Ericsson helps reunite long lost brothers

Ericsson helps reunite long lost brothers

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson last week helped a man in Kenya reunite with his brother in Sweden after ten years of silence, thanks to a technological partnership with NGO Refugees United.

‘Steve Jobs’ ad causes Swedish Twitter storm

‘Steve Jobs’ ad causes Swedish Twitter storm

An advert by a grocery chain based on an iconic image of Steve Jobs has caused a stir in Sweden, prompting some to criticize the grocer for "joking" about the late Apple founder.

‘China can learn from Sweden’s clean tech’

‘China can learn from Sweden’s clean tech’

The Local chats to Swedish "super angel" investor Dusan Stojanovic, Europe's top business angel of the year, about how China can learn from Sweden's clean tech, what's more valuable than an MBA, and why you shouldn't be afraid to fail.

Lady football ace gets car after sexist blunder

Lady football ace gets car after sexist blunder

Gender equality has been restored in Sweden after football star Therese Sjögran was snubbed at an awards ceremony where she was left empty handed whilst a male player was handed the keys to a new Volvo.

Teen hurt as Hunger Games ‘hunt’ goes wrong

Teen hurt as Hunger Games ‘hunt’ goes wrong

A teenage student in Stockholm was rushed to hospital by helicopter on Tuesday after a Hunger Games inspired contest among friends saw him fall four metres.

Sweden Democrat retracts ‘parasite’ jibe

Sweden Democrat retracts ‘parasite’ jibe

The deputy leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats party Jonas Åkerlund has backtracked on comments he made in an old interview where he labelled immigrants as "parasites" and that he wanted to deport 500,000 foreigners.

Rent control blamed for housing shortage

Rent control blamed for housing shortage

Sweden's rental control system has been blamed for causing the housing shortage particularly in Stockholm according to a new report issued by the National Housing Board.

Migrant quota rewrites opposition’s election bid

Migrant quota rewrites opposition’s election bid

A Social Democrat party edict to make sure every fourth candidate on its lists for upcoming elections has non-Nordic roots has pushed traditional union-affiliated candidates down to non-electable rankings.

Police kill knife-wielding man at refugee home

Police kill knife-wielding man at refugee home

Swedish police fatally shot a knife-wielding man outside a home for asylum seekers in central Sweden after responding to complaints that a heavily intoxicated man was terrorizing residents.

Rail workers spotted faulty track last year

Rail workers spotted faulty track last year

Workers had to secure tracks in over 500 places last summer in the congestion hot-spot that saw a freight train derail in Stockholm on Tuesday, an accident expected to affect commuters in the capital for at least a week.