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Brits in Sweden to forge northern alliance: paper

Brits in Sweden to forge northern alliance: paper

Nordic, Baltic and British leaders have been gathering in Stockholm, ostensibly to discuss shared future challenges. But commentators think the meeting has a bigger purpose - as part of a British-led strategy to forge a new 'northern alliance' in Europe.

17-year-old dies after ambulance no-show

17-year-old dies after ambulance no-show

Swedish emergency response service SOS Alarm has reported the death of a teenage boy to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), after the ambulance never turned up and his parents had to drive him to hospital.

Five reasons I can't stand skiing: an Aussie's pain

Five reasons I can't stand skiing: an Aussie's pain

Having just returned from a ‘horror ski trip', The Local's resident Aussie and first-time skier Oliver Gee wonders why Swedes find such pleasure in hurling themselves down snowy hills.

Disgruntled 'Black Cobra' threatens hairdresser

A man in southern Sweden has been charged with assault after threatening to ‘bring in his gang' to a local hairdressing salon after being refused a haircut.

'Drunkorexia' on the rise in Sweden: report

'Drunkorexia' on the rise in Sweden: report

An increasing number of young Swedes are starving themselves by day to be able to binge on calorie-rich alcoholic drinks by night, as a well known phenomenon in the US is becoming more common in Sweden, according to experts.

Seven Swedish designs that will blow your mind

Seven Swedish designs that will blow your mind

From classic Scandinavian functionality to naked men and lambs, Stockholm Design Week has something for everyone. Here's The Local's pick of the weirdest and best designs on display this year.

Swedes' anti-gay flyers not free speech: court

Swedes' anti-gay flyers not free speech: court

Sweden's Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen) was right to convict four men of hate crimes for distributing homophobic flyers at a school, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled.

'Dapper' Stockholm axe man attacks 71-year-old

'Dapper' Stockholm axe man attacks 71-year-old

A 71-year-old was attacked in central Stockholm at the end of January by a “well-dressed” man, threatening to kill him while splitting his skull in two with an axe.

Stockholm train in violent crash with truck

Stockholm train in violent crash with truck

Several passengers on a commuter train were taken to hospital and the train driver had to be cut loose by emergency services after a train and a truck collided in Stockholm on Thursday morning.

H&M under fire over Cambodia mass faintings

H&M under fire over Cambodia mass faintings

H&M has been criticized along with several other major clothing makers for how they treat workers in Cambodia, where hundreds of employees at a plant run by the Swedish fashion giant mysteriously passed out in August.

Two Swedes arrested for sex crimes in New York

Two Swedes arrested for sex crimes in New York

Two high-ranking Swedish executives with an e-commerce start-up have been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in a New York hotel room at the weekend.

SAS earnings hit by Spanair bankruptcy

SAS earnings hit by Spanair bankruptcy

Scandinavian airline SAS said Wednesday it improved its operating profit last year but that it was dragged into loss as its former subsidiary Spanair filed for bankruptcy.