‘No’ debate erupts after gang rape-acquittal

‘No’ debate erupts after gang rape-acquittal

Swedes reacted strongly to Friday's news that six teenage boys were cleared by an appeals court of the alleged gang rape of a 15-year-old, with legal experts saying Sweden should include a lack of consent into the legal definition of rape.

Can social media find you a job in Sweden?

Can social media find you a job in Sweden?

Only last year, a Swedish man said he had found a flat, a job and a girlfriend on twitter. Most of us may not have such a long wish list, but finding work online doesn't have to be only a dream. Social media strategist Barry O'Brien shares his top tips with The Local's readers.

Obesity ops ‘no help’ for diabetes: Swedish study

Obesity ops ‘no help’ for diabetes: Swedish study

Swedish researcher say surgery to help obese patients lose weight does not lower their risk of diabetes, unless they ask for help before the disease takes hold.

Why Swedish pop is the best in the world

Why Swedish pop is the best in the world

There's nothing better than Swedish pop, argues The Local's Paul Connolly, who reveals the secrets behind Swedes' musical success - whether via songs written for Britney Spears or from home-grown talent that's gone big abroad.

‘Prima donna’ Zlatan in new spat over ex-coach

‘Prima donna’ Zlatan in new spat over ex-coach

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has branded Zlatan Ibrahimovic an "aggrieved prima donna" after the Sweden star's latest verbal attack on coach Pep Guardiola.

Swedish pensions dump ‘union-busting’ Walmart

Swedish pensions dump ‘union-busting’ Walmart

The state-managed funds that invest Swedes' pension contributions have retracted all their investments in Walmart due to concerns over how the American retail giant treats its employees.

Masked robbers attack Stockholm vehicle

Masked robbers attack Stockholm vehicle

Police in Stockholm are on the hunt for three armed men who robbed an armoured security van in northern Stockholm on Monday morning.

Family reunification boom fails to materialize

Family reunification boom fails to materialize

Fewer Somalis than forecasted have applied for residence permits to be reunited with their families in Sweden.

Ikea to start selling solar panels at UK stores

Ikea to start selling solar panels at UK stores

Ikea is set to start selling solar panels at all of its stores in the UK, a first for the Swedish furniture retailer as it looks to capitalize on a growing trend in green energy.

Suspect arrested for arson double murder

Suspect arrested for arson double murder

Police in southern Sweden announced on Monday morning that they arrested a suspected arsonist believed to be behind a fire near Stockholm that claimed lives of two people, both of them reportedly children.