Sweden can back eurozone pact: Riksdag

Sweden can back eurozone pact: Riksdag

Sweden's parliament on Friday gave as expected the government a green light to support the eurozone pact on fiscal discipline at an EU summit next week, as long as certain terms are met.

Group slams English name for Swedish region

Group slams English name for Swedish region

A Swedish language preservation network has blasted plans by the "Twin Cities of Sweden" to market their common metropolitan area using the name of a small town in central Texas in the United States.

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Woman runs herself over with own car

A woman in Hässelby in western Stockholm was dragged for nearly 10 metres under her own car after she managed run herself over on Friday morning in what police believe was a failed attempt to deal with some apparent engine trouble.

Löfven takes over: ‘our values are timeless’

Löfven takes over: ‘our values are timeless’

Stefan Löfven was formally installed as the new leader of Sweden's struggling Social Democrat party on Friday following the resignation of Håkan Juholt last weekend.

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Woman fined for crotch grab assault

A scorned Swedish woman who got back at her ex-husband by hijacking his Facebook account to indicate he was gay and then later attacked him by grabbing his testicles and biting him has been convicted for the assault by a court in southern Sweden.

Northern lights over Sweden: a sampler

Northern lights over Sweden: a sampler

In case you missed the spectacular northern lights display that had the skies above Sweden glowing earlier this week, The Local has collected a few video clips that aptly capture the awe-inspiring aurora borealis.

‘High hopes’ for Löfven as Social Democrat head

‘High hopes’ for Löfven as Social Democrat head

Stefan Löfven, a down-to-earth man from northern Sweden, politically inexperienced but with good chances of strengthening the crisis struck Social Democrats, received mainly flattering judgements from the nation's editorialists.

Man withdraws mouse from cash machine

Man withdraws mouse from cash machine

A bank customer in Ersboda, northern Sweden, got more than he bargained for when he made a withdrawal from a cash machine and pulled out his money, followed by a mouse.

Artist avoids jail for ‘negro slave taunt’

Artist avoids jail for ‘negro slave taunt’

Malmö street artist Dan Park was handed a fine and a suspended sentence after being convicted on Thursday of defamation and racial agitation in connection with posters he made after students staged a "slave auction" at Lund University.

Principal stopped kids from getting marks that were ‘too low’

Principal stopped kids from getting marks that were ‘too low’

The principal of a school in western Sweden is under investigation for unilaterally scrapping the marks given to a class of eighth graders because they were too low in comparison to other schools in the area.