Stockholm’s not burning

Stockholm’s not burning

With international media swooping on the Stockholm riots from every angle, The Local's Oliver Gee explains why Stockholm's not burning, and how the story has been blown out of proportion.

Stockholm riots: causes and consequences

Stockholm riots: causes and consequences

After five nights of rioting throughout the outskirts of Stockholm, many in Sweden and elsewhere are trying to make sense of it all. The Local spoke to a mix of commentators and local politicians to get their views.

Sweden’s economic mood dips: survey

Sweden’s economic mood dips: survey

Swedish consumers are feeling less optimistic about the economy, with a down-turn also visible in the mood of the manufacturing industry, Sweden's National Institute for Economic Research said on Friday.

Swedish firms ‘clueless’ about foreign graduates

Swedish firms ‘clueless’ about foreign graduates

As white-collar union Saco slammed Sweden for not helping well-educated foreigners into the labour market, The Local spoke to researcher Josefin Edström about the disconnect between foreign professionals and Swedish employers.

US and UK issue travel warnings for Sweden

US and UK issue travel warnings for Sweden

The UK Foreign Office has issued a travel warning for Sweden after arsonists tore through several Stockholm suburbs, while Americans have been warned to stay out of the affected areas by their embassy.

Swedish riot police to call in reinforcements

Swedish riot police to call in reinforcements

With Swedish police set to call in reinforcements in an attempt to get the now five-day-old wave of arson and vandalism under control, Sweden's image abroad may have been tarnished.

Quiz: ‘A Swedish city with a pulse’

Quiz: ‘A Swedish city with a pulse’

For this week's secret location picture gallery quiz, we head to a city that's among the top 20 in terms of population size. Can you guess which one it is in nine clues?

Swedish fashion grads turn to melancholy

Swedish fashion grads turn to melancholy

This year's Beckmans fashion graduates unleashed a dramatic clash of collections in Stockholm this week. It may have been dazzlingly hot outside in the sunshine, but on the catwalk things got a little dark.

Princess Madeleine ‘not nervous’ about wedding

Princess Madeleine ‘not nervous’ about wedding

Sweden's Princess Madeleine is "less nervous than she thought" about her impending walk down the aisle at Stockholm's Storkyrka church to wed US financier Chris O'Neill.

‘Tired’ Swedes have less sex than ever: study

‘Tired’ Swedes have less sex than ever: study

Swedes are having 24 percent less sex than sixteen years ago, a new survey has revealed, and their libidos appear to have waned too, leaving researchers warning of "desire disorders".

Man held for murder after new body parts find

Man held for murder after new body parts find

A man has been arrested on the suspicion of murdering a 20-year-old woman who vanished three weeks ago in northern Sweden, and whose body parts were uncovered on Monday.

Schools burn on fifth night of Stockholm riots

Schools burn on fifth night of Stockholm riots

At least two schools, a police station, and 15 cars were set ablaze in Stockholm on Thursday night as riots in the suburbs of the Swedish capital continued for the fifth straight night.