Dismemberment killer jailed for 14 years

Dismemberment killer jailed for 14 years

A northern Sweden man who killed and dismembered his 20-year-old former girlfriend was sentenced on Wednesday to 14 years in prison.

‘I would be dead on a normal psyche ward’:  Swedish-American orderly

‘I would be dead on a normal psyche ward’: Swedish-American orderly

The impending closure of the high-risk ward for psychotic patients at Stockholm's Danderyd hospital has fanned fury and fear among the staff.

Bildt to head global net future commission

Bildt to head global net future commission

Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is set to chair a new global committee that aims to predict the future of the internet. Web freedom was "under attack", the veteran diplomat said on Wednesday.

Jamie Oliver to open ‘epic’ Stockholm eatery

Jamie Oliver to open ‘epic’ Stockholm eatery

UK celebrity chef Jamie Oliver announced plans on Wednesday to open a new restaurant in central Stockholm.

‘Lunacy’ to close ward for violent patients

‘Lunacy’ to close ward for violent patients

Psychiatric care staff at Stockholm's Danderyd hospital fear they and patients may be in danger when the high-risk unit closes down, placing patients with violent tendencies on the normal wards.

Swedish steelmaker SSAB to buy Finnish rival

Swedish steelmaker SSAB to buy Finnish rival

Swedish steelmaker SSAB announced on Wednesday that it was acquiring Finnish competitor Rautaruukki in a bid to cut down costs in the sluggish steel market.

A beginner’s guide to the Swedish food scene

A beginner’s guide to the Swedish food scene

Just about the only foods you can preface with the word "Swedish" are "meatballs" and "fish". But meatballs are mundane and Swedish Fish are made in Canada. So what foods truly set Sweden apart? The Local's Solveig Rundquist heads on a food tour to find out.

Cop faces manslaughter charges after shootout

Cop faces manslaughter charges after shootout

A police officer in western Sweden faced manslaughter charges on Wednesday after he shot and killed a knife-wielding 24-year-old last summer.

Swiss fury over Saab ‘meddling’ in Gripen vote

Swiss fury over Saab ‘meddling’ in Gripen vote

Swedish defence contractor Saab has been slammed over claims of attempting to influence a referendum in Switzerland that could determine whether or not the Swiss air force purchases 22 new Jas Gripen fighter jets.

MPs cool toward tougher laws on political violence

MPs cool toward tougher laws on political violence

A proposal by Sweden's democracy minister seeking harsher sentences for politically motivated crimes found little support in parliament on Tuesday during a debate about political violence.

Stenson to challenge Tiger for top spot in golf

Stenson to challenge Tiger for top spot in golf

Sweden's Henrik Stenson has set his sights on overtaking Tiger Woods as the world's number one golfer following a breakthrough season last year in which he climbed to the number three spot.

The ten most disturbing Swedish movies ever

The ten most disturbing Swedish movies ever

From gore to folklore and with a smattering of blood, The Local selects ten Swedish movies that are bound to get you feeling either uneasy or queazy. But don't say we didn't warn you.