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Eight teens suspected of child rape in Sweden
Eight teenage boys have been arrested in connection with an alleged gang rape of a child in Gothenburg in western Sweden.
(Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:05:24 +0100)

Traffic woes as Sweden's snowy weather returns
Just when you thought it was starting to get warmer, the snow again began to fall in southern Sweden, with temperatures set to drop even further in most of the country.
(Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:33:00 +0100)

'Sweden is a country with fair reputation for justice'
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should leave Ecuador's London embassy and let Swedish prosecutors question him over a rape allegation, the British PM has said.
(Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:40:27 +0100)

'Dildo T-shirt' photo defended by Swedish newspaper
A Swedish newspaper has strongly defended its decision to publish a photo of a boy wearing this printed T-shirt, claiming critics used the picture as an "excuse" to whip up racist sentiment against the 15-year-old, who is an asylum seeker.
(Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:59:16 +0100)

Who is the shy Swede behind all those global smash hits?
You may not know his name, but you have definitely heard his music. This is Max Martin, the Swede behind your favourite pop hits and the winner of the prestigious Polar Music prize in 2016.
(Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:47:32 +0100)

Swedish hitmaker Max Martin takes home top music prize
Swedish music producer Max Martin and Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli have been announced as this year's winners of Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.
(Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:15:18 +0100)

Teenager arrested after asylum housing stabbing
A 17-year-old is being held after a man was left seriously injured following a stabbing in Västervik in southern Sweden.
(Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:24:37 +0100)

Swedish coast guard prepares for spring refugee dockings
Staff say it will become more difficult to patrol waters between Sweden and Denmark when locals start sailing for pleasure in the spring.
(Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:56:50 +0100)

Six tales that prove romance is far from dead in Sweden
Dating can be tough in Sweden, but love stories still exist, so if you're single ahead of Valentine's Day, read this!
(Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:43:17 +0100)

Five reasons why Malmö is Sweden's happiest city
Malmö is Europe's seventh happiest city, according to a new survey. The Local takes a closer look at five possible reasons why.
(Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:48:51 +0100)

Terror fears secure profit for Sweden's Securitas
Sweden's Securitas, the European leader in security services, has reported a sharp rise in profits for 2015 amid an increased threat of terrorism and the continent's refugee crisis.
(Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:33:09 +0100)

Will Swedish prosecutors question Assange in London?
UPDATED: A Swedish prosecutor still aims to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation in Sweden, despite a UN report condemning Sweden for his 'arbitrary detention'.
(Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:56:51 +0100)

One percent of Swedish crimes linked to refugees
Only one percent of all police call-outs in the period between October and the end of last month have concerned incidents involving refugees, according to fresh official statistics.
(Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:41:50 +0100)

'Look closer at the facts on Swedish sex attacks'
Swedish media reporting on sex crimes have steered clear of the real facts, argues Martina Lindberg, who lectures on women, peace and security matters at the Swedish Defence University.
(Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:49:50 +0100)

Boss of Sweden's biggest bank gets fired
UPDATED: Michael Wolf, the President and CEO of the biggest bank in Sweden and the Baltics has made a swift exit.
(Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:37:44 +0100)

Polish far-right linked to Sweden 'migrant attack plot'
Police believe the group was planning a violent attack at refugee housing in Nynäshamn, a small town in a rural area south of Stockholm.
(Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:50:56 +0100)

Can this cyber Swede save the internet?
Sweden's Göran Marby is the new cyber security expert put in charge of implementing worldwide internet rules.
(Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:23:39 +0100)

Hello! This Swedish cover of Adele's hit will blow you away
A 20-year-old artist from Sweden is wowing online audiences with a YouTube cover of UK pop ballad queen Adele's mega-hit 'Hello' – translated entirely into Swedish.
(Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:56:46 +0100)

Ski region top in Sweden for chlamydia cases
It is only February and already 2,728 Swedes have been treated for chlamydia, according to preliminary figures from the country's Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten).
(Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:27:28 +0100)

Swedish girl's killer loses case in appeal court
A Swedish appeals court has upheld a guilty verdict for Nerijus Bilevicius, who faces life in prison for killing a 17-year-old girl in a high-profile murder in western Sweden last summer.
(Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:08:11 +0100)