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Hells Angels take the stand after party attack

Hells Angels take the stand after party attack

Tuesday saw the opening day of the hearing for the 19 members of the Swedish Hell's Angels motorcycle club who stand accused of violently attacking a group of party-goers in southern Sweden in May.

Top ten words you didn’t know came from Sweden

Top ten words you didn't know came from Sweden

The Vikings didn't only bring tools, trade and violence to Britain over 1,000 years ago - they also brought language and The Local has collected the ten most common English words with "Swedish" roots.

Moderates make early push for 2014 election

Together with its coalition partners, the Moderate Party is starting early in its bid for electoral victory, branding itself as Sweden's new workers' party and unveiling a "Hello Sweden" campaign nearly two years ahead of the 2014 elections.

'I couldn't stop laughing the whole day': director

'I couldn't stop laughing the whole day': director

As beer commercials filmed in Sweden featuring US comedian Will Ferrell continue to make waves on YouTube, a Stockholm-based director involved with the project sheds light on the mystery behind the guerrilla marketing campaign.

Drunken airline pilot cleared by district court

Drunken airline pilot cleared by district court

A Scandinavian Airlines pilot who failed a breathalyzer test prior to be scheduled to fly a plane out of Arlanda airport in May this year, has been cleared by the Attunda District Court.

Subway robber gets 18 months in prison

Subway robber gets 18 months in prison

A Swedish district court on Tuesday sentenced the thief who mugged and left an unconscious man on the subway tracks in Stockholm last month to 18 months in prison.

Swedish hunter baffled by naked sculpture find

Swedish hunter baffled by naked sculpture find

A hunter made a macabre find in the forest on an island off the east coast of Sweden at the weekend, stumbling across several life-sized wooden sculptures depicting tied-up naked women.

Dogs save couple from burning country manor

Dogs save couple from burning country manor

A Swedish couple were saved by their dogs when a fire ravaged through a large country manor near Landskrona in southern Sweden on Sunday night, completely destroying parts of the building.

Job programmes 'unfair' to foreign-born women

Job programmes 'unfair' to foreign-born women

Foreign-born women are treated unfairly compared to newly arrived men when it comes to programmes to help them enter the Swedish labour market, according to an inquiry submitted on Tuesday to the integration minister, Erik Ullenhag.

Acquitted man admits to killing after 12 years

After 12 years, a 34-year-old man has confessed to killing a 51-year-old father of four in Skövde in central Sweden in 2000, telling police he needed to clear his conscience.

EU shaken by Swedish Match 'snus bribe' probe

EU shaken by Swedish Match 'snus bribe' probe

Claims by Swedish Match that a Maltese lobbyist offered to influence European Union tobacco policy in exchange for €60 million ($78 million) have sparked more questions about the tobacco lobby in Brussels, AFP's Claire Rosemberg explains.