Sweden mulls mandatory mortgage repayment

Sweden mulls mandatory mortgage repayment

After reviewing Sweden's mortgage-repayment system, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen, FI) is considering enforcing compulsory mortgage amortization for Swedes as debt burdens surge.

Sweden mourns death of Anna Lindh ten years on

Sweden mourns death of Anna Lindh ten years on

A decade on from Lindh's assassination her life and legacy is being celebrated in a series of events and a new documentary about her career and premature death.

Dismembered body was ‘newly dumped’: police

Dismembered body was ‘newly dumped’: police

Police believe that a body found on the weekend at the bottom of the sea off Sweden's west coast was dumped there recently, as the investigation continues and officials scramble to gather more details about the macabre case.

Dead woman forgotten at home for a month

Dead woman forgotten at home for a month

An elderly woman has been found dead in her central Sweden home one month after a doctor forgot to pass on information that he had already pronounced her dead.

‘They called me a black bastard’: Malmö victim

‘They called me a black bastard’: Malmö victim

A Gambian native who was assaulted together with his 18-month-old son and almost thrown off a bridge in Malmö has revealed his terror following the incident.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Ever wanted your own mansion in the southern Swedish countryside? This week's property is stunning 12-room Klinta Manor, with extensive grounds, views of the lake, and its own restaurant. Take a look inside.

Convicted rapist freed due to ‘life or death’ SMS

Convicted rapist freed due to ‘life or death’ SMS

A Stockholm-area man previously convicted of rape has been acquitted after a Swedish court expressed doubts about the meaning of a mobile phone text message sent by the victim moments prior to the alleged crime.

Tree-bound thief calls cops for help

Tree-bound thief calls cops for help

A man who was stuck in a tree called emergency crews for help, claiming he'd been the victim of a robbery. But police soon had doubts about the man's story.

Malmö shooting leaves one man in hospital

Malmö shooting leaves one man in hospital

A 23-year-old man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries on Monday night after being hit with a hail of gunfire in Malmö in southern Sweden.