Stockholm says no to ‘freakshow’ soup kitchen

Stockholm says no to ‘freakshow’ soup kitchen

Stockholm municipality has ruled that a soup kitchen which had served hearty broth to the city's homeless for the past two years must move on due to the risk of the city square being "turned into a zoo".

Spring storms set to pound Sweden

Spring storms set to pound Sweden

Sweden's weather agency has issued a warning ahead of storms set to hit the east coast of the country, predicting up to 50 millimetres in some parts of the country.

Shopkeeper charged over beggar dousing

Shopkeeper charged over beggar dousing

A Gothenburg shopkeeper has been charged over the drenching of a beggar with water in front of his shop in March, an incident which sparked an outraged response on social media.

Swedes ‘took engine’ in German sub site raid

Swedes ‘took engine’ in German sub site raid

UPDATED: New details have emerged about why the Swedish military raided the Malmö premises of German defence giant Thyssen Krupp last month. A military expert tells The Local that submarines have become a "major concern" in Sweden since unrest in Ukraine.

Sweden boasts EU’s top employment rate

Sweden boasts EU’s top employment rate

Almost 80 percent of people of working age in Sweden were employed in 2013, the highest rate in the EU, a new labour market study revealed on Monday.

Nazi chief grandson in Swedish election film

Nazi chief grandson in Swedish election film

An EU election film by the youth wing of Sweden's Social Democrats has become a hit on YouTube with its message to vote for a "Nazi-free Europe" and featuring the grandson of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss.

Tetra Pak heirs ascend UK rich list rankings

Tetra Pak heirs ascend UK rich list rankings

Kirsten and Jörn Rausing, heirs to the Tetra Pak fortune, almost doubled their combined wealth in 2013, climbing four places on the Sunday Times Rich List to number eight.

Swedish Nazi videogame creates pre-launch buzz

Swedish Nazi videogame creates pre-launch buzz

A Swedish designed videogame depicting a world ruled by iron-fisted Nazi overlords is set to go on sale on Tuesday, providing devotees a glimpse into the hero protagonist.

AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer’s final bid

AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer’s final bid

Anglo-Swedish drug giant AstraZeneca rejected Pfizer's "last ditch" takeover offer on Monday morning, a deal that was worth 765 billion kronor.

Swiss reject fighter jet deal with Sweden

Swiss reject fighter jet deal with Sweden

The Swiss allowed a multi-billion-dollar deal to buy fighter jets from Sweden to crash and burn Sunday, when a majority turned out to nix funding for the purchase.