Lööf has ‘lost credibility’ over polygamy claims

Lööf has ‘lost credibility’ over polygamy claims

Experts say that Centre Party leader Annie Lööf, who on Thursday attempted to quell internal party dissent about a number of controversial new proposals, had "lost credibility" over statements regarding her stance on polygamy.

Ex-CEO slams Volvo Cars over sacking

Ex-CEO slams Volvo Cars over sacking

Stefan Jacoby, the ex-CEO of Volvo Cars, has admitted to feeling cheated by his old company after they fired him last year halfway through his recovery from a stroke.

Swedish documentary snags Oscar nomination

Swedish documentary snags Oscar nomination

Swedish documentary Searching For Sugar Man was nominated for an Academy Award on Thursday, making it the only film from Sweden to be recognized by the academy this year.

Forty years in comics for ‘leftie bear’ Bamse

Forty years in comics for ‘leftie bear’ Bamse

A brown bear in blue dungarees dubbed "the world's strongest bear" celebrated 40 years of leading the battle for a kinder world this week, despite charges of being a communist and a turn-coat capitalist. Ursus comicus Bamse is The Local’s Swede of the Week.

Swede jailed for ‘long-distance’ child rape

Swede jailed for ‘long-distance’ child rape

A 52-year-old Swedish man was convicted on Thursday for ordering the rape of 18 Filipino minors via webcam, with a court sentencing him to eight years in prison.

Criminals more prone to crash their motorcycles

Criminals more prone to crash their motorcycles

Motorcycle drivers who have a criminal record are twice as likely to get into accidents on the road than their law-abiding peers, a new Swedish study has found.

Two arrested after bank robbery shoot-out

Two arrested after bank robbery shoot-out

Two men have been arrested after opening fire on police with automatic weapons in a north Stockholm bank robbery on Wednesday, while police in southern Stockholm were kept busy with another raid on an armoured car.

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More Swedish men report being raped

Reports of male rape are on the rise in Sweden, new figures show, yet sexual violence experts believe the figures represent only the tip of the iceberg as many men are too ashamed to report the assaults.

Fire guts conference centre near Stockholm

Fire guts conference centre near Stockholm

Police have launched an arson investigation following a violent Wednesday night fire that left a popular hotel and conference centre in Sigtuna, north of Stockholm, in ruins.

Increase in Swedish girls taking ADHD drugs

Increase in Swedish girls taking ADHD drugs

The number of Swedish girls given medicine to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has increased much more rapidly compared to their male peers.

Swedes leave porn and passports on old phones

Swedes leave porn and passports on old phones

Swedes leave a trail of sensitive information behind them as they ditch their old mobile phones, potentially making themselves vulnerable to fraud.