Male pupil, 19, fined after striptease to classmate

Male pupil, 19, fined after striptease to classmate

A Swedish court has slapped fines on two teenagers for performing a striptease in front of a female classmate tied to a chair, while a third filmed the incident and posted the clip online.

Sweden braces for year’s first real sunshine

Sweden braces for year’s first real sunshine

After a mild winter across the country, Sweden can expect the first real spring weather to take hold over the weekend, with temperatures in Stockholm set for double figures.

Strindberg library book returned 44 years late

Strindberg library book returned 44 years late

Staff at Stockholm City Library were left amused when a collection of August Strindberg's love letters was dropped off this week. The slim volume should have been returned to them in 1970.

Stockholm balcony collapse injures two

Stockholm balcony collapse injures two

Two people were left injured on Friday after a balcony in north-western Stockholm collapsed. Four people were on the balcony at the time of the incident.

Dad jailed for life after killing kids in cabin fire

Dad jailed for life after killing kids in cabin fire

A man was sentenced on Friday to life in prison after he killed two of his children by setting fire to a holiday home in the Stockholm archipelago last year.

‘Swedish firms less equal than Saudis’: biz daily

‘Swedish firms less equal than Saudis’: biz daily

Sweden's premier business daily on Friday noted that many Swedish companies were less gender equal than the Saudi Arabian parliament, and said introducing quotas could mark a generational shift.

Global warming to drown Swedish Unesco sites

Global warming to drown Swedish Unesco sites

A pair of Unesco World Heritage-listed sites in Sweden could eventually be swallowed up by rising sea levels, a new study claimed.

Car-buying men outrun women on wheels

Car-buying men outrun women on wheels

Twice as many Swedish men as women buy a car, they use them more, and they drive further due to "traditions", a new study claimed on Friday.

Why well-paid people need homes too – and Sweden needs to get real

Why well-paid people need homes too – and Sweden needs to get real

Is Sweden serious about competing in an international economy? Then it has to attract international talent, and those people need somewhere to live. Yet the non-existent rental market forces them to buy, says The Local's David Landes.

Spotify acquires music ‘suggestion service’

Spotify acquires music ‘suggestion service’

Swedish music giant Spotify announced on Thursday that it had acquired The Echo Nest, a US company that provides song suggestions for music listeners.