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Joyride ice cream truck kills Swedish pedestrian

Joyride ice cream truck kills Swedish pedestrian

A thief who nabbed an ice cream truck in central Sweden killed a passer-by when the truck rammed into the victim during the ensuing joyride on Friday.

Swedish flag attack on 'racist cake' artist

Swedish flag attack on 'racist cake' artist

Swedish artist Makode Linde, who gained notoriety for a "racist cake" exhibit and who is known for poking fun at white stereotypes of black people, was hit over the head with a Swedish flag by an enraged gallery visitor on Thursday.

Löfven in Sweden Democrat battle with PM

Löfven in Sweden Democrat battle with PM

The prime minister and the leader of the opposition have taken turns calling each other "embarrassing" in a medial feud about who has taken on the Sweden Democrats most fervently.

Almedalen Dispatch: Sit with Dawit lands PR prize

Almedalen Dispatch: Sit with Dawit lands PR prize

In the final Almedalen Dispatch of 2013, Peter Vinthagen Simpson reports on two high-profile campaigns which respectively encourage you to check your scrotum and provide the privacy of a jail cell for reflection on freedom of expression.

Swedish Utoya survivor revisits summer camp

Swedish Utoya survivor revisits summer camp

A Swedish survivor of the Norway terror attack two years ago heads back to Labour Party summer camp for young members, and tells The Local why it is important "to regain normality" after the murder of 69 people on Utoya Island in 2011.

Drug smugglers jailed for 'record' Swedish haul

Drug smugglers jailed for 'record' Swedish haul

A man was sentenced on Friday to ten years in prison after he was found to be the ringleader in a record drug bust in southern Sweden, with three of his accomplices also jailed.

Tetra Pak probed by China for 'market abuse'

China is investigating global packaging giant Tetra Pak for "abusing" its dominant market role, an official said Friday, the latest in a series of probes aimed at foreign companies.

Agency gets last LOL over OMG WTF reg plate

Agency gets last LOL over OMG WTF reg plate

A Swedish motorist who hoped to have registration plates reading "OMG WTF" has had his request denied by the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen), as the plates were deemed to be "too offensive".

Dogs eat owner's body: 'A third of him was gone'

Dogs eat owner's body: 'A third of him was gone'

A 43-year-old man was found dead at his home in western Sweden, where his body had been partially eaten by his two pet Caucasian Shepherd Dogs.

Algal blooms appear in southern Baltic Sea

Algal blooms appear in southern Baltic Sea

The first signs of this year's cyanobacteria - also known as blue-green algae - blooms are now visible in southern and central areas of the Baltic Sea, according a report from Sweden's weather agency, SMHI.

Law professor calls for ban on parents drinking

Law professor calls for ban on parents drinking

A professor in law at Stockholm University has called for legislation prohibiting parents from drinking alcohol in the company of their children.

Man steals taxi and crashes into restaurant

Man steals taxi and crashes into restaurant

Following an argument on a central Stockholm street a man stole a taxi and embarked on a crazed joy-ride before crashing into a restaurant on Friday morning.