Riot police ‘resorted to racial slurs’ in Husby

Riot police ‘resorted to racial slurs’ in Husby

Police officers on hand during the Husby riot in northern Stockholm stand accused of using racist language towards people on the ground, with one youth worker in the area claiming it is "not the last time" such scenes will occur.

‘Lean hospital a sign of Swedish welfare reform’

‘Lean hospital a sign of Swedish welfare reform’

A Stockholm hospital saved from closure by private health care providers has been hailed by the Economist as one of modern's Sweden public-private success stories.

Man gets payout for not shaking woman’s hand

Man gets payout for not shaking woman’s hand

A town in western Sweden has agreed to pay damages to a man who was told he wouldn't be hired if he refused to shake a woman's hand for religious reasons.

Swedes sweep top French football awards

Swedes sweep top French football awards

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scooped up France's Ligue 1 player of the year award on Monday, with Sweden's Lotta Schelin taking home the same honour for the top French women's league.

‘Husby is usually a very peaceful place’

‘Husby is usually a very peaceful place’

In the wake of Sunday's night's unrest in the north Stockholm district of Husby, The Local catches up with the editor of a local newspaper to find out more about what caused residents to take to the streets and how police responded.

H&M mulls production in South America and Africa

H&M mulls production in South America and Africa

Swedish fashion giant H&M is considering starting production in South America and Africa, chief executive Karl-Johan Persson told the Financial Times in an interview published on Monday.

Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage

Topless Swedish beach bunny sparks outrage

A caricature of an amply endowed topless woman, which marks the spot on a map for a public beach in western Sweden, has caused at least one mother to see red.

Pirate Swede in ‘biggest ever’ hacking trial

Pirate Swede in ‘biggest ever’ hacking trial

Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is on trial once again in Sweden for his role in committing what prosecutors believe may have been the largest data breach in Swedish history.

Youths burn 100 cars in north Stockholm riots

Youths burn 100 cars in north Stockholm riots

Youths rioted in northern Stockholm on Sunday night, setting fire to cars and throwing rocks at police, in what is believed to be a protest against the fatal police shooting of a machete-wielding man in the suburb last week.

Eurovision: The final word from Malmö

Eurovision: The final word from Malmö

With two weeks of Euromania done and dusted and with southern Sweden nursing a Eurovision-sized hangover, The Local's Patrick Reilly takes one last look at the highlights, the lowlights, and Malmö's time in the limelight.

Sweden win ice hockey world champs at home

Sweden win ice hockey world champs at home

Sweden battled back from a goal down to grab their ninth world ice hockey title on Sunday with a 5-1 win over unfancied Switzerland.