In The Local's ongoing series profiling Swedish newsmakers, we turn this week's spotlight on filmmaker Mikael Marcimain, director of Call Girl, a controversial film which earned 11 Swedish film award nominations, including best picture and best director.
Sweden issued a record number of residence permits in 2012, with the total tally ending up at 110,000, a 19-percent hike from 2011 with refugees accounting for the bulk of the increase, statistics from the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) show.
The attempted robbery of a cash transit vehicle prompted Stockholm police to disrupt traffic at three central metro stations on Thursday as they attempted to chase down the perpetrators who reportedly used smoke bombs to aid their getaway.
Restaurant reviewers Zagat included two Swedish eateries in its top-ten list of the world's best eateries.
After six months in Sweden, US native Joe Beaumier reflects on the difficulties foreigners who speak English face landing a job in Sweden when they're unable to speak advanced Swedish.
An outspoken local Sweden Democrat politician who previously argued “negro” is not a racist term, has generated headlines again by calling for a law to cap the fertility rate of Muslims around the world.
The nominations for Sweden's 2012 national film awards were announced on Thursday, with Call Girl a strong favourite to bring home the accolades with 11 nominations.
More than 120 children in Sweden have had their mothers killed by their fathers in the last decade, with the dads nevertheless retaining custody of their children in four out of ten cases, according to a new review.
A store manager with Swedish supermarket chain Ica has been convicted of assault after pouring urine over a woman he had caught shoplifting in his Stockholm shop.
Career criminals cost Swedish society so much that the government needs to take youth criminality more seriously, not only for the individual's sake, but also to keep costs in check, two economists have claimed
With her big sister so popular that many Swedes want her to take over the throne as soon as possible, Princess Madeleine instead has to deal with being the least favourite royal in the Swedish monarchy.
Convicted killer and serial sniper John Ausonius, who terrorized Stockholm in the early 1990s by attacking foreigners and immigrants, has started a blog about life on the inside, his fiancée, and starring in a Waiting for Godot-inspired prison play.