Sweden allows limited New Year wolf culls

Sweden allows limited New Year wolf culls

Swedish courts on Wednesday authorised the culling of 14 wolves pending a top court's decision on the legality of hunting an animal protected under European law.

Skater survives plunge as rescuer has stroke

Skater survives plunge as rescuer has stroke

In one of Sweden's first high-profile ice accidents of the winter, a skater got trapped after a frozen lake cracked, sparking a drama that put his rescuer in hospital.

Swedish fire alert set off by rare winter sunshine

Swedish fire alert set off by rare winter sunshine

Scandinavians are used to living in darkness for much of the winter and when one Swede spotted some bright lights in his neighbourhood, he was so shocked he called the emergency services.

Sweden-Denmark border rail fence completed

Sweden-Denmark border rail fence completed

The fence at Copenhagen’s Kastrup station has been completed as preparations continue for the introduction of ID checks between Denmark and Sweden on January 4th.

‘Wheelchair’ pyramids fraudster ordered home

‘Wheelchair’ pyramids fraudster ordered home

Lars Wallin claimed he needed round-the-clock care but was caught on holiday in Cairo. Now, Sweden's most famous benefits fraudster is being extradited back home after going on the run to Brazil.

Swede accused of ‘terrorism’ on trip to Peru

Swede accused of ‘terrorism’ on trip to Peru

Peruvian police have arrested a Swedish Green Party politician who they say is suspected of "terrorism" offences

Migrants to be turned back at Sweden’s border

Migrants to be turned back at Sweden’s border

Norway has announced it is going to start turning back refugees without visas arriving from elsewhere in the passport-free Schengen zone, particularly Sweden.

Sweden’s Spotify hit by huge copyright battle

Sweden’s Spotify hit by huge copyright battle

Swedish streaming site Spotify is in hot water after a US-based artist filed a $150 million lawsuit alleging that it has knowingly reproduced copyrighted songs.

Thirteen 2015 anthems that come from Sweden

Thirteen 2015 anthems that come from Sweden

After what's been an extraordinary year for Swedish artists, The Local's music writer Paul Connolly tried to pick his top 10 tracks. But he just couldn't shorten his list from 13.