Malmö sniper Peter Mangs demands retrial

Malmö sniper Peter Mangs demands retrial

Convicted serial killer Peter Mangs demanded a retrial on Thursday, accusing one of the lay judges who presided over his trial of having a conflict of interest in the case.

Facebook bounce brings more firms to Luleå

Facebook bounce brings more firms to Luleå

A year after Facebook announced it would open a data centre in Luleå, three more multinational companies are set to follow suit, opening branches in the northern Swedish town.

‘It was an easy decision’: Swedish Academy

‘It was an easy decision’: Swedish Academy

The Local’s Rebecca Martin catches up with Peter Englund, the Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy (Svenska Akademien), to find out more about why one should read the work of 2012’s Nobel Prize winner in literature, Mo Yan.

Nobel’s will ‘blatantly disrespected’ in Norway

Nobel’s will ‘blatantly disrespected’ in Norway

On the eve of the announcement of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, The Local catches up with Norwegian lawyer and Nobel historian Fredrik S. Heffermehl, who claims the Norwegian Nobel Committee isn't following Alfred Nobel's wishes.

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Living woman reported dead in central Sweden

A family in southern Sweden was “deeply concerned” after receiving letters from local authorities about their elderly mother, who had mistakenly been reported dead.

Chinese author Mo Yan awarded Nobel lit prize

Chinese author Mo Yan awarded Nobel lit prize

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author Mo Yan, the Swedish Academy announced on Thursday.

TeliaSonera deal in Nepal raises new questions

TeliaSonera deal in Nepal raises new questions

Nordic telecom firm TeliaSonera has been hit with new revelations about suspicious business practices in Asia, this time stemming from a complex deal with a firm tied to the former ruling family in Nepal.

‘Difficult’ asylum seekers put in Swedish prison

‘Difficult’ asylum seekers put in Swedish prison

"Desperate" asylum seekers awaiting deportation from Sweden have been placed in a prison after the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) deemed them too hard to handle.

Swedish astronomers in giant star death find

Swedish astronomers in giant star death find

Swedish scientists in a team of international astronomers have discovered a spiral of matter around a dying giant star, indicating the way our own sun will end its days.

Spotify on Samsung smart TVs in Europe

Spotify on Samsung smart TVs in Europe

South Korean electronics giant Samsung will be the first to offer the Swedish music streaming service Spotify's catalogue on its smart TVs across Europe, the company said Wednesday.

‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’: Ibrahimovic

‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’: Ibrahimovic

Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic feels he has yet to hit peak form since his move from AC Milan to Paris Saint Germain and has a lot more to offer as the Scandinavians take on the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying on Friday.