Sweden sits on pipeline of intelligence ‘gold’

Sweden sits on pipeline of intelligence ‘gold’

A Swedish expert said it's "quite likely" Sweden helps the NSA tap intelligence information flowing through underwater cables in the Baltic Sea, adding Sweden's government leaders certainly know about the operations.

Tighter rules proposed for labour migrants

Tighter rules proposed for labour migrants

The government and the Green Party (Miljöpartiet) want to tighten Sweden's labour laws to fight poor working conditions for migrants, with employers potentially risking prison if they don't provide accurate information about their workers.

Lund students in new ‘racist’ blackface outrage

Lund students in new ‘racist’ blackface outrage

Two students from Lund University in southern Sweden have sparked accusations of racism after coming to a party with black-painted faces, reminding some of a mock slave auction from 2011 that drew international condemnation.

Vilks guards beat artist in ‘cocked’ pistol mix-up

Vilks guards beat artist in ‘cocked’ pistol mix-up

Swedish artist Bengt Andersson was left bruised and bloodied after a clash with security guards who mistook his pistol sculpture loaded with steel penises to be a threat against controversial colleague Lars Vilks.

Elite school to reopen after court ruling

Elite school to reopen after court ruling

Scandal-hit Swedish boarding school Lundsberg, the alma mater of Prince Carl Philip, will reopen after it was forced to close last week when two students were burned with an iron in a hazing ritual.

Sweden’s NSA spy links ‘deeply troubling’

Sweden’s NSA spy links ‘deeply troubling’

Leaders from across Sweden's political spectrum expressed their concern on Friday following reports that a Swedish intelligence agency has participated in the NSA's controversial surveillance operations.

IMF warns of Swedish housing bubble

IMF warns of Swedish housing bubble

The International Monetary Fund has warned that Sweden is suffering from a housing bubble and has called for a halt on loans that don't require amortization.

Emirates launches Stockholm-Dubai flights

Emirates launches Stockholm-Dubai flights

Emirates opened a direct route from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Dubai on Thursday in the company of Sweden's Minister of Trade Ewa Björling.

Sweden ‘a close partner’ in NSA surveillance

Sweden ‘a close partner’ in NSA surveillance

The Swedish National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA) has a close partnership with the US National Security Agency (NSA) and British GCHQ, according to information provided to the European Parliament.

‘Sport is a reminder of who you were’

‘Sport is a reminder of who you were’

As Sweden prepares to meet Ireland in a crucial World Cup qualifier, The Local's resident Irishman Patrick Reilly reflects on what it's like to be a sports fan in an adopted country and the split loyalties that inevitably occur.