Nurses warn: Swedes put iPads ahead of newborns

Nurses warn: Swedes put iPads ahead of newborns

A hospital in central Sweden has warned that too many new parents are more concerned with selfies and status updates than the well-being of their newborn babies.

Police called to Swedish family’s Ikea nightmare

Police called to Swedish family’s Ikea nightmare

Neighbours of a family in western Sweden called the police after hearing banging and screaming inside a nearby apartment, but were surprised to learn that a baby and a set of Ikea instructions were the cause of the commotion.

Risotto fans jam for Stockholm homeless

Risotto fans jam for Stockholm homeless

A new movement is hitting the streets of Stockholm, combating homelessness while filling hearts and bellies - with risotto.

Swedish-only letters leave refugees frustrated

Swedish-only letters leave refugees frustrated

Refugees in northern Sweden want the Migration Board to start writing letters in English instead of only Swedish - a language the new arrivals have yet to learn.

Lööf says no to Löfven, socialism, and arrogance

Lööf says no to Löfven, socialism, and arrogance

Friday's Social Democrat pre-election flirt with the Liberals was less ideologically queer than an invite to the libertarian and "union-busting" Centre Party, observers told The Local on Friday.

Sex scene slips into ‘Svennis’ Norway edition

Sex scene slips into ‘Svennis’ Norway edition

A steamy tale in which high-profile Swedish football coach Sven-Göran "Svennis" Eriksson is caught naked on the sofa with a married woman has only seen the light of day thanks to a publishing error.

‘Lack of synth’ makes woman pull knife in club

‘Lack of synth’ makes woman pull knife in club

A Stockholm woman was arrested on Thursday for stealing a knife and pulling it on nightclub patrons after she decided the DJ was not playing enough synth.

Film critics divided on Swedish gender bias test

Film critics divided on Swedish gender bias test

A new gender equality rating system being used in some Swedish cinemas has made world headlines, but critics on the home front have said the ratings shouldn't be taken too seriously.

Swedes ‘not afraid’ of internet surveillance

Swedes ‘not afraid’ of internet surveillance

As world leaders fret about the extent of NSA eavesdropping revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, Swedish MPs grilled the country's own spy agency, while a new survey reveals that most Swedes aren't all that concerned about online snooping.

Families earn more when dads stay home: study

Families earn more when dads stay home: study

A new myth-busting review of Sweden's parental leave practices has revealed that men and women divvying up the generous benefits equally do not stand to lose money, despite the general belief to the contrary.

Löfven: ‘I’ll rule with anyone except Jimmie’

Löfven: ‘I’ll rule with anyone except Jimmie’

The opposition Social Democrats claimed on Friday they could govern Sweden with any number of potential coalition partners, even across traditional socialist-conservative party lines, but underscored they would never work with the Sweden Democrats.