I’d have done what Jolie did: cancer survivor

I’d have done what Jolie did: cancer survivor

With the internet abuzz with news of Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, The Local speaks with a Swedish breast cancer survivor about the lose-lose equation she faced when she pondered removing her breasts.

‘Swedish celebrities have raised cancer awareness’

‘Swedish celebrities have raised cancer awareness’

The Swedish Cancer Fund (Cancerfonden) has welcomed Angelina Jolie's decision to write about her preventative mastectomy and said Swedish celebrities going public had helped "neutralize" the difficult task of talking about cancer.

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Swedish court clears ‘bottle sex’ men of rape

A Swedish court has cleared three teenagers accused of rape for inserting a wine bottle in a girl's vagina until she started bleeding.

Ten secrets to a smooth transition to Sweden

Ten secrets to a smooth transition to Sweden

Moving to Sweden as a foreigner can leave even the toughest expats in bitter tears of frustration. But it doesn't have to be that way. British journalist and contributor Tatty Good reveals the secrets to a smooth transition.

Swedish photographer cleared of manipulation

Swedish photographer cleared of manipulation

Swedish photographer Paul Hansen, under fire for potentially doctoring his award-winning image from the Gaza funeral of two children, has been cleared by the World Press Photo organization that handed him its prestigious annual prize.

Bildt welcomes China’s new Arctic Council status

Bildt welcomes China’s new Arctic Council status

Carl Bildt hailed a decision taken by the Arctic Council in Kiruna on Wednesday to grant India, China and five other nations permanent observer status at a summit boycotted by Greenland over what it felt was a snub by Sweden.

‘It won’t be easy to win again’: Robin Stjernberg

‘It won’t be easy to win again’: Robin Stjernberg

Tasked with tracking down Sweden's Eurovision entrant Robin Stjernberg for an interview, The Local's Patrick Reilly describes the thrill of the chase, the Euronuts in the way, and talking Swedish baked goods with the pop star himself.

Pensioners to recruit ageing Swedish rockers

Pensioners to recruit ageing Swedish rockers

The Swedish Pensioners Association (Pensionärernas riksorganisation - PRO) wants to cast off its "stuffy" image at the Sweden Rock festival, in a recruitment bid to set up a rock music subgroup of new members.

Swedes slam American Apparel over ‘sexist’ ads

Swedes slam American Apparel over ‘sexist’ ads

The use of half-naked women by American Apparel to sell "unisex" shirts has sparked sexism complaints in Sweden, resulting in the US fashion retailer being reported to the country's advertising watchdog.

Apple strips Swedish Whypod of its trademark

Apple strips Swedish Whypod of its trademark

The Swedish patent office has ruled in favour of Apple's objection that a Swedish product entitled Whypod was too similar to its trademark iPod.

Sweden plummets in income equality ranking

Sweden plummets in income equality ranking

The living conditions of most Swedes have improved in recent decades, but income inequality is growing rapidly, according to a new OECD report, which saw Sweden drop 14 spots from its first place ranking in 1995.

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Swedish shop hits back: our Converse are real

Swedish retailer Coop has refuted complaints by US sneaker brand Converse that Coop stores are selling unauthorized pirated copies of the iconic footwear.

Borg drops resistance to EU fiscal stimulus

Borg drops resistance to EU fiscal stimulus

Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg on Tuesday signalled he has abandoned his long-held resistance to using fiscal measures to kick start the European Union's sluggish economy.

Young Swedes forced to live with mum and dad

Young Swedes forced to live with mum and dad

More than half of Swedes in their twenties are stuck living at home with their parents in major metropolitan areas, as the number of young people who manage to find a place of their own has hit a historic low.