Obama Sweden visit set to Nazi anthem

Obama Sweden visit set to Nazi anthem

A year-in-review show accidentally used a rendition of the national anthem performed by a Swedish Nazi group to accompany images of US president Barack Obama.

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Kidnapped Swedish journalists freed in Syria

Two Swedish journalists have been released after a near two-month-long abduction in Syria, Sweden's foreign ministry confirmed on Wednesday.

Nine easy New Year steps to a more ethical life in Sweden

Nine easy New Year steps to a more ethical life in Sweden

It's not too late to make some New Year's resolutions for 2014. The Local offers up some ideas for how to live more ethically and charitably in this still nascent new year.

Charity finds surprise million in a milk jar

Charity finds surprise million in a milk jar

Members of a charity in southern Sweden are rejoicing at the kindness of one particular stranger after finding an anonymous one million kronor ($153,253) gift in a milk jar used to collect donations.

The Lundsberg school ‘iron scandal’: a timeline

The Lundsberg school ‘iron scandal’: a timeline

A timeline of the scandal at prestigious Swedish boarding school Lundsberg, where pupils used a hot iron to scald a newly enrolled student in a hazing ritual.

‘Extend compulsory schooling’: government

‘Extend compulsory schooling’: government

The government wants to extend Swedish compulsory education to ten years, in certain cases eleven, in hopes of boosting the numbers of students who go on to high school.

Sweden Dems slammed for ‘Muslim rape’ jab

Sweden Dems slammed for ‘Muslim rape’ jab

A top Sweden Democrat defending a racism-accused colleague has claimed the Koran states that "rape is a Muslim form of punishment". The prime minister quickly joined a choir of critics and said it illustrated the minority party's us-versus-them rhetoric.

Gay sex-sellers flood Nordic social media site

Gay sex-sellers flood Nordic social media site

Administrators at the Nordic social media site Qruiser, operated by the publishers of Swedish LGBT magazine QX, have testified to an increase in young men trying to sell sex.

Students on trial for elite school hazing assault

Students on trial for elite school hazing assault

Nine students and one employee from prestigious Swedish boarding school Lundsberg will face court on Wednesday for their involvement in a hazing ritual in which a 14-year-old boy was burned with an iron.

Foreign powers behind IT attacks in Sweden: FRA

Foreign powers behind IT attacks in Sweden: FRA

Foreign intelligence services were behind a number of hacker attacks against Swedish authorities, companies, and universities last year, Swedish intelligence officials have confirmed.

Man sets himself on fire inside migration office

Man sets himself on fire inside migration office

A 42-year-old man set himself on fire inside Migration Board offices in Karlstad in central Sweden on Tuesday afternoon.