US plaintiff ‘unknown’: Nobel assembly

US plaintiff ‘unknown’: Nobel assembly

The assembly that awards the Nobel Medicine Prize said on Friday it had never heard of a stem cell researcher who has filed a US lawsuit against it for allegedly crediting his work to this year's laureates.

Björn Borg in ‘nude’ underwear video shocker

Björn Borg in ‘nude’ underwear video shocker

Swedish underwear brand Björn Borg has used "naked" models running loose in central Stockholm as part of an innovative campaign to promote a unique style of long underwear.

Guide dog not a hot ticket to disability bash

Guide dog not a hot ticket to disability bash

A partially-sighted Swedish woman was barred from a disability conference because another attendee was allergic to her guide dog, but has retaliated by reporting the incident to Sweden's Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen).

Police probe Swede’s Holocaust ash art work

Police probe Swede’s Holocaust ash art work

Swedish police on Friday said they had launched an investigation into an artist who says he used paint mixed from the ashes of Holocaust victims in a watercolour.

Foreigners to help plug Jokkmokk brain drain

Foreigners to help plug Jokkmokk brain drain

Jokkmokk in Sweden's far north is hoping to entice foreigners to make their home on the Arctic Circle by offering cheap housing and a helping hand, all in a drive to help repopulate the area, The Local's Ann Törnkvist discovers.

Olof Palme’s son reports brothel film for slander

Olof Palme’s son reports brothel film for slander

The son of assassinated Prime Minister Olof Palme has reported the film Call Girl for slander, as it portrays a political character similar to his father buying sex.

Systembolaget to bring booze to Swedes’ offices

Systembolaget to bring booze to Swedes’ offices

After its home delivery trials failed to created a stir, Sweden’s state-run liquor store monopoly Systembolaget announced on Friday that it would be trialing delivery to customers’ work places.

Occultism claims mar Swedish Christmas show

Occultism claims mar Swedish Christmas show

A Catholic priest and several angry viewers have attacked Swedish state broadcaster SVT, claiming its annual Christmas television special promotes occultism.

Spotify ‘gets louder’ with rockers Metallica

Spotify ‘gets louder’ with rockers Metallica

Music by heavy metal legends Metallica is now available on Swedish music streaming service Spotify, the company announced on Thursday, as it unveiled new features to help make the service more personal and interactive.

Swede’s stolen car hit with parking ticket

Swede’s stolen car hit with parking ticket

A man in northern Sweden whose car was stolen was stunned to find his car again a short distance away - with a parking ticket attached to the window.

Jonas Gardell named ‘Swede of the Year’

Jonas Gardell named ‘Swede of the Year’

Comedian and author Jonas Gardell was named 'Swede of the Year' on Thursday, following the success of his book 'Never Dry Tears Without Gloves' (Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar) that chronicles the Aids epidemic in Sweden in the 1980s.

Sweden targets khat addiction with new clinic

Sweden targets khat addiction with new clinic

Sweden has opened its first rehabilitation centre for abusers of khat, the African leaves that users chew to get an amphetamine-like effect.

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Stem cell scientist sues Nobel Prize for medicine

A stem cell research pioneer is suing the Swedish assembly that awards the Nobel medicine prize, in a first such lawsuit, over claims it made about this year's winners, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Riksdag push for Western Sahara vetoed

Riksdag push for Western Sahara vetoed

The Swedish government said on Thursday that it would not recognize the independence of Western Sahara, a day after lawmakers asked it to do so.