Who is really out of place when a religious service opens parliament?

Who is really out of place when a religious service opens parliament?

Sweden Democrat leader Jimmy Åkesson's complaint that an imam 'politicised' the religious service that opened the Riksdag last week, raises an interesting point about the place of religion and in Swedish politics, argues contributor Ruben Brunsveld.

Mother held for killing sons, 4 and 8

Mother held for killing sons, 4 and 8

The mother of two boys, aged four and eight-years-old, who were found dead on Monday in a lake near Sigtuna north of Stockholm after going missing on Sunday night, is being held by police on suspicion of murder.

The Austrian resort that made me learn to love skiing
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The Austrian resort that made me learn to love skiing

With an eight months ski season, incredible facilities and spectacular shows, Sölden – a popular skiing resort in eastern Austria – has something for everyone, as travel writer and ski-beginner Malin Nyberg discovers.

Capturing the beauty of Stockholm
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Capturing the beauty of Stockholm

Stockholm is one of Europe's most stunning capitals. Ylva Bengtsson's company Motiv Stockholm captures the delights of the city in its selection of high-quality prints.

‘Bildt hushed talk of Darfur genocide’

‘Bildt hushed talk of Darfur genocide’

Former minister and Liberal Party leader Per Ahlmark has slammed current Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt in a new book arguing that he has a "passive" attitude towards genocide, is ignorant about Isael and holds "reactionary views".

Sweden struggles to come to grips with high school hazing

Sweden struggles to come to grips with high school hazing

Reports of young Swedish teens being subjected to humiliating, sometimes sex-themed games, have once again put the subject of high school hazing back into the spotlight in Sweden, The Local's Joel Linde explains.

Appeals court to review Saab reconstruction

Appeals court to review Saab reconstruction

The Swedish court of appeals has agreed to review the application from beleaugered Saab Automobile to undergo reconstruction, an application which was previously rejected by a lower court.

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‘Missing’ toddler fools Swedish police

A 2-year-old girl was found safe and well in her bed in a happy end to a massive police search in response to fears that she has disappeared from her home in Sjöbo in southern Sweden on Saturday.

Dig reveals human skulls mounted on stakes

Dig reveals human skulls mounted on stakes

Several human skulls found mounted on wooden stakes have been uncovered from a Stone Age lake bed in central Sweden in what is believed to be the first discovery of its kind anywhere in the world.

Swedish Pirates salute German success

Swedish Pirates salute German success

Sweden's Pirate Party has lauded the electoral success of its German sister party in the Berlin state parliament, calling it as a "major step forward" and a boost for the movement across the world.

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Mother of three found dead in a ditch

A man has been detained on suspicion of murdering a 36-year-old woman with whom he had a previous relationship. The woman was found dead on Sunday morning.