School knew of girl’s cyberbullying struggles

School knew of girl’s cyberbullying struggles

Teachers of the 13-year-old girl who is believed to have killed herself in central Sweden last week knew she was being bullied, according to her friends and family.

‘No Elsa, there is no arms plant in Saudi Arabia’

‘No Elsa, there is no arms plant in Saudi Arabia’

An 8-year-old Swedish school girl who penned a letter to the prime minister seeking answers about why Sweden was building a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia has finally received an answer.

Church gave Swedish teens ‘sex diplomas’

Church gave Swedish teens ‘sex diplomas’

A "shagging diploma" given to youths at a Church of Sweden confirmation camp proved too much for parents who complained Wednesday that their 14-year-olds were too young for sex.

The ten oddest names in Sweden revealed

The ten oddest names in Sweden revealed

Exactly 1,288 men in Sweden are Odd by name, and that's just the beginning. The Local has collected ten of the strangest names from across the country.

Sweden’s tax hunt abroad yields ‘record haul’

Sweden’s tax hunt abroad yields ‘record haul’

Swedish tax authorities recovered a record high 800 million kronor ($125 million) owned on money moved abroad to avoid paying tax in Sweden, with funds sheltered in the UK yielding the biggest chunk of cash.

‘Total smoking ban in Sweden by 2025’

‘Total smoking ban in Sweden by 2025’

Sweden should follow New Zealand's example and phase out smoking completely by 2025, representatives from several lung cancer groups in Sweden have argued.

Homelessness in Malmö: ‘A vicious circle’

Homelessness in Malmö: ‘A vicious circle’

As homelessness figures increase across Sweden, contributor Patrick Reilly heads to a soup kitchen in Malmö to find out more about the city's estimated 1,000 homeless people and what's being done to help them.

‘Those who don’t have a right to stay must leave’

‘Those who don’t have a right to stay must leave’

While admitting there were questions about methods used by police in Stockholm that some labelled as "racial profiling", Justice Minister Beatrice Ask nevertheless defended the need to carry out deportations.

Riksdag ‘misled’ about Afghanistan mission

Riksdag ‘misled’ about Afghanistan mission

The government never explained that Swedish troops in Afghanistan had shifted to counter-insurgency warfare in 2010, a Swedish intelligence expert has claimed, arguing the Riksdag was misled when voting to extend the mission.

Police probed over high-speed chase drownings

Police probed over high-speed chase drownings

Prosecutors have launched a preliminary criminal investigation into the actions of police during a high-speed chase that resulted in the drowning of two suspected petrol thieves after they drove off a bridge.