Assault victim, 12, wakes to police questions

Assault victim, 12, wakes to police questions

Swedish police have been able to hold preliminary questioning with the twelve-year-old boy found battered by the side of the road on New Year's Eve. The assault has reportedly caused the boy's family to move from the area.

Alfa Laval lands multi-million Russia order

Alfa Laval lands multi-million Russia order

Swedish industrial technology firm Alfa Laval has won an order for compact heat exchangers in Russia worth 90 million kronor ($13.8 million).

Anon abortions hinder Swedish foetal research

Anon abortions hinder Swedish foetal research

Swedish women's rights to remain anonymous when undergoing an abortion poses problems for further research into why some foetuses developed abnormalities, scientists have warned.

Mosque swastika attack ‘no isolated incident’

Mosque swastika attack ‘no isolated incident’

The Nazi graffiti daubed on the central Stockholm mosque on Wednesday night was no isolated incident, with all religious groups in Sweden reporting an increase in hate crimes.

Jazz biopic dominates Swedish film awards

Jazz biopic dominates Swedish film awards

The tale of Sweden's brilliant but blighted jazz singer Monica Zetterlund has been nominated in eleven categories, including best actress, ahead of Sweden's national Guldbaggen film awards.

Swedish snow makers coat North Korean slopes

Swedish snow makers coat North Korean slopes

Swedish snow making equipment has been installed at the North Korean ski resort of Masik, in direct contravention of UN sanctions preventing the sale of "luxury items" to the pariah nation.

Riksbank calls for task force on household debt

Riksbank calls for task force on household debt

The head of Sweden's national bank wants a commission to look into Swedes' high level of household indebtedness - at 170 percent of disposable income - before it is too late.

Union bolthole to luxury spa: a Swedish trip

Union bolthole to luxury spa: a Swedish trip

A Japanese spa's past as a Swedish union stronghold grants The Local's Katie Dodd an insight into Sweden's industrial journey while offering a calming antidote to multi-tasking city life.

Ikea enlists Google head for web push

Ikea enlists Google head for web push

Swedish furniture company Ikea has enlisted former Google Sweden head Stina Honkamaa Bergfors to its board, part of a bid to make the retailer's presence online more solid and vibrant.

Police return stolen bike after 20 year wait

Police return stolen bike after 20 year wait

A woman in Gävle in northern Sweden has been reunited with her bike which went missing while she was was in school 20 years ago.

EU slams Sweden over forced deportations

EU slams Sweden over forced deportations

Sweden has been criticized by the EU's border control authority for failing to meet its code of conduct in regard to the monitoring of forced deportations.

Hunger Games revives Swedish archery clubs

Hunger Games revives Swedish archery clubs

Swedish archery clubs have seen an upswing in membership numbers in past years, with young teenage girls - many inspired by bow-slinging heroine Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games - helping to revive the dying sport.