Nordström proposed as new Vattenfall boss

Nordström proposed as new Vattenfall boss

Former post office head Lars G Nordström has been proposed as the new Vattenfall head, when the company elects its third chairman in as many years.

23 women charged after child porn sting

23 women charged after child porn sting

A Swedish prosecutor filed charges Friday against 24 people for possessing and distributing child pornography, in a case that has drawn widespread attention as all but one of the defendants are women.

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Immigrant students get ‘Negro’ Swedish lesson

A class of immigrant students in southern Sweden was given a Swedish grammar lesson using the Swedish word for Negro.

Masked robbers target Stockholm auction house

Masked robbers target Stockholm auction house

Prestigious auction house Stockholms Auktionsverk in central Stockholm was robbed around midday on Friday when two masked robbers ran in and ordering the shocked customers to lie down on the floor.

Swedish woman mounts Everest

Swedish woman mounts Everest

Swedish adventurer and free-diving champion Annelie Pompe became reached Mount Everest's fabled 8,848 metre summit on Friday, but failed in her quest to become the first Swedish woman to do so without bottled oxygen..

‘Cab controversy’ colours Green leadership battle

‘Cab controversy’ colours Green leadership battle

Revelations that the Green Party's Mikaela Valtersson spent thousands of taxpayers' kronor on taxi rides rather than taking public transportation have raised questions about her leadership potential, as the party convenes its conference to decide who will lead the party.

Two Libyan diplomats expelled from Sweden

Two Libyan diplomats expelled from Sweden

Sweden has expelled two diplomats working at the Libyan embassy in Stockholm, confirming that Libya no longer has any diplomatic ties with Sweden.

Swedish roller girls cruising for a bruising

Swedish roller girls cruising for a bruising

Written off by many as an American fad from the 1960s, roller derby is enjoying a renaissance in Sweden, where camaraderie and image are just as important as inflicting maximum pain on your opponent, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

Swedish man accused of sex with sheep

Swedish man accused of sex with sheep

A Swedish man in his fifties who was allegedly caught having sex with a sheep near Alingsås in western Sweden denies being guilty of animal cruelty.

Cartoon bear victim of ‘refugee-porn’: Vilks

Cartoon bear victim of ‘refugee-porn’: Vilks

The media storm surrounding the special edition of Swedish children’s cartoon Bamse, aimed at helping asylum seeking children, could have ‘xenophobic undercurrents’, according to controversial artist Lars Vilks.

Reinfeldt and Pinera sign ‘green tech’ agreements

Reinfeldt and Pinera sign ‘green tech’ agreements

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera signed cooperation agreements on mining, forestry and “green technologies” on Thursday.