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Sweden reacts to Thatcher's death

Sweden reacts to Thatcher's death

Swedish reactions to the death on Monday of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 87, ranged from celebratory to lumping her together with former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Facebook asks Swedes to pay for emails

Facebook asks Swedes to pay for emails

Facebook users in Sweden have been hit with fees for sending emails to people not on their friends list, leaving some users unimpressed.

'Sweden saved my career from Spain's meltdown'

'Sweden saved my career from Spain's meltdown'

For the longest time, architect Jon-Ander Azpiazu Juaristi held Spain's economic fizzle at arm's length, until rising unemployment caught up with him too. He tells The Local how moving to Sweden saved his career.

Swedish scientists find new obesity genes

Swedish scientists find new obesity genes

A major study led by Swedish researchers at Uppsala University has found seven new genes tied to obesity that the scientists hope will lead to more individualized weight loss treatments.

Man jailed for 15 years for killing his mother

A 44-year-old man was sentenced to prison on Monday for killing his mother and hiding her body under the deck of a house in southern Sweden.

Stockholm rents soar after new subletting law

Stockholm rents soar after new subletting law

Prices for subletting a flat in central Stockholm have jumped as much as 20 percent following recent changes to Sweden's subletting laws, according to new figures compiled by a Swedish newspaper.

Gandhi 'helped Swedes' in India fighter jet bid

Gandhi 'helped Swedes' in India fighter jet bid

A Swedish weapons group reportedly hired the late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to secure a fighter jet deal to India in the 1970s, reveal diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.

Karolinska Institute tops university list again

Karolinska Institute tops university list again

Stockholm's Karolinska Institute has come up trumps in an annual ranking of Sweden's top universities and colleges.

'Tonnes' of dead fish found on Swedish lake

Masses of fish found dead on a lake in eastern Sweden have left experts theorizing that the harsh winter and icy conditions prevented the fish from getting enough oxygen.

Stockholm TV thieves in robbery blunder

Stockholm TV thieves in robbery blunder

Police had the last laugh when two men robbed a Stockholm-area electronics store in broad daylight, with witnesses recording every wrong move the thieves made.