‘I know who killed Palme’: Eva Rausing

‘I know who killed Palme’: Eva Rausing

Billionairess Eva Rausing claimed to know who killed Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. Rausing, who died last month, made the claims in emails to an expert on the murder, adding she feared for her life.

Sweden confirms sale of Gripen to Switzerland

Sweden confirms sale of Gripen to Switzerland

The sale of 22 Gripen fighter jets from Sweden to Switzerland was confirmed on Tuesday for a price of more than 3 billion Swiss francs ($3.1 billion).

Fake work permits a growing problem: police

Fake work permits a growing problem: police

The sale of false work permits to immigrants is causing more problems for Swedish police, who claim that the documents are being sold for up to 250,000 kronor ($38,100) by criminals who are proving very difficult to catch.

Swedish lesbians see red over sperm fee

Swedish lesbians see red over sperm fee

A lesbian couple in County Östergötland has reported the county council to the Swedish Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO), for making them pay 3,000 kronor ($457) for two inseminations.

Swedish pro golfer sells shares in himself

Swedish pro golfer sells shares in himself

The Local catches up with 22-year-old Swedish golf pro Alexander Björk, Sweden’s first sportsman – and the world’s first golfer – to be listed on a stock exchange.

Turkish president cancels Sweden visit

Turkish president cancels Sweden visit

Turkish President Abdullah Gül has cancelled a planned visit to Sweden on health grounds following his hospitalization for an ear infection, Sweden said on Tuesday.

Bengt, 80, left for a week with broken neck

Bengt, 80, left for a week with broken neck

An 80-year-old man was left lying in bed for a week with a broken neck at a care home in western Sweden after his care assistants failed to notice that anything was amiss.

Frenchman to take over as AstraZeneca CEO

Frenchman to take over as AstraZeneca CEO

Anglo-Swedish drugs giant AstraZeneca on Tuesday named Frenchman Pascal Soriot, the current boss of Roche's pharmaceuticals division, as its new chief executive.

Sweden looks to educate more engineers

Sweden looks to educate more engineers

The government plans to budget for 400 new spots for engineering students at Sweden's universities next year in an effort to boost the country's corps of capable engineers.

Police block activists at disputed mining site

Police block activists at disputed mining site

Police moved in Tuesday morning to restrain dozens of environmental activists demonstrating against a planned limestone quarry on the Baltic island of Gotland.

Swede launches site for net’s ‘top one percent’

Swede launches site for net’s ‘top one percent’

Swedish social media entrepreneur Erik Wachtmeister on Monday announced the launch of a new social networking site targeting the "top one percent" of internet users, called Best of All Worlds.