Swedes cut food budgets as crisis unfolds

Swedes cut food budgets as crisis unfolds

Swedish consumers are choosing cheaper options in their weekly shop as the mounting eurozone debt crisis and fears of recession begin to bite.

Converts must die: imam to Swedish radio

Converts must die: imam to Swedish radio

Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR) has been reported for hate speech after featuring a programme in which a Somali imam called for all converts from Islam to be killed.

Åkesson slams multi-faith Riksdag service

Åkesson slams multi-faith Riksdag service

The Sweden Democrats have reacted in anger to the participation of a rabbi and an imam at the church service which is the traditional start of the customary pomp and ceremony before the opening of the Riksdag.

Navy deployed to probe suspected sub sighting

Navy deployed to probe suspected sub sighting

Several Swedish naval ships were deployed in Gothenburg harbour on Thursday in a hunt for a suspected submarine thought to be spying on Sweden.

Palestinians hopeful of Swedish UN vote

Palestinians hopeful of Swedish UN vote

The new Palestinian ambassador to Sweden, Hala Husni Fariz, is hoping that Sweden will vote in favour of the Palestinian territories at least getting non-member permanent observer status in the General Assembly, the same as Vatican City, if the matter is brought up before the UN' next week.

‘She passed away after the last injection’

‘She passed away after the last injection’

The trial against a Swedish doctor accused of infant euthanasia entered its second day on Thursday with the mother of the baby describing the care received as "beneath contempt".

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Gullan, 71, ‘too old’ for treatment: clinic

71-year-old Gullan Holmgren from Piteå, in northern Sweden, is 'too old' for pain rehab, according to the pain rehabilitation unit at the local hospital that turned her away.

Norwegian ‘wild man’ faked famed blog while living in a Swedish hotel

Norwegian ‘wild man’ faked famed blog while living in a Swedish hotel

A Norwegian man who became a celebrity for documenting “a year” of living in the Norwegian wilds has confessed he spent much of the time living in a hotel in northern Sweden.

Drunken elk hides kids’ swing set in a tree

Drunken elk hides kids’ swing set in a tree

An elk drunk from eating fermented apples in southern Sweden ended its binge by making off with a family's swing set and hiding it in the woods.

Swedes pioneer new ‘Spotify for e-books’

Swedes pioneer new ‘Spotify for e-books’

Following in the footsteps of Swedish streaming music service Spotify, a group of tech entrepreneurs believe they've found a similar solution that could revolutionise the book market, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

Sweden’s Stasi spies detailed in new book

Sweden’s Stasi spies detailed in new book

The activities of more than 50 Swedes who spied on their fellow citizens for the East German intelligence service during the Cold War have been described in a new book.