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H&M launches 'Dragon Tattoo' fashion line

H&M launches 'Dragon Tattoo' fashion line

Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium thrillers have inspired films, an upcoming comic book, sightseeing tours and now a special H&M line dedicated to his tattooed hacker heroine, the Swedish fashion giant said Wednesday.

Ban mums' bare boobs: young Swedes

Ban mums' bare boobs: young Swedes

Three out of four young Swedes think that breastfeeding mothers ought to keep their tops on in restaurants, bars and on public transport, according to a new survey.

Sweden mistreats illegal berry pickers: report

Sweden mistreats illegal berry pickers: report

Berry pickers working in Sweden without a permit are being badly mistreated, according to a new report from the labour rights watchdog Swedwatch.

Smuggling scandal rocks Swedish Air Force

Smuggling scandal rocks Swedish Air Force

The Swedish military has been hit by a smuggling scandal stemming from the Air Force's just completed mission in Libya.

Swedes get down and groovy during lunch hour

Swedes get down and groovy during lunch hour

Hundreds of restless Stockholmers gathered at Kulturhuset at midday on Tuesday for an hour's worth of grooving to work off those dull workday blues at Lunch Beat - the disco while you eat.

Swedish password hacking scandal widens

Swedish password hacking scandal widens

A password hacking scandal which on Tuesday exposed login details of 90,000 Swedes, including several journalists and celebrities, has widened to include 180,000 users on nearly 60 websites.

Stieg Larsson among top earning dead celebs

Stieg Larsson among top earning dead celebs

Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, author of the world acclaimed Millennium trilogy, came in at shared ninth when Forbes recently ranked stars who are still earning big in the afterlife.

Top stately spots for a Swedish wedding party

Top stately spots for a Swedish wedding party

For those planning a grand wedding in Sweden and searching for a suitable location to host a reception, The Local has put together a list of top spots, from fairytale castles to 19th century homes, as well as some more modest options.

Doctor charged with raping patients

Doctor charged with raping patients

A doctor in Eskilstuna in eastern Sweden was on Tuesday charged with raping and sexually assaulting several female patients.

Facebook named as Luleå server hall backer

Facebook named as Luleå server hall backer

US social media giant Facebook has been named as the backer of a server hall project in Sweden's far north, which is set to begin operations in 2012.

Washington DC kids get a taste of Swedish food

Washington DC kids get a taste of Swedish food

Some 45,000 school children in the Washington DC area will get the chance to savour some wholesome Swedish food on Wednesday in an initiative by the Nordic embassies in the US capital.