Sweden set for summer heat wave

Sweden set for summer heat wave

As many Swedes start to head off on their annual holidays this week weather forecasters are predicting a heat wave across much of the country.

Former students face prison for teacher killing

Former students face prison for teacher killing

The prosecutor called for a long prison sentence for the main defendant as the trial of three suspects for the killing of their former teacher ended on Monday.

Scania CEO reports prosecutor over ‘oil-for-food’ bribery claims

Scania CEO reports prosecutor over ‘oil-for-food’ bribery claims

Scania CEO Leif Östling has reported Sweden's top anti-corruption prosecutor for violating confidentiality rules in connection with his investigation into the Swedish truckmaker's alleged skirting of UN sanctions in Iraq.

Saab to pay staff after new China order

Saab to pay staff after new China order

A Chinese firm has ordered 582 cars from the crisis-hit Swedish car maker Saab in an order worth around €13 million ($18 million) to the firm.

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Chinese man jailed for exchange student killing

A 24-year-old Chinese exchange student has been sentenced to 16 years in prison by a Swedish court for the murder of a Chinese woman who was also studying at Örebro University in central Sweden.

Swedish museum takes aim at Facebook censor

Swedish museum takes aim at Facebook censor

Fotografiska, a contemporary photography museum in Stockholm, has elected to censor its own promotional material for an upcoming exhibition to draw attention to Facebook's strict nudity ban.

Mystery shrouds Swedish farmer’s death

Mystery shrouds Swedish farmer’s death

Police in southern Sweden are pursuing several lines of inquiry after a 53-year-old man was found dead on Friday, only two years after his brother and sister-in-law died in mysterious circumstances.

Lapping up Sweden’s rivers: rafting in the land of the midnight sun

Lapping up Sweden’s rivers: rafting in the land of the midnight sun

While Sweden is perhaps better known for its archipelagos and lakes, the country's rivers can also serve up summer fun to thrill seekers and nature lovers alike, The Local’s Karen Holst discovers.

Thieves swiping kids’ keys in new home break-in trend

Thieves swiping kids’ keys in new home break-in trend

Burglars in Sweden are employing increasingly daring tactics leading up to home break-ins, including sneaking into schools and stealing children's house keys and mobile phones.

Sweden’s Jacobson snags first US PGA title

Sweden’s Jacobson snags first US PGA title

Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson fired a four-under par 66 on Sunday to capture his first US PGA victory, winning the Travelers Championship by one shot over Americans Ryan Moore and John Rollins.

Muller only member left on Saab board

Muller only member left on Saab board

Saab CEO Victor Muller is the only member left on the board of directors of the troubled Swedish automaker after the departure of several board members in recent days.