Educators working on the side for Apple: report

Educators working on the side for Apple: report

Local education officials in Sweden are moonlighting for an Apple-supported project which promotes the company's products in Swedish schools, leading to concerns the extra gig presents a conflict of interests.

Swedish mob gets ‘savvy’ as pressure mounts

Swedish mob gets ‘savvy’ as pressure mounts

Criminal networks are increasingly savvy when hiding their money trail, according to Swedish tax authorities, who have employed the Al Capone model to go after gangsters' assets.

Malmö hate crimes go unpunished: report

Malmö hate crimes go unpunished: report

Hate crimes are so difficult to prove that Sweden sees few convictions, illustrated by the southern city of Malmö not issuing a single guilty sentence despite a "record number" of complaints in the last two years.

The Local’s most popular stories of 2012

The Local’s most popular stories of 2012

It took some time, but the figures are finally in, with rabbits, reindeer, and remarkable words all figuring prominently among The Local's ten most popular stories of 2012.

Porn mars Swedish news show’s live broadcast

Porn mars Swedish news show’s live broadcast

A pornographic film was shown live during a Swedish television news broadcast on Monday adding an unexpected erotic twist to an otherwise sober report about embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

SAS accuses Ryanair of airport fee fraud

SAS accuses Ryanair of airport fee fraud

Scandinavian airline SAS says Ryanair lies about the weight of its aircraft to reduce fees, giving the low-cost Irish carrier an unfair advantage over many of its increasingly irritated European colleagues.

‘Offer preschools a bonus for hiring men’

‘Offer preschools a bonus for hiring men’

Sweden could entice preschools to employ more men with a one-off bonus, similar to a system in neighbouring Norway that aimed to bump up men’s representation in the profession to 20 percent.

‘My dad is in famous NY skyscraper pic’: Swede

‘My dad is in famous NY skyscraper pic’: Swede

Members of a family in western Sweden have claimed their migrant worker father is one of the men seated on a steel beam and having lunch high above the skyscrapers in the iconic picture from 1930s New York City.

Police ‘too slow’ to investigate child abuse

Police ‘too slow’ to investigate child abuse

Police break the rules in taking too long to investigate sexual and violent abuse against children in Sweden, a review by the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper shows.

‘No hope’ for suspect shot by police: doctor

‘No hope’ for suspect shot by police: doctor

Doctors have said there is "no hope" for the suspected jewel thief who was shot in the head during a robbery in Södertälje on Friday, according to relatives, as investigators continue to probe the dramatic heist.

Turkey joining EU ‘not a given’: Bildt

Turkey joining EU ‘not a given’: Bildt

Turkey's prospect of joining the European Union at the end of a lengthy process is not a certainty, Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt told AFP Sunday, saying efforts would have to be made by both Ankara and Brussels.