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Teen girl 'pushed' from balcony - dies

Police are suspecting foul play in an investigation into an accident where a young woman was found lifeless below a balcony in the Stockholm suburb of Hässelby in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Man's ‘devil’ number plate banned in Sweden

Man's ‘devil' number plate banned in Sweden

Authorities have told a motorcyclist in southern Sweden to change his number plate after the current “666” registration was deemed to be too offensive.

'Every global citizen should work in Sweden'

'Every global citizen should work in Sweden'

Sweden's efforts to liberalize rules governing labour migration are meant to ensure that working in Sweden becomes an obvious choice for every global citizen, argues migration minister Tobias Billström.

Sweden's Euro 2012 chances: the lowdown

Sweden's Euro 2012 chances: the lowdown

As Sweden prepares to go into battle at the European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine, The Local's Joe Lynskey asks some of the country's top football writers what fans can expect from its national side.

Swedish yes to 'flexible' mechanism for banks

Swedish yes to 'flexible' mechanism for banks

Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said Thursday he was in favour of using more flexible EU mechanisms to help Spanish banks recapitalise, a day after Germany said it opposed such an idea.

Stockholm hotel lets guests 'pay' with art

Stockholm hotel lets guests 'pay' with art

The Clarion Hotel in southern Stockholm is offering guests the chance to stay a night for free - provided they donate a piece of self-made art.

Ukraine 'favourites' for opening win: Hamrén

Ukraine 'favourites' for opening win: Hamrén

Sweden coach Erik Hamrén on Thursday said that their first Euro 2012 opponents Ukraine are favourites to win, given their home advantage.

'Lookalike' killed Olof Palme: historian

'Lookalike' killed Olof Palme: historian

Former Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot by a "lookalike" of Christer Petterson, for years the prime suspect in the investigation, according to a new book by Danish historian, Paul Smith.

Saab Automobile deal 'complete': report

Saab Automobile deal 'complete': report

The sale of assets of bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab is complete, according to Swedish media reports, with a Swedish electric car consortium rumoured to be the main buyer.

Pot farming 'booming' as moonshining declines

Pot farming 'booming' as moonshining declines

A continuing boom in home-grown marijuana has made Sweden nearly "self-sufficient" in terms of the country's cannabis supply, while the popularity of home-brewed booze has declined sharply.

Doc refused to aid dying man: 'I don't know why'

A doctor who told the wife of an 87-year-old man who had no pulse to "go home and call emergency services" has no explanation for why he refused to help, despite his clinic being a mere 50 metres from the home of the man, who subsequently died.

Sweden facing need to import garbage

Sweden facing need to import garbage

Sweden may be forced to start importing garbage from other countries in order to keep the country's ever-expanding supply of waste-to-energy incinerators in operation.