Man hit by two trains near Stockhom

Man hit by two trains near Stockhom

A man has died after he was run over by two trains on two separate tracks in the southern Stockholm suburb of Huddinge on Wednesday night, after witnesses say he fell on the tracks.

Candy Crush addiction: five signs and five cures

Candy Crush addiction: five signs and five cures

Swedish mega-hit game Candy Crush has taken over the distracted minds of the entire world, with over 150 billion plays in the last year alone. The Local shares five signs you (or someone close to you) is addicted, and five potential cures.

Swedish opposition to scrap migrant-worker law

Swedish opposition to scrap migrant-worker law

The left-wing opposition stands ready to tear up the controversial Laval Law, which differentiates between domestic and foreign workers, if the Social Democrat party wrests power from the government in next year's elections.

Sandy Hook pic used in ‘offensive’ Swedish ad

Sandy Hook pic used in ‘offensive’ Swedish ad

Sweden's advertising watchdog has slammed as "distasteful and offensive" an ad campaign featuring a picture from the Sandy Hook school massacre, an image the company official claimed she thought "looked Swedish".

Cannibal case inquiry: ‘something went wrong’

Cannibal case inquiry: ‘something went wrong’

Sweden's justice minister has appointed the head of the Thomas Quick inquiry to find out how the country's justice system convicted a man for eight murders before overturning each and every guilty verdict. The once self-professed cannibal is now fighting for his release.

Microsoft enlists Swedes in spy-safe cloud rollout

Microsoft enlists Swedes in spy-safe cloud rollout

US tech giant Microsoft has tapped a family-owned firm in central Sweden to help launch a new "battle-tested" cloud service to ease the fear of companies worried about internet espionage. The key? To store data locally.

Swedes’ mortgage debt continues to swell

Swedes’ mortgage debt continues to swell

Swedes are borrowing money more than ever, data from Statistics Sweden revealed on Wednesday, as household indebtedness reached new heights.

Swedish prince hit by Stockholm bus

Swedish prince hit by Stockholm bus

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip was hit by a bus in Stockholm on Wednesday, but the prince's Porsche Cayenne suffered more damage than the royal himself.

Swedish teen sleepwalks into freefall tumble

Swedish teen sleepwalks into freefall tumble

Swedish emergency services were called out in the early hours of Wednesday when a sleepwalking teenage boy fell off a house in suburban Gothenburg and injured himself.

Facebook leaves up ‘nasty feminists’ page

Facebook leaves up ‘nasty feminists’ page

Despite protests from a school in northern Sweden, as well as from pupils and relatives, Facebook has refused to take down a page that targets "disgusting feminists".

Janitor gifts fortune to ‘coloured kids in need’

Janitor gifts fortune to ‘coloured kids in need’

Despite their meagre salaries, a janitor and his wife, who worked in a Swedish school kitchen, left 2.5 million kronor ($380,000) in their will, which will now be sent to the Philippines to help victims of the recent typhoon.