Shipwreck skeleton may be Swedish captain

Shipwreck skeleton may be Swedish captain

Swedish archaeologists say skeletal remains found around the famous Per Brahe ship that sank almost 100 years ago could be those of the vessel's controversial captain.

Medal campaign for ‘hero’ Swedish teacher

Medal campaign for ‘hero’ Swedish teacher

Swedes are rallying behind a Facebook campaign for the teaching assistant killed in the Trollhättan stabbing attack to be awarded a medal. The Local has spoken to the man behind the initiative.

Swedish hot dog meat could cause cancer

Swedish hot dog meat could cause cancer

Processed meats including those found in hot dogs and bacon have been listed as potential causes of cancer by the World Health Organisation (WHO). But Sweden's National Food Agency has said it will take a close look at the findings before changing any guidelines.

Runaway train sparks traffic chaos in Sweden

Runaway train sparks traffic chaos in Sweden

UPDATED: A passenger train travelling from Mora to Stockholm tore up asphalt, a level crossing barrier, and an electrical wire cabinet when it went off the rails in central Sala on Monday morning.

The end of the expat? Cities fight for ‘Inpats’

The end of the expat? Cities fight for ‘Inpats’

Mention expats and many minds are drawn to stereotypes of workers sent abroad for three years to live in a compound and sip gin. But today’s mobile professionals aren't posted overseas – they just get up and go, writes The Local's Managing Editor James Savage.

Refugees refuse beds at Swedish holiday park

Refugees refuse beds at Swedish holiday park

More than 30 asylum seekers refused to get off a bus that took them to temporary accommodation at a holiday park on Sunday night because they didn't want to stay in such a rural location, Sweden's Migration Board has told The Local.

Attacked school set to reopen next week

Attacked school set to reopen next week

UPDATED: Teachers and other staff at a Swedish school where two people were killed in a sword attack are receiving psychological help as they prepare to reopen the school to pupils next week.

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Sweden eyeing Nato help in propaganda wars

Sweden eyeing Nato help in propaganda wars

Sweden is considering joining a Nato centre for strategic communication to boost its expertise in fighting propaganda wars in the social media world, said its defence minister on Monday.

‘I invest my own money, take my own risks’

‘I invest my own money, take my own risks’

Shea Wilson, 34, fled the US financial crisis to study in Gothenburg. Six years on, he works and lives at a tech hub in Stockholm, which also provides an innovative solution to the city's housing shortage.