Camouflaged police ward off Stockholm burglars

Camouflaged police ward off Stockholm burglars

Burglary season has begun in Sweden, yet Stockholm Police have decided to play dress-up to beat bands of thieves at their own game.

Witnesses ‘too scared’ to report Malmö hate crime

Witnesses ‘too scared’ to report Malmö hate crime

Swedish police say witnesses believed to have filmed an alleged racist assault last month, when a man and his 18-month-old son were badly beaten and nearly thrown off a Malmö bridge, have failed to come forward.

Swedish housing policy leaves rich even richer

Swedish housing policy leaves rich even richer

Sweden has paid homeowners to live in their homes, argue three economists who say rent control and the construction stall hamper social mobility by transferring wealth to already capital-rich homeowners.

Stockholm voted best cruise hotspot in Europe

Stockholm voted best cruise hotspot in Europe

Stockholm has been ranked as the hottest cruise destination in all of Europe, according to the Brits, who voted the Swedish capital ahead of Barcelona, Venice, and the Norwegian fjords in a recent survey.

Topless activists protest gang-rape acquittal

Topless activists protest gang-rape acquittal

Protesters from the feminist network Femen bared all outside a Stockholm appeals court on Tuesday in a topless protest against the acquittal of six teenage boys who were cleared in a controversial gang rape ruling.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Where would Pippi Longstocking live when she was all grown up? Probably somewhere like Hammarlundsvägen 97 in Kristianstad in southern Sweden. The property of the week is a stunning villa full of fun and fancy fairy-tale flavour.

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Sweden best place in the world to grow old: study

The one in four Swedes who are older than 60 can rest assured they are well-provided for, according to a new study that ranks Sweden as the best country to grow old in, but women and immigrants still lag behind.

Migration Board had access to Roma lists

Migration Board had access to Roma lists

Police in southern Sweden who kept registries of information on more than 4,000 Roma allowed other state agencies, including the Migration Board (Migrationsverket), to use the information on request.

Swedish fashion designer in esteemed Vogue finals

Swedish fashion designer in esteemed Vogue finals

A young Swedish fashion design graduate is in the running for the Talents Young Vision contest held by Italian Vogue, the most risqué of the style bible's many national editions.

Shock as World Cup hero named new coach

Shock as World Cup hero named new coach

Reigning Swedish football champions Elfsborg on Monday shocked players and fans by naming Klas Ingesson, a veteran of Sweden's 1994 World Cup bronze winning squad and a cancer survivor, as their new coach.