PreviousHeadlines SwedenNext

The Local


Sweden's favourite Christmas spirit gets an Indian twist
Sweden's most famous mulled wine has presented its 2017 Christmas edition, and this year it comes with a taste of India.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:12:49 +0200)

Three ex-Telia bosses charged with bribery in Uzbekistan probe
Three former bosses of Telia have been charged in Sweden with serious bribery in connection with the telecom giant's controversial business activities in Uzbekistan.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:26:33 +0200)

Fewer rape investigations are being solved in Sweden, new stats suggest
Fewer rapes have been solved in Sweden so far in 2017 than by the same stage a year before, new figures from the country's National Council on Crime Prevention (Brå) suggest.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:09:09 +0200)

Missing bookseller Gui Minhai's daughter vows to keep fighting for her dad
The daughter of Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai, a Swedish national, has said she will not give up her fight for his release from Chinese custody.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:11:00 +0200)

Tom Hanks to star in remake of Swedish best-seller 'A Man Called Ove'
Tom Hanks is set to star in the US adaptation of Swedish movie 'A Man Called Ove', about Saab-driving curmudgeon Ove who has his heart opened by his new Iranian neighbour.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:22:46 +0200)

'Most wanted' fugitive sought by Sweden arrested in Austria
A 39-year-old man who was on the run from Swedish authorities has been arrested in Vienna, Europol has announced.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:39:51 +0200)

Passengers 'lucky' to escape injury after bus is shot at in Malmö
Passengers were "lucky" to escape without injuries after a bus with several people on board was shot at in Malmö.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:40:12 +0200)

Swedish telecom firm Telia to settle bribery case involving billions in payments to Uzbek official
Swedish telecom firm Telia will pay fines of nearly $1 billion to settle a bribery case brought by US, Swedish and Dutch authorities, the US Justice Department announced on Thursday.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:19 +0200)

Recipe: Duck breast with lingonberry sauce
It is lingonberry season! Food writer John Duxbury pairs duck with this Swedish cuisine essential.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:59:00 +0200)

MEPs urge Spain to release Swedish-Turkish writer Hamza Yalcin
Nine Swedish members of the European Parliament have written to Spain's prime minister and justice minister, demanding the release of Swedish-Turkish journalist Hamza Yalcin.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:11:12 +0200)

Danish family smuggled 69 dogs, 10 horses and 4 goats to Sweden
A Danish family of four have been found guilty of smuggling after they moved from Denmark to Sweden and brought their 83 animals without the proper paperwork.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:34:41 +0200)

Swedish security police investigate terror threat in Stockholm
Sweden's security police are investigating a terror threat made against Stockholm.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:10:03 +0200)

Summer heat to return to Sweden sooner than you think
After what seemed like a miserably cold and damp summer, it looks like Sweden is about to get a last chance to enjoy some sunshine before the winter season moves in.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:31:07 +0200)

Human rights group appeals move to introduce Sweden's first begging ban
A human rights organization has launched an appeal against a potential begging ban that moved one step closer to becoming the first of its kind in Sweden after a municipal council gave its approval.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:56:36 +0200)

Sweden's Foreign Minister Wallström awarded UN prize for gender equality work
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has been awarded a prize by a United Nations agency for her work on gender equality.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:17:58 +0200)

Swedish PM Löfven hits out at Gothenburg neo-Nazi march
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has criticized a neo-Nazi march through Gothenburg, saying it is time to think about how to counteract extremist forces in the country.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:36:28 +0200)

How to get Swedish citizenship or stay permanently in Sweden
Like Sweden so much you want to stay forever – or even become a Swede? The process can seem daunting, so in an effort to help, The Local has summarized what you need to know about getting Swedish citizenship or the right to stay in Sweden permanently.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:59:00 +0200)

Meet the Swede who went undercover for a whole year with the alt-right in the US and UK
Swedish student Patrik Hermansson, 25, talks to The Local about what he learned when he went undercover for a year with the international alt-right movement.
(Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:40:22 +0200)

The Local's Swedish film of the month: Cries and Whispers
Film writer Peter Larkin reviews Ingmar Bergman's film Cries and Whispers.
(Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:38:17 +0200)

Gothenburg and Malmö voted among world's friendliest cities
The two Swedish cities were ranked among the world's top-15 friendliest cities by an international travel magazine.
(Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:14:22 +0200)