‘No jobs in government budget’: opposition

‘No jobs in government budget’: opposition

Finance Minister Anders Borg defended his spring budget on the floor of parliament on Wednesday, facing opposition flack from all quarters, including Sweden Democrat critique of asylum policy.

‘Healthy’ for women to sunbathe: Swedish study

‘Healthy’ for women to sunbathe: Swedish study

Swedish women who don't sunbathe at all run double the risk of poor health compared to women who spend lavish amounts of time soaking up the rays, a new study has revealed.

Uppsala police probed over fatal shooting

Uppsala police probed over fatal shooting

Prosecutors have questioned the three police officers involved in Tuesday's fatal shooting of a man bearing knives, with a plea to the public that it was too soon to theorize about a recent increase in deaths at the hands of the police.

Ten Swedish problems: Twitter users sound off

Ten Swedish problems: Twitter users sound off

Having an Only In Sweden moment? On Twitter, natives and newbies alike have used the hashtag #SwedishProblems to share the weird, the wrong, and the wildly woeful about life in Sweden. The Local has collected some of the funniest to date.

Riksbank to keep key rate low for a year

Riksbank to keep key rate low for a year

Sweden's Riksbank on Wednesday said it would keep its benchmark repo rate at 0.75 percent, despite reservations from two of its board members. It should remain at the low level for another year.

Borg’s spring budget targets growth and jobs

Borg’s spring budget targets growth and jobs

UPDATED: Finance Minister Anders Borg revealed the government's last budget before the elections in September, announcing that Sweden's GDP could expect a solid growth over the next two years.

The Australian scientist stuck between a rock and a hard fika

The Australian scientist stuck between a rock and a hard fika

What does an eccentric Swedish farmer have in common with an Australian paleontologist? No, it's not a Ross from Friends joke, it's about a petrified fern and a career in scientific research in Sweden.

Cop fined after two die in high-speed bridge chase

Cop fined after two die in high-speed bridge chase

A policeman has been convicted of professional misconduct and fined after he ordered a road bridge to be opened in an attempt to stop two petrol thieves. The two men drove off the bridge and drowned in the waters below.

Dewani charged with murder in Cape Town

Dewani charged with murder in Cape Town

A South African court charged extradited British businessman Shrien Dewani with ordering his wife's murder in 2010, and remanded him into psychiatric care.