The 21st Stockholm International Film Festival opens this week and The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson has had a look at some of the juiciest cinematic morsels on offer, taking more than a cursory glance at this year's twin themes – arthouse director Gus Van Sant, and the topic on everyone's lips – extreme politics.
A man suspected of killing his 21-year-old daughter in Katrineholm in central Sweden admitted on Tuesday to murdering her in what his lawyer described as a possible honour killing.
Jolly and preferably large-bellied men looking for a chance to ride in a sleigh can now submit their applications for a job recently advertised by Sweden's main jobs agency.
A Swedish woman who underwent breast enlargement surgery in Poland after booking with a medical tourism company remains in a coma three months after the operation.
South African police on Wednesday charged a suspect with the murder of a Swedish honeymooner who was abducted and killed in Cape Town last week.
A government inquiry has proposed that farm stores in Sweden be allowed to sell both locally produced and imported alcoholic products, while critics argue that the state-owned Systembolaget retail monopoly is at risk.
Eight people in northern Sweden who have refused to submit to a test for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia could be forcibly collected by police, reported the local Norrländska Socialdemokraten (NSD) daily.
The Swedish coastguard came to the aid of a Danish ferry travelling from Oslo to Copenhagen on Wednesday after a fire broke out onboard.
A 23-year-old Swedish man has been acquitted of animal cruelty charges after a court ruled that biting the head off a live mouse was “repulsive, but not criminal”.
Swedish employers have been authorised to use fingerprints to track worker’s job attendance following a review of the practice by the Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen).
A flight carrying deported Iraqi asylum seekers from Sweden back to Iraq has been cancelled following a request from the European Court of Human Rights that Sweden delay around 150 forced deportations.