City slammed for ‘special treatment’ of Muslim kids

City slammed for ‘special treatment’ of Muslim kids

A Swedish school district has sparked outrage for striking a deal with local Muslim groups ensuring Muslim students can skip out on overnight class trips and Muslim girls don't have to be naked when showering at school.

Has Stockholm become too expensive?

Has Stockholm become too expensive?

Tourist season is coming, and The Local took to the streets to quiz people in Stockholm about what 100 kronor ($14) can get you. It begged the further question: has this city become just too expensive?

Sweden extends police eavesdropping powers

Sweden extends police eavesdropping powers

Sweden's parliament on Thursday passed a law making it easier for police to force internet service providers to reveal the identities of individual computer users in their continued hunt for suspected file sharers.

Viktor Blom Wins Two Big Online Titles in Two Days
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Viktor Blom Wins Two Big Online Titles in Two Days

PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) got underway this weekend, and Swedish superstar Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has already clinched two titles and a total of $407,200 in prize money.

PEAB founder freed in arena bribery scandal

PEAB founder freed in arena bribery scandal

A former city manager in Solna was convicted at taking bribes in connection with the building of new national sporting arena near Stockholm while the founder of Swedish construction firm PEAB was acquitted.

‘Are Swedes really more polite in English?’

‘Are Swedes really more polite in English?’

After a curious claim by a bartender about Swedes' manners, The Local's Oliver Gee looks deeper into the question of whether a whole nation may be more polite when using English instead of Swedish.

Prosecutors probe Swedish beaver hunters

Prosecutors probe Swedish beaver hunters

Four men who were arrested while out hunting beaver in central Sweden at the weekend are being held in custody as prosecutors continue their hunting crimes investigation related to suspected illegal hunting of wolves.

Swedish women more prone to lose libido over flatulence fears

Swedish women more prone to lose libido over flatulence fears

One in three Swedish women say no to sex due to the fear of farting during the act, according to a new report, while men are only half as likely to forego sex over concerns about breaking wind.

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76-year-old and three teens held for child rape

Three teenage boys and a 76-year-old man are suspected for involvement in the rape of a 14-year-old boy in an elderly man's home in northern Sweden.

Bildt in surprise meeting with jailed journos

Bildt in surprise meeting with jailed journos

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has met with two Swedish journalists imprisoned in Ethiopia a day after bringing up their case with Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi.

Man crashes car, jumps in river with victim

Man crashes car, jumps in river with victim

A 30-year-old man from Gothenburg in western Sweden was picked up by police when recuperating in hospital after crashing his car twice and then jumping in a river.