Minister: Stockholm riots ‘not youth versus society’

Minister: Stockholm riots ‘not youth versus society’

With one 18-year-old remanded in custody after four nights of rioting in Stockholm, Sweden's Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag said the rioters are a small minority, and did not represent a clash between young people in the suburbs and society.

Firefighter to Stockholm rioters: I’ll still help you

Firefighter to Stockholm rioters: I’ll still help you

A viral Facebook post about the terror of being targeted by stone-throwing youths during to the ongoing Stockholm riots has made firefighter Mattias Lassén into something of a Swedish folk hero, and The Local's pick for Swede of the Week.

Driving in Sweden: Elk, reindeer, and road rage

Driving in Sweden: Elk, reindeer, and road rage

Fresh from another near miss with a hulking behemoth of an elk, ex-Londoner Paul Connolly offers up a theory on how the prospect of imminent collisions with wayward wildlife affects the driving habits of Swedes up north.

Swedish parties agree to major free school reform

Swedish parties agree to major free school reform

The government and its main opposition have agreed to new rules governing performance requirements and profits at publicly funded, privately managed free schools.

Swedish scientists chart entire fir tree genome

Swedish scientists chart entire fir tree genome

Scientists at three Swedish universities have managed to muddle through the genetic code for fir trees, seven times larger than the human genome, with potential benefits for the Swedish forestry industry.

Swedish zoo celebrates rare elephant birth

Swedish zoo celebrates rare elephant birth

The Borås Zoo in western Sweden has welcomed a rare new elephant calf as African elephant Dudu gave birth after two years of pregnancy.

Sweden ‘fails to help well-educated foreigners’

Sweden ‘fails to help well-educated foreigners’

The white-collar union Saco has lambasted Sweden's Employment Agency for its failure to help well-educated, foreign-born job seekers, whose unemployment rate is more than three times the average for people born in Sweden.

Stockholm riots spread south on fourth night

Stockholm riots spread south on fourth night

Wednesday night saw more burning cars, smashed windows, and stone throwing at police in at least 15 suburbs around Stockholm, as the fourth night of riots swept the Swedish capital.

Karolinska joins free online-course community

Karolinska joins free online-course community

Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet has signed up to offer free online courses, joining a network of 27 universities worldwide that reach nearly a million students.

Mixed results for Sweden refugee job push

Mixed results for Sweden refugee job push

Fifteen percent of refugees in Sweden who enrolled in the new establishment system the past two years have gone on to find job, new figures show, leading some observers to worry that the low success rate will place a burden on the benefits system.

Swedish pressure needed on Assange: accuser

Swedish pressure needed on Assange: accuser

One of the two Swedish women who have accused WikiLeaks-founder Julian Assange of sex crimes urged Sweden's government on Wednesday to put pressure on Ecuador to hand him over to the Swedish justice system.