Parking guard told to pay back stolen millions

Parking guard told to pay back stolen millions

A former security guard for a Swedish parking company has been ordered to pay back over 11 million kronor ($1.3m) he stole from parking meters in Malmö.

Report deep fryer started mosque fire

Report deep fryer started mosque fire

A blaze at a mosque in Eskilstuna in central Sweden that injured five people on Christmas Day was caused not by a firebomb but by an overheated deep fryer, a police source told a local newspaper.

Sweden enjoys hottest day of the year at 18.7C

Sweden enjoys hottest day of the year at 18.7C

Sweden recorded its hottest day of the year yesterday with temperatures soaring higher than in Rome, Athens and Barcelona – and one Swedish town breaking a 64-year-old record.

Saudi rejection ‘a punch in the nose’ for Sweden

Saudi rejection ‘a punch in the nose’ for Sweden

Sweden’s national debate about a controversial arms deal has sparked anger in Saudi Arabia and formed the backdrop to its move to block the Swedish foreign minister’s planned speech at the Arab League, according to an expert on Saudi politics.

Sony to slash 1,000 jobs in southern Sweden

Sony to slash 1,000 jobs in southern Sweden

UPDATED: Nearly half of the work force at Sony Mobile's facility in Lund, Sweden, will be laid off in a money-saving move, the company confirmed at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

Artist rides on back of Dala horse success

Artist rides on back of Dala horse success

Israeli-born American graphic designer and street artist Shai Dahan gained media attention when he painted a Dala horse in his town of Borås. He tells The Local how the criminal act launched his career.

Ending ecocide: ‘It’s your world, it’s your choice’

Ending ecocide: ‘It’s your world, it’s your choice’

Certain crimes are punishable by the International Criminal Court. But crimes against the environment are not included. One woman is trying to change that. Last week the Swedish Institute hosted an event with Polly Higgins, an acclaimed lawyer who is fighting to defend our world from ecocide.

Saudis block Wallström at Arab League

Saudis block Wallström at Arab League

Saudia Arabia has forced Sweden's foreign minister, Margot Wallström, to postpone an address to the Arab League.

Russia blames Sweden for Ukraine crisis

Russia blames Sweden for Ukraine crisis

Russia’s embassy in Sweden has pointed the finger of blame at its host country for causing Ukraine's woes, in a furious response to comments made about the crisis by Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.

Norwegian pilots’ strike ‘nearing resolution’

Norwegian pilots’ strike ‘nearing resolution’

A ten-day pilots' strike which has seen nearly all of budget airline Norwegian's Scandinavian flights grounded since Wednesday could be one step closer to a resolution, reported Norway's newspaper Verdens Gang on Monday.

Swedish police quiz two in triple murder case

Swedish police quiz two in triple murder case

Two brothers were being held by police on Monday over a triple murder in the town of Uddevalla in western Sweden on Saturday.

Shut-down escalators get back in action in capital

Shut-down escalators get back in action in capital

Commuters in Stockholm have welcomed the return to action of three escalators in the capital's underground system, bringing to a partial end a three-week escalator shutdown prompted by a serious accident.