Murder suspect: ‘the noise made me do it’

Murder suspect: ‘the noise made me do it’

A 39-year-old man from Karlskrona in southern Sweden who admitted to stabbing his neighbour to death blamed the attack on the incessant noise coming from the victim's flat.

Bonuses to boost gender equity at Swedish unis

Bonuses to boost gender equity at Swedish unis

Swedish universities should be offered cash ‘equality bonuses’ for making significant strides toward increased gender equity, a government commission has proposed.

Complaints over Swedish mobile services rise

Complaints over Swedish mobile services rise

The number of complaints directed at Swedish mobile and mobile broadband services increased once again in 2010, a consumer advocacy group announced on Friday.

Spotify signs US deal with Sony: report

Spotify signs US deal with Sony: report

Swedish online music service Spotify has inked its first United States distribution deal, bringing the popular music service one step closer to the desktops and mobile phones of US-based listeners.

Astrid Lindgren heirs lose in copyright spat

Astrid Lindgren heirs lose in copyright spat

The Stockholm district court ruled on Friday against the heirs of beloved Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren in a copyright dispute with a company owned by Swedish publisher Bonnier.

Alliance faces defeat in sale of state-owned firms

Alliance faces defeat in sale of state-owned firms

Sweden's ruling minority Alliance coalition may lose yet another vote in parliament after the Sweden Democrats announced their intention to support a motion tabled by the Social Democrats and Green Party to stop or restrict the sale of state-owned enterprises.

Connecting expats’ online and offline worlds

Connecting expats’ online and offline worlds

As the popularity of international social networking site InterNations continues to grow in Sweden, The Local speaks with the site’s Stockholm ambassador, Barbara Weinzierl, about how it brings expats’ online and offline worlds together.

Bedbugs found on Swedish passenger train

Bedbugs found on Swedish passenger train

A passenger on an overnight train traveling to Gothenburg from northern Sweden was shocked to discover some unexpected company in his bunk.

‘Alcolocks’ can’t be trusted: sobriety group

‘Alcolocks’ can’t be trusted: sobriety group

Ignition interlock devices designed to bar intoxicated individuals from driving cannot be trusted, according to a Swedish sobriety group for motorists on Friday.

Bildt WikiLeak ‘troublesome’ if true: MP

Bildt WikiLeak ‘troublesome’ if true: MP

A Green Party member is considering reporting Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Migration Minister Tobias Billström to a parliamentary committee following a WikiLeak exposing statements that they made in 2007 about Iraqi refugees.

US authorities clear ABB’s Baldor takeover

US authorities clear ABB’s Baldor takeover

US competition authorities have cleared Swedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB's takeover of American motor and generator manufacturer Baldor Electric, the company announced on Thursday.