An 83-year-old man from Sölvesborg in southern Sweden is facing charges after he extinguished his neighbour’s cigarette with a bucket of water.
In her short life, Sarah Kane wrote five plays and the screenplay for a short film before she committed suicide at the age of 28 in 1999. An international group of Stockholm thespians will stage her last play, 4:48 Psychosis, in English, for nine performances over the next two weeks, writes Vivian Tse.
The first case tried since the passage of Sweden's anti-file sharing law (Ipred) in April 2009 is heading for the EU Court of Justice after a ruling by the Supreme Court.
Swedish blogger and author Damon Rasti has called on all Swedes with immigrant backgrounds to take a five minute break from their work at 2pm on Thursday to underline the importance of all Swedes in the society.
Social Democratic Party Secretary Ibrahim Baylan answers some questions from The Local about the party's stance on a few key issues.
Swedish insurance executive Rickard Gustafson, current head of Codan/Trygg-Hansa, has been named the new chief executive of SAS, the Scandinavian airline announced on Thursday.
What's on in Sweden: Old Skool Hip Hop in Stockholm, Killer Queen in Gothenburg and Dubstep steps into Malmö.
Few would argue with the merits of a clean house, yet Swedes don't seem ready to sweep the issue of hiring domestic help under the rug. And as Paul O'Mahony discovers, controversial tax breaks are only part of the story.
Sweden's unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in August from 8 percent the previous month, Statistics Sweden announced on Thursday, ahead of general elections on Sunday focussing on the economy and jobs.
Fredrick Federley, a Centre Party MP, was beaten and robbed outside his Stockholm apartment on Wednesday night. The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) has taken over the investigation.
The world's largest aircraft - the Airbus A380 - paid an inaugural visit to Stockholm Arlanda Airport on Wednesday.
As Sweden's centre-right government hopes to win another four years in power, fears that conservative rule would cripple Sweden's welfare state appear to be unfounded, the AFP's Nina Larson explains.
With four days to go before Swedes go to the polls in what promises to be an historic election for one of Europe's oldest democracies, The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson has had a look at the possible outcomes.
Voting may not seem that complicated, but doing so in a different country can be. The Local has thus endeavoured to help any first-time voters by covering some of the basics about how to vote in Sweden.
The Social Democrats have clawed back the lead as the election nears, according to a new poll. But despite the gains, the Alliance coalition retains its commanding lead with four days to go to election day.
Left Party leader Lars Ohly took the opportunity of a televised party leader debate to propose to his long-term girlfriend, Åsa, who accepted the offer.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as his new club AC Milan dispatched Auxerre in their European Champions League clash on Wednesday.