Sweden proposes ‘total’ ban on bestiality

Sweden proposes ‘total’ ban on bestiality

Sweden on Thursday proposed legislation that would completely outlaw bestiality, tightening current rules that only prohibit sex with animals that causes mental or physical harm.

‘Foreigners give more to Sweden than they get’

‘Foreigners give more to Sweden than they get’

Foreigners in Sweden bring in more to the country's economy than they take out, according to a new report from the OECD that measured the fiscal impact of immigration.

Bildt: surveillance in Sweden ‘not like Prism’

Bildt: surveillance in Sweden ‘not like Prism’

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Tuesday that the revelations about the Prism programme run by US intelligence agencies would benefit from an open debate, but asserted comparisons to Swedish surveillance laws were unfounded.

Swedes join woman’s hunt for ‘super hot’ guy

Swedes join woman’s hunt for ‘super hot’ guy

A Facebook post about a chance encounter on the Stockholm metro with a "damn hot" guy in a green shirt landed the face of 36-year-old Lisa Tegelmark in newspapers across Sweden, making her our pick for Swede of the Week.

Swedish workers dig up 400-year-old soldier

Swedish workers dig up 400-year-old soldier

A man in southern Sweden was shocked to uncover a human skeleton just 20 centimetres under the ground near a public beach, remains that archaeologists believe belong to a fallen soldier from the Danish occupation of Sweden in the early 1600s.

Sweden abandons bid to lift EU snus export ban

Sweden abandons bid to lift EU snus export ban

The Swedish government has given up its efforts to force the European Union to scrap its ban on the export of snus, choosing instead to focus on protecting the popular moist tobacco product's use in Sweden.

Forced ‘infidelity check’ is rape: Supreme Court

Forced ‘infidelity check’ is rape: Supreme Court

The Swedish Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen) has ruled that performing an "infidelity check" on a woman is a form of rape, overturning a lower court ruling that cleared a man who tore off his wife's pants and underwear in an attempt to determine whether she had had sex with another man.

Sweden mulls sending troops to Golan Heights

Sweden mulls sending troops to Golan Heights

The UN has asked Sweden to contribute peace-keeping troops to the Israeli-Syrian border region the Golan Heights, as tensions in the region mount.

‘Swedish work-visa window too narrow’

‘Swedish work-visa window too narrow’

Since 2008, migrants to Sweden can swap course from seeking asylum to seeking a work visa with the help of a Swedish employer. The Local speaks to one migrant who praises the system, while saying it could be improved.

Assange awaits new Ecuadorean landlord

Assange awaits new Ecuadorean landlord

Ecuador is set to replace its ambassador to the UK, denying claims the current envoy was being made to leave for allowing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to seek refuge from Sweden's extradition demands at their London address.

Sweden fails to explain work visa rules: report

Sweden fails to explain work visa rules: report

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) wants to improve how it communicates the labour migration possibilities to Sweden for would-be migrants, hoping in part to make sure future employees in Sweden know their options and rights.