Mother denies killing two young sons

Mother denies killing two young sons

A mother held on suspicion of killing her two young sons, whose lifeless bodies were recovered from a lake in Sigtuna north of Stockholm on Monday, has denied committing the crime.

Budget ‘too optimistic’: Social Democrats

Budget ‘too optimistic’: Social Democrats

Swedish finance minister Anders Borg on Tuesday defended the government's autumn budget proposal on against charges that it was overly optimistic in a spirited debate with his Social Democratic counterpart on the the floor of the Riksdag.

Stockholm man found shot dead in crashed car

Stockholm man found shot dead in crashed car

A man shot dead was discovered by police on Tuesday in the southern Stockholm district of Östberga, after a local passer-by reported his car careening into several parked vehicles.

Swedish woman finds toad in pre-packed salad

Swedish woman finds toad in pre-packed salad

A woman in central Sweden was shocked to discover a living toad at the bottom of a bag of pre-packaged salad that had been in her fridge for almost a week.

H&M buckles after Greenpeace ‘detox’ dressdown

H&M buckles after Greenpeace ‘detox’ dressdown

Swedish fashion giant H&M has committed to phasing out the use of all hazardous chemicals in making their clothes following a Greenpeace campaign urging them to "detox" their production.

New delay in Swedish bride murder trial

New delay in Swedish bride murder trial

The trial of the alleged killers of newlywed honeymooner Anni Dewani was moved Tuesday to South Africa's high court in Cape Town where proceedings will start in February, a South African magistrate ruled.

Leeches save woman’s face after dog attack

Leeches save woman’s face after dog attack

Doctors in southern Sweden used hundreds of leeches to help save a woman's face after a massive chunk had been bitten off by her own dog.

Holding the hate at bay – defending free speech in the internet age

Holding the hate at bay – defending free speech in the internet age

As Swedish news outlets reassess their policies regarding online comments amid an ongoing debate about "internet hate", The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson argues that free speech is too important to be left to fend for itself in an online Wild West.

Candy giant bows to ‘China racism’ complaint

Candy giant bows to ‘China racism’ complaint

Confectionery giant Fazer has announced that its "Kinapuffar" product is to be re-designed after complaints that the current portrait was "racist".

Swedish budget focuses on labour market

Swedish budget focuses on labour market

Sweden's government has forecast that growth in Sweden's GDP will fall sharply, from 4.1 percent in 2011 to 1.3 percent in 2012, warning that the fall could be even worse in its budget statement presented on Tuesday.

Football fans stage silent derby protest

Football fans stage silent derby protest

The Stockholm derby match between Djurgården and AIK began in deathly silence on Monday evening as fans from both sides staged a protest at all they consider to have gone wrong with game.