EU door still open for Ukraine: Swedish MEP

EU door still open for Ukraine: Swedish MEP

As protesters take to the streets in Ukraine to demonstrate their desire to move closer to the EU, Swedes and other champions of democracy and citizens' rights can't afford to stand idly by and watch, argues Swedish MEP Cecilia Wikström.

Swedes in uproar over ‘xenophobic’ book ad

Swedes in uproar over ‘xenophobic’ book ad

A decision by a Swedish newspaper to run an advert for a book critical of multiculturalism, immigration policy, and media reporting of the issue has been slammed by critics who argue that the ad is tainted by xenophobia.

Swedes’ support for nationalization high as school choice debate rages

Swedes’ support for nationalization high as school choice debate rages

Over 60 percent of Swedes think schools should once again be controlled by the state amid a debate about school choice following Sweden's poor showing in the OECD's Pisa rankings.

Bunny butchered in cut-throat figure skating feud

Bunny butchered in cut-throat figure skating feud

A spat between rival figure-skating clubs in southern Sweden left children receiving death threats, a pet rabbit slaughtered, and police and club members alike in a frenzied search for clues that has so far proven fruitless.

‘Advancing science means more than a prize’

‘Advancing science means more than a prize’

As Peter Higgs and François Englert prepare to accept the 2013 Nobel physics prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, The Local talks to Professor Dave Charlton, head of the Atlas experiments at Cern about the Higgs particle and whether the lab should win a Nobel Prize of its own.

PM and royals to miss Nobel festivities

PM and royals to miss Nobel festivities

Notable guests including Sweden's prime minister, Princess Madeleine, and Crown Princess Victoria, have pulled out at the last minute from the Nobel banquet, forcing organizers to rearrange the seating schedule.

Cold War treaty confirms Sweden was not neutral

Cold War treaty confirms Sweden was not neutral

Sweden signed a top secret intelligence treaty with the US and other countries in 1954, forecast the 2008 Georgian war, and now routinely spies on Russia civil targets, leaked documents from US whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal.

Teen locked up after pre-robbery selfie

Teen locked up after pre-robbery selfie

A teenage girl who took pictures of herself with a knife before using it to rob a local restaurant has been sent to juvenile detention after officers used the offending picture as evidence to tie her to the crime.

Police on the hunt for buttock gunman

Police on the hunt for buttock gunman

Police in eastern Sweden are on the lookout for someone who fired two bullets at a man who was rushed to hospital with a bullet in each of his buttocks.

Follow-up storm lashes southern Sweden

Follow-up storm lashes southern Sweden

A snow storm that hit southern Sweden on Sunday has left many Swedes without electricity, right after they had finally reconnected following storm Sven that raced across the country last week.