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US motel coma man was Swedish 'knight': society

US motel coma man was Swedish 'knight': society

A man found unconscious in a California motel room who left US authorities baffled when he woke up only speaking Swedish, has been identified by a member of a Swedish medieval society as one of their kin.

Spotify rejects Radiohead frontman rebuke

Spotify rejects Radiohead frontman rebuke

Swedish streaming service Spotify has rejected the assertion from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke that "new artists get paid fuck all with this model".

'Fat sisters' refused splash ride at themepark

'Fat sisters' refused splash ride at themepark

An employee at an adventure park in Halmstad, western Sweden, has landed herself in hot water after refusing to allow two siblings on a popular aquatic attraction, labelling them 'too fat' to ride.

Runaway crash cleaner to train as driver

Runaway crash cleaner to train as driver

The 20-year-old cleaner known worldwide after being wrongly accused of crashing a train into a Stockholm house is set to become a train driver, and has also revealed that as the drama unfolded she recalled the fate of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Swedish man 'beaten in Ogaden': brother

A Swedish-Ethiopian politician from Gothenburg has been assaulted on a trip to Ogaden, the restive region where two Swedish journalist were arrested two years ago on suspicion of abetting terrorists.

US motel coma man wakes speaking Swedish

US motel coma man wakes speaking Swedish

A man found unconscious in a Californian motel room is baffling US authorities after waking up in hospital with no memory of his previous life and only answering to questions in Swedish.

How to succeed as a professional in Sweden

How to succeed as a professional in Sweden

If you want to continue your career in your adopted land then you are likely to need some extra Swedish 'recognition.' Fortunately, it is quite straightforward to further your working life with the right advice and support.

Princess Madeleine tells of 'terrible' tihi moment

Princess Madeleine tells of 'terrible' tihi moment

Sweden's royal newlyweds, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill, have given the nation a first insight into married life as they extend their honeymoon in Sweden and admit their infamous engagement video has become the butt of a royal family joke.

No Swedish crime probe of horsemeat scandal

No Swedish crime probe of horsemeat scandal

Despite the furor following revelations of horsemeat in ready-made meals in Sweden, Swedish food producers have abandoned their pursuit to bring their subcontractors to justice.

Carlos Berlocq claims Swedish Open title

Carlos Berlocq claims Swedish Open title

Carlos Berlocq of Argentina bagged his first ATP Tour title on Sunday in seeing off Spanish eighth seed Fernando Verdasco in straight sets at the Swedish Open.

Truck accident stalls south Stockholm trains

Truck accident stalls south Stockholm trains

Commuter train traffic south of Stockholm experienced major delays on Monday after a truck ripped off an electricity cable on the tracks shortly before the morning rush hour.

Career-savvy Swedes shun gap-year tradition

Career-savvy Swedes shun gap-year tradition

Taking a year out before university is common in Sweden, with thousands of teenagers going overseas before embarking on their studies. While The Local's Elodie Pradet finds out the gap year is still de rigeur, stats show the tradition is on the decline.