Navigating the employment – unemployment roundabout

Navigating the employment – unemployment roundabout

Losing your job may be traumatic, but there are worse places to find yourself out of a job than Sweden, The Local's Geoff Mortimore explains.

Swede extradited over ‘Muhammad cartoon plot’

Swede extradited over ‘Muhammad cartoon plot’

A man arrested in Stockholm in connection to a foiled plot to murder staff at Jyllands-Posten, a Danish newspaper that published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, is set to face trial in Denmark, a Swedish court ruled Monday.

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Flats for the needy given to the aristocracy: report

A Stockholm-based foundation providing apartments for the less well-off, is under investigation after having allowed a number of wealthy politicians, church officials and members of the aristocracy to benefit.

Caribbean paradise holds on to its Swedish past

Caribbean paradise holds on to its Swedish past

While Sweden's Caribbean colonial ambitions ended long ago, a group on the island of Saint Barthélemy is working to preserve the former colony's Swedish heritage, contributor Carina Chela discovers.

Saab seeks to allay financial health fears

Saab seeks to allay financial health fears

Swedish carmaker Saab and its Dutch owner Spyker took steps on Monday to reassure investors that the future is based on solid financial ground.

New Swedish aid portal a ‘transparency guarantee’

New Swedish aid portal a ‘transparency guarantee’

The Swedish government on Monday launched a new online service - Openaid.se - in a bid to increase transparency within development aid and enable interested parties to follow the entire aid chain.

Prosecutor drops probe into US embassy ‘spying’

Prosecutor drops probe into US embassy ‘spying’

A prosecutor looking into whether or not a surveillance programme run by the US embassy in Stockholm violated Swedish law has dropped the investigation.

Sweden mulls ban on texting while driving

Sweden mulls ban on texting while driving

Sweden's Riksdag backs the banning of texting while driving and the introduction of a hands-free requirement while making calls at the wheel.

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Cops probed for beating handicapped driver

A Swedish prosecutor has opened an investigation concerning police officers alleged to have dragged a partially handicapped man from his car, calling him an "idiot" and a "druggie", and having erased his phone of the evidence.

‘Missing snake’ note rattles Malmö residents

‘Missing snake’ note rattles Malmö residents

A report that a deadly snake has escaped has left residents of an apartment building in Malmö in southern Sweden living in fear.

Winter births bring higher depression risk: Swedish study

Winter births bring higher depression risk: Swedish study

New mothers of children born in the last three months of the year have twice as high a risk of suffering from depression than do women who give birth during other times of the year, a new Swedish study shows.

Principal spied on pupils with hidden camera

Principal spied on pupils with hidden camera

A principal at a middle school in south central Sweden has admitted to secretly installing a surveillance camera after it was discovered by a group of students.

‘Electric shower’ kills two Swedes in Thailand

‘Electric shower’ kills two Swedes in Thailand

A Swedish couple were killed in Thailand at the weekend after being electrocuted in the shower of their hotel on the island of Krabi.