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Parents charged for 'exorcizing' teen girl

Parents charged for 'exorcizing' teen girl

The father and step-mother of a 14-year-old girl from western Sweden were charged on Friday with repeatedly beating and burning the girl because they “thought she was a witch”, according to the prosecutor.

Live Blog: Sweden celebrates new princess

Live Blog: Sweden celebrates new princess

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a daughter in the early hours of Thursday morning. The Local brings you all the latest news, reactions, and details surrounding Sweden's first royal birth in more than three decades.

Swede's parked car damaged in elk attack

Swede's parked car damaged in elk attack

Princess Victoria delivered in terms of Swedish news this week and therefore many other stories slipped under the radar. Here is a selection of our favourites, from elk attacks to bird-brained intruders.

'Her name is Estelle': King Carl XVI Gustaf

'Her name is Estelle': King Carl XVI Gustaf

Sweden's new princess will be called Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary, Duchess of Östergötland, announced King Carl XVI Gustaf on Friday in Stockholm.

Apple seeks 'geniuses' in Stockholm

Apple seeks 'geniuses' in Stockholm

Apple is set to open their first official store in Stockholm soon, and the company has put out the call for “geniuses” to apply for vacant positions.

'Hot' nurse ad slammed by 'wrinkly' limping man

'Hot' nurse ad slammed by 'wrinkly' limping man

The Swedish hospital that advertised for “hot” nurses has been forced to apologize after an international media frenzy and an official discrimination complaint from a 64-year-old man who claimed he was rejected because he was “too wrinkly” and has a "slight limp".

'Many great monarchs have been queens'

'Many great monarchs have been queens'

Leader pages across Sweden devoted space on Friday to congratulating Crown Princess Victoria and Sweden's newborn princess, while many also expressed the view that she should be able to choose her own path.

Swedish cannibal blogs from behind bars

Isakin Jonsson, convicted of murdering and eating his girlfriend in 2011, is blogging from behind bars about his life, new love and the murder.

Löfven presents his ‘shadow government’

Löfven presents his ‘shadow government'

New Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven on Thursday presented the team he calls his new “shadow government”, featuring both new and old names.

Riksdag wants to halt Eritrean exile taxes

Riksdag wants to halt Eritrean exile taxes

The majority of the Riksdag is against Eritrea collecting taxes from citizens resident in Sweden and MPs from the commitee on justice say that if current Swedish law is not enough to stop it, rules need to be tightened.