‘Job centre wastes time policing the unemployed’

‘Job centre wastes time policing the unemployed’

The opposition Social Democrats have set their sights on revamping the Public Employment Service, lambasting the national job centre for wasting time on policing job seekers.

Out-of-hours police turn away murder suspect

Out-of-hours police turn away murder suspect

A 45-year-old man wanted in connection with the 2011 killing of a gang leader in Malmö tried to turn himself in on Monday, only to be told that the local police station was closed.

Swedish crowdfunders turn ‘likes’ into equity

Swedish crowdfunders turn ‘likes’ into equity

A Swedish website is helping start-ups tap their social media networks to find man-on-the-street equity investors, and in some cases dispel the skepticism of traditional bankrollers, The Local's Ann Törnkvist discovers.

Zlatan opens door for Bayern Munich move

Zlatan opens door for Bayern Munich move

Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he can imagine moving to Germany's Bundesliga, and Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, in an interview with a German football magazine.

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Swedish court upholds tabloid gun crime verdict

Swedish court upholds tabloid gun crime verdict

The editor of Swedish tabloid Expressen and two journalists are guilty of gun crimes, a Swedish court ruled on Tuesday, upholding a lower court ruling that their investigative sting into buying black-market weapons in Malmö was illegal.

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Gothenburg teen behind ‘homeless beggar’ hoax

A 13-year-old boy has revealed that a mock-up of a homeless man that caused a stir in Gothenburg this week was actually part of a school art project.

‘Cool’ Swedish artists descend on US capital

‘Cool’ Swedish artists descend on US capital

An opera singer diva, a celebrity florist, and a "folklore" crime novelist from Sweden are set to swarm Washington, DC starting Tuesday as part of 2013 Nordic Cool, a festival highlighting artistic accomplishments from Sweden and its regional neighbours.

Plagiarism probe into Euphoria ‘copy’

Plagiarism probe into Euphoria ‘copy’

Germany's entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest is being investigated after allegations that it copied elements of last year's winner, a German television station reported Monday.

Swedes’ high debts spark housing bubble fears

Swedes’ high debts spark housing bubble fears

Swedes should brace for a downturn in housing prices in the face of overvalued homes and ballooning household debt, the head of Sweden's financial regulator has warned.

Belarus jails guard over Swedes’ teddy bear drop

Belarus jails guard over Swedes’ teddy bear drop

A border guard on duty when a Swedish plane flew over Belarus last summer to drop hundreds of pro-democracy teddy bears has been jailed for failing to stop the stuffed-animal assault.

Volvo offers sneak peek of new car models

Volvo offers sneak peek of new car models

Volvo Cars unveiled updated versions of several of its larger vehicle models on Monday with modifications designed to make them feel more luxurious and boost fuel efficiency.