‘I was in survival overdrive’: victim

‘I was in survival overdrive’: victim

On Tuesday it was the 25-year-old kidnapping victim’s turn to tell his version of events in the abduction drama which took place in Uppsala at the end of last year.

Five things you should know about Stockholm

Five things you should know about Stockholm

Think you know Stockholm? Check out The Local's list of five things you should know about the Swedish capital.

Minister in ‘racist circumcision outrage’

Minister in ‘racist circumcision outrage’

Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth's participation in a "racist spectacle" in which she carved up a cake depicting a naked black woman has sparked outrage and prompted calls for the minister's dismissal.

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Court frees ‘exorcized’ teen girl’s parents

The father and step-mother of a 14-year-old girl from western Sweden, charged with repeatedly beating and burning the girl because they “thought she was a witch”, were freed of all charges on Tuesday.

Hospital mix-up causes post-funeral autopsy

Hospital mix-up causes post-funeral autopsy

A family in eastern Sweden was devastated to learn that their deceased loved-one would have to be autopsied after the funeral due to a hospital snafu.

Ikea to enter home electronics market

Ikea to enter home electronics market

Swedish electronics chains, already battling a sinking market, will be forced to compete on a whole new scale as Swedish furniture giant Ikea launches plans to enter the market with a new range of furniture with built-in electronics.

Sweden Democrats ‘unchanged’ in wake of Breivik terror: expert

Sweden Democrats ‘unchanged’ in wake of Breivik terror: expert

While the far-right Sweden Democrats initially distanced themselves from the deadly attacks by Anders Behring Breivik, currently on trial in Norway, the party hasn't undergone a major transformation, the AFP's Nina Larsson discovers.

‘People have a duty to make themselves hirable’

‘People have a duty to make themselves hirable’

Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has admitted that his party has done a poor job emphasizing individuals' own responsibility for making themselves employable.

China’s Youngman bids anew for Saab: report

China’s Youngman bids anew for Saab: report

Chinese automaker Youngman has offered to buy bankrupt Swedish carmaker Saab for 3.2 billion kronor ($470 million), according to a report in Swedish business daily Dagens Industri (DI).

Sweden visit to ‘boost China’s Arctic profile’

Sweden visit to ‘boost China’s Arctic profile’

China will seek a larger role in the Arctic region during an upcoming visit by Premier Wen Jiabao to Iceland and Sweden and wants observer status in the Arctic Council, a senior official said Monday.