Leopard eats three mini deer after zoo escape

Leopard eats three mini deer after zoo escape

A leopard that escaped from its central in an eastern Sweden zoo on Monday managed to gobble up three miniature deer before it was caught and returned.

‘Education inflation’ hurts Swedes’ job prospects

‘Education inflation’ hurts Swedes’ job prospects

While education is important to young Swedes' chances of finding work, more education does not necessarily translate into more success in the labour market, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji.

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‘Education inflation’ hurts Swedes’ job prospects

While education is important to young Swedes' chances of finding work, more education does not necessarily translate into more success in the labour market, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji.

PM reshuffles cabinet as parliament opens

PM reshuffles cabinet as parliament opens

Sweden's parliament officially opened on Tuesday with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt announcing an unexpected reshuffle in his cabinet, which saw new ministers for employment and international development.

Swedish school told to halt Google cloud service

Swedish school told to halt Google cloud service

Sweden's Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen) has told a Stockholm school that they must either desist from using a Google cloud service or sign an agreement with the US firm which complies with the Personal Data Act.

Football match bribe cases ‘a growing trend’

Football match bribe cases ‘a growing trend’

Swedish football club IFK Värnamo has confirmed that some of its players had been offered bribes ahead of a league match in Sweden's second tier on Friday, in a case which betting firm Svenska Spel has described as part of a "growing trend".

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? If you've got 7.5 million kronor ($1.15 million) to spare, this one's for you. If not, why not take a look inside anyway?

Cyberbully suspect charged with child rape

Cyberbully suspect charged with child rape

A 45-year-old man from western Sweden has been charged on 25 counts of sex offences against children, including rape.

Car crash duo cleared of drugs offences

Car crash duo cleared of drugs offences

Two men involved in a car accident in southern Sweden on Monday have been cleared of any suspicion of drug crimes after police established that X-rays did not in fact show that they had bags full of drugs in their stomachs.

‘Bear scare’ leaves Swedish hunters cowed

‘Bear scare’ leaves Swedish hunters cowed

A team of hunters in the remote wilderness of northern Sweden were given quite a scare by what they thought was a gang of menacing bears that turned out to be a large invasive species of a different kind.

‘Poison-proof’ rats discovered in Sweden

‘Poison-proof’ rats discovered in Sweden

Sewer rats and mice that are resistant to common rat poisons have been found in four locations across Sweden, confirming long-held suspicions about why common anti-rodent agents seemed ineffective.

Reinfeldt and Löfven talk tough in first debate

Reinfeldt and Löfven talk tough in first debate

Fredrik Reinfeldt and Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven didn't pull any punches in the first face-to-face debate between the two men vying to be Sweden's prime minister following the 2014 elections.