UAE recalls ambassador over human rights row

UAE recalls ambassador over human rights row

The United Arab Emirates confirmed on Wednesday that the country has recalled its ambassador to Sweden, citing Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström's public criticism of its neighbour Saudi Arabia.

Swedish ‘butcher’ killer locked up for life

Swedish ‘butcher’ killer locked up for life

UPDATED: A Swedish woman who killed and then hacked up a love rival has had her sentence increased to life in prison by an appeals court.

Sweden cuts key interest rate to new record low

Sweden cuts key interest rate to new record low

UPDATED: Sweden's central bank (the Riksbank) has slashed its key interest rate, the repo, to new record negative levels just over a month after it announced a similar move.

Top tips for seeing the solar eclipse in Sweden

Top tips for seeing the solar eclipse in Sweden

On Friday Sweden will witness the most spectacular solar eclipse in years. The Local fills you in on everything you need to know if you're planning to watch it and why the Norwegian border could be the best spot.

Russia ‘biggest threat’ to Sweden over past year

Russia ‘biggest threat’ to Sweden over past year

The biggest intelligence threat against Sweden came from Russia last year, according to Sweden's Security Service Säpo, which also cites returning fighters from Syria in its annual report for 2014.

Swedes save despite economy confidence

Swedes save despite economy confidence

Swedes are feeling more optimistic about their personal finances, but would rather put their money in the bank than spend it at the shops, a new survey suggests.

‘Sweden must embrace openness and diversity’
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‘Sweden must embrace openness and diversity’

Sweden needs to get better at integration and firms need to see diversity as an asset, says Swedish business veteran Michael Treschow. And strong global bands alone can't protect against Sweden getting mixed up with Switzerland.

Scandinavia flights hit by Lufthansa pilot strike

Scandinavia flights hit by Lufthansa pilot strike

UPDATED: Hot on the heels of strikes by SAS and Norwegian, flights in and out of the Nordic countries are being disrupted by a Lufthansa walkout.

Swedish firms fear losing business in Arab world

Swedish firms fear losing business in Arab world

Amid growing concerns that Sweden’s strained relationship with Saudi Arabia could affect business in the Arab world, 50 companies have been invited to meet with the government to discuss the issue.