Police close Facebook thread after call for help derails

Police close Facebook thread after call for help derails

The Gotland Police Facebook post asking the public for information about an unprovoked attack on two boys had to be closed because the comments section spiraled out of control.

‘Extremism can’t be defeated on the battlefield alone’
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‘Extremism can’t be defeated on the battlefield alone’

As Sweden prepares to take a seat on UN Security Council next year, Abu Dhabi-based scholar and author Dr. Jamal Sanad al-Suwaidi argues for a greater UN role to fight extremist ideologies like those that fuel Isis and other terror groups.

Why Swedes want Nasa to send a condom into space

Why Swedes want Nasa to send a condom into space

'We can't be sure what alien sex organs look like.'

What Americans in Sweden think of Trump and Clinton

What Americans in Sweden think of Trump and Clinton

The Local spoke to four US voters based in Sweden about who they are planning on voting for in the November election, and it looks like it's complicated.

Syrian teenager Anas fled to Sweden – to play football

Syrian teenager Anas fled to Sweden – to play football

People said he was crazy, but Anas al-Sarmini made a beeline for Sweden because he so desperately wanted to play football after escaping the devastation in Syria.

‘Knowledge knows no borders’

‘Knowledge knows no borders’

What makes Uppsala so popular - and what makes it so international? How can international students settle in? We asked Vice Chancellor Eva Åkesson to find out!

Mum gives birth on toilet after being told to take paracetamol

Mum gives birth on toilet after being told to take paracetamol

A woman has described how she was told to take a painkiller when she phoned a hospital in Ystad, southern Sweden, in pain. Just moments later she gave birth to a baby in the toilet.

Indians in Sweden told to be wary of travel document scam

Indians in Sweden told to be wary of travel document scam

The Embassy of India in Stockholm has urged Indian citizens in Sweden to be wary of scammers who ask for money to fix fabricated errors in travel documents.

Swedes shell out for season’s first lobster

Swedes shell out for season’s first lobster

Best not to look at the price tag.

Witnesses ‘afraid to talk’ to police about Malmö shooting

Witnesses ‘afraid to talk’ to police about Malmö shooting

Police are appealing for witnesses to a shooting which killed a man and injured three in a residential street of Malmö – but it is an uphill battle.

Swedish leaders need to be prepared for tech challenges

Swedish leaders need to be prepared for tech challenges

Will your job still exist in ten years' time? How will society and businesses adapt to the advancements that are on their way?