Sweden Democrat in bar brawl in Iceland

Sweden Democrat in bar brawl in Iceland

William Hahne, the press secretary of the Sweden Democrats (SD) youth league, caused embarrassment for the Swedish delegation to the Nordic Council meeting in Reykjavik this week after getting drunk and racially abusing a bartender.

Swedish births boom during summer holidays

Swedish births boom during summer holidays

A summer birth trend in Sweden that has lasted for the last several years continued in 2010, with births so far this year peaking in July.

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Anger over Ship to Gaza Swedes’ return to Israel

Two Swedes who were detained earlier this year following an Israeli raid on the Ship to Gaza convoy earlier this year plan to return to Israel to file an official complaint with police.

‘Rotten fish’ pills pose health risk: agency

‘Rotten fish’ pills pose health risk: agency

A dietary supplement derived from freezedried fermented herring poses health risks for children as was as for young and pregnant women, Sweden’s National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) has warned.

Sex-addict pastor defrocked for prostitute frolic

Sex-addict pastor defrocked for prostitute frolic

A Church of Sweden pastor in Gothenburg has lost the right to practice as a pastor after admitting to buying sex from a prostitute.

Gothenburg police: terror arrest a ‘mistake’

Gothenburg police: terror arrest a ‘mistake’

Gothenburg police have accepted responsibility for wrongly suspecting and arresting a man in connection with a terrorist bomb scare in the city over the weekend.

Multicultural football team unites Malmö

Multicultural football team unites Malmö

With Malmö’s football club poised to win Sweden’s top-flight Allsvenskan football league, The Local’s Peter Vinthagen Simpson looks at how the team's multicultural make up has united a city that is so often cited as a negative example of the challenge of integration.

Sweden rises in business friendliness ranking

Sweden rises in business friendliness ranking

Sweden has come in 14th in an ease of doing business ranking of countries issued by the World Bank, among the bottom performers of the Nordic countries, but an improvement from 18th last year.

All Saints: lighting a candle for the past

All Saints: lighting a candle for the past

This weekend is All Saints, Allhelgonahelg, when every graveyard in Sweden bathes in the glow of hundreds of flickering candles lit by Swedes coming to remember their dead.

Swedish firms exploiting labour migrants: report

Swedish firms exploiting labour migrants: report

Swedish companies are exploiting labour migration legislation, with work permits being sold for up to 30,000 kronor ($4,560) and either non-existent or poorly paid jobs offered in return.

King won’t sue publisher over tell-all book

King won’t sue publisher over tell-all book

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Royal Court have decided not to sue Lind & Co, the publisher of the book filled filled with previously unpublished details about the King's private life.

Neo-Nazi takes seat in local Swedish council

Neo-Nazi takes seat in local Swedish council

A newly elected municipal council representative from a neo-Nazi nationalist party started his first day as an elected official in western Sweden with a lesson on the ABCs of democracy.

Söderling sweeps into Valencia quarter-finals

Söderling sweeps into Valencia quarter-finals

Sweden's Robin Söderling delivered a dominant performance to sweep aside hometown favourite Daniel Gimeno-Traver in just over one hour on Thursday, making him the man to beat at the ATP's Valencia Open 500.