, The Local’s Oliver Gee looks deeper into the animals in Sweden most likely to do you harm.

‘Review Thomas Quick’s case’: Social Democrats

‘Review Thomas Quick’s case’: Social Democrats

The Social Democrats want the government to appoint an independent commission to review the controversial case of convicted serial killer Thomas Quick, who has since been acquitted of several murders.

Annual hunt to cull 300 brown bears in Sweden

Annual hunt to cull 300 brown bears in Sweden

Sweden’s annual bear hunt begins Tuesday, with over 300 of Sweden’s brown bears to be killed over the next two months in an effort to control the predator’s population figures.

Elderly Swedes turn to potency pills: report

Elderly Swedes turn to potency pills: report

A growing number of elderly men in Sweden are choosing to go on erectile-dysfunction drugs in order to keep up their virility, according to a new report by the Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket).

Internet abuse on the rise in Sweden: report

Internet abuse on the rise in Sweden: report

Internet abuse cases are steadily increasing in Sweden, according to fresh figures from Sweden's National Council on Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet – Brå).

Swedish students in billion kronor debt

Swedish students in billion kronor debt

Over 90,000 people who studied in Sweden are now in debt to the Swedish Enforcement Authority (Kronofogdemyndigheten), owing over 1 billion kronor ($150 million)in total, yet experts maintain that student loans remain a helpful alternative.

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Murdered couple’s safe may have been found

Police have found a discarded safe in southern Sweden in what may prove to be the vital clue and motive behind the brutal double murder of an elderly farming couple in south western Sweden last year.

Government parties lose ground in polls

Government parties lose ground in polls

The gap between the two political blocks in Sweden is widening, according to a new poll showing that the centre-right government alliance parties are losing ground.

UNASUR backs Ecuador on Assange choice

UNASUR backs Ecuador on Assange choice

South American nations on Sunday backed Ecuador's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, urging dialogue to end the crisis pitting Quito against London.

Belarusian journalist released on bail

Belarusian journalist released on bail

Belarus on Friday freed on bail two men accused of helping Swedish rights activists who illegally flew into Belarusian territory to release teddy bears carrying protest messages.