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Brits can't get enough Swedish food: report

Brits can't get enough Swedish food: report

Sales of Swedish foods in the UK have shot up by 30 percent in the last five years with Brits' fascination with meatballs, herring, and crisp bread showing no signs of letting up.

Swedish inmates 'awash in drugs, guns and porn'

Swedish inmates 'awash in drugs, guns and porn'

Many of Sweden's most dangerous convicts have access to illicit drugs, guns, and child pornography from inside the walls of psychiatric clinics where they are serving their sentences, newly released documents show.

Football phenom Guidetti set for Sweden debut

Football phenom Guidetti set for Sweden debut

Sweden coach Erik Hamren has hinted that teenage hot-shot John Guidetti could be handed a start in Wednesday's friendly with Croatia as he bids to earn a place in the Swedish squad for Euro 2012.

Saab climbs on new list of global arms dealers

Saab climbs on new list of global arms dealers

Swedish defence contractor Saab has moved up in a ranking of the world's 100 largest defence companies published Monday by a Stockholm-based think tank.

Red cards let school 'send off' troublemakers

Red cards let school 'send off' troublemakers

As schools in Sweden look for new ways to tackle the problem of unruly students, one school has found success using methods normally employed on the football pitch, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

Swede Tequila raises a glass to 'new' name

Swede Tequila raises a glass to 'new' name

A Swedish teen girl named Tequila is celebrating news that her name had been officially recognized by Swedish tax authorities – 14 years after she was born.

Bildt wants Sweden to be 'world power': WikiLeaks

Bildt wants Sweden to be 'world power': WikiLeaks

Foreign minister Carl Bildt believes Sweden should be a “world power” and once called Russian prime minister Vladmir Putin a “chetnik”, according to internal emails from a US security firm released by WikiLeaks on Monday.

New photos of Sweden's Princess Estelle released

New photos of Sweden's Princess Estelle released

The Swedish Royal Court released new images of a four-day-old Princess Estelle on Monday, taken at her home in Haga Palace outside Stockholm.

Couple guilty of trying to burn parents alive

A 28-year-old man and his 26-year-old girlfriend have been found guilty of trying to burn the woman's parents alive in an inheritance plot which they hoped would lead to a life of luxury in sunny Buenos Aires.

Family shocked by visit to 'murdered' man's flat

A 24-year-old man was found dead in his Kiruna apartment on Sunday, in what local police have labelled as suspected murder.

Family finds drunken man in 3-year-old's bed

A family in Stenungsund, western Sweden, got a disturbing shock when they found a drunk man asleep in their three-year-old's bed.

Woman leaps 20 metres from apartment blaze

Woman leaps 20 metres from apartment blaze

A woman has survived after jumping for her life from the seventh floor of a burning building just north of Stockholm on Sunday evening.