Row as Snowden wins Swedish rights prize

Row as Snowden wins Swedish rights prize

Sweden's foreign ministry has banned a civil rights group from its premises after news leaked that this year's winner of the Swedish Right Livelihood Award would be whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Ten things expat women notice in Sweden

The Local's new Editor Maddy Savage was a regular visitor to Scandinavia before relocating to Stockholm from London. But as a fresh female expat, what has she noticed most since moving here?

Swedish scientists blast ‘drunken elk myth’

Swedish scientists blast ‘drunken elk myth’

Swedish scientists have suggested that the popular idea that elks can get drunk off fermented apples is nothing more than a myth.

Sweden to get first female rabbi

Sweden to get first female rabbi

Sweden's Jewish Community announced on Wednesday that Ute Steyer would become the first female rabbi in the country.

Two hundred jobs go at Swedish Saab plant

Two hundred jobs go at Swedish Saab plant

Hundreds of the remaining workers at Saab's factory in Trollhätten are set to lose their jobs, according to the Chinese company Nevs which owns the Swedish car business.

Swedish father jailed for kidnapping daughter

Swedish father jailed for kidnapping daughter

The father of a 13-year-old girl has been jailed for a year for abducting his daughter from outside her school on the island of Öland in south east Sweden.

Sweden’s airports set for passenger hike

Sweden’s airports set for passenger hike

The number of passengers at Swedish airports is set to increase by five per cent this year compared with 2013, according to a forecast by the Transport Agency.

Fears for Scandinavian teens joining Isis

Fears for Scandinavian teens joining Isis

The number of young Europeans fighting for the Isis has increased dramatically in the past month with fears that Swedes, Norwegians and Danes are among them.

Reinfeldt breaks post-election silence from US

Reinfeldt breaks post-election silence from US

Outgoing Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has made his first official appearance since election night in New York and reacted to criticism that he resigned to quickly as leader of the Moderate Party.