‘Wild’ snow storms set to smother Sweden

‘Wild’ snow storms set to smother Sweden

The first snow storms of the season are set to trounce Sweden, with even southern Sweden expected to be covered in 20 centimetres of white by the weekend.

Swedish cow-theft farmer faces fraud charge

Swedish cow-theft farmer faces fraud charge

A Swedish farmer who woke up to find his 69 cows missing last year was charged on Monday for insurance fraud, as investigators suspect the man simply spirited the cattle away to cash in on insurance money to the tune of 550,000 kronor ($48,000).

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Glamour meets nature and they do wonderful things in this western Sweden seaside property. Take a look inside The Local's Property of the Week.

‘We should have nationalized our schools’

‘We should have nationalized our schools’

Sweden's education minister on Tuesday blamed the country's fall from grace in the Pisa global education ranking on municipalities' "lack of competence", saying his government should have nationalized the schools already seven years ago.

Man fined over nude Facebook pic of ex

Man fined over nude Facebook pic of ex

A man in southern Sweden has been convicted for uploading naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend to her own Facebook page after she ended the couple's relationship.

Foreign workers at centre of Swedish election battle

Foreign workers at centre of Swedish election battle

Promises by the Social Democrats to roll back reforms to Swedish laws affecting migrant workers has put the rights of foreign workers and the power of Sweden's unions front and centre in upcoming parliamentary elections, argues liberal contributor Nima Sanandaji.

Sweden tumbles in global schools ranking

Sweden tumbles in global schools ranking

Swedish pupils' poor results in the latest global Pisa education ranking, released on Tuesday, has pushed Sweden below the OECD average in maths, reading comprehension, and natural sciences.

Riksdag snub after anti-Sweden Democrat song

Riksdag snub after anti-Sweden Democrat song

Lyrics interpreted as an invite to assault the anti-immigration Sweden Democrat leader have caused a political stir, prompting the speaker of parliament to boycott a Riksdag ceremony where singer Jason Diakité, also known as Timbuktu, will receive an anti-racism award.

Swedish parents fuming over toy knuckledusters

Swedish parents fuming over toy knuckledusters

Parents in Sweden are fighting mad over a set of knuckledusters marketed to children in a Christmas toy catalogue that boasts the faux weapon is "perfect for a pretend fist-fight".

Inner-city househunters set sights on suburbs

Inner-city househunters set sights on suburbs

Plateauing house prices in inner-city Stockholm could be a sign that home-hunters are abandoning the urban centres and heading to the suburbs, Swedish estate agents have predicted.

Swede wins Memory World Cup in London

Swede wins Memory World Cup in London

Swedish memory master Jonas von Essen had a night to remember on Monday when he won the Memory World Cup in London.

‘US not doing enough to trace Wallenberg fate’

‘US not doing enough to trace Wallenberg fate’

Relatives of Sweden war-time hero Raoul Wallenberg said that despite US President Barack Obama's recent promise to uncover details of the Swedish diplomat's fate in the Soviet Union at the end of World War II, the US had not set sail to the intensified investigation they had hoped for.