Håkan Juholt survives to lead another day

Håkan Juholt survives to lead another day

The Social Democrats' executive committee (Verkställande Utskottet, VU) expressed its continued confidence in embattled party head Håkan Juholt on Friday following two days of intense meetings about his leadership.

Queen Silvia slammed for ‘flawed’ Nazi probe

Queen Silvia slammed for ‘flawed’ Nazi probe

Sweden's Queen Silvia was reportedly "shattered" following an investigative journalism report criticizing the findings of a probe meant to clear the air regarding her father's Nazi connections.

Cops finger fox in ‘copy-cat’ rabbit robberies

Cops finger fox in ‘copy-cat’ rabbit robberies

Police hunting for a bunny burglar believed to have pinched 11 pet rabbits since the New Year in Säffle in northern Sweden have found their first suspect – a fox, but residents remain unconvinced the culprit has four legs.

Vilks murder plot suspects acquitted

Vilks murder plot suspects acquitted

Three men accused of plotting to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks were acquitted of the charges in Gothenburg on Friday, but were nevertheless convicted for weapons violations.

Celebrate the ‘Year of the Dragon’ in Stockholm

Celebrate the ‘Year of the Dragon’ in Stockholm

As Chinese people around the world prepare for the start of the 'Year of the Dragon', a Stockholm museum is doing its part to celebrate the Chinese new year in the Swedish capital.

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Cops quiz 11-year-old over gang attacks

An 11-year-old boy has been brought in by police in connection with a series of knife point robberies in Malmö. Victims were unaccompanied women, and police believe that a gang of boys aged between 11 and 13 are responsible for the attacks.

Ikea assembles record profits for 2011

Ikea assembles record profits for 2011

Swedish furniture giant Ikea on Friday reported a ballooning net profit in 2011 amid booming sales and increased market share in most markets and said it planned hefty investments in the year to come.

How to lose Swedish friends in just 10 days

How to lose Swedish friends in just 10 days

Tired of navigating the minefield of unspoken rules and social codes required to be accepted in Sweden? Then check out The Local's guide on how to rub Swedes the wrong way.

Swede admits to FARC guns-for-drugs deal

Swede admits to FARC guns-for-drugs deal

A former Swedish night club owner held in the United States on suspicion of supplying weapons to Colombian guerrillas in exchange for cocaine, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a US court.

Volvo wagon Sweden’s ‘biggest film star’

Volvo wagon Sweden’s ‘biggest film star’

When naming the Swedish model most often seen on the silver screen, many would take a chance on Greta Garbo. However, the correct answer is actually the modest Volvo 240 station wagon, with the sporty Saab 900 in hot pursuit.

New gun law proposal frustrates Swedish police

New gun law proposal frustrates Swedish police

In a proposal to the Swedish Council on Legislation's (Lagrådet) the government has suggested implementing stricter penalties for carrying a weapon in a public place.

Tennis great Wilander recovers after injury

Tennis great Wilander recovers after injury

Former world number one Mats Wilander has been released from hospital following treatment after he fell and lacerated a kidney, his company said on Friday.

Swedish nuclear safety needs improving: report

Swedish nuclear safety needs improving: report

Sweden should take steps to increase security against attacks at its nuclear plants, including introducing armed guards, according to a new government-sponsored report, published on Thursday.