‘There’s no reason to fear another attack’

‘There’s no reason to fear another attack’

It's been one year since the attack by a suicide bomber on a Stockholm street that left Sweden reeling. The Local's Rebecca Martin examines what, if anything, has changed.

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Cop charged for getting naked in front of cleaners

A police officer in western Sweden has been charged for sexually molesting several women after he allegedly exposed himself to them and touched their breasts on several occasions at a police station in Malmö.

Plot thickens in Swedish king’s grave mystery

Plot thickens in Swedish king’s grave mystery

Scientists carrying out tests on bodies exhumed from the tomb believed to contain King Magnus Ladulås, who reigned as Swedish king from 1275 until 1290, were surprised to find that the bodies were at least 200 years too young to be the fabled king and his family.

‘Net sex’ allows women to ‘take the lead’: study

‘Net sex’ allows women to ‘take the lead’: study

Sexual encounters on the internet are more than just porn surfing and those who frequent the sites aren't just passive victims or lonely loons, according to a new Swedish-American study.

Sweden’s best Christmas beers: a selection

Sweden’s best Christmas beers: a selection

For many Swedes, Christmas celebrations just aren't complete without a tasty glass of Christmas beer. Beer blogger Darren Packman offers some tips on some of the best Christmas beers available in Sweden this season.

Sweden presents plan to combat extremism

Sweden presents plan to combat extremism

The day before a massive right wing demonstration is set to take place in Sweden and two days before the anniversary of the Stockholm suicide bombing, the Swedish government on Friday presented their new plan to combat extremism.

Sweden ‘won’t block’ pact to save euro

Sweden ‘won’t block’ pact to save euro

Sweden was one of four European Union member states to scupper hopes of a 27-country agreement to help strengthen the euro, but nevertheless plans to participate in the creation of a European bailout fund.

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Black market in Swedish work permits ‘booming’

Non-Europeans hoping to come to Sweden to work often pay ten thousands of kronor to come to the country, in what is believed to be a widespread illegal trade with work permits.

Accidents aplenty as snow hits Sweden

Accidents aplenty as snow hits Sweden

Icy roads and harsh weather conditions have caused several accidents over night and the Swedish Transport Agency (Trafikverket) is urging drivers to take precautions of severe road conditions countrywide.

Woman loses flat ‘because she was Roma’

Woman loses flat ‘because she was Roma’

A woman from Sweden claims to have lost her rental property after the contract was already signed and keys had been exchanged, following pressure from the other tenants to not let a member of the Roma people live in the building.

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Parents reeling after attempted kidnapping

Parents in Falun, in central Sweden, are keeping closer tabs on their children after a man tried to drag a 13-year-old boy into a car on Thursday.