Swedish court evacuated after bomb threat

Swedish court evacuated after bomb threat

The Borås District Court in central Sweden was evacuated on Friday after staff received a bomb threat via email. Police have been unable to track the sender or deduce a motive.

Petrol-price hike predicted for summer

Petrol-price hike predicted for summer

Petrol prices in Sweden will go up for summer, experts warned on Friday, with fears that unrest in Ukraine could set off the crude oil market and see a further surge.

Androgynous fashion ‘mirrors Swedish equality’: curator

Androgynous fashion ‘mirrors Swedish equality’: curator

A new exhibition charts the transformation of Swedish fashion into a global design phenomenon in the 1990s, when clothes became more than just clothes.

Swedish ice hockey team faces strong Russia

Swedish ice hockey team faces strong Russia

The Swedes face a tough test in Saturday's ice hockey world championships semi-final against 2012 winners Russia, who are seeking redemption for their Sochi Olympic flop.

Vipers invade Swedish psychiatric prison

Vipers invade Swedish psychiatric prison

Sweden's only venomous species of snake has invaded a correctional services psychiatric unit in northern Sweden, with one inmate attacked.

Odd wallpaper reveals teen Facebook flasher

Odd wallpaper reveals teen Facebook flasher

A Swedish teen has been convicted for sending pictures of his genitals to classmates via a fake Facebook account. His victims recognized the social-media flasher's distinctive wallpaper, visible in the background.

Jail for death threat to son’s classmate

Jail for death threat to son’s classmate

A Swedish court has jailed a father for three months after he threatened to strangle his son's nine-year-old class mate.

‘Powerful blast’ rocks Malmö

‘Powerful blast’ rocks Malmö

An explosion by a parked car shook a Malmö street on Friday morning. While no one was injured, one witness said she was feeling more unsafe than ever in the southern city.

What do Swedes really think about Norwegians?

What do Swedes really think about Norwegians?

We've all heard the stereotypes about Norway, but who better than to comment than the Swedes? We asked ten Swedish people in Malmö what they truly think about their neighbours to the west.

Paris cabbie gets life for Swede’s ‘heinous’ killing

Paris cabbie gets life for Swede’s ‘heinous’ killing

A French taxi driver was found guilty on appeal this week for the brutal kidnapping and murder of a Swedish student after picking her up outside a Paris nightclub. His claims that police had fabricated the evidence were dismissed by the court.

Top ten: An idiot’s guide to Swedish politics

Top ten: An idiot’s guide to Swedish politics

A pirate, an old biddy, a fish-lover and a lieutenant walk into a Brussels bar... except they wouldn't, as they're all enemies. With elections just days away, The Local looks at Sweden's ten main contenders for a seat in the European Parliament.