American man sentenced for stalking Swede

American man sentenced for stalking Swede

A 20-year-old American was sentenced to a year in jail after he showed up outside a Swedish girl's house - with tape, rope, knives, and cable ties.

Löfven pushes for compulsory high school

Löfven pushes for compulsory high school

Opposition leader Stefan Löfven has promised to inject an annual 1 billion kronor ($146 million) into making high school in Sweden compulsory. But the idea has already been met with criticism.

World’s oldest eel’s head recovered at last

World’s oldest eel’s head recovered at last

UPDATED: A fish expert finally found the head of Sweden's famous elderly eel on Tuesday - in the owner's freezer.

Vattenfall pumps billions into offshore windfarm

Vattenfall pumps billions into offshore windfarm

Swedish energy group Vattenfall and Munich City Utilities announced on Monday a massive wind-farm investment off the German North Sea coast.

Kiruna residents talk life in a town on the move

Kiruna residents talk life in a town on the move

Not everyone in the mining town of Kiruna is happy that the town is being shifted three kilometres down the road. The Local catches up with residents of Sweden's northernmost town to find out more.

Stockholmers protest for Christians in Iraq

Stockholmers protest for Christians in Iraq

IN PICTURES: Thousands of people gathered in central Stockholm on Sunday to protest violence against Christians in the Middle East, particularly Iraq.

Stockholm warned as ‘Hurricane Bertha’ nears

Stockholm warned as ‘Hurricane Bertha’ nears

The leftovers from Hurricane Bertha are predicted to hit Sweden on Monday, with forecasters issuing a warning for wayward weather.

Swede launches charity to help kids in Ghana

Swede launches charity to help kids in Ghana

The Local chats to 24-year-old Swede Camilla Gustafsson about why she's started her own charity organization for kids in Ghana, and why she's dedicating her life to helping them.

Voter trust in Moderates drops again: survey

Voter trust in Moderates drops again: survey

Sweden's ruling Moderate party dropped three percentage points in a new poll published on Monday, leaving the party almost 10 percentage points behind the Social Democrats.

Firefighters push to get Swedes back home

Firefighters push to get Swedes back home

UPDATED: After intense firefighting for 11 days and some much-needed rain, the fire ravaging Sweden's forests is finally under control. Emergency workers are working on getting people back home.