Secret service reacts to banana ‘attack’ on PM

Secret service reacts to banana ‘attack’ on PM

A reporter who "pulled a banana" on Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has revealed how he was almost taken down by the country's secret service agents who thought he was armed and dangerous.

Swedish man convicted of spreading HIV

Swedish man convicted of spreading HIV

A Swedish man has been ordered to pay more than half a million kronor ($90,000) in damages to a man whom he infected with HIV.

Warhol leads pop art assault on Stockholm

Warhol leads pop art assault on Stockholm

Andy Warhol has come back to Stockholm, where he first exhibited in 1964, as part of a show that puts pop art into its social and technological context at Moderna Museet. But it's not all Mad Men, there are mad women too.

Ikea refugee homes are ‘cheap and tough’

Ikea refugee homes are ‘cheap and tough’

With Ikea set to send flatpack refugee homes to war-torn countries, The Local chats to Swedish designer Johan Karlsson about why a flatpack house is cheaper, more durable and above all a better home than a tent.

Two convicted in Eritrean torture blackmail trial

Two convicted in Eritrean torture blackmail trial

Two men were convicted by a Stockholm court on Friday of the aggravated attempted extortion of a Swedish-Eritrean woman in return for preventing the torture and eventual murder of a man in Egypt.

Tourism boom outpaces Swedish economy

Tourism boom outpaces Swedish economy

The Swedish tourism sector expanded by 5 percent to 276 billion kronor ($41 billion) in 2012 according to a new report published by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) on Friday.

Malmö recycling centre up in flames

Malmö recycling centre up in flames

A massive blaze torched a recycling station in southern Sweden on Thursday night, with fire-fighters still battling to quell the flames on Friday after an explosion spread the fire.

placeholder image

Man stabbed to death on Stockholm street

A man was stabbed to death on a central Stockholm street on Thursday evening with police classifying the crime as murder.

placeholder image

Stockholm arena bomb was ‘murder attempt’

Stockholm police have classified an explosive device found outside the new Tele2 Arena prior to a planned football match on Thursday as attempted murder.

Swedish bus strike over after pay deal

Swedish bus strike over after pay deal

The nationwide bus strike finally came to an end late Thursday after employer and union groups managed to reach an agreement on new pay and conditions.