Nordea profit rise fails to meet forecasts

Nordea profit rise fails to meet forecasts

Swedish bank Nordea announced a nearly 70 percent rise in third-quarter profits on Wednesday mainly thanks to higher lending and a tighter control on costs, but nevertheless failed to meet analysts' expectations.

Swede in freak coffee break with Finnish killer

Swede in freak coffee break with Finnish killer

A 63-year-old Finnish man calmly walked into a petrol station in northern Sweden on Tuesday night and confessed to a double murder in his home country, prompting the surprised station owner to ring the police before inviting the self-confessed killer to coffee.

Kids of illegal immigrants can go to school: Sweden

Kids of illegal immigrants can go to school: Sweden

Undocumented immigrant children in Sweden will be allowed to go to school as of July 1st next year, the Swedish government announced on Wednesday after striking a deal with the opposition Green Party.

‘Swedish crowds are too polite’: Stockholm comic

‘Swedish crowds are too polite’: Stockholm comic

A new weekly stand-up comedy competition has hit Stockholm where audience members vote for their favourite comics. The Local chats to comedian Eric Bamberg about the show, the contestants, and why Swedish crowds should heckle more often.

Jail for ‘fake’ grandkids who conned pensioners

Jail for ‘fake’ grandkids who conned pensioners

Two men have been jailed after tricking a series of elderly Swedes into giving them money by acting as their grandchildren, earning the pair over one million kronor ($149,000).

Men better multi-taskers than women: study

Men better multi-taskers than women: study

Working mothers may have to juggle more tasks than their husbands, but the long-held belief that women are better than men at multi-tasking is a myth, according to new Swedish research.

H&M slams claims of ‘low’ Cambodian wages

H&M slams claims of ‘low’ Cambodian wages

After an investigative Swedish TV programme claimed H&M paid “low” factory wages in Cambodia, the clothing giant has blasted the show and the claims, explaining that they are in fact working hard to raise local salaries.

Swedish teen sectioned due to gaming ‘addiction’

Swedish teen sectioned due to gaming ‘addiction’

A 16-year-old boy who was "addicted" to computer games has been involuntarily committed to institutional care after his parents were unable to get him to stop playing.

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Man charged over hidden camera sex film scandal

A 22-year-old man who secretly filmed a staff-bathroom romp with a female colleague was charged with attempted blackmail on Tuesday after he threatened to show her family the video if she didn’t pay him.

H&M under fire for ‘low’ Cambodia wages

H&M under fire for ‘low’ Cambodia wages

Swedish clothes giant H&M has been accused of using suppliers in Cambodia that underpay their textile workers. But the company counters the workers have unions and collective agreements.

Nurses in care home scandal escape charges

Nurses in care home scandal escape charges

The preliminary investigation against two Norrköping nurses, under suspicion of maltreating patients at a care home in central Sweden, has been dropped despite allegations that one pressed vomit down a patient’s throat.

Dewani ‘hitman’ names girlfriends as alibis

Dewani ‘hitman’ names girlfriends as alibis

The man accused of killing Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani told a South African court on Tuesday that his alibis for key times over the weekend she was shot dead included several women.