Flash mobs hug it out across Sweden

Flash mobs hug it out across Sweden

Huddles of huggers littered the Central Station concourse in Stockholm, just ten days after The Local dissected The Swedish Hug. "I've spent my life wondering why people don't hug more," one flash mobster said.

How do expat families pick books for their kids?

How do expat families pick books for their kids?

There's a small child shouting at me with glee. "Pippi lifts the horse! She lifts the horse!" Varnika, 4, was born in Sweden to Indian parents, who tell The Local why a mixture of Swedish and Indian literature keeps everyone happy.

Social Dems hike taxes in shadow budget

Social Dems hike taxes in shadow budget

The main opposition party will reintroduce restaurant VAT and increase employers social security contributions if they form a government after the September elections.

‘Day-care rapist’ pegged for two further assaults

‘Day-care rapist’ pegged for two further assaults

The day-care intern who was taken into custody a week ago on suspicion of raping a child, but was then implicated in nine assault cases, may be responsible for yet another two incidents, the prosecutor revealed on Friday.

Volkswagen not offering more money for Scania

Volkswagen not offering more money for Scania

Volkswagen said on Friday that it would not increase its purchase bid for truck manufacturers Scania after the Swedish group dismissed the initial offer.

UN pins north Sweden’s murders on booze

UN pins north Sweden’s murders on booze

Guns, booze, and domestic violence were among top factors in a new global study of murders. In Sweden, more than one in two killers had been drinking, possibly explaining why northerners stuck out on the murder chart.

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Swedish teens injured in Polish bus crash

A Swedish bus crashed into a ditch in Poland on Friday morning, injuring at least five passengers, two of whom are Swedish teenagers. The Swedes were on the way to Slovakia to perform in an orchestra.

Swedbank goes offline in ‘technical’ crash

Swedbank goes offline in ‘technical’ crash

One of Sweden's main banks, Swedbank, was hit on Thursday night by technical failures that saw all mobile and online banking shut down. The meltdown rendered all customer bank cards useless.

Students sell grades as school IT system hacked

Students sell grades as school IT system hacked

Three Stockholm students are suspected of getting access to their schools IT system, then lowering the grades of pupils they disliked but also selling better grades to anyone wanting to pay.

Injured Ibrahimovic returns to Sweden

Injured Ibrahimovic returns to Sweden

Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to Sweden to be treated for a thigh injury that has seen him benched since last week, Paris Saint Germain announced on Thursday.