Algotsson Ostholt claims Sweden’s first medal

Algotsson Ostholt claims Sweden’s first medal

Sweden's Sara Algotsson Ostholt claimed the country's first medal of the 2012 London Olympics by winning the equestrian individual eventing silver medal after narrowly missing out on the gold to Germany's Michael Jung.

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Stockholm driver refused to let 13-year-old on bus

A Stockholm bus driver didn’t let a 13-year-old boy on the bus, despite having a valid ticket, after trying to board with an invalid mobile ticket twice.

Eco-car drivers set to pay Stockholm road tolls

Eco-car drivers set to pay Stockholm road tolls

From August 1st eco-cars will no longer enjoy a tax exemption from road tolls in Stockholm and drivers will have to begin paying the fee just like other road users.

The Local’s Guide to Stockholm Pride 2012

The Local’s Guide to Stockholm Pride 2012

As Scandinavia’s biggest Pride festival kicks off in Stockholm, contributor Salomon Rogberg takes a look at some of the highlights of the week-long celebration.

Swedish youth politician free to leave Cuba

Swedish youth politician free to leave Cuba

Aron Modig, the Swedish youth politician involved in the car crash that killed Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, has been authorized to leave Cuba.

Police out in force for Pride as hate crimes rise

Police out in force for Pride as hate crimes rise

Stockholm police are out in force this week to ensure that the Stockholm Pride festival passes off without incident at the same time as a recent report indicated that hate crimes are on the rise in Sweden.

Police suspect woman’s ex for Malmö death

Police suspect woman’s ex for Malmö death

The 52-year-old woman who died from her injuries after an apartment brawl on Monday was most likely killed by her ex-partner, police revealed during a press conference on Tuesday morning.

‘Who gains from immigrants being unable to speak Swedish?’

‘Who gains from immigrants being unable to speak Swedish?’

A report suggesting a two-year limit to the Swedish for immigrants language programme, (SFI), has got journalist Kajsa Ekis Ekman pondering the potential consequences of this move and just who benefits from new arrivals to Sweden not learning the language.

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Mum and baby in suicide jump from bridge

A 33-year-old woman is suspected of attempted murder after jumping from a bridge holding her 3-month-old baby in central Stockholm on Saturday morning in an apparent suicide attempt.

91-year-old Swede sends would-be burglar packing

91-year-old Swede sends would-be burglar packing

A would-be thief in Gävle, on the east coast of Sweden, who was trying to pry a nonagenarian’s jewellery off her fingers, was surprised to find the woman unfazed by his attempts.

Berry picker groups clash in Gävle street brawl

Berry picker groups clash in Gävle street brawl

Two groups of berry pickers were involved in violence in central Gävle in northern Sweden over the weekend as tensions reached boiling point following the poor berry harvest.

Ecuador moots Assange interview in London

Ecuador moots Assange interview in London

Ecuador has asked Sweden to take WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's testimony regarding accusations of rape and sexual harassment, in London, the South American nation's top diplomat announced Monday.

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Man held for stabbing ex-wife after barbecue

A man has been arrested in Tyresö near Stockholm on suspicion of stabbing his ex-wife to death following a barbecue with the couple's four children.