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Stockholm police end ‘racial profiling’ push

Swedish police announced on Friday that officers would no longer be asking public transport users for identification, after their past efforts to deport undocumented migrants were branded as racial profiling.

Muslim discrimination ‘too common’ in Sweden

Muslim discrimination ‘too common’ in Sweden

Swedish Muslims have slammed the government for failing to combat discrimination, submitting a report to the UN with a list of proposed measures, such as setting up an inquiry into the abuse of Somali migrants in the tiny town of Forserum.

87-year-old’s grenades prompt police panic

87-year-old’s grenades prompt police panic

A police station in western Stockholm was evacuated in panic on Thursday after an elderly man turned in two grenades for confiscation.

Swedish ‘cocaine king’ jailed for 18 years

Swedish ‘cocaine king’ jailed for 18 years

A 40-year-old man was sentenced on Friday to 18 years in prison after he was caught smuggling 1.4 tonnes of cocaine into Sweden as part of what has been labelled Sweden's "biggest ever" cocaine ring.

Sweden braces for Melodifestivalen final

Sweden braces for Melodifestivalen final

Swedes around the country are readying for Saturday night's Melodifestivalen finale in Stockholm, where the nation will decide which act will represent Sweden at the Eurovision finals in Malmö in May.

‘Why haven’t we had a woman prime minister?’

‘Why haven’t we had a woman prime minister?’

Birgitta Ohlsson made waves when she was appointed European Affairs Minister while pregnant, but she still wonders why Sweden lags behind its neighbours in having a woman head the government, the AFP's Camille Bas-Wohlert discovers.

Sweden on top in gay friendly travel rating

Sweden on top in gay friendly travel rating

Sweden came first in a rating of the gay-friendliest countries in the world, published on Thursday by the Spartacus International Gay Guide.

‘The northern lights are simply spectacular’

‘The northern lights are simply spectacular’

In our weekly profile of people's lives in different parts of Sweden, The Local catches up with a Spanish couple who traded the sunny climes of Galicia for the snow, reindeer, and northern lights of Skellefteå.

Alliance support sinks to five-year low

Alliance support sinks to five-year low

Grilling hot dogs in a photo op show of unity appears not to have whetted Swedish voters' appetite for the government coalition, as support for the centere-right Alliance hits a five-year low.

Swedish men trail women in care league

Swedish men trail women in care league

The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) says women are still taking out more than their share of leave days and benefits to care for children or other relatives, according to statistics compiled for International Women's Day.

New witness in ‘Malmö sniper’ trial to testify

New witness in ‘Malmö sniper’ trial to testify

Prosecutors are set to introduce a new witness to a Malmö shooting in the retrial of Peter Mangs, hoping to secure an additional attempted murder conviction in the high-profile case.