‘Timeout’ for MP in sexual harassment probe

‘Timeout’ for MP in sexual harassment probe

The ruling Moderate Party has ordered a prominent MP suspected of sexually harassing a teenage member of the party's youth wing to take a "timeout" from parliament, as the police move to name him a formal suspect.

Ten Swedish things you should be talking about instead of Abba

Ten Swedish things you should be talking about instead of Abba

Tired of people trotting out the same old stereotypes about Sweden? As the country launches its new brand identity, The Local offers up a list of the top ten things that should come to mind when you think of modern-day Sweden.

Swedes in uproar over Father’s Day lace panties

Swedes in uproar over Father’s Day lace panties

A pair of purple lace knickers have gotten Swedes in a twist in the run-up to Father's Day, as observers said it could at best be interpreted as an invite to cross-dress, at worst a promotion of incest.

New corruption fears in foreign ministry probe

New corruption fears in foreign ministry probe

The saga of alleged mismanagement of foreign aid money at Sweden's foreign ministry took a new twist on Wednesday, as the release of previously classified documents revealed the system was vulnerable to corruption.

Man caught showering in girls’ locker room

Man caught showering in girls’ locker room

A man from southern Sweden has been reported to police for walking into the girls' changing room at a school athletic hall and taking a shower.

Strike moors Stockholm archipelago commuters

Strike moors Stockholm archipelago commuters

Three days into a public transport strike in the Stockholm archipelago, one union activist has been reported to the police while 1,500 commuters have been left stranded in the conflict's wake.

Immigrants call the tunes on Swedish music scene

Immigrants call the tunes on Swedish music scene

The Local's music reviewer Paul Connolly explains how immigrants are topping the charts on the Swedish music scene, and takes aim at Swedish hip-hop - the "ridiculous cousin" of American hip-hop.

Sweden Democrat leader ambushed in cake attack

Sweden Democrat leader ambushed in cake attack

Sweden Democrat party leader Jimmie Åkesson ended up with cake on his face after a woman attacked him with a baked good at a book signing in Stockholm on Tuesday evening.

Fat Swedes flaunt the new waistline norm

Fat Swedes flaunt the new waistline norm

The average Swede is five kilogrammes heavier now than in the late 1980s, and almost half of the population are now classified as overweight by the Body Mass Index. Swedes in Dalarna County are the sturdiest.

US student demands five-figure Swedish uni refund

US student demands five-figure Swedish uni refund

A mathematics student at Mälardalen University has demanded the central Sweden college repay her tuition, slamming the organizers for low quality of teaching and such poor logistics that students had to sit on the floor.

Ai Weiwei treats Swedish film buffs to striptease

Ai Weiwei treats Swedish film buffs to striptease

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei sent a defiant message to the authorities in Beijing who have prevented him from sitting in his jury chair at the Stockholm Film Festival, by stripping off via live webcam.