‘Delight’ at Palestinian visit amid peace calls

‘Delight’ at Palestinian visit amid peace calls

Sweden's Prime Minister has expressed his 'delight' that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is visiting Stockholm, but called on the middle eastern state to resume peace talks with Israel.

‘Syria’s the biggest threat to Sweden in 70 years’

‘Syria’s the biggest threat to Sweden in 70 years’

Organized crime stemming from the conflict in Syria, could pose the greatest threat to Sweden since the Second World War, argues political analyst Karl Lallerstedt in a debate article exclusively written for The Local.

Gothenburg basks in record February sun

Gothenburg basks in record February sun

Sweden's second largest city enjoyed the hottest February temperature ever recorded in the region on Monday, reaching 11.6C. But while sunshine continued to warm up west Sweden's capital on Tuesday, colder weather was forecast for the rest of the week.

Ukraine conflict boosts Swedish arms sales

Ukraine conflict boosts Swedish arms sales

Swedish defence and security group Saab Tuesday reported soaring annual profits in 2014 and forecast stronger arms sales in response to conflicts in Ukraine and the middle east.

Six people in Sweden Democrat ‘tax scam’

Six people in Sweden Democrat ‘tax scam’

Police have questioned six people in connection with alleged tax crimes at a media company owned by the nationalist Sweden Democrats, including one of the party's most senior politicians, Martin Kinnunen.

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Feb. 19: Short course in digital mindmapping (Umeå)

Anti-racists swamp first Pegida rally in Sweden

Anti-racists swamp first Pegida rally in Sweden

Sweden's first rally by the German-inspired anti-Islam movement Pegida in Malmö was dwarfed by a counter-demonstration about a hundred times larger, according to police estimates.

Zlatan proud to unveil another Ibrahimovic

Zlatan proud to unveil another Ibrahimovic

It's often said the biggest fan of Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is himself, so it's no surprise that he was over the moon to see his waxwork model unveiled at the Grevin Museum in central Paris on Monday.

Swedish court set to rule on Pirate Bay case

Swedish court set to rule on Pirate Bay case

A Swedish court is for the first time set to rule on a prosecutor's request to order a top domain group to seize and forfeit web domains in the Pirate Bay row.

Sweden surveillance firm in $2.8 bn Canon bid

Sweden surveillance firm in $2.8 bn Canon bid

Canon has announced it is launching a $2.8 billion tender offer to buy all outstanding shares in Sweden's Axis AB, which provides surveillance cameras at airports, stations and shopping malls around the world.

Abbas’ official visit to Stockholm stirs debate

Abbas’ official visit to Stockholm stirs debate

Israel issued sharp criticism of Sweden as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Stockholm for an official visit on Tuesday, tainted by a diplomatic row following the recognition of Palestine.