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Rocko the cat found 250 kilometres from home

A man from southern Sweden was shocked to receive a call from someone who'd found his missing cat Rocko – three weeks after it went missing and 250 kilometres away.

Some of the most amazing Swedish hockey goals ever scored

Some of the most amazing Swedish hockey goals ever scored

With the 2012 ice hockey world championships underway in Stockholm, The Local has found a few stunning clips of goals by young Swedish players who may someday find themselves donning a Tre Kronor jersey.

Squeezing penis with hot iron 'not assault': court

Squeezing penis with hot iron 'not assault': court

A woman who placed her ex-boyfriend's penis in a piping-hot hair straightener and squeezed is not guilty of assault, a Swedish court has ruled.

Aussie in 15 kronor Sweden food challenge

Aussie in 15 kronor Sweden food challenge

Australian beach-volleyballer and current Stockholm resident Johannah Rohkämper plans to survive in the Swedish capital on 15 kronor ($2.20) a day to raise awareness about global poverty.

Greenpeace prompts new delay of Shell icebreaker

Greenpeace prompts new delay of Shell icebreaker

Greenpeace activists halted an icebreaker headed for the Arctic for a third time this week, in a bid to block plans by Anglo Dutch giant Shell to drill for oil in the region, the environmental group said Friday.

Co-hosts Sweden hope to snag ice hockey gold

Co-hosts Sweden hope to snag ice hockey gold

Sweden's national ice hockey team, Tre Kronor, is hoping to avenge last year's upset loss to Norway – as well as reverse a recent string of defeats – in the quest for gold at 2012 ice hockey world championships.

Biking 'more dangerous' than driving in Sweden

Biking 'more dangerous' than driving in Sweden

Almost half of the serious injuries caused in Sweden's traffic accidents involve cyclists, a new study reveals, raising questions about the need for a new bicycle safety strategy.

Swordsman jailed for ‘cat-fight’ custody threat

Swordsman jailed for ‘cat-fight' custody threat

A Swedish court sentenced a man to six months in prison on Thursday after for using a samurai sword to try and intimidate a friend into giving him two cats.

Sweden braces for asylum application spike

Sweden braces for asylum application spike

Swedish migration authorities have ratcheted up their forecast for the number of asylum seekers and labour migrants who will arrive in Sweden during 2012.

Left Party helped kids 'hit politicians in the face'

Sweden's Left Party has come in for criticism for allowing young children to take whacks at the faces of centre-right government ministers which were plastered on a piñata at the party's recent May 1st festivities.

Swedish passenger ferry rams ship in German port

Swedish passenger ferry rams ship in German port

A Swedish passenger ferry slammed into another ship as it was pulling into the north German port of Travemünde on Thursday evening.