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Woman pays for breast job with best friend's money

Woman pays for breast job with best friend's money

A 41-year-old woman in Norrköping has been indicted on charges of forgery and fraud after borrowing about 450,000 kronor ($62,000) in her best friend's name, of which she spent 50,000 kronor on breast surgery in Thailand. The accused has admitted to the crimes.

South Park Muhammad joke won't air in Sweden

South Park Muhammad joke won't air in Sweden

The Swedish affiliate of broadcaster Comedy Central has said it will not show two controversial episodes of US satirical cartoon show South Park depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad in a bear costume, Aftonbladet reports.

Swedish food gets Naked Chef's approval

Swedish food gets Naked Chef's approval

Swedes, like other northern Europeans, have often in the past viewed food as mere fuel. But in recent years, the country has experienced a culinary awakening, converting British TV chef Jamie Oliver in the process - and giving rise to what the government hopes will be a lucrative new industry.

Astra Zeneca reports profits boost

Anglo Swedish pharmaceuticals firm AstraZeneca reported a first quarter profit climb of 29 percent on Thursday on the back of a "strong" performance in emerging markets and sales of key products.

German writedown cuts Vattenfall's Q1 income

Vattenfall's interim Q1 net income fell by more than half after the company revealed a writedown from the sale of its high-voltage grids in Germany was significantly higher than expected. At the same time, the energy giant earned large profits from this winter's high electricity prices across the Nordic region.

Swedish man sues Google for defamation

A small business owner is suing Google Sweden for defamation, alleging that Google has long presented search results to blogs that portray him as a paedophile. Additional Google links have identified his company as one that has engaged in shady transactions.

Blogger Profile: Juan Navas

Blogger Profile: Juan Navas

Juan Navas, who will be The Local's royal correspondent in the run-up to Crown Princess Victoria's wedding in June, has long followed the fortunes of Sweden's royal family, most recently as information secretary at the Royal Court.

What's On in Sweden: April 30th - May 6th

What's On in Sweden: April 30th - May 6th

What's on in Sweden: Flexible phalluses flaunted in Stockholm, Rockabilly rhythms in Gothenburg and clubbing for kids in Malmö.

Divorce kids in rude mental health: study

Divorce kids in rude mental health: study

A new Swedish study has found no significant differences in the adult mental health of the children of divorced parents and those from unbroken homes.

Fires and rioting after Malmö suburb unrest

Unrest erupted in the Malmö district of Rosengård on Wednesday evening with police forced to seal off the area before regaining control of the situation.

Google downgrades Sweden Democrats

Google downgrades Sweden Democrats

The far-right Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna - SD) have almost disappeared from the Google search engine, as attacks from opponents and their own oversight have cut exposure just when they need it most - as an election beckons.

Doctors refuse to perform circumcisions

Doctors in western Sweden are refusing to carry out the circumcision of boys, despite clearance by elected officials to carry out the procedure for non-medical reasons.