Tensions high as Vilks finishes disputed lecture

Tensions high as Vilks finishes disputed lecture

Four people were refused entry to a lecture given by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks at Uppsala University on Thursday after going through a security check.

Hockey wasn’t always Sweden’s pride on ice

Hockey wasn’t always Sweden’s pride on ice

Sweden’s passion for ice hockey will be on display this weekend when teams from the National Hockey League (NHL) square off in Stockholm, but the fast-moving sport wasn’t always near and dear to Swedes’ hearts, The Local’s David Landes discovered.

Saab in talks with Volvo on production: report

Saab in talks with Volvo on production: report

Saab Automobile and Volvo Cars are in talks for production collaboration, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing a spokesman from Saab owner Spyker Cars.

Swedish aircraft technicians go on strike

Swedish aircraft technicians go on strike

Air traffic officials warned travelers in Sweden on Thursday of possible delays and cancelations after Swedish aircraft technicians went on strike on Thursday in a wage-related action expected to last through the weekend.

Peruvian author wins Nobel literature prize

Peruvian author wins Nobel literature prize

The Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has been awarded the Nobel prize in Literature 2010, it was confirmed on Thursday.

Complaint filed over ‘Tattoo’ traffic snarl

Complaint filed over ‘Tattoo’ traffic snarl

With actor Daniel Craig in Sweden for the filming of the Hollywood remake of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", a Stockholm resident has lodged a complaint due to restricted access on her street.

Guilty verdicts for helicopter heist suspects

Guilty verdicts for helicopter heist suspects

Several suspects involved in last year’s Hollywood-style helicopter heist of a cash depot south of Stockholm were found guilty on Thursday.

placeholder image

Social insurance agency blamed for man’s suicide

A man who had been suffering from depression took his own life just two weeks after being told by the National Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) that he should seek full-time work, the man's relatives have told a welfare board inquiry.

More attacks on Swedish troops in Afghanistan

More attacks on Swedish troops in Afghanistan

Swedish troops in Afghanistan have been involved in over 30 firefights and 15 bomb attacks since May, according to a media report.

Man held over Malmö Art Museum theft

Man held over Malmö Art Museum theft

A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of art worth millions of kronor from the Malmö Art Museum which was only discovered when police unearthed a work by Edvard Munch during a raid on a flat in Landskrona.

Brazil election delays Gripen fighter decision

Brazil election delays Gripen fighter decision

Brazil is to wait until after the completion of the presidential elections at the end of October before deciding on a multi-billion-dollar fighter jet purchase, defence minister Nelson Jobim said on Wednesday.