Film of slain teacher’s beating: ‘good, he’s dead’

Film of slain teacher’s beating: ‘good, he’s dead’

One of the three suspects accused of beating a 54-year-old Swedish school teacher to death in April filmed the assault with a mobile phone camera, giving prosecutors key evidence as the trio's murder trial opened on Monday.

Facebook ‘fair game’ in benefits cheats battle

Facebook ‘fair game’ in benefits cheats battle

Sweden's social services have been given the green light to use information found on Facebook and other social media sites to verify whether or not Swedes are being truthful on their applications for benefits.

Bouncers charged for multiple patron beatings

Bouncers charged for multiple patron beatings

Twelve bouncers from popular Gothenburg nightclubs have been charged for routinely assaulting patrons, sometimes using handcuffs, batons and even allegedly tossing one victim down a flight of stairs.

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Most refugees jobless after 9 years: report

Refugees arriving to Sweden face difficulties finding work, with 56 percent still looking for a job after nine years in the country, a new report shows.

Duped dope buyer freed after buying real grass

Duped dope buyer freed after buying real grass

A 58-year-old Swedish man arrested following a suspected drug purchase has been cleared after officers discovered that the plastic bag he bought contained neither marijuana nor hashish.

Winter train delays cost Sweden ‘billions’: report

Winter train delays cost Sweden ‘billions’: report

Last winter's cancelled and delayed trains cost Swedish society about 2.4 billion kronor ($372 million) in lost working hours, according to a new report.

Island hopping in Stockholm’s archipelago

Island hopping in Stockholm’s archipelago

With Midsummer rapidly approaching, The Local's Clara Guibourg explores the wonders of the Stockholm archipelago and discovers a couple of gems off the beaten track.

Tax agency rejects ‘His Majesty’ name change request

Tax agency rejects ‘His Majesty’ name change request

A Swedish man's bid to have 'His Majesty' officially added to his name has been rejected because it could lead to "misunderstandings".

Vattenfall ‘worst’ nuclear power firm in Europe

Vattenfall ‘worst’ nuclear power firm in Europe

Sweden' state-owned energy company Vattenfall has the worst performance among 27 European nuclear power operators, according to a report from the United Nations energy agency.

Teen boy faces sex crime suspicions for grabbing principal’s butt

Teen boy faces sex crime suspicions for grabbing principal’s butt

The female principal of a middle school in Stockholm has reported a 15-year-old boy to the police for sexual molestation after he grabbed her behind.

Ikea gave 4-year-old girl to wrong parents

Ikea gave 4-year-old girl to wrong parents

A 4-year-old girl was handed over to the wrong parents from the play area of an Ikea store in Uppsala in eastern Sweden on Sunday.