Maud Olofsson bids tearful farewell

Maud Olofsson bids tearful farewell

Maud Olofsson today held an emotional speech to the Centre Party congress in Åre in northern Sweden on Thursday, as she stepped down as leader.

The four best things to do on your Swedish holiday
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The four best things to do on your Swedish holiday

From lakeside castles to elk safaris in the north, a holiday in Sweden has lots to offer. Here are some ideas of what to do.

Mother admits to killing sons, 4 and 8

Mother admits to killing sons, 4 and 8

The 30-year-old mother who is suspected of having murdered her two young sons, whose bodies were recovered from a lake in Sigtuna north of Stockholm on Monday, confessed to their killing on Thursday afternoon.

EU tells Sweden to repay farm subsidy

EU tells Sweden to repay farm subsidy

Sweden has been told by the European Union to repay 870 million kronor (€94 million, $127 million) in agricultural subsidies, a third of which will be paid by farmers, an industry body said Thursday.

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‘Not wrong’ to move aide after Islam slur: ruling

Sweden's top legal official has given backing to the decision to reassign the integration ministry civil servant who compared Islam to totalitarian ideologies.

Volvo Trucks to refine performance indicators

Volvo Trucks to refine performance indicators

Sweden's Volvo Group, the world's second-largest truck maker, announced on Thursday plans to begin using new financial targets measuring not only growth but also how it fares against key competitors.

Surf’s up! Where to make your own office in Stockholm

Surf’s up! Where to make your own office in Stockholm

In the first of a new series to help The Local's readers discover more of what Stockholm has to offer, contributor Gwen Ramsey offers some tips on where people who lack a traditional office can open up their laptops and get something done.

Cancer vaccine for girls suffers new delay

Cancer vaccine for girls suffers new delay

A vaccination programme to combat cervical cancer has suffered further delays after GlaxoSmithKline appealed a deal agreed between Swedish health authorities and a rival firm.

‘I may be a chauvinist pig but I am no rapist’

‘I may be a chauvinist pig but I am no rapist’

The controversial autobiography of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hits the shops on Thursday, in which he repudiates the claims that he is guilty of raping two Swedish women.

Government to boost foreign student scholarship funding

Government to boost foreign student scholarship funding

The government has allotted an additional 20 million kronor ($2.9 million) in scholarship funding to help offset tuition fees charged to students from developing countries who want to study at Swedish universities.

Dawit Isaak case a ‘huge failure for Swedish diplomacy’

Dawit Isaak case a ‘huge failure for Swedish diplomacy’

As the 10th anniversary of Dawit Isaak's arrest in Asmara approaches, the Swedish-Eritrean journalist remains jailed without charge or trial, despite countless efforts to secure his release, the AFP's Rita Devlin Marier explains.

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Swede sentenced to death in Thailand

A 30-year-old Swedish man has been sentenced to death in Thailand for manufacturing methamphetamine, in what the man called a “political” ruling.

Killings prompt review of school’s actions

Killings prompt review of school’s actions

Officials in Sigtuna are looking into why it took 13 days without contact from the mother before schools contacted social services about the absence of two boys, aged 4 and 8, who were found dead in a lake on Monday.