No probe into Stockholm police’s ‘racial profiling’

No probe into Stockholm police’s ‘racial profiling’

Sweden's Justice Ombudsman (JO) announced on Monday it will not investigate the alleged racial profiling carried out by Stockholm police in the city's public transit system during a push to deport illegal immigrants.

Illegal rentals thrive in Stockholm flat crunch

Illegal rentals thrive in Stockholm flat crunch

The black market for first-hand rental contracts in Stockholm is alive and well as Swedes desperate for a place to live won't report illegal sales to the police, an investigation has revealed.

VIDEO: Mamma Mia like you’ve never seen before

VIDEO: Mamma Mia like you’ve never seen before

With the Abba Museum opening on Tuesday, The Local's Oliver Gee gets a sneak peak behind the scenes, has a quick word with Björn Ulvaeus, and tries to find out if Stockholmers are willing to sing their favourite Abba song on camera. Hint: they are.

Wanted: Men to work in Swedish preschools

Wanted: Men to work in Swedish preschools

The lack of men working in Sweden's preschools is cause for concern, according to Equality Minister Maria Arnholm, who has said she's open to altering employment rules to make it easier for men to enter the education field.

Why I can’t shake the Abba bug: a confession

Why I can’t shake the Abba bug: a confession

A Philippine doctor's tale of how watching Abba on a small black and white TV 30 years ago turned his life upside down, leaving him no choice but to cross the planet for the opening of the Abba museum in Stockholm.

Bildt disarms nuke critics in shock radio show call

Bildt disarms nuke critics in shock radio show call

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt surprised listeners on Monday by spontaneously calling into a radio talk show to answer criticism about Sweden's nuclear anti-proliferation policy.

Swedish euro scepticism hits all time high

Swedish euro scepticism hits all time high

Fewer than one in ten Swedes want to replace the krona with the euro, in an overall EU-confidence dip that political scientists tie to the financial crisis.

‘Hero’ Swede lifts car to save trapped boy

‘Hero’ Swede lifts car to save trapped boy

A mystery man came to the rescue when a 7-year-old boy was run over and wedged beneath a car in eastern Stockholm on Sunday evening, with police labelling the unknown rescuer a hero.

Government locks horns with opposition over jobs

Government locks horns with opposition over jobs

Swedish political party leaders clashed on primetime TV on Sunday night, with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and opposition leader Stefan Löfven butting heads over labour policy.

Wallenberg becomes first honorary Australian

Wallenberg becomes first honorary Australian

Australia officially made Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg its first honorary citizen on Monday in recognition of the thousands of Jews he saved from the Holocaust, many of whom came to live Down Under.

The British barber a cut above the rest

The British barber a cut above the rest

Having thrown down the towel in Swedish class, new Stockholmer Paul Davies picked up a brush and razor to build His Swedish Career on trendy Swedish men's new-found love of a full beard.