Rapist jailed after Facebook apology

Rapist jailed after Facebook apology

A man who denied raping a woman was sentenced to prison on Thursday after a Swedish court found that he had apologized to his victim on Facebook.

‘Asylum-friendly Sweden a soft-power superpower’

‘Asylum-friendly Sweden a soft-power superpower’

Sweden is once again in the top ten in a soft-power rating by Monocle magazine, which credits the "boring stuff" like gender equality, but also applauds the Swedish asylum stance that "shames its European neighbours".

Murder charges in gay dating site killing

Murder charges in gay dating site killing

Swedish prosecutors have brought murder charges against two Stockholm men involved in a high-profile robbery of a man they contacted on a gay dating website and then left to bleed to death in suburban woodlands.

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in Sweden

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in Sweden

American Thanksgiving is just around the corner..but where to find the turkey if you live in Sweden? The Local offers up a buffet of options for celebrating Thanksgiving in Sweden.

Pirate Bay Swede to be shipped to Denmark

Pirate Bay Swede to be shipped to Denmark

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is to be extradited to Denmark to face accusations he orchestrated a hacker attack on registries belonging to the Danish police.

Pub guests denied drinks for being ‘too nice’

Pub guests denied drinks for being ‘too nice’

Four foreign men have reported a Stockholm pub to the police after they were refused drinks, which they claim was because of their skin colour, but which the bartender claims was because the men were "unusually pleasant".

Smelly stash of weed sickens Swedish cops

Smelly stash of weed sickens Swedish cops

Police in Uppsala in eastern Sweden are wrestling with an unusual drug problem that has left officers feeling queasy.

Stockholm trains back on track after derailment

Stockholm trains back on track after derailment

Stockholm traffic authorities announced on Thursday that the site of a freight train derailment has now been repaired and will reopen. But it won't be business as usual for the capital's commuter traffic.

Murder suspect: ‘I don’t know why I shot her’

Murder suspect: ‘I don’t know why I shot her’

The 21-year-old man who fatally shot a woman at a train station in northern Sweden last summer had never met the victim and couldn't explain why he pulled the trigger. On Wednesday, he was indicted for murder.

The woman who unleashed a flood of Swedish asylum stories

The woman who unleashed a flood of Swedish asylum stories

Kurdish-Swedish reporter Sîlan Diljen's documentary about dodging bullets and mine fields on her journey to Sweden, and the #minflykt ('my escape') hashtag it spawned, have inspired other migrants to finally share their stories of flight, making her our pick for Swede of the Week.