Sweden down Czechs in Olympic hockey opener

Sweden down Czechs in Olympic hockey opener

Two goals by Erik Karlsson helped Sweden defeat the Czech Republic 4-2 in the opening game of the 2014 Winter Olympics hockey tournament on Wednesday.

Ten tips to snagging a Swede for Valentine’s

Ten tips to snagging a Swede for Valentine’s

The Local offers ten tips to landing a date with a Swede, the perfect recipe for any hopefuls still dateless on Valentine's Day. Or any day. From dressing to drinking, language to loving - it's all here. Good luck.

Lexbase set to reopen from California: report

Lexbase set to reopen from California: report

Controversial website Lexbase, which lets Swedes pay to see their neighbours' criminal records, is set to reopen from servers in the United States with operators convinced it will make them "really rich".

Do Swedes really need help being friendly?

Do Swedes really need help being friendly?

With "friendly week" in full swing in Sweden, The Local's Oliver Gee wonders if Swedish people actually need help when it comes to friendliness. Hint: They do.

Migration head pleas for help after repeat attacks

Migration head pleas for help after repeat attacks

Frequent and systematic attacks against the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) have prompted the agency's head to plea for more help from police and the public.

‘Interrogate Assange in London’: lawyers

‘Interrogate Assange in London’: lawyers

Lawyers representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Sweden have demanded that he be questioned in London over rape and sexual molestation allegations made by two Swedish women.

Swedish gang leader to face court in Turkey

Swedish gang leader to face court in Turkey

The leader of Sweden's Original Gangsters criminal gang is set to stand trial in Turkey on charges stemming from fire bomb attacks in Gothenburg and Stockholm he is alleged to have planned.

Cop’s fatal shot in Husby gets fresh review

Cop’s fatal shot in Husby gets fresh review

A new review has been conducted into the exact moments of the fatal shooting of a pensioner in Husby by police, an incident which many believe was the catalyst to the riots that plagued the Stockholm suburb for a week last year.

Cop saves woman after icy water bridge plunge

Cop saves woman after icy water bridge plunge

A police officer who jumped into ice cold waters in eastern Sweden is being hailed as a hero for saving a woman who had jumped off a bridge just moments before.

H&M to open first store in India in 2014

H&M to open first store in India in 2014

H&M plans to open its first store in India before the end of 2014, the Swedish fashion giant announced on Wednesday, naming two cities as likely locations for the flagship store.

Sweden has ‘secret plan’ to tip Swiss Gripen vote

Sweden has ‘secret plan’ to tip Swiss Gripen vote

Sweden has a secret action plan to influence a referendum in Switzerland on the purchase of 22 new Jas Gripen fighter jets by the Swiss air force, according to Swedish media reports.