Sweden scrapes into global health top ten

Sweden scrapes into global health top ten

Sweden has the world's tenth most efficient health care, according to a new study. While trailing several European neighbours, the average Swede can still expect to outlive an American by three years.

Timeline of the Swedish mafia murders

Timeline of the Swedish mafia murders

A turf war over gambling in Södertälje fomented gang rivalry, a drive-by shooting, one murder, plus a double homicide of two brothers - one a local football star. As Bernard Khouri is jailed for life, The Local draws up a timeline of the Swedish mafia war that terrorized the town of Södertälje.

Life in prison for Swedish mafia kingpin

Life in prison for Swedish mafia kingpin

The head of Södertälje's organized crime "Network" was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, concluding the high-profile retrial that puts an end to one of Sweden's largest ever police investigations.

A young Swedish Muslim inspired by Wallenberg

A young Swedish Muslim inspired by Wallenberg

Siavosh Derakhti, a young Muslim from Malmö who has emerged as a leading figure in the fight against anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Sweden, picked up the first-ever Raoul Wallenberg Prize on Tuesday, making him our choice for Swede of the Week.

‘Södertälje mafia was a clan system’

‘Södertälje mafia was a clan system’

As Södertälje's alleged mafia kingpin was jailed for life on Thursday, local authorities say police and social services have the recipe to fend off organized crime's re-establishment in the town.

Ryanair CEO blasts ‘nonsense’ labour claims

Ryanair CEO blasts ‘nonsense’ labour claims

In Stockholm, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary on Thursday dismissed complaints from pilots about poor working conditions at the budget airline, as a new report emerged listing Ryanair as the worst in Sweden at repaying disgruntled customers.

Gallery: Volvo’s new model gets ’emotional’

Gallery: Volvo’s new model gets ’emotional’

Volvo has revealed its latest model, boasting a touch-screen music streaming service and a sleek new look the company claims offers a "contemporary design with a Swedish twist".

‘Sweden’s defence crisis isn’t Russia’s fault’

‘Sweden’s defence crisis isn’t Russia’s fault’

Swedish defence policy suffers from a deep credibility crisis that has nothing to do with Russia, argues Uppsala University professor Stefan Hedlund, in response to reactions to a previous op-ed about Russia and the Swedish military.

Coming soon: an H&M store in South Africa

Coming soon: an H&M store in South Africa

Swedish cheap'n'chic fashion giant H&M will open its first store in South Africa in 2015, its first foray into sub-Saharan Africa, the company announced on Thursday.

Fake underage sex ad draws in 100 responses

Fake underage sex ad draws in 100 responses

Over one hundred people responded when a Swedish radio station published a fake ad from a 14-year-old Swedish girl called Emma offering sexual services in exchange for money.

Tiger wants Swedish men to wear skirts

Tiger wants Swedish men to wear skirts

The crowds inside and out were a tell-tale sign this was a biggie. The line-up's last and streamed live, Tiger served up a bit of Scottish punk. Feeling that autumn chill? One of Sweden’s most established of brands ensured a packed-out, hot and sweaty tent.