Sweden hands prize to child crime stoppers

Sweden hands prize to child crime stoppers

Three researchers have been awarded the prestigious 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology for showing how parents can prevent a child from becoming delinquent.

Swede defends anti-Nazi event without Jews

Swede defends anti-Nazi event without Jews

An anti-racism event in northern Sweden has grabbed global headlines for failing to include a Jewish speaker, but the man who organized it has told The Local his own father fought against the Nazis and he's "devastated" by the way his city's been represented.

‘In Sweden we should all understand gay culture’

‘In Sweden we should all understand gay culture’

The first club night for gay, lesbian and transgender people has just launched in the Swedish town of Falkenberg. But the venue's owner tells The Local he's already been threatened with violence, despite the Nordic nation’s reputation for promoting equality.

Virtual Sweden recreated in Minecraft game world

Virtual Sweden recreated in Minecraft game world

Users of hit game Minecraft will soon be able to build their own versions of Sweden as the Nordic country prepares to turn unique geodata into virtual reality.

Nato to step up military presence in Nordics

Nato to step up military presence in Nordics

UPDATED: Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has said that the organisation is stepping up its military presence in the Nordics, following rising Russian aggression.

placeholder image

Nov. 20 – 21: Swedish Network for International Health Conference – Healty Equity in an Unequal World (Karolinska, Stockholm)

placeholder image

Nov. 16: The Security Council vs Weapon of Mass Destruction (Stockholm)

Zlatan wins record tenth Golden Ball award

Zlatan wins record tenth Golden Ball award

Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had cause to celebrate on Tuesday after claiming Sweden's prestigious Golden Ball award at the country's biggest annual football gala – his tenth such gong.

‘I do it for my children, not for feminism’

‘I do it for my children, not for feminism’

Dads should take more advantage of Sweden's generous paternity leave, writes Jonas Medin, a Swedish expat who left the world's most gender equal nation to follow his wife to Switzerland.

Swede dies in beach shopping trolley crash

Swede dies in beach shopping trolley crash

A Swedish man died and his friend was seriously injured on Tuesday after they rode a shopping trolley down a steep road in Sydney, reportedly travelling at 80 kilometres an hour.