‘Scandinavia’ accused of meddling in Israel vote

‘Scandinavia’ accused of meddling in Israel vote

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused 'Scandinavian governments' of spending millions of dollars on a campaign to remove him from power, as the Middle Eastern country prepares for elections next week.

Police drop Swedish mosque blaze probe

Police drop Swedish mosque blaze probe

Swedish police have dropped an investigation into a fire at a mosque in central Sweden on Christmas Day, ruling out criminal activity.

Ecuador lashes out at Swedish prosecutors

Ecuador lashes out at Swedish prosecutors

Ecuador has criticized Swedish prosecutors for doing a U-turn on Friday in announcing that they would question Julian Assange in London.

Young leader picked by Christian Democrats

Young leader picked by Christian Democrats

Ebba Busch Thor, 28, has been nominated as the new leader of Sweden's centre-right Christian Democrat party, the smallest political group in the Swedish parliament.

The Local’s guide to Melodifestivalen mania

The Local’s guide to Melodifestivalen mania

What do a country singer from southern Sweden, a Sami reindeer herder born in Colombia and a former member of world famous disco pop group Alcazar have in common? They're all set to vie for the chance to represent Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest later this year in a live showdown on Saturday.

Jay-Z buys Nordic Spotify rival Wimp

Jay-Z buys Nordic Spotify rival Wimp

Hip hop artist Shawn Carter - better known as Jay-Z - has bought Scandinavian music steaming service Wimp and its parent company Aspiro, despite earlier claims that the bid had been blocked.

Swedish prosecutors to quiz Assange in London

Swedish prosecutors to quiz Assange in London

UPDATED: Julian Assange's lawyer has told The Local he is happy that Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny has asked for the Wikileaks founder to be questioned in London about rape and sexual assault allegations, despite previously insisting talks should be held in Stockholm.

How to succeed as a professional in Sweden

How to succeed as a professional in Sweden

If you want to continue your career in your adopted land then you are likely to need some extra Swedish 'recognition.' Fortunately, it is quite straightforward to further your working life with the right advice and support.

Ten Swedish airports get new bomb technology

Ten Swedish airports get new bomb technology

A new method of checking for explosives is being introduced at check-in queues at Swedish airports this month as the Nordic nation implements updated EU regulations on security.

Russia targeted Carl Bildt in smear campaign

Russia targeted Carl Bildt in smear campaign

Sweden’s former Foreign Minister and Prime Minister Carl Bildt was accused by Russian media of being a CIA agent who sought revenge for Karl XII’s defeat in a battle against Russia in 1709, as the Ukraine crisis unfolded, it has emerged.