Swede charged for ‘sadistic’ puppy torture

Swede charged for ‘sadistic’ puppy torture

On Thursday a man from Solberga, in southern Stockholm, was charged for torturing his puppy to death.

H&M deliver upbeat report

H&M deliver upbeat report

Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz reported a profit before tax of 4.85 billion kronor ($717 million) for the period June-August, the third quarter in the company's irregular accounting period.

The Sweden Democrats – a year in the Riksdag spotlight

The Sweden Democrats – a year in the Riksdag spotlight

A year has passed since the Sweden Democrats became Sweden’s newest parliamentary party and The Local’s Peter Vinthagen Simpson has a look at what has been achieved, what has not and what has changed.

Chocolate Chinaman ‘not racist’: poll

Chocolate Chinaman ‘not racist’: poll

Some 97 percent of Swedes did not find the picture on chocolate giant Fazer's “Kinapuffar” product offensive despite claims of racism, according to a recent survey carried out by market research company Sifo.

Global activists receive ‘Alternative Nobel’ prize

Global activists receive ‘Alternative Nobel’ prize

A Chadian lawyer, an international agricultural rights group, a US safe childbirth

Studded tyres blamed for poor Stockholm air

Studded tyres blamed for poor Stockholm air

A recent study from the World Health Organization showed that Stockholm air contains higher levels of the harmful PM10 particles than in Los Angeles, and the city council argues that studded tyres used in the long winter are to blame.

Olofsson, Carlgren out as Reinfeldt reshuffles

Olofsson, Carlgren out as Reinfeldt reshuffles

Fredrik Reinfeldt on Thursday announced a government reshuffle, with new Centre Party head Annie Lööf appointed minister for enterprise, European MP Lena Ek minister for the environment and Anna-Karin Hatt IT and energy minister.

Cat attacks owner, gets stabbed

Cat attacks owner, gets stabbed

Ann-Britt Granström, 57, of Södertälje, south of Stockholm, had just curled up in bed next to her cat, her beloved bedfellow for the last 13 years, when the cuddly companion suddenly jumped down from the bed and started attacking her.

Sweden runner up in ‘reputation’ ranking

Sweden runner up in ‘reputation’ ranking

Sweden has been placed second behind Canada in a ranking of countries with the best reputation in the world, in a new study linking a country's image with foreign investment and tourism receipts.

Zlatan stars in Milan win

Zlatan stars in Milan win

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic starred on his injury comeback as he inspired AC Milan to a 2-0 victory over Czech minnows Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday to keep them on the heels of cup-holders Barcelona in Champions League Group H.

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Government in u-turn over abused foster kids

The Swedish government has changed its mind regarding reimbursing thousands of Swedes mistreated in foster care during the 1900s.