Swedish arms in Burma ‘arrived via India’

Swedish arms in Burma ‘arrived via India’

The Swedish anti-tank rifles that ended up in the hands of Burmese soldiers in breach of European Union sanctions were originally exported to India, Sweden's trade minister said on Thursday.

Swedes warned over new breed of dog smugglers

Swedes warned over new breed of dog smugglers

Swedes hoping a new dog will make the perfect Christmas present have been warned they may end up feeding to a recent rise in dog smuggling, with pugs having replaced chihuahuas as the canine of choice in the illegal puppy trade.

Tabloid reported over mobile phone sex claims

Tabloid reported over mobile phone sex claims

A young woman from northern Sweden has accused tabloid Expressen of slander after it published her picture next to a headline proclaiming, "This is how young people use their mobile phones to meet up for sex".

List of Swedish billionaires gets longer

List of Swedish billionaires gets longer

An annual list of Swedish billionaires released on Thursday has eleven more names than it did ast year, with Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad finishing streets ahead of the other 118 Swedes who made the cut..

Swedish boys fight less than other boys: study

Swedish boys fight less than other boys: study

Swedish boys are less likely to get into scraps than boys in other countries but are still more aggressive than the girls, according to an international study into different parenting styles.

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Woman saved after 18 hours in frozen car

A woman in small town in far northern Sweden has been rescued after she was stuck in her snowed-in car for 18 hours.

The octogenarian Saint Lucia choir: still in tune

The octogenarian Saint Lucia choir: still in tune

A broken lift, missing batteries, and a wobbly 83-year-old Saint Lucia couldn't dampen spirits among the members of an elderly cooperative choir south of Stockholm, The Local's Lucia-themed pick for Swede(s) of the Week.

Swedish missionary dies after Pakistan shooting

Swedish missionary dies after Pakistan shooting

The Swedish charity worker who was shot in the chest in Pakistan last week died in a Stockholm hospital on Wednesday night.

Game over for this year’s Gävle Christmas goat

Game over for this year’s Gävle Christmas goat

Arsonists managed to burn this year's edition of the iconic Gävle Christmas goat to the ground just before midnight on Wednesday.

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Sweden keeps opt-out clause for EU bank rules

All EU members have agreed on the details for European bank regulator but countries outside the eurozone, including Sweden, retain the right to opt out.

Renault sheds shares in Sweden’s Volvo Trucks

Renault sheds shares in Sweden’s Volvo Trucks

French carmaker Renault said Wednesday it had begun to sell off its remaining shares in Swedish truck manufacturer AB Volvo, which has a market value of around 13 billion Swedish kronor ($1.9 billion), to reduce the company's debt and raise funds for investment.

Jukkasjärvi erects Sweden’s 23rd Ice Hotel

Jukkasjärvi erects Sweden’s 23rd Ice Hotel

A construction crew bundled up in heavy parkas bustles around an Arctic building site on the banks of the Torne river as the 23rd Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel (Ishotellet) is erected one oversized ice cube at a time.