Politician takes ‘time-out’ after aid fraud probe

Politician takes ‘time-out’ after aid fraud probe

Swedish Centre Party politician Abir Al-Sahlani has been forced to take a break from parliament after being accused of fraud relating to an Iraqi aid project.

Sweden ‘failed to protect’ shower girl: court

Sweden ‘failed to protect’ shower girl: court

The Swedish legal system failed to protect a 14-year-old girl whose stepfather, who was acquitted in Sweden, covertly filmed her naked in the shower according to a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.

Swedish food campaign flops with job losses

Swedish food campaign flops with job losses

A campaign to knock France off its perch and establish Sweden as the haute cuisine leaders of the world has left a bitter taste in the mouth with more than 10,000 agriculture jobs lost since it was launched.

Deflation ‘surprise’ hits Swedish economy

Deflation ‘surprise’ hits Swedish economy

Sweden has entered a period of deflation, new statistics show, with the development increasing expectations that the central bank will lower interest rates.

Swedish radio used to scare off elk

Swedish radio used to scare off elk

The listenership to Swedish Radio has been given a four-legged increase after animal lovers in northern Sweden hung up portable radios in an attempt to prevent the elk from slipping through thin ice.

Sweden gets Chinese tourism boost

Sweden gets Chinese tourism boost

Chinese tourists are coming to Sweden in record breaking numbers with an increase of 22 percent in just a year with many saying they visit in order to breathe clean air.

Police use riot gear to tame pensioner

Police use riot gear to tame pensioner

Police in southern Sweden had to resort to using riot gear in order to capture a 95-year-old man who threatened staff and patients with a knife at a local hospital.

European court to rule on Swedish shower case

European court to rule on Swedish shower case

The European Court of Human Rights will rule on Tuesday on an appeal made by a Swedish girl who was secretly filmed in the shower when she was 14 by her stepfather after the man was acquitted in Sweden.

Derailment snarls Stockholm rush hour

Derailment snarls Stockholm rush hour

Trains in central Stockholm were brought to a standstill after a cargo train derailed near Södra Station, causing ripple effects that affected all rail traffic in the capital region.

Is the Swedish Model the fairest of them all?

Is the Swedish Model the fairest of them all?

A lot of people talk about the Swedish Model, but what is it really? The Local trains its eyes on one of the hallmarks of the Swedish labour market, and the bloodshed from which it was born.

Reefer madness: why are Swedes so scared of pot?

Reefer madness: why are Swedes so scared of pot?

Sweden may be progressive in many ways, but the country's reactionary attitude toward marijuana leaves American graduate student David Olson wondering what exactly the Swedes have been smoking.

Swedish MPs at risk of corruption: report

Swedish MPs at risk of corruption: report

Sweden's MPs should be forced to abide by a code of conduct to help reduce the risk of corruption, urges a new report that also raps the Riksdag for lax rules about gifts to elected officials.