Sweden hunts head-chopping Danish poacher

Sweden hunts head-chopping Danish poacher

Police in Sweden's south suspect a 36-year-old Dane of poaching, as he left a trail of severed heads behind him after illegally hunting wild boar and red deer.

Cops step in as frozen corpse found in stream

Cops step in as frozen corpse found in stream

Swedish police at first suspected foul play after finding a dead man frozen in a stream near the skiing resort of Åre on Monday.

Big Steve brings northern Sweden to YouTube

Big Steve brings northern Sweden to YouTube

This week's Swedish Career focus is on YouTube star and UK native Big Steve who tells The Local about his fight to promote Sweden, the move to online fame, and the secret to pronouncing "Skellefteå".

Ericsson settles patent dispute with Samsung

Ericsson settles patent dispute with Samsung

Ericsson has settled a long-running patent dispute with South Korean electronics giant Samsung, the Swedish telecom equipment maker said on Monday, prompting a rise in Ericsson shares on the Stockholm exchange.

Crowd flocks to cop’s baton attack trial

Crowd flocks to cop’s baton attack trial

The Swedish policewoman filmed when she set her dog and used her baton on a drunk man in Stockholm faced trial on Monday, with public interest so high that not everyone got a seat in the court room.

Swedish marines go viral in Greased Lightning clip

Swedish marines go viral in Greased Lightning clip

Swedish marines have soared to internet fame after their video homage a song from the 1978 hit film Grease spread online like Greased Lightning.

Site lets Swedes snoop on friends’ criminal past

Site lets Swedes snoop on friends’ criminal past

A new Swedish website that lets people check out their neighbours' criminal records has privacy experts up in arms, warning the site could breach the country's privacy and slander laws.

Man cleared of rape: was ‘unaware’ she was drunk

Man cleared of rape: was ‘unaware’ she was drunk

A man on trial in western Sweden for allegedly raping a woman who was so drunk she had trouble standing up has been freed because he "wasn't aware" she was drunk.

Wallenberg family makes direct appeal to Putin

Wallenberg family makes direct appeal to Putin

The family of Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg plans to appeal directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin this week for help in shedding light on the Swedish diplomat's mysterious fate.

Swedish duo speed to ‘dream’ horse racing win

Swedish duo speed to ‘dream’ horse racing win

Swedish horse Maharajah won the world's most prestigious trotting race, the Prix d'Amerique, on Sunday, delivering Sweden their first win at the Vincennes racetrack outside Paris since Gigant Neo in 2005.