‘Sweden should follow Norway on conscription’

‘Sweden should follow Norway on conscription’

As Sweden decides whether to bring back compulsory military service, defence expert Johanne Hildebrandt tells The Local that Sweden would be much better off following Norway's "weak conscription" model.

Swedish PM forgets name at Nordic summit

Swedish PM forgets name at Nordic summit

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's first press conference as the host of an international political summit made painful viewing as he stumbled over the name of one of his guests.

Sweden remains fourth best for gender equality

Sweden remains fourth best for gender equality

Sweden has come fourth in the world for gender equality for the sixth year in a row, in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap 2014 report.

Timeline: The key points in the Julian Assange case

Timeline: The key points in the Julian Assange case

The Local looks at the key points in the case of Julian Assange.

World Cup ski race on ‘fake’ Stockholm slope

World Cup ski race on ‘fake’ Stockholm slope

Sweden's capital will host the Alpine World Cup slalom race for the first time in 2016, with the competition taking place on the city's Hammarbybacken man-made ski slope.

Sweden could see return to military service

Sweden could see return to military service

A return to compulsory military service is being considered by Sweden's new Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, four years after the policy was scrapped.

Sweden’s key interest rate drops to zero

Sweden’s key interest rate drops to zero

Sweden's Riksbank has announced that it is dropping its benchmark interest rate from 0.25 percent to zero, a record low for the country.

Assange’s lawyers mull prosecutor’s response

Assange’s lawyers mull prosecutor’s response

Lawyers acting for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have been given fresh documents by the chief prosecutor considering his appeal against a European Arrest Warrant, and have until November 3rd to respond.

Sweden’s Zlatan tipped for Golden Ball prize

Sweden’s Zlatan tipped for Golden Ball prize

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has again been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in football, FIFA's Ballon d'Or or Golden Ball prize.

Family escapes after car flips into river

Family escapes after car flips into river

A woman and two children made a lucky escape after the car they were in flipped upside-down and landed in a river.

High-flying Green caught with magic mushrooms

High-flying Green caught with magic mushrooms

Sweden's Green Party employed a top political civil servant after the September elections despite knowing he had imported magic mushrooms from the Netherlands.

‘Car bomb’ shakes central Malmö

‘Car bomb’ shakes central Malmö

A suspected car bomb went off in the central streets of Malmö on Monday night.