Stockholm mosque hit in pig’s trotters attack

Stockholm mosque hit in pig’s trotters attack

Police suspect vandalism after pig's trotters were thrown into a mosque near Stockholm after the windows of the building's main door were smashed in on Monday morning.

Dismemberment suspect ruled guilty by court

Dismemberment suspect ruled guilty by court

A Swedish court ruled on Monday that there is "convincing evidence" that the 22-year-old suspected of dismembering his ex-girlfriend in northern Sweden is guilty, and should undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Swedes slam rock club’s ‘sexist’ urinals

Swedes slam rock club’s ‘sexist’ urinals

A new rock club in Umeå in northern Sweden has grabbed attention after a decision to install urinals modelled on the lips of Mick Jagger - sexist and demeaning critics argued, a tribute to the Rolling Stones responded the owner.

Glass deathtrap kills flock of Swedish birds

Glass deathtrap kills flock of Swedish birds

Eighty birds flew into a glass sound barrier in western Sweden on Sunday, in a mishap that proved fatal for the vast majority of the flock.

Sweden Democrat head snubbed by Nobel

Sweden Democrat head snubbed by Nobel

The Nobel Foundation has declined to invite Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson to its annual banquet for the fourth consecutive year, finding no cause change its stance that the party's anti-immigrant values contradict the spirit of Alfred Nobel's will.

Swedish boardrooms ‘full of clones’: report

Swedish boardrooms ‘full of clones’: report

The boardrooms of Swedish companies suffer from a serious lack of diversity, with the vast majority consisting of men of the same background, class, network and even alma mater, a new report published on Monday has shown.

‘Stockholm is the tech world’s hidden nightclub’

‘Stockholm is the tech world’s hidden nightclub’

The Swedish career in The Local's spotlight this week is that of US-native Tyler Crowley, known in some circles as the "start-up whisperer", who explains how "awesome immigrants" and "modest Swedes" make Stockholm's tech scene shine.

It’s not over yet between Zlatan and Ronaldo

It’s not over yet between Zlatan and Ronaldo

Even though Ronaldo's header was enough to edge Portugal past Sweden on Friday, the battle is still far from over, with the pair set to square off again in a decider in Stockholm on Tuesday night.

MP sexual harassment probe dropped

MP sexual harassment probe dropped

Prosecutors have dropped a probe into a prominent Moderate Party MP suspected of sexually harassing a teenage member of the party's youth wing.

Schools closed as storm clean-up continues

Schools closed as storm clean-up continues

Schools were closed and over 11,000 households in northern Sweden remained without electricity on Monday morning as a result of storm Hilde which battered the region over the weekend.

Sweden second best at aiding world’s poor

Sweden second best at aiding world’s poor

Sweden is the second-best country in the world when it comes to policies that help poor nations, according to a ranking released on Monday by a US-based think tank.

Henrik Stenson claims new historic golf double

Henrik Stenson claims new historic golf double

Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson is now the number one golfer in Europe after winning the season-ending DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai on Sunday in record-breaking fashion.

Man set girlfriend on fire over renovation fight

Man set girlfriend on fire over renovation fight

A couple in southern Sweden couldn't agree on which tape to use while repainting their window frames – leading the man to set his partner, and the house, on fire.