Ugandan couple’s family suffers over gay wedding

Ugandan couple’s family suffers over gay wedding

The ailing mother of Jimmy Sserwadda, who married his childhood sweetheart in a groundbreaking wedding in Sweden last week, was verbally attacked after news of her son's gay marriage reached Uganda.

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Sweden looks to toughen laws against spying

Counter-espionage laws in Sweden need to be strengthened, with a particular focus on refugees reporting back to their home countries, government investigators stated on Wednesday.

‘EU shouldn’t define who’s a journalist’: union

‘EU shouldn’t define who’s a journalist’: union

Swedish journalists have joined European colleagues in criticizing an EU report urging that bureaucrats be able to dismiss reporters, and noted that its authors did not consult the European Federation of Journalists.

‘A friend from Umeå is a friend for life’

‘A friend from Umeå is a friend for life’

In The Local's My Sweden series, where we profile readers' favourite hangouts, sights, and eateries in their own corners of the country, we talk to Jeanette Renman, a communicator who calls Umeå home, in the far north of Sweden.

Swede convicted of dual-use nuke exports to Iran

Swede convicted of dual-use nuke exports to Iran

A Swedish man has been convicted of knowingly trying to export dual-use technology to Iran, where it could be used as part of nuclear arms production.

Indians help Sweden beat tourism slump

Indians help Sweden beat tourism slump

Tourists from the US, China and India helped Swedish tourism grow incrementally despite a slump in visits from crisis-tainted European countries.

‘High tolerance’ cited in man’s drunk driving win

‘High tolerance’ cited in man’s drunk driving win

A 61-year-old caught driving with a blood-alcohol level five times over Sweden's legal limit walked free after a court in southern Sweden cited his high tolerance for alcohol.

Profits plummet for Sweden’s Volvo Group

Profits plummet for Sweden’s Volvo Group

Swedish truck and heavy vehicles maker Volvo AB saw fourth quarter profits plunge, landing well below expectations, with year-end results also down compared to 2011.

Hospital cancels ops due to flu patient spike

Hospital cancels ops due to flu patient spike

A surge of patients suffering from infectious diseases has forced Karolinska University Hospital near Stockholm to postpone planned operations due to a lack of available nurses and beds.

‘No plans’ to tighten Sweden’s asylum policy

‘No plans’ to tighten Sweden’s asylum policy

The Swedish government has no plans to tighten asylum policy, Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag said on Tuesday in the wake of comments by Migration Minister Tobias Billström that current immigration levels are "unsustainable".