Christmas reopens sore of ‘Swedish history angst’

Christmas reopens sore of ‘Swedish history angst’

As Christmas approaches and Swedes engage in a bout of uncharacteristic tradition, historian and liberal commentator David Lindén argues that a "history anxiety" rears up to stifle public debate about the country's less liberal and tolerant literary past.

Gothenburg police arrest ten in gangland raids

Gothenburg police arrest ten in gangland raids

Ten men with connections to the ongoing gang conflict in Gothenburg in western Sweden were arrested on Tuesday morning in a series of raids.

First Melodifestivalen contestants revealed

First Melodifestivalen contestants revealed

The contestants for Sweden's 2014 Melodifestival were announced on Monday, with one cross-dressing teenager already making waves as a favourite as he seeks revenge for last year's second place.

Swedish birth makes history in transplant first

Swedish birth makes history in transplant first

A Swedish woman who was made infertile due to cancer treatment made history on Monday morning when she gave birth to a baby girl following an ovarian transplant, the first successful birth of its kind in Sweden.

Missing Swedish journos ‘may have lacked visas’

Missing Swedish journos ‘may have lacked visas’

Two Swedish journalists who went missing on their way out of Syria at the weekend may have been arrested for not having proper visas, according to another journalist currently in the country.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

It's off to western Sweden for our Property of the Week, a grand old estate from the mid-19th century.

‘I see bike lanes and I just think ‘Stoner”

‘I see bike lanes and I just think ‘Stoner”

US comedian Margaret Cho is touching down in Stockholm as part of her latest European ‘Mother’ tour. She tells The Local about beautiful Swedes, her love of dill and what the audience can expect from her latest show.

‘Mentally ill’ man admits double murder

‘Mentally ill’ man admits double murder

The man suspected of the brutal double murder in Ljungsbro at the beginning of November has confessed to the crime. Initial medical examinations meanwhile indicate that he is suffering from a serious mental disorder.

Säpo: WMD spies target Swedish universities

Säpo: WMD spies target Swedish universities

Foreign powers interested in developing weapons of mass destruction are regularly targeting Swedish universities in hopes of obtaining sensitive technology, Swedish intelligence officials say.

The secret life of Stockholm’s Twitter cops

The secret life of Stockholm’s Twitter cops

The Local's Oliver Gee joins Sweden's first social media police on the beat to find out why they've embraced Twitter, how their tweets have saved lives, and how their online habits have exposed the secret life of Swedish police.

China offers Volvo millions new loan deal

China offers Volvo millions new loan deal

Car maker Volvo, the Swedish subsidiary of China's Geely Group, announced on Monday it had signed a second loan agreement with the China Development Bank as it aims to boost sales in the Chinese market.