US kubb fans set sights on Swedish crown

US kubb fans set sights on Swedish crown

What started as a small fundraiser with a few wooden blocks in a Wisconsin park grown into the US National Kubb Championships. The Local's Christine Demsteader speaks with the Americans intent on one day beating the Swedes at their own game.

Tax cheats eligible for damages: Supreme Court

Tax cheats eligible for damages: Supreme Court

Serious tax evaders could be released from prison, see their convictions quashed and be eligible to receive damages from the state, according to a judgement by the Swedish Supreme Court on Tuesday.

US authorities to access Swedish fingerprint info

US authorities to access Swedish fingerprint info

US government authorities are set to be given access to Sweden's national fingerprint register according to an agreement which is about to become law.

Fecal donors to stem Swedes’ diarrhoea woes

Fecal donors to stem Swedes’ diarrhoea woes

A Swedish hospital has launched a drive to collect donations of human faeces in order to treat patients with chronic cases of diarrhoea, a practice relatively common in the US and elsewhere.

Swedish landlords in for rent slowdown: report

Swedish landlords in for rent slowdown: report

Signs of a slowdown in the Swedish property market blossomed this spring with longer waits to lease out premises and relatively small rental increases, according to a new report from the Swedish Property Federation.

SKF stock climbs on profits surprise

SKF stock climbs on profits surprise

Sweden's SKF, the world's biggest maker of industrial bearings, has reported a second quarter profit ahead of analyst forecasts, with stock markets responding positively to the news on Tuesday morning.

Toddler car death father avoids jail sentence

Toddler car death father avoids jail sentence

The father of a two-year old boy who was found dead in a car in southern Sweden, after being left alone for eight hours, has been handed a suspended sentence for manslaughter, avoiding both a fine and imprisonment.

Police warn of rogue cops swindling elderly

Police warn of rogue cops swindling elderly

Fraudsters who impersonate police officers are using increasingly sophisticated techniques in Sweden to rob the elderly in their homes, with reports of such incidents on the rise.

‘The rural counties can compete with Stockholm’

‘The rural counties can compete with Stockholm’

While Stockholm has survived the financial crisis, some counties' economies contracted by up to 15 percent. But less populated regions can compete against the cities with business-friendly politics, cheap land, and high living standards, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji.

Bed sheet thief breaks foot in failed get-away

Bed sheet thief breaks foot in failed get-away

A Malmö thief's attempt at a cinematic exit from the fifth-floor apartment window of his octogenarian victim, by using her bed sheets as a rope, led only to a broken foot and the police finding the suspect in the emergency room.

‘Sweden breaches EU labour law’: union

‘Sweden breaches EU labour law’: union

White-collar trade union TCO said on Tuesday it had reported Sweden to the European Commission due to Swedish employers regularly skirting a directive aimed to limit the number of close-ended employment contracts used in succession.