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H&M defends bikini ad amid skin cancer worries

H&M defends bikini ad amid skin cancer worries

Experts have slammed Swedish retail giant H&M's new swimwear campaign for its alleged glorification of super-tanned bodies.

Swedish teenage girl hurt in freak wolf attack

Swedish teenage girl hurt in freak wolf attack

A fifteen–year-old girl who was visiting Sweden's Kolmården Safari park a few weeks ago had to be rushed to hospital after one of the wolves suddenly attacked her and bit into her thigh.

Nine untranslatable Swedish words - caught on film

Nine untranslatable Swedish words - caught on film

The Local put together a list of nine unusual Swedish words that simply don't exist in English. We even asked a bunch of Swedes to make sure - and filmed their responses…

'Sweden isn't a socialist hell hole after all'

'Sweden isn't a socialist hell hole after all'

Sweden can be eye-opening for any foreigner, but for American Carmen Price, it took more time than she expected in Sweden to disarm her American cultural defense mechanisms.

Secret diary reveals Swedish 'snow man' pain

Secret diary reveals Swedish 'snow man' pain

Sweden's mystery “snow man”, named in media reports as Peter Skyllberg, who survived for several months in a snowed –under car in the north of the country, kept a journal before isolating himself in the woods, in which he describes his desperate financial situation.

Man arrested after tying 6-year-old to fence

A man in Uppsala, eastern Sweden, has been arrested by police after allegedly tying up his 6-year-old and locking him up in a dark room.

Sweden to get rock-and-roll 'Hall of Fame'

Sweden to get rock-and-roll 'Hall of Fame'

A rock-and-roll museum is planned for Stockholm for some 400 Swedish music acts that have influenced the country's music industry over the last nine decades.

Swede solves 100-year-old pee disease mystery

Swede solves 100-year-old pee disease mystery

Swedish doctors have finally solved the mystery behind an obscure and inconvenient illness that has forced sufferers to urinate up to 15 litres a day.

'You are a bloody racist': suspect's mother

'You are a bloody racist': suspect's mother

The mother of suspected serial killer Peter Mangs was shocked when he was arrested for the Malmö shootings despite admitting to him having shown signs of xenophobia in the past.

Doc denies abortion after husband intervenes

A doctor who cancelled a woman's abortion against her wishes after talks with the husband raised concerns about her mental health has been taken to task by Swedish health authorities for overstepping her mandate.

Warrant issued for 'tortured' US Muslim seeking asylum in Sweden

Warrant issued for 'tortured' US Muslim seeking asylum in Sweden

The United States has issued an arrest warrant for an American Muslim seeking political asylum in Sweden after he publicly claimed he was imprisoned and tortured at the behest the American FBI.

Illegal trash exports from Sweden put Africa at risk

The illegal export of Swedes' discarded washers, televisions, and other waste has police scrambling to prevent what is becoming a growing environmental problem for west African countries.