Sweden set for cheaper EU roaming charges

Sweden set for cheaper EU roaming charges

Roaming charges that currently mean EU mobile phone users are charged extra if they are in another member state, are finally set to be scrapped after years of wrangling.

Dog chases 120-kilo bear up tree in central Sweden

Dog chases 120-kilo bear up tree in central Sweden

What was supposed to be a typical elk hunt became something far more unexpected for Swede Hasse Ekengren, when his dog Aqila chased a 120-kilo bear up a tree.

Sweden remains most socially just EU state

Sweden remains most socially just EU state

Sweden is the best place in the EU when it comes to social justice, but a new report suggests the Scandiavian country's halo is slipping when it comes to integration and foreign access to the labour market.

Massive Malmö migrant camp to be shut down

Massive Malmö migrant camp to be shut down

More than 200 mostly Roma migrants who have been living in a shanty camp on the outskirts of southern Sweden's largest city have been told they're being evicted from the site.

Di Caprio doppelganger becomes Swedish hit

Di Caprio doppelganger becomes Swedish hit

It is said that everyone has a double somewhere in the world. The concept is definitely true for Swede Konrad Annerud, whose photos are going viral thanks to his likeness to Hollywood's Leonardo Di Caprio.

Refugee talks planned between UK and Sweden

Refugee talks planned between UK and Sweden

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has announced he will travel to London next week to hold talks on the refugee crisis with his British counterpart David Cameron.

Three barks for Swedish canine cop of the year

Three barks for Swedish canine cop of the year

He has sniffed out more than 30 kilos of drugs, a dozen weapons and saved a missing three-year-old toddler. Now Herman is being honoured for his paw work.

Swede draws ‘tactile’ sex book for blind people

Swede draws ‘tactile’ sex book for blind people

An image of woman wearing a strap on and a picture of five people having sex with each other are among the scenes depicted in a Swedish book designed to offer stimulation for blind and visually impaired people.

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‘Food choices in Sweden destroy forests in Asia’

Does it feel like the world is stumbling from crisis to crisis? Researchers at the Stockholm Resilience Centre reckon they’ve got to the bottom of why things seem so bad. The Local talked to one expert about how crises are going global - and how to stop them.

Arson probe after asylum home for children burns

Arson probe after asylum home for children burns

Swedish police are investigating a blaze at a home for refugee children in Lund, the latest in a string of suspected arson attacks on accommodation facilities for asylum seekers.

Police quiz teen hurt in school sword attack

Police quiz teen hurt in school sword attack

UPDATED: A 15-year-old Trollhättan pupil has told Swedish police for the first time of the moment he was attacked by a sword-wielding man, who killed one of his fellow schoolmates and a teaching assistant.

Do Swedish schools need better security?

Do Swedish schools need better security?

The brutal attack at a school in Trollhättan sparked debate about school security in Sweden. The fact that anyone can walk into schools without controls must now be considered a thing of the past, argues Bo Jansson of The National Union of Teachers.