Why Sweden could deport hundreds of refugee children

Why Sweden could deport hundreds of refugee children

Several hundred lone refugee children could now be sent home from Sweden due to a change in how the rule on exceptional circumstances is applied when making asylum decisions.

Americans abroad: get off the fence, stop Trump

Americans abroad: get off the fence, stop Trump

If you're an American in Europe, don't let high-minded queasiness stop you using your vote - there's too much at stake, says Laura Shields of Democrats Abroad.

‘If Sweden really wants startups, drop the red tape’

‘If Sweden really wants startups, drop the red tape’

Swedish politicians are keen to talk up the country's startups – but their migration rules threaten to strangle them, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage.

Rare and horny ox spotted looking for ladies in Sweden

Rare and horny ox spotted looking for ladies in Sweden

Unfortunately he isn't likely to be successful.

Russian bombers spook Sweden-bound flight

Russian bombers spook Sweden-bound flight

A flight bound for Stockholm from Reykjavik got a nasty surprise last week when its pilot spotted two Russian bombers from his window.

How a Swedish hotel reunited this bear with his best friend

How a Swedish hotel reunited this bear with his best friend

A Gothenburg hotel's attempt to track down the owner of this lost teddy bear turned into something much bigger.

Startup heavyweights back tech ace told to leave Sweden

Startup heavyweights back tech ace told to leave Sweden

Major names in the tech community have rallied behind a developer who was told he must leave Sweden within a month due to an admin error made by his former employer.

Europe sends Sweden home from World Cup

Europe sends Sweden home from World Cup

Sweden was kicked out of the World Cup of Hockey after losing to Team Europe in overtime.

Poetry can ‘save Arab world’ says Nobel Prize hopeful

Poetry can ‘save Arab world’ says Nobel Prize hopeful

Speaking at the Gothenburg Book Fair, Syrian poet and possible Nobel Prize contender Adonis said that religious fanaticism is 'destroying the heart of the Arab world', but sees salvation in poetry.

‘As long as you hook Swedes on the first try, they’ll be back’

‘As long as you hook Swedes on the first try, they’ll be back’

The Local speaks to a Kiwi expat who took on the tricky world of microbreweries in Stockholm and won.

One dead after Malmö drive-by shooting

One dead after Malmö drive-by shooting

UPDATED: One of the four men injured in a drive-by shooting in Malmö has died, police confirmed on Monday.