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Police 'embarrassed' by continued violence

Police 'embarrassed' by continued violence

Police in Malmö say they see no clear connection between Tuesday's fatal shooting and the later bombing of a police station but that they are “embarrassed and irritated” that crime has continued to rise despite a recent increase in police presence.

Swedish agency to probe peace prize selection

Swedish agency to probe peace prize selection

Stockholm officials have begun investigating claims by a Norwegian author that the last wishes of Alfred Nobel are routinely sidelined by a Norwegian Nobel Committee, blinded by pro-NATO sentiments, when selecting its annual peace laureate.

Indian grad student missing in Blekinge

Indian grad student missing in Blekinge

Police in Ronneby are looking into the disappearance of a 25-year-old Indian graduate student who was last seen leaving his apartment on Thursday night last week.

Sweden 'an important partner': US ambassador

Sweden 'an important partner': US ambassador

Recently installed US ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski speaks to The Local's David Landes about US-Swedish relations and taking Swedish lessons from his two-and-half year old daughter.

Extradition 'undermines' legal principles: lawyer

Extradition 'undermines' legal principles: lawyer

Julian Assange, head of WikiLeaks, has appeared at Britain's Supreme Court, starting the new leg in his battle against his rape allegations and his potential extradition to Sweden.

Swedish schools aim to ditch books by 2013

Swedish schools aim to ditch books by 2013

The Stockholm suburb of Sollentuna plans to get rid its schools of text books entirely by next year in favour of tablet computers like the iPad, but Sweden's education remained sceptical about the proposal.

'Underclass-safari' post lands official in trouble

'Underclass-safari' post lands official in trouble

Christian Democrat party official Patric Rylander, party secretary Acko Ankarberg's right hand man, has found himself in stormy weather after calling for a ”underclass-safari” on his Facebook page, featuring “people on welfare” as well as “screaming teens”.

Bear attack was 'like a slaughterhouse'

Bear attack was 'like a slaughterhouse'

A Swedish hunter, attacked and mauled by a fully grown bear over the weekend, woke in hospital on Tuesday after a nine-hour operation.

Supreme Court denies Pirate Bay right to appeal

Supreme Court denies Pirate Bay right to appeal

The Swedish Supreme Court (Högsta Domstolen) will not grant the right to appeal in the Pirate Bay case, the court announced on Wednesday.

Man dies after ambulance call went unanswered

Man dies after ambulance call went unanswered

A woman whose boyfriend died after she was unable to get through to Swedish emergency response service SOS Alarm has reported the matter to health authorities.

Convicted killer wants to 'take a vacation'

Convicted killer wants to 'take a vacation'

A 31-year-old woman who is serving a life sentence for murder in a Swedish prison has demanded that she be allowed to take out holiday days.

Bomb attack rocks Malmö police station

Bomb attack rocks Malmö police station

A police station in central Malmö was hit by a powerful explosion early Wednesday morning, leaving a hole in the building.