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Lund reopens after social media 'shooting' threat
Lund University rector Torbjörn von Schantz. Photo: Stig-Åke Jönsson/TT

Lund reopens after social media 'shooting' threat

October 13, 2015

UPDATED: Sweden's second largest university reopened on Tuesday after earlier cancelling all classes over an anonymous threat on social media that raised fears of a mass shooting.

Swedish university shut after anonymous threat
Lund university in southern Sweden. Photo: Johan Nilsson/SCANPIX

Swedish university shut after anonymous threat

October 12, 2015

UPDATED: Lund university in southern Sweden cancelled all classes on Monday, while police urgently investigated an anonymous threat posted via a social media app over the weekend.

Liberals: 'Throw out the Greens and we'll talk'
Liberal Party leader, Jan Björklund. Photo: Jacob Stephenson/TT

Liberals: 'Throw out the Greens and we'll talk'

October 11, 2015

Liberal Party leader, Jan Björklund, has suggested that the opposition Alliance parties in Sweden might be prepared to collaborate with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s ruling Social Democrats if he ejects the Green party, from his coalition.

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The ultimate guide to Sweden's party leaders
Sweden's Prime Minister (centre) along with the country's Green Party leaders: Photo: TT

The ultimate guide to Sweden's party leaders

September 11, 2015

Two are pregnant, four are under 40 and nearly half are women. The Local's beginners' guide to Swedish political leaders reveals who has clung on to power and whose heads have rolled in the months since Sweden's general election in September 2014.

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Eight

July 05, 2015

The Swedish Liberal Party tried to score some new support after a year of plummeting in the polls, with leader Jan Björklund taking centre stage on the final day of Almedalen.

Hollywood stars join Stockholm Gumballers

May 23, 2015

The 17th Gumball rally starts in Stockholm on Sunday and among the more famous participants in their luxury rides are Hollywood notables Dolph Lundgren and David Hasselhoff.

Swedish ice hockey team reported for 'Indian' logo

May 05, 2015

Swedish ice hockey club Frölunda Indians have caused a stir after they were reported to Sweden's Equality Ombudsman for their logo depicting a Native American. But the case does not count as discrimination, a spokesman for the government agency has told The Local.

Christian Democrats elect first female leader

April 25, 2015

Sweden’s Christian Democrats on Saturday unanimously elected Ebba Busch Thor as the party’s leader, replacing Göran Hägglund. At 28, she’s the youngest person to ever lead a Swedish party in parliament.

Christian Democrat party leadership race heats up

March 02, 2015

The leadership battle in Sweden’s right-wing Christian Democrat Party is heating up. On Monday the contest was narrowed down to two candidates, Ebba Busch Thor and Jakob Forssmed.

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