Many still stranded after Stockholm blizzard

Many still stranded after Stockholm blizzard

The blizzard that shook Stockholm this week could still be felt throughout Thursday as many travellers were left stranded nationwide, with authorities hoping services would be up and running again on Friday.

Sweden raps Stardoll for targeting young girls

Sweden raps Stardoll for targeting young girls

Popular youth website Stardoll may alter its services to the Swedish audience after a court ordered it to stop "aggressive" marketing to members of its virtual fashion world, where most users are underage girls.

Sweden forced to shut down nuclear reactor

Sweden forced to shut down nuclear reactor

A nuclear reactor in southern Sweden was forced to shut down on Thursday after officials found the plant had failed to meet safety requirements.

Holocaust ash painter reported to the police

Holocaust ash painter reported to the police

A Swedish artist has sparked outrage by claiming he used ashes gathered from a Nazi concentration camp crematorium in paintings currently on display at an art gallery in southern Sweden.

Fifteen Hells Angels jailed after party attack

Fifteen Hells Angels jailed after party attack

Fifteen men with connections to the Swedish Hells Angels biker gang were sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on Thursday for their involvement in a violent attack on party-goers in southern Sweden in May.

Liberal EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

Liberal EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

In a new series profiling Swedish newsmakers, The Local takes a look at Cecilia Malmström, the Swedish EU Commissioner who this week helped launch a global alliance to combat child pornography.

Swedes to Google: How do I make out?

Swedes to Google: How do I make out?

Sea lions and sex tips, as well as social media and South Korean pop all kept Swedes clicking on Google in 2012 according to new figures released on Thursday about how the nation uses the world's biggest search engine.

Tenacity trumps talent in school: agency

Tenacity trumps talent in school: agency

Self-confidence and tenacity are more important in school than any innate talents a child may have, said the Education Agency (Skolverket) in a report released on Wednesday.

H&M to pay customers to recycle clothes

H&M to pay customers to recycle clothes

H&M devotees will be rewarded for handing back old clothes rather than chucking them away as the Swedish clothes retailer gets set to roll out a recycling initiative worldwide.

Football team sacked after homophobic threats

Football team sacked after homophobic threats

A Swedish football club has fired all the players on its top team following complaints that players hurled homophobic remarks at members of an opposing team.

Delays persist as snow-bound Swedes dig out

Delays persist as snow-bound Swedes dig out

Lingering snow continued to cause problems across Sweden on Thursday, the day after a fierce winter storm brought the capital and other parts of the country to a virtual standstill.

Sweden nabs fourth in global corruption ranking

Sweden nabs fourth in global corruption ranking

Sweden ranks fourth in a global corruption index released on Wednesday, matching its 2011 placement as one of the world's least corrupt countries, despite lingering concerns about political party financing.