Swedish wrath over ‘naked shocker’ advert

Swedish wrath over ‘naked shocker’ advert

A Christmas advert in which naked staff members proclaim “I only need my mobile!” has set off an avalanche of sexism complaints against a Swedish mobile payments company.

Uppsala: ‘It will make you fall in love with Sweden’

Uppsala: ‘It will make you fall in love with Sweden’

In the The Local’s new series My Sweden, where we profile readers' favourite hangouts, sights, and eateries in their own corners of Sweden, we talk to Harold Martinez, a Venezuelan master’s student in Uppsala, eastern Sweden.

Five Swedish bands to look out for in 2013

Five Swedish bands to look out for in 2013

With 2012 soon a distant memory, ex-Londoner Paul Connolly puts the spotlight on some acts to look out for on the Swedish music scene in 2013.

Brooklyn to run new Swedish ‘Beer El Dorado’

Brooklyn to run new Swedish ‘Beer El Dorado’

US-based Brooklyn Brewery will help set up a microbrewery in an upscale Stockholm neighbourhood, in a business drive with Swedish brewers Carlsberg and Carnegie.

Swedish police shoot jewel thief in the head

Swedish police shoot jewel thief in the head

A robber was shot in the head by police on Friday after he and three others exchanged fire with officers in Södertälje, one hour south of Stockholm, after trying to rob a jewellery store in a shopping mall.

Swedes to get Raoul Wallenberg memorial day

Swedes to get Raoul Wallenberg memorial day

Top Swedish politicians and Raoul Wallenberg's own sister on Thursday introduced an official memorial day for the "great Swede", who saved 100,000 people from the Holocaust in Budapest during World War 2, citing the need to fight today's anti-Semitism and its modern "anti-Islam kin".

First Swede set to receive ‘technology Nobel’

First Swede set to receive ‘technology Nobel’

A Swedish engineer credited with developing modern mobile telephony standards is among the recipients of the prestigious Draper Prize, awarded annually for engineering achievements that have had a positive impact on society.

Police on new trail in Instagram riot case

Police on new trail in Instagram riot case

Police in Gothenburg have shifted their investigation from the 17-year-old girl who was believed to be behind December’s Instagram riot after linking an IP address to a new suspect.

24-hour polar nights recede in Sweden’s north

24-hour polar nights recede in Sweden’s north

Kiruna saw its first rays of sunshine in three weeks on New Year's Day and soon the sun will be returning to reclaim the rest of Norrland County from the winter's 24-hour polar nights.

Swedish climber killed by avalanche in Norway

Swedish climber killed by avalanche in Norway

A 32-year-old Swedish climber died of his injuries on Thursday evening after being carried off by an avalanche in Norway earlier in the day.

Stockholm cop run down by car thief

Stockholm cop run down by car thief

A car thief ran into three police cars in central Stockholm late Thursday, injuring one officer stuck between two vehicles during the get-away.