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Vibrating package baffles Swedish postal workers

Vibrating package baffles Swedish postal workers

Another thrilling week in Swedish media, but did you hear the one about the Swedish chef, the biting thief, and the vibrating package that closed down a post office? If not, The Local's News in Brief has all the answers.

Cashier-free grocery store opens in Malmö

Cashier-free grocery store opens in Malmö

Sweden's first grocery store without cashiers has opened. At Green Matmarknad in Malmö, all customers pay for their weekly shop though automatic self-checkout systems.

'Swedish is the world’s richest language': Swede

'Swedish is the world's richest language': Swede

A Swede, a Russian, and your resident Aussie walked into a bar. Sounds like the beginning of a joke, I know, but the Swede wasn't joking and the Russian wasn't laughing.

Swedish men sleep more and stress less: study

Swedish men sleep more and stress less: study

Women sleep worse than men and often wake up several times nightly, a new study from Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University shows.

Reinfeldt approved Saudi arms factory: report

Reinfeldt approved Saudi arms factory: report

Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt approved plans to build an arms factory in Saudi Arabia, revealed Sveriges Radio (SR) on Friday.

Eight men charged over brutal gang rape

Eight men who were detained on gang rape allegations in December have been charged on Friday for the brutal rape of a woman in a Migration board (Migrationsverket) flat last year.

Sweden's industrial output soars: report

Sweden's industrial output rose by 3.6 percent in January from the December level, pulled by the pharmaceutical and textile industries, Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån, SCB) said on Friday, also revising its 2011 numbers due to a calculation error.

Not OK for Swedish police to say 'Negro'

Not OK for Swedish police to say 'Negro'

A Swedish police officer has received a warning for repeatedly using the term "neger" (Negro) to a female witness while on duty.

Minister knew of Saudi arms factory: report

Minister knew of Saudi arms factory: report

Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors admitted on Friday that he was informed two years ago about plans to build an arms factory in Saudi Arabia, despite denying these claims throughout the week.

Gang of kids suspected of Uppsala burglary wave

Children as young as 11 have been apprehended following a series of house burglaries in Uppsala, in eastern Sweden, which led the flabbergasted police to a youth gang using very young members to commit crimes.

Care home slammed for maggots in bedsores

Care home slammed for maggots in bedsores

A nursery home in eastern Sweden has come under fire after it came to light that one of their patients developed infected bedsores after only a few days at the home.

New Ipad 'useless' on Swedish 4G: report

New Ipad 'useless' on Swedish 4G: report

The new Apple Ipad, unveiled on Wednesday, will not be compatible with the Swedish 4G network as it is adapted for North American 4G, which operates at different frequencies to the Swedish network

Big blast rocks central Gothenburg eatery

Big blast rocks central Gothenburg eatery

A strong explosion triggered several automatic alarms in a row of shops in central Gothenburg early on Friday morning. Police are still not clear on what has caused the blast.