Guards investigated after child ‘assault’ in Malmö

Guards investigated after child ‘assault’ in Malmö

UPDATED: Two security guards at Malmö's main train station who were filmed apparently banging a nine-year-old boy’s head into a stone floor are being investigated by police.

Integration drives wedge between Swedish liberals

Integration drives wedge between Swedish liberals

Sweden should consider reducing the number of refugees it takes in to protect the welfare state, leading members of the opposition Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) say. But the idea has led to a row within the party.

Why travel is broken – and how to fix it

Why travel is broken – and how to fix it

Next week, TEDx Stockholm will be hosting its biggest set of talks yet. For a taster of what’s to come, we caught up with the Stockholm-based American travel writer Doug Lansky, who will be speaking about why tourism is destroying the planet.

Meet the robot tweeting and biting commuters

Meet the robot tweeting and biting commuters

An all-action bronze sculpture is channelling locally-sourced tweets and reading them aloud at Stockholm Central Station. The Local catches up with artist Tove Kjellmark to find out more.

Church threatened over pro-Muslim service

Church threatened over pro-Muslim service

UPDATE: Representatives of the Swedish Church say they have received threats after a church in Malmö announced plans to hold a service in support of Muslims during a demonstration by the anti-Islam group Pegida.

Students kick off local NFGL networks

Students kick off local NFGL networks

Ambitious and dedicated students have started eight different local NFGL networks throughout Sweden. SI News spoke with all of the network leaders about their motivation and plans.

Hackers target Swedish job centre’s website

Hackers target Swedish job centre’s website

Sweden's Employment Agency was on Monday targeted in a cyber attack for the third consecutive day.

Footballer in secret bank account scandal

Footballer in secret bank account scandal

International banking giant HSBC helped hundreds of rich Swedes, including a former national football champion, dodge taxes. More than 500 Swedes have become embroiled in a scandal of secret assets amounting to more than 800 billion kronor.

Sweden one of EU’s heavyweights

Sweden one of EU’s heavyweights

Sweden is one of the EU's great powers along with Germany and the United Kingdom. According to a think tank it was one of the most influential countries in the Union in 2014.

Six Sweden nuts who have never been to visit

Six Sweden nuts who have never been to visit

Can you fall in love with a country without ever having been there? The Local has spoken to six of our readers who are obsessed with Sweden and all things Swedish...but have never stepped foot in the Nordic nation.

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Feb. 19: Crosstalks, an international academic talkshow (Stockholm)

Stockholm producer Max Martin picks up Grammy

Stockholm producer Max Martin picks up Grammy

Sweden enjoyed Grammy success in Los Angeles, with three Swedes picking up awards at the prestigious ceremony on Sunday night, including producer Max Martin who is behind some of the biggest hits in pop music.

‘The art scene in Sweden is less competitive’

‘The art scene in Sweden is less competitive’

Artist Stuart Mayes, 46, left London for Sweden three and a half years ago and is not planning to move back. Despite the death of his half-Swedish partner, Stuart’s love affair with Sweden remains solid, as he tells Odessa Fardipour for this week's My Swedish Career.