Sweden backs Ukraine to repel militias

Sweden backs Ukraine to repel militias

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Monday that Russia needed to "back off" from its apparent destabilization strategy in Ukraine, adding if Sweden were in a similar situation it would do all it could to restore order.

Swedes replace credit cards with hand swipe

Swedes replace credit cards with hand swipe

More than a thousand Swedish shoppers have signed up to make payments with a swipe of their hand, paying at machines in Lund that scan the unique pattern of their veins.

Desperation Post-it saves wife from abusive man

Desperation Post-it saves wife from abusive man

A man has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was found guilty of locking in his wife in their own home. The woman was saved after she managed to throw a message out the window to the street below.

Enough! The murder of a Swedish football fan

Enough! The murder of a Swedish football fan

A fortnight after a football fan died a violent death in Helsingborg, The Local’s Patrick Reilly joined the away fans at the first game in town since the killing - "It was, quite simply, the worst day in the club's history."

Police tell Swedes to steer clear of Nazi demo

Police tell Swedes to steer clear of Nazi demo

Central Sweden police have urged the public to keep a wide berth of an upcoming Nazi demonstration. About 300 officers will ensure the march doesn't escalate into a repeat of last year's violence.

Sweden’s feminist party fêtes dramatic poll climb

Sweden’s feminist party fêtes dramatic poll climb

Sweden's upstart feminist party on Monday welcomed news it had increased its voter support fivefold, but the social media savvy politicians still need a proper bump to get over the parliamentary threshold.

World spends less on arms: Swedish think tank

World spends less on arms: Swedish think tank

The world again forked out less on weapons last year than the year before, but Russia stood out in statistics as one nation that has more than doubled its spending in the past decade.

Five things I love about northern Sweden

Five things I love about northern Sweden

Serial grump Paul Connolly has found a happy place in northern Sweden (and the land's cheap too). Honestly. In fact, he's listed five things worth loving about life near the Arctic Circle.

Sweden’s Blixt finishes second at Masters

Sweden’s Blixt finishes second at Masters

Swedish golfer Jonas Blixt finished joint second at the Masters in Augusta on Sunday. He said he hoped his curse would end soon to make him the first Swede to ever win a major.

Saab bids on Kockums to keep Sweden’s subs

Saab bids on Kockums to keep Sweden’s subs

Saab announced on Monday that it had agreed with the German owner of Kockums to buy its Swedish submarine production sites. The understanding followed months of tensions, which culminated in staff poaching.

Swedish MEPs play truant in Brussels

Swedish MEPs play truant in Brussels

Half of Sweden's EU parliamentarians give every second committee meeting a miss, a new study into the MEPs' work habits revealed on Monday. One politician, however, had an almost perfect attendance record.