Swedes have ‘little faith’ in jobs agency: survey

Swedes have ‘little faith’ in jobs agency: survey

Swedes have a low-level of confidence in the agency tasked with helping their out of work compatriots find jobs, according to a new survey.

‘Sweden’s manga-child porn case is reminiscent of the Eastern bloc’

‘Sweden’s manga-child porn case is reminiscent of the Eastern bloc’

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court case which examined whether manga cartoon images constituted child pornography, Swedish journalist and columnist Ola Tedin ponders the morality of the court's ruling.

Woman stabbed at Stockholm youth hostel

Woman stabbed at Stockholm youth hostel

A woman was stabbed more than twenty times early Monday morning while staying at a central Stockholm youth hostel, with police crediting another guest for saving the victim's life.

Swedish summer music festival preview: July

Swedish summer music festival preview: July

With Midsummer now a distant memory, Swedes will be looking to grab every opportunity to get out in the summer while it lasts. The Local's Joe Lynskey takes a look at the stand-out festivals that are sure to draw the crowds this month.

Swedish journos decry ‘unnecessary’ jail time

Swedish journos decry ‘unnecessary’ jail time

Two Swedish journalists in Ethiopia jailed on terrorism charges say they are being detained unnecessarily, one year into their 11-year sentence, Swedish diplomats said Monday.

Almedalen: a bonfire of Swedish vanity

Almedalen: a bonfire of Swedish vanity

As Almedalen, the Swedish political pow-wow held annually on the Baltic Island of Gotland, gets into full swing, correspondent David Lindén uses his first dispatch to explain what it is and how it came to be.

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Sweden joins call for UN arms trade treaty

France, Britain, Germany and Sweden called Monday on the United Nations to quickly draw up a comprehensive arms trade treaty that will reduce what they called "a growing threat to humanity".

Two elk shot dead after chaos in Swedish town

Two elk shot dead after chaos in Swedish town

Two elk that were causing havoc in a busy residential area in southern Sweden were shot dead by hunters in an effort to protect civilians in the area.

Justin Bieber-mania heading to Sweden

Justin Bieber-mania heading to Sweden

Justin Bieber, the teenage heartthrob and pop music sensation, is set to perform in Sweden for the first time, concert arrangers have confirmed, with tickets set to go on sale later this week.

Malmö invites surfer back ‘to see the waves’

Malmö invites surfer back ‘to see the waves’

Tourist officials in southern Sweden have invited a 19-year-old professional surfer back on a free trip to Malmö after he accidentally visited last week due to a Ryanair ticketing foul-up.

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Police watch as man dies in motorway crash

A man died early on Monday morning after a truck collided with his parked car on a motorway in eastern Sweden, with police witnessing the event live on video.

Three remanded after violent hospital brawl

Three remanded after violent hospital brawl

Three men were remanded into custody on Sunday in connection with the recent spate of violence which has plagued Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg over the past week.