Teens convicted for Instagram ‘slut-shaming’

Teens convicted for Instagram ‘slut-shaming’

Two Swedish teen girls were convicted on Tuesday for aggravated defamation and ordered to pay a total of 570,000 kronor ($85,370) to their victims, for their role in operating a "slut-shaming" Instagram account that led to rioting in Gothenburg.

Swedish mafia’s trademark cannot be rebuilt: police

Swedish mafia’s trademark cannot be rebuilt: police

Upon news that a man suspected as an accessory to a high-profile double murder in Södertälje was allowed to leave custody on Monday, the local community said a potential breakdown of the mafia trial would be "the beginning of a catastrophe".

Swedish designers brush off dead wood image

Swedish designers brush off dead wood image

In a new exhibition at the Artipelag art centre, Swedish wood design is given a shiny new makeover. The Local went along to the opening to find out why Scandinavian timber is more than just Ikea, a Dalecarlian horse, and saunas.

Snow leopard triplets are zoo’s latest marvel

Snow leopard triplets are zoo’s latest marvel

The birth of three snow leopards at a wildlife park in western Sweden has left staff swooning, and has provided a rare insight for researchers into the lives of this little-known, elusive animal.

SAS invests in fuel-efficient plane fleet

SAS invests in fuel-efficient plane fleet

Scandinavian airline SAS announced on Tuesday that it would be purchasing twelve new planes at a cost of over $3 billion as part of a long term renewal plan.

Nordic hotel chain bans porn due to ‘trafficking’

Nordic hotel chain bans porn due to ‘trafficking’

Nordic Choice Hotels, the largest hotel chain in the region, has announced the removal of pornography from its television channels.

‘Iranian pages’ rings in integration in Sweden

‘Iranian pages’ rings in integration in Sweden

Liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji explains how the Swedish-Iranian yellow pages helps the integration of the Iranian community, with almost two thirds of its children in higher education.

Supreme Court denies ‘Malmö sniper’ appeal

Supreme Court denies ‘Malmö sniper’ appeal

Convicted murderer Peter Mangs had his attempt to overturn his life sentence quashed on Tuesday after the Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen) refused him leave to appeal.

Säpo infiltrated the Left Party: report

Säpo infiltrated the Left Party: report

The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) embedded a spy to monitor activities in the Left Party beginning in the 1980s, according to revelations in the Aftonbladet daily on Tuesday.

Far-right ‘more active’ in Sweden: report

Far-right ‘more active’ in Sweden: report

Far-right and anti-immigrant groups in Sweden have become increasingly active, according to a new report published by anti-racist foundation Expo on Tuesday.