‘Angry man’ dreams of Stockholm’s Fifth Avenue

‘Angry man’ dreams of Stockholm’s Fifth Avenue

As real estate and business lobbyists launch a housing market "crisis committee", The Local catches up with Stockholm shadow deputy mayor Tomas Rudin, city hall's "angriest man", who's upset at the lack of homes in the Swedish capital.

‘Obama was genuinely happy to be in Sweden’

‘Obama was genuinely happy to be in Sweden’

Just after Air Force One took off from Stockholm's Arlanda airport on Thursday, The Local caught up with US ambassador Mark Brzezinski to get some of his impressions of President Obama's visit to Sweden.

Top ten Obama moments from his visit to Sweden

Top ten Obama moments from his visit to Sweden

US President Barack Obama had plenty to say during his brief trip to Stockholm, with hungry journalists and photographers at the ready to capture every word or smile. The Local's put together a list of our favourites. Check 'em out.

Swedish bearings giant buys US firm Kaydon

Swedish bearings giant buys US firm Kaydon

Sweden's SKF, the world's biggest maker of industrial bearings, announced on Thursday it had acquired US bearings manufacturer Kaydon for $1.25 billion (€948 million).

Iraq birth blocks Swedish teen’s high school place

Iraq birth blocks Swedish teen’s high school place

A Swedish teenager has been denied a place on a flight engineer course at a Swedish high school due to having been born in Iraq, a decision described as "unacceptable" by a legal expert at the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen).

Ireland confident of Sweden World Cup scalp

Ireland confident of Sweden World Cup scalp

Giovanni Trapattoni is confident the Republic of Ireland can end their 12-year wait for a major home scalp when Sweden visit Dublin in World Cup qualifying on Friday.

Obama to push Moscow over Wallenberg fate

Obama to push Moscow over Wallenberg fate

US President Barack Obama will ask Moscow what happened to Swedish Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg after he was taken into Soviet custody and disappeared in 1945, Wallenberg's family told Swedish media.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

This week's property is an eight-room family house in Gothenburg, boasting ocean views and a huge open-plan interior. Take a look inside.

Warm apple pie and a slice of Swedish paradise

Warm apple pie and a slice of Swedish paradise

Having survived nearly a year living in northern Sweden, former Londoner Paul Connolly shares the unexpected reaction of his British in-laws on their first visit to his "little slice of paradise".

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Two dead after 20 shots fired in Gothenburg

Two men died after being shot in Gothenburg late Wednesday night, with witnesses reporting 20 shots being fired in the fatal shooting.

Sweden slips in global competitiveness ranking

Sweden slips in global competitiveness ranking

Sweden isn't as economically competitive as it used to be, according to a new World Economic Forum (WEF) ranking, which shows Sweden sliding to sixth place globally and third place in the European Union.