Scania bosses made pre-bid shares purchases

Scania bosses made pre-bid shares purchases

Two top Scania bosses made substantial shares purchases in the Swedish truck making company three weeks before majority owner Volkswagen made its take-over bid.

Cops finger wild boar in cyclist’s mystery death

Cops finger wild boar in cyclist’s mystery death

A wild boar may have caused the death of a Swedish man who was found with such extensive injuries that the police initially thought he had been murdered.

Education minister picks ‘decorum commissioner’

Education minister picks ‘decorum commissioner’

Sweden's education minister on Tuesday said parents had to stop blaming teachers for their children's behaviour, and appointed a commission to get to grips with decorum.

Sweden’s best-selling defence products

Sweden’s best-selling defence products

Sweden's top-three defence products account for 42 percent of all exports. While a Jas Gripen crashed in central Stockholm twenty years ago, it did not tumble from grace... Find out more about the weapons industry's bestsellers.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Welcome to another home in our Property of the Week series. This one is in Rostorp, Malmö, was built in 1924, and offers six rooms. Why not take a look?

Swedish arms exporters enjoy roaring trade

Swedish arms exporters enjoy roaring trade

Swedish defence exports increased by 22 percent last year, with trade outside the EU making up almost half of all arms deals.

Boy, 11, calls cops for ‘revenge’ on parents

Boy, 11, calls cops for ‘revenge’ on parents

A young child in eastern Sweden who was fed up with his parents called police on Monday and reported them for assault. Police took the claim seriously as several officers rushed to the scene.

Scania review board dissects Volkswagen bid

Scania review board dissects Volkswagen bid

The independent committee looking at Volkswagen's take-over bid of Swedish truck giant Scania began its work on Tuesday, stating promises that headquarters would remain in Sweden were paramount.

Swedish minister meets Ugandan gay activists

Swedish minister meets Ugandan gay activists

Sweden's finance minister has met with gay activists in Uganda at the start of a visit intended to highlight Swedish investment opportunities in the growing East African economy.

Girl, 13, kicked off train for ‘faulty’ bank card

Girl, 13, kicked off train for ‘faulty’ bank card

A teenage girl was booted off a train in eastern Sweden and into a snow storm after her bank card didn't work on the ticket collector's hand-held machine.

‘South Africans killed Palme’: Stieg Larsson

‘South Africans killed Palme’: Stieg Larsson

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo author Stieg Larsson's belief that South Africa lay behind the assassination of Sweden's Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986 has resurfaced, as his widow recalls their private investigation.

‘Sorry I joined Sweden Democrats’: Indo-Swede

‘Sorry I joined Sweden Democrats’: Indo-Swede

When he realized he was a foreign-born cover for a party interested not in integration but in assimilation, the Indian-born local politician Mrutyuanjai Mishra decided to quit the Sweden Democrats, whom he calls intolerant.