Swede leads Greenpeace Arctic oil mission

Swede leads Greenpeace Arctic oil mission

A 27-year-old former Swedish oil worker is leading a group of activists who remain on board a drill rig being transported across the Pacific Ocean as Shell seeks an injunction against the move.

Fine for record fish smuggle in Sweden

Fine for record fish smuggle in Sweden

Two Lithuanian men have attempted to smuggle more than two tonnes of fish across the border from Sweden to Norway, in what is thought to be the largest ever seizure of illegal seafood in Norway.

Sweden’s Saab to upgrade Norway defence

Sweden’s Saab to upgrade Norway defence

Swedish defence and security company Saab is involved in a multi-million dollar deal to help Norway update its core weapon-detection radar system.

NFGL student holds candlelight vigil for tragedy in Kenya

NFGL student holds candlelight vigil for tragedy in Kenya

Mark Thiong’o is a Kenyan student studying at Lund with a scholarship from the Swedish Institute. He was shocked last Thursday morning when he woke to learn that 147 of his fellow countrymen had been murdered. Now he tells SI News about a candlelight vigil to mourn the lives lost – and to create discourse on greater issues.

Sweden invests millions in ending Roma racism

Sweden invests millions in ending Roma racism

A Swedish Roma activist has welcomed the government's plan to invest 52 million kronor ($6m) to promote Roma inclusion in society – but he told The Local on Wednesday that more needs to be done.

Swedish Syrian warms hearts over phone return

Swedish Syrian warms hearts over phone return

UPDATED: A 28-year-old from Syria who realised a phone he had bought was stolen and traced its owner - an Iraqi living in Malmö in southern Sweden - has made global headines, but also fuelled debates about attitudes to immigrants in his adopted country.

Eurosport back for Swedish Telia customers

Eurosport back for Swedish Telia customers

English-language television channels including Eurosport and Discovery are once again available to Telia customers following a week-long row between the Swedish telecoms giant and broadcaster SBS.

Six real bonds between Sweden and Scotland

Six real bonds between Sweden and Scotland

Scotland and Sweden may be separated by sea, but they have a lot more in common than you might think. After The Local's spoof video on a fake language link last week, we're taking a look at some of the real and striking similarities between the two nations.

Swedish hit artists vying for Billboard gala fame

Swedish hit artists vying for Billboard gala fame

Several Swedish stars will be fighting it out at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards later this spring. Singer-songwriter Tove Lo, hit DJ Avicii and producer Max Martin are among those nominated for gongs at the gala in Las Vegas.

Four budget proposals from Sweden opposition

Four budget proposals from Sweden opposition

Sweden's right-wing Alliance quartet announced on Wednesday that it was going to present four separate budget alternatives in response to the government's proposal. But the parties denied they had abandoned plans to campaign together ahead of the election in 2018.

Sweden Democrat row sparks ‘mass expulsions’

Sweden Democrat row sparks ‘mass expulsions’

Leading members of the nationalist Sweden Democrats' youth organization SDU have slammed their mother party as a social media row erupted over reported mass expulsions, involving themselves and more than a dozen other members.