Assets of Telia’s Uzbek partner frozen in Sweden

Assets of Telia’s Uzbek partner frozen in Sweden

A Stockholm court on Monday ordered that more than $30 million held in a Swedish bank by an Uzbek company with ties to Swedish-Finnish telecoms giant TeliaSonera be frozen as part of an ongoing money-laundering probe.

Robbing unconscious man ‘a bad idea’: suspect

Robbing unconscious man ‘a bad idea’: suspect

The man who admitted to mugging an unconscious man and leaving him on the tracks at a Stockholm metro station where he was later hit by a train said in court on Monday he robbed the victim because he "needed the money".

Edwardian England on display in Stockholm

Edwardian England on display in Stockholm

One of the most expensive homes ever built in Sweden now has a set of elegant new residents after Hallwyl House in Stockholm opened its grand doors to display a collection of costumes from the popular British television drama Downton Abbey.

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Swede admits to killing missing Norway woman

A 26-year-old woman who had been reported missing together with her one-year-old son has been found dead in a wood near the home of her former Swedish partner.

Outrage over Stockholm school butter ban

Outrage over Stockholm school butter ban

Parents are concerned after some Stockholm schools have chosen to stop serving students real butter on their sandwiches due to new stricter guidelines from the National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket).

Netflix launches film streaming in Sweden

Netflix launches film streaming in Sweden

Netflix launched its film streaming service in Sweden on Monday, offering a special deal to current Spotify subscribers in an otherwise low-key entry into the Nordic region for the US company.

Sweden summons Israeli envoy over Iran report

Sweden summons Israeli envoy over Iran report

Sweden's foreign ministry said it had summoned Israel's ambassador on Monday after an Israeli official was quoted as saying Stockholm would oppose more EU sanctions on Iran to protect a business deal.

US duo awarded Nobel economics prize

US duo awarded Nobel economics prize

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to US economists Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley for the research that helps explain market processes, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Monday.

Live Blog: 2012 Nobel Prize announcements

Live Blog: 2012 Nobel Prize announcements

The winners of the 2012 Nobel Prizes are being announced this week in Stockholm. The Local brings you all the latest news, reactions, and details surrounding the winners and why they won.

Volvo halts production at Swedish plant

Volvo halts production at Swedish plant

Volvo Cars, part of China's Geely group, said on Monday that production at one of its main plants would be suspended for a week due to a slowdown in the European auto market.

Ancient tomb found at ‘Sweden’s Stonehenge’

Ancient tomb found at ‘Sweden’s Stonehenge’

Swedish archaeologists have unearthed what is presumed to be a dolmen, or a portal tomb, that is believed to be over 5,000 years old near the megalithic monument Ale’s stones in southern Sweden.

Swedish captain missing after falling overboard

Swedish captain missing after falling overboard

A 70-year-old Swedish man went missing after he fell overboard from a small tanker in the Greek Islands on Sunday, with authorities and private boats joining forces to search for the man.

Sweden’s Blixt blitzes US PGA in first tour win

Sweden’s Blixt blitzes US PGA in first tour win

Swedish rookie Jonas Blixt earned his first US PGA victory after rolling in a four-foot par putt on 18 to capture the $5 million Frys.com Open by one stroke on Sunday.

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Swedish backpacker found dead in India

A 24-year-old Swedish woman has died in India after she reportedly became ill following a meal with friends while on holiday.