Reepalu ‘pleased’ with Obama envoy talks

Reepalu ‘pleased’ with Obama envoy talks

Controversial Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu said he was ”pleased” with the meeting with US president Barack Obama’s expert on anti-Semitism, Hannah Rosenthal which took place during her visit to the city on Wednesday.

placeholder image
PARTNER CONTENT

Ten great reasons to travel this summer

2012 is gearing up to be a fantastic year to travel. With all the exciting festivals, and celebrations planned, what better reason to cross another wish off your 'must visit' list? 

Stockholm tourists stung in taxi-fare battle

Stockholm tourists stung in taxi-fare battle

Tourists visiting Stockholm face a greater chance of being ripped off by taxi drivers than almost every other major city in the world, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

placeholder image

Electrolux reports rise in first quarter figures

The Swedish appliance maker Electrolux said Wednesday that its first quarter net profit jumped by 23 percent from the same period a year earlier owing to solid demand from emerging markets.

Singing your way to the campest, jolliest night around

Singing your way to the campest, jolliest night around

The Singalong Sound of Music has returned to Stockholm - and there really is no kitscher way to enjoy a trip to the cinema, discovers The Local's James Savage.

‘Serbs are like Breivik’: Swedish radio host

‘Serbs are like Breivik’: Swedish radio host

A well-known Swedish radio profile that recently called Serbians “stupid” and compared them to Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik, has been suspended from work indefinitely.

placeholder image

Swedish ‘Deep Throat’ comes clean over leak

The whistleblower in one of India's biggest corruption scandals in the 1980s which tarnished then-prime minister Rajiv Gandhi broke cover Wednesday to explain why he leaked crucial documents to the media.

Random woman attends Swedish ministerial meal

Random woman attends Swedish ministerial meal

A 67-year-old Swedish woman with the same name as a former government minister caused a stir recently when the unknown retiree turned up as an invited guest at a formal government dinner.

Ericsson profits double on sale of Sony stake

Ericsson profits double on sale of Sony stake

The Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson posted Wednesday a first quarter net profit that was more than double the level recorded a year earlier, owing to a major one-off divestment.

China and Sweden sign deals during Wen visit

China and Sweden sign deals during Wen visit

China and Sweden signed a slew of trade deals on Tuesday during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Sweden, including agreements with China-owned Swedish brand Volvo Cars and telecom giant Ericsson.

placeholder image

Boy, 16, suspected of stabbing sister to death

A 19-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in her apartment in southern Sweden on Monday night and police have since arrested her younger brother on suspicion of murder.

Trust in Swedish royals at all-time low: report

Trust in Swedish royals at all-time low: report

New figures show that Swedes have less confidence in the royal family than ever before, despite the recent wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and the birth of Princess Estelle.

5-year-old ‘sold’ drugs in major Swedish drug bust

5-year-old ‘sold’ drugs in major Swedish drug bust

Dozens of people in northern Sweden have been charged after police busted a drug ring in which a 5-year-old girl had allegedly handed out hashish and taken payment.