Work must come before reunification: minister

Work must come before reunification: minister

Sweden's Migration Minister Tobias Billström wants more migrants to get jobs before their families can follow them to Sweden, but he may face an uphill struggle to convince his government partners to tighten up current family reunification rules.

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Swedish missionary shot in Pakistan

Gunmen shot a female Christian charity worker from Sweden in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Monday leaving her hospitalized, police said.

Gender debate sparks UK-Sweden media spat

Gender debate sparks UK-Sweden media spat

Claims that a gender-neutral toy catalogue proved Sweden had "lost" a generation of women sparked a fierce war of words between popular Swedish tabloid Expressen and British publication The Telegraph.

Arsonists hot on the hooves of Gävle goat

Arsonists hot on the hooves of Gävle goat

Private security guards are keeping the traditional Gävle Christmas goat from trouble this year, as arsonists almost got to the 13-metre tall straw structure before it had even been officially inaugurated.

Swedish education level slips in global ranking

Swedish education level slips in global ranking

Sweden is set to slide down the scale in a new global comparison of education achievement, said a report published by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) on Monday.

Irish ambassador: We’re learning from the Swedes

Irish ambassador: We’re learning from the Swedes

James Joseph Carroll, Ireland's ambassador to Sweden, talks to The Local about Ericsson, the West Bank, and how Swedish brainpower is helping turn around the Irish economy.

Volvo drives cash into its Swedish factories

Volvo drives cash into its Swedish factories

Volvo Cars will spend almost half of a multi-billion investment on its production in Sweden, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Train derailment leaves fifteen injured

Train derailment leaves fifteen injured

A night train carrying 132 passengers north from Stockholm derailed near Sundsvall in northeastern Sweden on Monday morning, injuring fifteen people.

Jailed after ‘accidentally’ downloading child porn

Jailed after ‘accidentally’ downloading child porn

A man has been sentenced to ten months in prison for setting up a prostitution website and for downloading child porn, which he claimed he did by accident, according to a report in the Metro newspaper.

One dead after car collides head-on with bus

One dead after car collides head-on with bus

One woman died and ten people were taken to hospital in northern Sweden after a bus and car collided, causing them both to burst into flames.

Cops find Finnish car on Swedish tram tracks

Cops find Finnish car on Swedish tram tracks

Police were called in when a confused motorist was found driving on Stockholm’s tram line on Sunday night, after reportedly getting stuck on the tracks and deciding to keep driving until the next station.