Swedish law to include crimes against humanity

Swedish law to include crimes against humanity

Sweden is set to introduce crimes against humanity into its penal code in a move to tackle widespread, systematic, and inhumane crimes abroad in Swedish courts.

Swedish woman finds 2,000-year-old gold ring

Swedish woman finds 2,000-year-old gold ring

A woman was left gobsmacked when she learned the gold ring she stumbled across in a field was 2,000 years old.

Top Sweden Democrat: critics hurt democracy

Top Sweden Democrat: critics hurt democracy

Rebels or rogues? The national meeting of Sweden Democrats this weekend certainly has the Swedish political scene abuzz. With ten months until elections, the once Nazi-tainted party may soon find itself playing kingmaker. But will they get a say in their core question - immigration?

Swedish officer sexually harassed on EU mission

Swedish officer sexually harassed on EU mission

Top brass within Sweden's Armed Forces are furious after a Swedish female officer was sexually harassed while participating in an EU training mission in Africa.

Borg and Batra climb up list of powerful Swedes

Borg and Batra climb up list of powerful Swedes

Unlike Samson, Finance Minister Anders Borg seems not to have been deprived of his powers after chopping off that signature ponytail, as he sprinted past the prime minister in an annual ranking of Sweden's most powerful people.

Swedes often lack the gift of giving at Christmas

Swedes often lack the gift of giving at Christmas

Christmas cheer is in the air, and Swedes are spending crates of kronor on presents - many of which they may end keeping for themselves.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Ever wondered what a penthouse apartment in Stockholm's upmarket Vasastan looks like? Wonder no more - this week's Property of the Week is exactly that - one of the city's true pearls.

Elite school should have stayed open: court

Elite school should have stayed open: court

The Administrative Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that Sweden's School Inspectorate was wrong to temporarily close the scandal-hit boarding school Lundsberg, after two students were burned with an iron in a hazing ritual.

Sweden opens first retirement home for gays

Sweden opens first retirement home for gays

Sweden's first retirement home for elderly members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities opened in Stockholm on Friday, capping a four-year effort that may spark a new trend.

Police use stun grenades to take woman’s child

Police use stun grenades to take woman’s child

Police have been criticized for using stun grenades when taking an infant child away from its mother, after she pulled a knife and refused to cooperate.

Cyberbully’s prison sentence appealed

Cyberbully’s prison sentence appealed

A prosecutor is looking for a harsher penalty than two years in prison for a man who drove a 13-year-old girl to suicide by threatening to publish sex acts he allegedly made her perform online.

Elk family attacks Swedish schoolboy

Elk family attacks Swedish schoolboy

A nine-year-old boy was left fearing for his life after a family of four elk surrounded him and went on the attack while he was cycling to school in southern Sweden.