Party leaders jostle over job loss threat

Party leaders jostle over job loss threat

The opposition Social Democrats have accused the government of being ill-prepared to deal with unemployment in the new year's first party leader debate in the Riksdag.

Fatal pile-up blamed on lax new winter-tyre law

Fatal pile-up blamed on lax new winter-tyre law

Swedish traffic officials have slammed a new law allowing trucks to drive without winter tyres, and speculated that it could have caused Tuesday’s chaotic 100-car pile-up that killed one and injured 46.

Train ‘thief’ not well enough for questions

Train ‘thief’ not well enough for questions

Swedish police have not been able to question the cleaning lady suspected of stealing a train and ramming it into an apartment block on Tuesday, as she is still being treated for her injuries.

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Swede in court for violating Iran sanctions

A man from southern Sweden appeared in court on Wednesday to face charges for trying to smuggle dual-use equipment to Iran that could be used to enrich uranium in violation of international sanctions.

Lazy guys and hairy girls spur Swedish love-rats

Lazy guys and hairy girls spur Swedish love-rats

Swedish men thinking about having an affair say they hate ill-tempered women, while women detest their partners being lazy, according to a dating site's review of what Swedes hate the most in their romantic relationships.

Do Sweden’s free schools make the grade?

Do Sweden’s free schools make the grade?

The UK has taken a page out of Sweden's textbook and is surging ahead with the free school movement. The Local’s Christine Demsteader looks at the lessons that can be learned from Sweden's system of publicly-financed, privately-managed schools.

Swedish football ladies beaten by teen boys

Swedish football ladies beaten by teen boys

Sweden's women's national football team suffered a crushing defeat during a friendly in Stockholm on Tuesday, with the country's top female players finding themselves shutout by an undermanned local boys team.

Sweden rules out taking Syria’s Assad to the ICC

Sweden rules out taking Syria’s Assad to the ICC

Sweden was the lone EU member state to opt out of a petition the UN Security Council to take Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the International Criminal Court (ICC), disappointing human rights observers who claim the move is "un-Swedish".

Swedish home prices rise despite slow growth

Swedish home prices rise despite slow growth

Home prices in Sweden continued to rise in 2012, despite concerns about growing unemployment and sluggish economic growth.

Sweden launches new trade promotion agency

Sweden launches new trade promotion agency

Sweden has launched a new investment and trade promotion agency, Business Sweden, to replace two previous organizations that helped Swedish companies expand abroad and attract foreign investment to Sweden.

Warning for ‘black ice’ on Swedish roads

Warning for ‘black ice’ on Swedish roads

While the snowfall that blanketed much of Sweden on Tuesday has dissipated, road conditions remain treacherous across much of the country as crews work to reopen motorways closed by a slew of accidents.