Scandal made Tolgfors’s position ‘untenable’

Scandal made Tolgfors’s position ‘untenable’

While it's too early to say exactly why Swedish defence minister Sten Tolgfors resigned on Thursday, experts say there is little doubt his departure amid mounting revelations about Sweden's secret arms' deal with Saudi Arabia has delivered a serious blow to the government.

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Learning Swedish delays dementia: study

Ex-pats in Sweden who are putting off language lessons have just been handed another reason to dive in and learn Swedish - speaking a second language keeps dementia symptoms at bay, scientists say.

Thieving teenage intern caught ‘blue-handed’

Thieving teenage intern caught ‘blue-handed’

After thousands of kronor kept disappearing from the petty cash supply at a company in south central Sweden, police laid a trap to catch the thief "blue-handed".

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Moving made easy: Top tips for your international move

Moving from one country to another is hard work and stressful. Hiring a good removal company is your first step. Here are a few more tips for making the move as easy as possible.

Reepalu’s future ‘hangs in the balance’

Reepalu’s future ‘hangs in the balance’

Social Democrats in Malmö say Ilmar Reepalu is an "embarrassment" to the party and that his future as the city's mayor may be in jeopardy following recent comments labelled as "anti-Semitic" by Sweden's Jewish community, The Local's Patrick Reilly discovers.

Pot growers plead not guilty for ‘organic’ weed

Pot growers plead not guilty for ‘organic’ weed

Cannabis growers claiming they're innocent as their product is "organic", men biting through prison beds, and nazi t-shirts - here are some amusing tidbits from the past week in Sweden.

Sweden looks to make subletting flats easier

Sweden looks to make subletting flats easier

Sweden is looking at loosening current restrictions facing flat owners who want to sublet their apartments in an effort to help ease the current housing crunch in large cities.

UK court halts murder suspect extradition

UK court halts murder suspect extradition

Britain's High Court on Friday temporarily halted the extradition of businessman Shrien Dewani to South Africa, where he is wanted in connection with the murder of his Swedish wife on their honeymoon in 2010.

Swedish boys’ new hero: pram-pushing Spiderman

Swedish boys’ new hero: pram-pushing Spiderman

A new Swedish toy catalogue has reversed the traditional gender roles by showing Spiderman pushing a pram, and a young girl riding a toy racecar.

‘It makes me sad’: Princess Madeleine

‘It makes me sad’: Princess Madeleine

Sweden’s Princess Madeleine said in an interview on Thursday that it saddens her to be erroneously accused of living a life of luxury in New York at the expense of Swedish taxpayers.

‘Llama-man’ jailed after nutmeg induced frenzy

‘Llama-man’ jailed after nutmeg induced frenzy

A 28-year-old man from Gävle in eastern Sweden, previously in trouble for his “llama-like” spitting in strangers’ faces, went amok while in hospital last summer, injuring staff in an alleged nutmeg induced rage.