Ikea chairman denies family financial feud

Ikea chairman denies family financial feud

The chairman of the Swedish furniture giant has said reports of a bitter family row over money are "extremely distressing" amid reports that founder Ingvar Kamprad is at loggerheads with his sons over the flat pack brand's fortune.

The week’s news from Sweden in ten pictures

The week’s news from Sweden in ten pictures

Beaver butts, drunken elk, racism and rain. Have you missed any of this week's big stories from The Local? No worries, we've compiled a gallery of the most important and most interesting stories from the week.

Swede held for urinating on supermarket fruit

Swede held for urinating on supermarket fruit

A man in western Sweden has been arrested on a charge of vandalism after urinating on fruit worth 700 kronor ($110) in a Gothenburg supermarket.

Stenson on course for $10 million golf prize

Stenson on course for $10 million golf prize

Sweden's Henrik Stenson birdied three of the first four holes and stretched his lead to four shots on Friday at the season-ending US PGA Tour Championship which carries a winning purse of up to $10 million for the triumphant golfer on Sunday.

Swedish crocodile smuggler charged

Swedish crocodile smuggler charged

A man in western Sweden, has been charged after attempting to smuggle in a crocodile in his luggage at Gothenburg airport. The 30-year-old barber had bought the creature whilst on holiday and claimed he thought it was a lizard.