Queen Silvia gives ‘final word’ on dad’s Nazi past

Queen Silvia gives ‘final word’ on dad’s Nazi past

Sweden’s Queen Silvia appeared in a new video released on Thursday in which she offers her final comments on the investigation into her father’s alleged Nazi connections.

Swedes unfazed by looming ‘apocalypse’

Swedes unfazed by looming ‘apocalypse’

The Local's Eric Johansson spent what may be his last day on earth looking into why so few Swedes see any reason to worry about Friday, December 21st, which according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar will be the end of the world.

Nude demo in Stockholm against Egyptian leader

Nude demo in Stockholm against Egyptian leader

Egyptian activist Aliaa al-Mahdy chose Sweden for her latest feminist protest as she bared all outside her country's embassy in Stockholm despite sub-zero temperatures.

Swede reports elk to police after attack

Swede reports elk to police after attack

A man in southern Sweden has reported a rampaging elk to the police after it charged and then chased him and his two dogs during a forest walk on the weekend.

The man with the best memory in Sweden

The man with the best memory in Sweden

In The Local's series spotlighting Swedes who have made headlines during the week, we talk to Jonas von Essen, the memory whizz who raked in three awards in London for his total recall.

Government set to ban ‘secret photography’

Government set to ban ‘secret photography’

The government has finished its second revision of a much-scrutinized law that will ban taking "violating" photographs and video, after critics said the first draft could accidentally violate press freedom.

Ericsson faces massive hit over joint venture

Ericsson faces massive hit over joint venture

Swedish telecom group Ericsson said on Thursday it would book a charge of eight billion kronor ($1.22 billion) in the fourth quarter over its misfiring mobile chip venture ST-Ericsson.

Avalanche kills Swedish skier in Switzerland

Avalanche kills Swedish skier in Switzerland

A Swedish woman skiing out of bounds near Nandaz in the Swiss canton of Valais was killed by an avalanche on Wednesday.

Mother tongue tutoring ‘insufficient’: teachers

Mother tongue tutoring ‘insufficient’: teachers

Children who have a first language other than Swedish don't get enough support in Swedish schools, according to a survey of teachers, many of whom are concerned that children of immigrants will fall behind in school.

Christmas buffet gives 75 Swedes food poisoning

Christmas buffet gives 75 Swedes food poisoning

Christmas dinner was spoiled at a restaurant in Sweden's far north after suspected food poisoning left over 70 diners doubled over with illness.

Sweden’s EQT buys ailing German waste firm

Sweden’s EQT buys ailing German waste firm

Swedish private equity firm EQT has agreed to purchase a majority stake in a troubled waste incineration business owned by E.ON, Germany's biggest power supplier.

‘Instagram slut shaming riot was healthy’

‘Instagram slut shaming riot was healthy’

Swedish journalist and lecturer Sofia Mirjamsdotter thinks the Instagram riot says little about the modern age, and everything about ancient structures of bullying and sexual hypocrisy. But it could also herald change.

Swedish village of four set to get megamall

Swedish village of four set to get megamall

The four residents of Långflon near Sweden's border to Norway are about to see a 6,500-square metre mall built in their tiny village.

Sweden Democrat lived off benefits

Sweden Democrat lived off benefits

Sweden Democrat MP Johnny Skalin, whose party describes unemployed immigrants as being "a burden on society", has lived on state benefits most of his adult life.