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Police allow prayer calls at Stockholm mosque

Police allow prayer calls at Stockholm mosque

A mosque in the south of Stockholm was given the all-clear by Swedish police on Thursday to make prayer calls from its minaret, the first time such permission has ever been granted in the country.

Nurse cleared over ambulance call death

Nurse cleared over ambulance call death

A Swedish appeals court has freed a nurse who dismissed the emergency call from a 23-year-old who later died of a ruptured spleen.

Sweden takes best care of its citizens: study

Sweden takes best care of its citizens: study

Swedish citizens are the most pampered in the world, according to a new rating that measures non-economic needs and aims to replace GDP as a well-being indicator.

'Non-amputees can also feel phantom limbs'

'Non-amputees can also feel phantom limbs'

Swedish researchers have discovered that people with both their hands and arms can experience the sensation of having "phantom limbs", a phenomenon thought to be only felt by amputees imagining that their missing limb was still present.

Swede wows Katy Perry with jungle jingle

Swede wows Katy Perry with jungle jingle

A hot new Swedish singer got a big boost this week from US pop star Katy Perry, whose social media shout-out helped Ellinor Olovsdotter, better known as Elliphant, reach millions of new fans, making her our pick for Swede of the Week.

Hepatitis outbreak blamed on frozen berries

Hepatitis outbreak blamed on frozen berries

Swedish authorities announced on Thursday that frozen berries may have been the cause of over 20 Hepatitis A infections in Sweden since December.

'Idiot' prosecutor fined after sex-buy sting

'Idiot' prosecutor fined after sex-buy sting

A top Swedish prosecutor arrested in Stockholm for buying sex while he was on duty to register sexual crimes reports coming in from the police has pleaded guilty and been fined.

Anti-Semitism row rocks top Social Democrat

Anti-Semitism row rocks top Social Democrat

Former party leader Mona Sahlin has questioned her Social Democrats peers for electing a member with ties to anti-Semitic propagandists to the governing board (partistyrelsen).

Swedish reform to let more refugee kids stay

Sweden's Green Party and the government have agreed to lower the requirements needed for refugee children to get residence permits for Sweden.

'The booze won't be free even if Greece wins'

'The booze won't be free even if Greece wins'

In the latest in a series profiling different communities in Malmö as the city prepares to host the Eurovision Song Contest, The Local's Patrick Reilly talks to Greeks in Malmö to find out where their loyalties lie.

Dead man found frozen in lake ice near Stockholm

Dead man found frozen in lake ice near Stockholm

A man and a dog were found frozen in the ice of Lake Mälaren near the Stockholm suburb of Bromma on Thursday, with police speculating they may have been in the water since last autumn.

Swedish artist cleared over Holocaust ash art

Swedish artist cleared over Holocaust ash art

Polish prosecutors have dismissed their probe into a Swedish artist's claims he used ashes of Holocaust victims, their spokeswoman said Wednesday.