Five reasons to date a Swede (and five not to)

Five reasons to date a Swede (and five not to)

The dating game can be a battlefield, particularly in a foreign country. In this week's Local List we look at five reasons you should (and shouldn't) date a Swede.

Chick-lit can heal sick women: Swedish study

Chick-lit can heal sick women: Swedish study

Swedish women recuperating from illness credit light-hearted fiction for getting them back on their feet, a finding supported by a Gothenburg University study that likens chick-lit to medicine.

Swedish ‘sadist pimp’ charged with six rapes

Swedish ‘sadist pimp’ charged with six rapes

Swedish prosecutors have charged a 49-year-old husband with rape and pimping, describing his predilection for whips, urine and gang rapes as hallmarks of a predatory "sexual sadist".

Swedes dissect Nobel flops, faves ‘n’ females

Swedes dissect Nobel flops, faves ‘n’ females

The Nobel Prize announcements put Sweden on the global radar each year. But what do Stockholmers themselves think? Do they follow the awards? Can they recall favorite winners or golden moments? The Local hit the streets to find out.

Karplus, Levitt, Warshel get Nobel chemistry nod

Karplus, Levitt, Warshel get Nobel chemistry nod

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded on Wednesday to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel for developing multiscale models for complex chemical systems. Their research means "computers have taken over chemistry," an academy spokesman told The Local.

Internal dispute behind Nobel physics delay

Internal dispute behind Nobel physics delay

A fight over how to allocate credit for the discovery of the Higgs particle was the cause of an hour-long delay in the announcement of the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday, a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences has confirmed.

Cops slammed for death of Stockholm rape victim

Cops slammed for death of Stockholm rape victim

A woman who died at a Stockholm hotel late last month after being raped could have been saved if the police had better telephone and radio coverage, a new internal report has revealed.

Swedes to earn less on Swiss Gripen deal: report

Swedes to earn less on Swiss Gripen deal: report

The pending Swiss purchase of Swedish Jas Gripen fighter jets won't add as much to state coffers as previously publicized estimates, according to Swedish media reports.

Sweden delays EU nurses despite shortage

Sweden delays EU nurses despite shortage

Swedish authorities are breaking EU rules when dragging their feet in giving European nurses the required permissions to work in Sweden, where the health care system has been challenged by the nursing shortage.

Olof Palme’s for-sale row house piques curiosity

Olof Palme’s for-sale row house piques curiosity

With temperatures rising on the Swedish political scene ahead of next year's elections, Swedes on the hunt for political nostalgia as well as a home have noted that former prime minister Olof Palme's row house is on the market.