The Swede sending a house to the moon

The Swede sending a house to the moon

Swedish artist Mikael Genberg's crazy idea of sending a sculpture in the shape of a house to the moon looks set to become a reality. For daring to go where no artist has gone before he's our Swede of the week. Obviously.

Swedish cops clear freezer to house alligator

Swedish cops clear freezer to house alligator

Police were forced to empty out their icebox to accommodate a half-eaten alligator which was found dead on a nature trail in southern Sweden.

Why do Swedes like to be ‘alone together’?

Why do Swedes like to be ‘alone together’?

Swedes like conforming to their national norms - but they do it individually. Contributor Steven Schier muses about culture and why Swedes like to be "alone together".

Arsonist gets 18 years for murdering pensioner

Arsonist gets 18 years for murdering pensioner

A 27-year old man who strangled and then stabbed a 90-year-old woman to death before setting her house on fire has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Greens pledge to fill Pirates’ shoes in EU win

Greens pledge to fill Pirates’ shoes in EU win

Sweden's Green Party has earned its fourth seat in the European parliament after Max Andersson's triumph, who said he wants to fulfil some policies of the Pirate Party in Brussels.

What do Norwegians really think of Swedes?

What do Norwegians really think of Swedes?

The languages are much the same and they always give each other shedloads of points at Eurovision. Is there much to separate these Scandi cousins? Well, apparently there is. The Local took to the streets of Bergen to find out.

Stockholm train delays may last till Monday

Stockholm train delays may last till Monday

An electric cable fault that hit Stockholm's commuter train lines on Wednesday may keep trains at a halt until Monday.

Swedish hacker risks 17 years in prison

Swedish hacker risks 17 years in prison

A Swedish man in Manhattan pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a host of hacking crimes, which could see him spend 17 years in prison.

Lundqvist shines as Rangers reach NHL final

Lundqvist shines as Rangers reach NHL final

Swedish ice-hockey ace Henrik Lundqvist had an 18-save shutout as the New York Rangers advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in 20 years on Thursday with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Could six-hour work days really work in Sweden?

Could six-hour work days really work in Sweden?

With some Gothenburg residents set to trial six-hour work days, a Swede who's already tested the concept chimes in on working shortened days for full pay.