Prisoner’s seven-year-old son sues Swedish state

Prisoner’s seven-year-old son sues Swedish state

The seven-year-old son of a convicted criminal has taken legal action against the Swedish state for not being permitted to visit his father often enough.

Sweden sixth best country for ‘doing good’

Sweden sixth best country for ‘doing good’

Sweden came in sixth place in the Good Country Index, which compared contributions to the planet and humanity from 125 countries.

Sweden’s Peter Forsberg enters NHL hall of fame

Sweden’s Peter Forsberg enters NHL hall of fame

Swedish ice hockey player Peter Forsberg has been announced as the third Swede ever to join the Hockey Hall of Fame.

‘Don’t change money for Roma’: Ica manager

‘Don’t change money for Roma’: Ica manager

A manager at a supermarket north of Stockholm posted a note on the cash register warning staff not to change money for Roma people.

Boat ‘sabotage’ keeps Swedes from Gotland

Boat ‘sabotage’ keeps Swedes from Gotland

A boat planning to take 9,000 people to the island of Gotland is stuck in Greece, leaving passengers scrambling to find other travel plans for Sweden's largest political event Almedalen, which starts on Sunday.

Ten miners trapped in burning mine

Ten miners trapped in burning mine

UPDATED: Order has been restored at a mine in northern Sweden after a fire broke out on Tuesday morning, trapping ten miners over one kilometre underground.

Five Swedish schools pay off groping teacher

Five Swedish schools pay off groping teacher

A teacher in southern Sweden has been fired from five different schools for inappropriately touching students. In each city he was bought out instead of charged.

Löfven storms away from Reinfeldt in new poll

Löfven storms away from Reinfeldt in new poll

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has only a third of Swedes' support as elections approach, while opposition leader Stefan Löfven can boast almost half, a new poll found on Tuesday.

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

Can't decide between nature views and city life? You don't have to. This property in Nacka offers it all.

Four in five Swedes worried about racism

Four in five Swedes worried about racism

UPDATED: Swedes are more worried about an increase in xenophobia in Sweden than they are about the increase in immigration, a new study found on Tuesday.