Sweden ramps up industrial espionage fight

Sweden ramps up industrial espionage fight

Industrial espionage directed against Swedish companies and research institutions is on the rise, according to intelligence officials, prompting new inter-agency intelligence coordination to protect national security.

‘Sweden can’t count on help from Nato’

‘Sweden can’t count on help from Nato’

Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited the annual defence conference in the Swedish mountains on Monday, telling the press "you cannot stand outside Nato but still want everything it offers".

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Police suspect murder after man shot in head

A man is dead after he was shot in the head on Monday afternoon in eastern Sweden, with police launching a murder investigation.

Östermalm – ‘It invites you to go for a walk’

Östermalm – ‘It invites you to go for a walk’

In 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 Lorelee Arias, a Mexican who has spent the past four months in Östermalm, Stockholm.

‘Criminalize offensive online comments’

‘Criminalize offensive online comments’

Sweden needs stronger legislation to deter internet bullying, the country's data privacy agency has argued, calling for tougher penalties for offensive comments posted online.

‘The Centre Party is a confused party’: expert

‘The Centre Party is a confused party’: expert

The Local speaks with Lund University political scientist Mikael Sundström to find out what's behind the Centre Party's current struggles and what they mean for Swedish politics.

Third body found after Örebro shooting

Third body found after Örebro shooting

A shooting on Sunday night has Örebro police investigating the deaths of three people, including one suspected gunman, while a 19-year-old woman has been seriously injured.

Swedish ball-bearing giant slashes 2,500 jobs

Swedish ball-bearing giant slashes 2,500 jobs

Sweden's SKF, the world's biggest maker of industrial bearings, announced on Monday it was cutting 2,500 jobs, a move widely regarded as a tell-tale sign of tougher times ahead for the manufacturing industry.

Swedes brace the chill in ‘no pants’ subway ride

Swedes brace the chill in ‘no pants’ subway ride

Over 100 Stockholmers ignored below-freezing temperatures on Sunday and bared their legs for an afternoon on the city's subway system - all in the name of a bit of cheeky fun.

Eight-year wait for a home in Stockholm

Eight-year wait for a home in Stockholm

Would-be Stockholm residents now have longer to wait for an available apartment than ever before, with new statistics showing an average waiting time on the region's housing queue of eight years.

Four remanded after Stockholm bank raid

Four remanded after Stockholm bank raid

Four men were ordered held on remand on Sunday, on the suspicion of their involvement in Thursday's armed bank robbery in northern Stockholm.