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Archive for Thu, 06 Nov 2008

Free fake penises raise functionality flap

A decision to allow transsexual men in Sweden to get prosthetic penises free of charge from local health authorities has drawn criticism because the prostheses on offer don't get erect.

Stockholm going out guide: Friday, Nov 7

Stockholm going out guide: Friday, Nov 7

The Local helps fulfil all your Stockholm nightlife needs this Friday in cooperation with the ever-reliable entertainment gurus from Djungeltrumman.

Court hands down suspended sentence in captive woman case

Court hands down suspended sentence in captive woman case

The 58-year old man charged with holding his girlfriend captive in a cabin for nine years, was given a suspended sentence on Thursday for abuse and molestation.

What's on in Sweden: November 7 - 13

What's on in Sweden: November 7 - 13

What's on in Sweden: November 6th - 13th. Al Green, The Levellers and Monster truck extravaganza in Stockholm; Planeta Festival and Kazem Al Saher in Gothenburg; Michael Bolton in Malmö.

Two Danish soldiers shot in Sweden

Two Danish soldiers have been injured in a shooting incident at a military training zone outside Karlsborg in western Sweden.

Equality official resigns over Swedish embassy breast attack

Equality official resigns over Swedish embassy breast attack

A top level civil servant at the Finnish equality ministry has resigned after groping several women's breasts at a reception at the Swedish embassy in Helsinki, Hufvudstadsbladet reports.

Sweden sets date for gay church weddings

Sweden sets date for gay church weddings

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has said Sweden may allow homosexuals to marry in the Church of Sweden from May 2009 pending the adoption of a new law.

Coke suspect crooner: 'I was set up'

Coke suspect crooner: 'I was set up'

Syrian-Lebanese singing star George Wassouf arrived back in Beirut on Wednesday following his detention on cocaine charges in the Swedish capital.

Carolin Stenvall shot in the back: autopsy

Results of the autopsy performed on Carolin Stenvall reveal that the 29-year-old woman was shot in the back, prosecutors revealed during a press conference on Thursday.

More Swedish companies going bust

The number of Swedish bankruptcies continues to climb, up 19 percent in October compared to last year, with Stockholm-area businesses being especially hard hit.

Sweden develops transportable airport

Sweden's military is testing a mobile airport in the north of the country which it hopes to deploy in the wake of natural disasters at home or overseas.

New integration role for Sweden's jobs agency

New integration role for Sweden's jobs agency

The government will present a plan on Thursday to give Sweden's employment agency a more prominent role in integrating immigrants, according to integration minister Nyamko Sabuni.