Women footballers defend ‘Baywatch’ video

Women footballers defend ‘Baywatch’ video

Players from a Swedish women's football team who starred in a Baywatch homage video have defended the YouTube clip explaining that "sex sells". However, the popular clip has nevertheless been taken down.

Man sent sex threats in Moderate politico’s name

Man sent sex threats in Moderate politico’s name

An active member of the Social Democrats has been arrested after sending threatening and sexually themed letters to several women, including celebrity bloggers, and signing them in the name a Moderate politician from Gothenburg.

Swedish Christmas market resurrects Jesus

Swedish Christmas market resurrects Jesus

The decision to ban a nativity scene from a Christmas market in southern Sweden was reversed on Thursday by the market organizer, who confessed to being “a little too hasty” in his original decision.

What Swedes do online: seven surprising facts

What Swedes do online: seven surprising facts

On the heels of the publication of a comprehensive study about Swedes and the internet, The Local offers up a slew of surprising facts revealing what Swedes do online.

Pressuring Russia on Wallenberg’s fate ‘a matter of principle’

Pressuring Russia on Wallenberg’s fate ‘a matter of principle’

On the eve of a conference examining historical research on Raoul Wallenberg, historian Susanne Berger argues that more must be done to force Russia to open up records that could shed light on the still-disputed fate of the Swedish diplomat.

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Swedish cops hold man over Ghana jewels theft

Swedish police have arrested a suspect in the theft of Ghanaian crown jewels in Oslo last week, police in Norway said Thursday.

‘There’s more to Australia than spiders and sharks’

‘There’s more to Australia than spiders and sharks’

The Australian ambassador to Sweden Paul Stephens speaks to The Local's Oliver Gee about the “outdated” image of Australia, the ongoing trial of Julian Assange, and life as the coach of an Australian rules football team in Stockholm.

Swedes pay 70 percent of salary in taxes: study

Swedes pay 70 percent of salary in taxes: study

Swedes who earn a salary on par with the average municipal worker contribute the equivalent of 70 percent of their monthly salaries in taxes, a new study has found.

New Man City contract for Sweden’s Guidetti

New Man City contract for Sweden’s Guidetti

Swedish striker John Guidetti has pledged his future to Premier League champions Manchester City after signing a new three-year contract.

King refuses to give teen activist WWF award

King refuses to give teen activist WWF award

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf on Wednesday said he would not present the "Environmental Hero of the Year" (Årets miljöhjälte) award, given this year to a Swedish teen activist who took a leading role in protesting the construction of a controversial limestone mine on the Baltic island of Gotland.

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Baby Jesus ‘barred’ from Christmas market

A nativity scene planned for a popular Christmas market in southern Sweden has been cut after the organizers felt it compromised their “political and religious independence”.

Agency to probe Swedish mothers’ sick leave

Agency to probe Swedish mothers’ sick leave

Swedish mothers stay home with sick children more often than fathers, leading to a huge gap in leave days and prompting a government inquiry to be carried out by the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan).

Israel urges UN to halt Swedish Gaza ship

Israel urges UN to halt Swedish Gaza ship

Israel's UN envoy on Tuesday asked the world body to try to persuade a Swedish ship carrying rights activists not to try to break the Jewish state's blockade of the Gaza Strip.