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'Anorexic' doll leaves Swedish parents livid

'Anorexic' doll leaves Swedish parents livid

A Swedish children's retailer has pulled a "sickly" skinny doll from store shelves following a storm of Facebook complaints from shocked parents concerned over the effect the doll might have on children.

Swedish Institute launches Arabic website

Swedish Institute launches Arabic website

Sweden's "official gateway" on the internet launched an Arabic edition on Wednesday, in an effort to strengthen Sweden's dialogue with the Arabic speaking world.

Nordea earnings hit by euro debt crisis

Nordea earnings hit by euro debt crisis

Nordea, the biggest Nordic bank, announced a €300 million fall in third quarter profit pm Wednesday, blaming market turbulence and the debt crisis for results that fell far short of forecasts.

Police child porn sting snags twelve Swedes

Twelwe people were arrested in Sweden early on Wednesday morning suspected of spreading child pornography, according to the Swedish National Bureau of Investigation (Rikskriminalpolisen).

Swedish techies hail 30 years of mobile phones

Swedish techies hail 30 years of mobile phones

It's been 30 years since since Swedish technology and initiative helped launch a bold, but modest initiative which marked the start of he modern era of mobile telephony, The Local's Joel Linde explains.

Half of Swedish pilots fall asleep in the cockpit

Half of Swedish pilots fall asleep in the cockpit

More than half the pilots in the Swedish Airline Pilots' Association (Svensk pilotförening, SPF) admit to having fallen asleep during flights, according to a new independent study.

Thieves charged after pooping at crime scene

Three piles of human excrement left at a crime scene in central Sweden served as key evidence in the case against two men charged for tying up and robbing a strawberry farmer earlier this year.

Isaak children criticize 'Free Dawit' campaign

Isaak children criticize 'Free Dawit' campaign

The children of Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, jailed in Eritrea since 2001, think that it is the massive Free Dawit campaign that has made the release of their father impossible.

'Ice mosque' to be built near Sweden's Ice Hotel

'Ice mosque' to be built near Sweden's Ice Hotel

The highly popular church built near the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi in Northern Sweden might soon be joined by an ice mosque by next winter, if all goes according to plan.

New tests prove Bergman DNA claims false

New tests prove Bergman DNA claims false

The DNA tests claimed to prove that world-renowned director Ingmar Bergman had another biological mother were false, according to a new study.