Swedes ranked fifth happiest in the world

Swedes ranked fifth happiest in the world

Swedish people have been ranked as the fifth happiest in the world, but still don't show off their smiles as often as the Danes and the Norwegians, who finished in the top two places, according to a new report by Columbia University's Earth Institute.

Swedish diver finds dismembered body

Swedish diver finds dismembered body

A diver in southern Sweden has discovered a package containing a dismembered body, with police stating those responsible for dumping the package most likely thought they'd gotten away with "the perfect crime".

NSA may hold key to Dag Hammarskjöld mystery

NSA may hold key to Dag Hammarskjöld mystery

Investigators into Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld's mysterious death have appealed to the US National Security Agency (NSA) for intercepted radio communications from the Swede's fatal plane crash in Zambia, 1961.

Man and toddler beaten up in Malmö hate crime

Man and toddler beaten up in Malmö hate crime

A man and his 18-month-old son were badly beaten and nearly thrown off a bridge in Malmö in what police are describing as a race-related hate crime.

Gothenburg holds crisis meet over shootings

Gothenburg holds crisis meet over shootings

Gothenburg city council held a crisis meeting on Monday to discuss a response to the spate of gangland shootings in recent days which have left two men dead and two needing hospital treatment.

Runaway camels give Swedish driver the hump

Runaway camels give Swedish driver the hump

A driver in southern Sweden had to reassure police he wasn't drunk after his journey home from work in the early hours of the morning was interrupted by a herd of escaped circus camels.

Bildt slams Russia’s ‘economic warfare’

Bildt slams Russia’s ‘economic warfare’

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt warned of Russia pressuring Eastern European countries like Armenia, Georgia and Moldova to cut negotiations with the European Union, urging the EU to develop a strategy to resist Moscow.

Pupils return to elite Swedish school

Pupils return to elite Swedish school

A sense of normality returned to scandal-hit Swedish boarding school Lundsberg on Monday with pupils expected to return to classes after a court ruling reversed a decision by the Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) to close it after a hazing incident.

Flasher held for assault at Stockholm day care

Flasher held for assault at Stockholm day care

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of sexual molestation after he exposed himself at a kindergarten in Stockholm.

Cop probed for mocking teen on Facebook

Cop probed for mocking teen on Facebook

A police officer in Halmstad, western Sweden is under investigation for misconduct after mocking a teenager on Facebook, referring to him as a "brat" who was "chewing asphalt" following a police chase.

Swedish spies ‘breaking surveillance laws’

Swedish spies ‘breaking surveillance laws’

The Swedish National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA) has repeatedly broken the laws and pushed legal boundaries in its surveillance operations, according to revelations by the Swedish media on Monday.

From diapers to diamonds: Confessions of a Stockholm ‘manny’

From diapers to diamonds: Confessions of a Stockholm ‘manny’

Alex Sperry, one of a rare breed of Stockholm few male nannies, or "mannies", talks to The Local's Tara Sonnorp about his journey from a farm in Missouri to the swanky streets of Stockholm to care for kids of the super-rich.

Ikea no longer Sweden’s most trusted brand

Ikea no longer Sweden’s most trusted brand

Furniture giant Ikea has been pulled apart by the Swedish public, voted as the fourth most trusted brand in the country despite topping the consumer confidence charts for the past nine years.