Former Swedish minister named to top UN post

Former Swedish minister named to top UN post

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Friday named former Swedish foreign minister Jan Eliasson as his new deputy in charge of the global body.

Suspects planned to ‘kill as many as possible’

Suspects planned to ‘kill as many as possible’

Four men from Sweden were formally charged in Denmark on Friday for planning a suspected terrorist attack against Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in Copenhagen in December 2010.

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Petter Northug (a cappella)

English-language lyrics for Swedish group DEO's song of praise to a Norwegian ski legend.

‘He’s as handsome as a Greek Adonis’

‘He’s as handsome as a Greek Adonis’

A constant thorn in the side of Sweden’s skiers, Northug has earned a reputation for showboating arrogance twinned with dazzling virtuosity on the ski track.

Fleeing thief runs into police station

Fleeing thief runs into police station

Runaway robbers, terrible drivers, and parking places for horses - it’s time to reflect upon these little stories and more in this week's edition of The Local's News in Brief.

Swedish firms rush to cash in on ‘Estelle’

Swedish firms rush to cash in on ‘Estelle’

Companies around Sweden have taken the opportunity to make a quick buck by using Princess Estelle’s name in their trademark applications.

Another side of Malmö’s infamous Rosengård

Another side of Malmö’s infamous Rosengård

While Malmö's Rosengård neighbourhood is often the subject of negative headlines, the multi-ethnic district is slowly becoming a model for positive change in Sweden's third largest city, contributor Patrick Reilly discovers.

‘I’m going to kill a child at a daycare’

‘I’m going to kill a child at a daycare’

A 23-year-old man who was planning a murder at a pre-school in Lund in southern Sweden has been arrested after revealing his intentions on an internet forum.

Why Sweden has had a good crisis
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Why Sweden has had a good crisis

Stockholm University professor Lars Calmfors explains why Sweden has so far escaped relatively unscathed from the financial crisis.

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Teen kills man, 84, over ‘sex blackmail’ plot

An 84-year-old man was stabbed to death in northern Sweden by a 19-year-old man who is claiming the older man was blackmailing him for sex.

Landlord bans couple for doing ‘too much’ laundry

Landlord bans couple for doing ‘too much’ laundry

A Swedish couple has been barred from using the laundry room in their apartment building after neighbours complained that they were using the communal facilities too often.

‘Spank her arse’ coach returns to train teens

‘Spank her arse’ coach returns to train teens

The floorball coach who was suspended after having used sexually suggestive materials known as "hot babes on defence" to train a team of 14-year-old boys has been allowed to return to duty after two months away.

Swedish cinema charges baby for viewing film

Swedish cinema charges baby for viewing film

A woman from northern Sweden was shocked to find out she would have to pay for a ticket for her 6-week-old son on a recent visit to the cinema.

Flu strikes 100,000 Swedes in one week

Flu strikes 100,000 Swedes in one week

Many Swedes are still suffering from influenza, as the number of reported cases set another record high this week compared to the previous.