Norwegian strike ends as pilot unions accept deal

Norwegian strike ends as pilot unions accept deal

The bitter strike between Norwegian and its Scandinavian pilots has come to an end after unions won legal and financial guarantees from the airline's parent company.

Controversial Saudi arms deal scrapped by Sweden

Controversial Saudi arms deal scrapped by Sweden

UPDATED: Sweden's government will not extend a controversial military cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has confirmed. The announcement comes after the Arab League slammed comments by Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström about human rights violations in the oil rich state.

‘Well-developed’ teen loses child rape case

‘Well-developed’ teen loses child rape case

A Swedish girl who says she was raped by a 27-year-old man when she was just 13 has lost her appeal against his acquittal after a court ruled that the man could not have known she was under age because of her “well-developed” body.

Arab League backs Saudi silencing of Sweden

Arab League backs Saudi silencing of Sweden

Arab foreign ministers have criticized Sweden's comments about Saudi Arabia while the EU has expressed regret after Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström accused the oil rich nation of blocking her speech at an Arab League meeting.

Fire service raps mosque fire ‘fat fryer’ claims

Fire service raps mosque fire ‘fat fryer’ claims

The lead investigator looking into the fire at a mosque in central Sweden on Christmas Day has told The Local it is ‘very unlikely’ the damage was caused by an overheated deep fat fryer, despite contradictory comments from a police source on Monday.

Grandparents put on disguises to snatch baby

Grandparents put on disguises to snatch baby

Four members of the same family have each been sentenced to six months in jail after they dressed up in wigs and sunglasses and made off with a baby in southern Sweden.

Löfven on Saudi snub: ‘We stand by criticism’

Löfven on Saudi snub: ‘We stand by criticism’

Sweden was right to criticize Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has said, a day after Saudi diplomats barred the Swedish foreign minister from addressing the Arab League.

‘Sweden is not some kind of equality paradise’

‘Sweden is not some kind of equality paradise’

It's time to challenge the image of Sweden as the world's gender equality frontrunner, writes Cecilia Schelin Seidegård, head of the Swedish government's special inquiry on gender equality.

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March 20: NGO Management and Leadership workshop (Linköping)

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March 18: End Ecocide lecture with Polly Higgins (Umeå)

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March 16: Food & Revolution – Has food price inflation triggered the Arab Spring in Egypt? (Lund)

Emmylou Harris wins Sweden’s top music prize

Emmylou Harris wins Sweden’s top music prize

American singer Emmylou Harris and Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie have been announced as the winners of Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize 2015.

Swedish activists push for gender neutral toilets

Swedish activists push for gender neutral toilets

No more “I'll just pop to the ladies'”, or “have you seen the queue over at the gents'?” Transgender activists have been covering public toilet signs with stickers as part of a campaign to make more toilets in Sweden gender neutral.

New offer on table as pilot strike talks stall

New offer on table as pilot strike talks stall

A new deal has been proposed after pilots' unions and Scandinavian budget airline Norwegian worked through the night to negotiate an end to a strike entering its 11th day on Tuesday morning, reported Norway's state broadcaster NRK.

‘Segregation in Sweden will continue to rise’

‘Segregation in Sweden will continue to rise’

Segregation between ethnic Swedes and people from foreign backgrounds has widened in the past two decades in some of the biggest towns in Sweden, according to the Dagens Nyheter daily.