Swedish weapons used by Libyan rebels: report

Swedish weapons used by Libyan rebels: report

Libyan rebels have been seen using Swedish-designed weapons in their battle to oust Muammar Qaddafi from power. Swedish arms export officials suspect the weapons arrived via the UK.

Foreign buyers snapping up Swedish homes

Foreign buyers snapping up Swedish homes

Foreign ownership of Swedish summer houses, houses, land and farms has increased by 36 percent over the past five years, new statistics from the Swedish land registration authority (Lantmäteriet) show.

UK police charge man over Stockholm bomb

UK police charge man over Stockholm bomb

Police in Scotland have confirmed that they have charged a 30-year-old man with terror crimes in connection with the suicide bombing in Stockholm in December.

Teacher to get licence despite ‘naked shower’ SMS to Swedish teen

Teacher to get licence despite ‘naked shower’ SMS to Swedish teen

Charges stemming from sexually suggestive text messages sent to a 15-year-old Swedish girl by a teacher-in-training will not likely stop him from receiving his teaching licence.

US Jewish centre meets Malmö mayor

US Jewish centre meets Malmö mayor

A US-based Jewish group was in Malmö in southern Sweden on Monday to meet with the mayor Ilmar Reepalu, who has previously been the target of criticism for allegedly failing to protect Jews in the city.

Berry picker plight examined by rights group

Berry picker plight examined by rights group

After several years of scandals involving guest workers imported to Sweden to pick berries in the north of the country, the Swedish human rights and corporate social responsibility watchdog Swedwatch has opened an investigation.

Halal or Haram? A new council gives advice to Muslims in Sweden

Halal or Haram? A new council gives advice to Muslims in Sweden

The newly-formed Swedish Fatwa Council sets out to help Muslims in Sweden seeking advice about how to live in accordance with Islam, but not everyone is convinced the group is necessary, The Local's Karen Holst discovers.

Swedish hunter falls to his death in New Zealand

Swedish hunter falls to his death in New Zealand

A 25-year-old Swedish man on holiday in New Zealand has been found dead near a waterfall in a national park.

India leads arms imports: Swedish think tank

India leads arms imports: Swedish think tank

India has been the world's biggest importer of weapons over the past five years, with Asian countries making up four of the top five, according to a new report from Swedish think tank SIPRI.

‘Dusk and dawn pyromaniac’ faces court

‘Dusk and dawn pyromaniac’ faces court

The 47-year-old man known as the "dusk and dawn pyromaniac" faces trial in Ystad in southern Sweden on Monday, charged with having set fire to an apartment block in the town in December.

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Two men arrested after holding woman prisoner

Two men were detained in Malmö on Sunday night on suspicion of having held a young woman imprisoned for two days, with one of them also suspected of aggravated rape.