Appeal sought over football fan killing

Appeal sought over football fan killing

The eight month prison sentence handed down to a Swedish football fan for killing a rival supporter has been appealed by the prosecutor, who has called for a longer stint behind bars.

Middle Age art stolen from Swedish church

Middle Age art stolen from Swedish church

Thieves broke into a church in central Sweden on Tuesday night, stealing several sculptures dating back to the Middle Ages.

Shoe-loving Swedes top smartphone use

Shoe-loving Swedes top smartphone use

A new survey has revealed that Sweden tops the Nordic charts in terms of smartphone use, with 75 percent of people aged 16 or over now owning one of the high-tech devices. Shoes were among the most searched-for items.

US Congress gives gold medal to Swedish hero

US Congress gives gold medal to Swedish hero

Raoul Wallenberg, famous for rescuing thousands of Jews during WWII - and President Obama's personal hero - will be posthumously presented with a Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday.

Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö

Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö

There's more to the capital of the Swedish south than falafels and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Our man in Malmö, Patrick Reilly, rounds up ten of the best things to do when in the city.

‘Malmö has not become safer for Jews’: rabbi

‘Malmö has not become safer for Jews’: rabbi

Following the violent beating of a man flying an Israeli flag, Rabbi Shneur Kesselman tells The Local that his adopted city of Malmö remains a hotbed for anti-Semitism.

‘Make beggars choose Sweden’: Danish MP

‘Make beggars choose Sweden’: Danish MP

Police in Copenhagen are focusing this summer on driving away beggars from the city's parks and streets. And the goal is to send them to countries like Sweden, one politician said.

‘Wedding’ smuggler sentenced for trafficking

‘Wedding’ smuggler sentenced for trafficking

A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to six months in prison for attempting to smuggle refugees into Sweden, after claiming he met them at a wedding in Germany and offered them a lift back.

‘Sweden must improve mental care’: report

‘Sweden must improve mental care’: report

A new OECD report has concluded that Sweden does not do enough to help people who are mentally ill.

Swedish cops investigate death at beach

Swedish cops investigate death at beach

A body found off the shores of southern Stockholm has led to an investigation, with police saying they cannot rule out murder.