‘Bad apples soured Instagram sex protest’

‘Bad apples soured Instagram sex protest’

A small number of teenagers caused most of the damage as hundreds of girls and boys assembled in a Gothenburg protest after an Instagram user set a "slut shaming" operation in motion on the image site.

Swedes and donkeys: a language peculiarity 

Swedes and donkeys: a language peculiarity 

Northern Swedes have an unusual habit of saying the word "yes" with just a single gasp of air, a speech trait that experts compare to the language of donkeys and cheetahs. The Local finds out more about this regional peculiarity.

‘Noble’ Swede: Hobbit dwarf stole my name

‘Noble’ Swede: Hobbit dwarf stole my name

A woman in eastern Sweden wants to take legal action after film officials translated the name of a dwarf in The Hobbit into her own “noble” Swedish name.

Swedish teens riot over Instagram sex rumours

Swedish teens riot over Instagram sex rumours

Swedish high school students outraged over sexual rumours circulating on Instagram about girls and boys in the Gothenburg area barricaded a school in protest and turned violent when police intervened.

Swedish video app could help regime critics

Swedish video app could help regime critics

Sweden-based researchers have helped develop a peer-to-peer video transfer app, which can help regime critics when governments switch off the internet to quell dissent.

Swedes set for slew of new laws in 2013

Swedes set for slew of new laws in 2013

Free vaccines, higher parental leave benefits, and more job security for temporary workers, are among the many changes set to take effect in Sweden after the New Year as part of a potpourri of new laws, also covering a few controversial topics.

Riksbank lowers interest rate to 1 percent

Riksbank lowers interest rate to 1 percent

Citing a euro crisis-tainted economy and domestic thriftiness, Sweden's central bank on Tuesday cut the repo rate by 0.25 percentage points, lowering the country's benchmark interest rate to 1.0 percent in order to stimulate inflation.

Reinfeldt talks schools in annual Christmas speech

Reinfeldt talks schools in annual Christmas speech

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt announced on Monday that his party was ready to put more money into schools next year, adding that he was open to the idea of giving written grades to younger students.

Family fights to keep aging mum in Sweden

Family fights to keep aging mum in Sweden

A Colombian-Swedish family about to celebrate Christmas with their 78-year-old grandmother fear the senile woman will be deported before the New Year despite appeals on health grounds against the Migration Board (Migrationsverket) decision.

Teacher held for attack at Stockholm school

Teacher held for attack at Stockholm school

A substitute teacher at an exclusive Stockholm school was arrested on Monday night on suspicion he assaulted a colleague as well as a female student.

Swedish banks reported for WikiLeaks blockade

Swedish banks reported for WikiLeaks blockade

Sweden's Pirate Party has filed a complaint with the country's financial system watchdog alleging Swedish banks have been complicit in a long-running blockade of donations to WikiLeaks.