‘Exorcism punishes kids for family’s woes’

‘Exorcism punishes kids for family’s woes’

With several recent cases of parents attempting to exorcise their "witch" children in Sweden, Congolese-Swedish pastor Josef Nsumbu explains the kindoki belief at the heart of the abuse.

Ambulance staff fired after refugee scandal

Ambulance staff fired after refugee scandal

Two ambulance personnel in Gävle were fired on Tuesday for unprofessional behaviour after they refused to take a young asylum seeker to hospital when he jumped from a window.

‘Not all discrimination in Sweden is racism’

‘Not all discrimination in Sweden is racism’

Media and politicians in Sweden need to do a better job explaining that not all discrimination is based on racism. There are ways people can overcome it to climb the social ladder, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji.

In the spotlight: Ireland’s hidden Eurovision hero

In the spotlight: Ireland’s hidden Eurovision hero

With Ireland's Eurovision entry something of a dark horse for pop glory, The Local's Patrick Reilly talks to the one Irishman in town who is guaranteed to light up the stage in Malmö Arena.

Sweden is important to Afghanistan: Kerry

Sweden is important to Afghanistan: Kerry

The visiting US foreign minister, John Kerry, told Swedish press on Tuesday that his government valued Sweden's participation in the US-led Nato mission in Afghanistan.

Swedish man mauled in brutal bear attack

Swedish man mauled in brutal bear attack

A man was airlifted to hospital after he was attacked by a bear in a remote part of the woods of northern Sweden on Tuesday.

Swedish court jails exorcist parents

Swedish court jails exorcist parents

Two parents in Borås, southern Sweden, who tried to exorcise demons from their young daughter by beating her and making her drink urine, have been found guilty and jailed for aggravated assault by a Swedish court.

Sex in Sweden: condoms optional – study

Sex in Sweden: condoms optional – study

Half of young Swedes don't use condoms when having sex with a new partner, according to a new study, which also found that 30 percent of Swedes use no contraceptive measures at all.

Converse in bid to ban ‘fake’ shoes in Sweden

Converse in bid to ban ‘fake’ shoes in Sweden

Legendary US sneaker brand Converse has asked a Swedish court for permission to search outlets of Swedish retail chain Coop in a bid to clear near-perfect pirated copies of the iconic shoes off the shelves.

Swedish friction experts unravel curling mystery

Swedish friction experts unravel curling mystery

Researchers in Sweden have revealed the mysterious mechanism responsible for the curved trajectory of curling stones as they slide down the ice in one of the country's more popular winter sports.

Russia ‘lacks capacity’ to attack Sweden: Reinfeldt

Russia ‘lacks capacity’ to attack Sweden: Reinfeldt

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Monday downplayed concerns of a growing Russian military threat against Sweden, claiming Russia had neither the "will nor the capacity" to attack Swedish territory.

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Stockholm man shot dead by police

Police fatally shot a 69-year-old man in an apartment in north Stockholm on Monday evening after responding to calls that a man armed with a machete was menacing the neighbourhood.