Ericsson pumps billions into Swedish research

Ericsson pumps billions into Swedish research

Swedish telecom firm Ericsson announced on Monday plans to build three new research centres, two in Sweden and one in Canada, investing approximately 7 billion kronor ($1.06 billion) in the coming five years.

GALLERY: Stockholm’s ‘Tough Viking’ race

GALLERY: Stockholm’s ‘Tough Viking’ race

While the real Swedish Vikings may have pillaged their last village long ago, the 21st century versions competed in the Tough Viking Race on Sunday in Stockholm - fighting obstacles of fire, water, electricity, and much more. Check out the pictures.

‘Borg is like Pippi Longstocking on speed’

‘Borg is like Pippi Longstocking on speed’

Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg has been compared to fictional heroine Pippi Longstocking on speed by a Norwegian columnist in a scathing critique of the minister's latest budget plans.

‘I want a fair and correct debate about Malmö’

‘I want a fair and correct debate about Malmö’

Malmö's new mayor has taken over from scandal-hit Ilmar Reepalu, and tells The Local's Patrick Reilly about her ambitions for the city, bridge-building with the Jewish community, and tackling Malmö's crime problem.

Stockholm police: Don’t drive during Obama visit

Stockholm police: Don’t drive during Obama visit

Barack Obama's motorcade will cause lengthy traffic delays and temporarily stop Stockholm's public transit, with police warning commuters and residents to leave their cars at home while the US president visits the Swedish capital.

Ex-recruiter: Job hunt rigged against foreigners

Ex-recruiter: Job hunt rigged against foreigners

Foreigners in Sweden are being blacklisted by recruitment agencies for not speaking Swedish - and remain on the blacklist even after they have improved their language skills, according to a whistleblower from one of the top recruitment firms.

Mystery hunter claims killer wolf is dead

Mystery hunter claims killer wolf is dead

A wolf in southern Sweden that slaughtered dozens of sheep this summer has been "shot and buried" according to an anonymous note sent to the county administrative board, urging authorities to call off the hunt.

GALLERY: Spectacular Malmö houseboat crash

GALLERY: Spectacular Malmö houseboat crash

See a gripping series of images from a capsizing houseboat in Malmö at the weekend that left one person seriously injured. One expert claims the accident resulted from a faulty permitting process.

Opposition looks to help student workers

Opposition looks to help student workers

Students in Sweden who want to combine their studies with relevant work should have an easier time doing so, according to the Social Democrats, who want to make it easier for companies to hire students part-time.

Machine as good as man at CPR: Swedish study

Machine as good as man at CPR: Swedish study

Chest compressions performed by a machine are just as effective at helping heart attack patients as those performed by a human, a Swedish study has found.

Swedish MP’s father arrested in Iraq

Swedish MP’s father arrested in Iraq

The father of a Swedish member of parliament was arrested in Baghdad at the weekend with Swedish foreign ministry officials as yet unable to determine why the man, who is a politician in Iraq, was detained.