Swedish bus strike may continue into weekend

Swedish bus strike may continue into weekend

The nationwide bus strike looks likely to be pushed into the weekend, as employers and staff have made no concrete headway in salary negotiations.

Instagram victims are violated forever: lawyer

Instagram victims are violated forever: lawyer

With two Swedish girls convicted in the Gothenburg Instagram slut-shaming case, the plaintiffs' lawyer Arash Raoufi says the victims have been tarnished for life, and that the conviction only reflects the tip of the iceberg of a much wider problem.

Museum goes pop thanks to returnee Swede

Museum goes pop thanks to returnee Swede

Shining the spotlight on a domestic mystic helped Moderna Museet's Daniel Birnbaum propel artist Hilma af Klint onto the global stage, while setting the tone for his directorship at Stockholm's most high-profile museum.

Elk or moose?

Elk or moose?

Whenever an elk makes the news on The Local, there is almost always a debate about whether the Swedish beast is indeed an elk... or a moose. The official verdict is elk. We found out why.

Stolen elk mystery baffles Swedish police

Stolen elk mystery baffles Swedish police

Police in northern Sweden are puzzled after a dead elk on the side of the road was stolen before it could be collected by authorities.

Sweden Democrat has close ties to far-right site

Sweden Democrat has close ties to far-right site

Sweden Democrat politician Kent Ekeroth is closely involved in the running of a notorious anti-immigrant website and exerts influence over editorial content, according to media revelations on Thursday.

Hate crime reports decrease in Sweden

Hate crime reports decrease in Sweden

Police reports of hate crimes have declined by six percent since 2008, according a new report from the Crime Prevention Council (Brottsförebyggande rådet, Brå).

Parents risk prosecution for child left in car

Parents risk prosecution for child left in car

A Swedish couple risk being prosecuted for leaving their 11-month-old baby in their car on a summer's day as they went shopping.

Sweden ‘can live with’ EU bank deal: Borg

Sweden ‘can live with’ EU bank deal: Borg

Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg has said that he could accept the deal agreed in Brussels in the early hours of Thursday morning regarding how to deal with troubled banks.

Blanc PSG appointment raises Zlatan doubts

Blanc PSG appointment raises Zlatan doubts

Laurent Blanc was officially confirmed as Paris Saint-Germain's new manager on Tuesday, and one of his first challenges will be to persuade star Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic that he can fill outgoing coach Carlo Ancelotti's shoes.

Swedish state pays women less than men

Swedish state pays women less than men

The female employees of the Swedish Government Offices earn 88 percent of what their male colleagues earn, lower than average across the public sector according to a new report from the Swedish Agency for Government Employers (Arbetsgivarverket).