Funding completed for Lund neutron source

Funding completed for Lund neutron source

Funding for the European Spallation Source (ESS), the world's most powerful neutron source, has been completed, Education Minister Jan Björklund announced on Friday. The ESS will be built in Lund, Sweden.

‘Thai prince said he loved me in Swedish’

‘Thai prince said he loved me in Swedish’

YouTube sensation Martin Arvebro has turned the world on to the Swedish language with his funny videos. He tells The Local about his new-found fame, 'Jantelagen', and the north-south divide.

Swedish ‘cocaine king’ faces Spanish court

Swedish ‘cocaine king’ faces Spanish court

Sweden's "cocaine king" was released from charges last week in Sweden. But freedom was fleeting, as the court decided on Friday that he will remain imprisoned while awaiting transfer to courts in Spain.

‘Help find stolen painting of my dead daughter’

‘Help find stolen painting of my dead daughter’

A mother whose first-born child died tragically over 30 years ago has appealed for the safe return of a portrait of her late daughter which was stolen from her Swedish summer house.

Pirate Bay inmate wants move to vegan jail

Pirate Bay inmate wants move to vegan jail

Peter Sunde has asked to be moved to a different prison in Sweden, saying he has lost weight behind bars as the food on offer isn't suitable for his vegan diet.

Reinfeldt gives ‘best’ and ‘last’ Almedalen speech

Reinfeldt gives ‘best’ and ‘last’ Almedalen speech

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's speech at Almedalen on Thursday night was praised for its rhetoric, drive, and charisma - with political experts hailing the Moderate leader's performance but doubting it could save him from electoral defeat.

Reinfeldt’s speech halted by topless protest

Reinfeldt’s speech halted by topless protest

Semi-naked protesters from feminist organization Femen silenced the Prime Minister, screaming "lobbyists go home" during his Almedalen address, before being dragged away.

Swede electrocuted on freight train

Swede electrocuted on freight train

A 19-year-old in central Sweden climbed onto a freight train in the early hours of Friday, and died of high-voltage currents.

Police investigate Swedish CEO ‘murder’

Police investigate Swedish CEO ‘murder’

A director on the boards of multiple companies was found dead in his house in southern Stockholm on Thursday evening. Police suspect the man was murdered.