Prison sentence for axe attacker on Norwegian woman in Sweden

Prison sentence for axe attacker on Norwegian woman in Sweden

A man who almost killed a woman after attacking her with an axe in Sweden and subsequently threatened her husband has been handed a six-year prison sentence.

Stockholm academic who could face death penalty ‘refuses to eat or drink’

Stockholm academic who could face death penalty ‘refuses to eat or drink’

A Stockholm-based academic who has been detained in Tehran for nearly a year on suspicion of espionage refuses to drink, his wife has told a Swedish news agency.

‘Lion’ Ibrahimovic could be successful ‘on Mars’, says agent

‘Lion’ Ibrahimovic could be successful ‘on Mars’, says agent

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent has claimed the striker could be "successful on Mars" at the same time as the headstrong Swede compared himself to "a lion".

Concerns for desperate refugee kids ‘planning suicide online’

Concerns for desperate refugee kids ‘planning suicide online’

Concerns have been raised that refugee children in Sweden are using online forums to plan mass suicides, and are not always receiving the adequate care they need for mental illness.

In pictures: 15 times Stefan Löfven looked incredibly Swedish

In pictures: 15 times Stefan Löfven looked incredibly Swedish

Sweden's prime minister isn't afraid of a silly photo-op. To prove it, The Local rounds up images of Stefan Löfven looking like the stereotypical Swede.

Man arrested for ‘refugee espionage’ in Sweden

Man arrested for ‘refugee espionage’ in Sweden

"Information is suspected to have been passed on to intelligence operatives working for a foreign power."

Police bomb squad investigates suspicious object found at Stockholm square

Police bomb squad investigates suspicious object found at Stockholm square

Police bomb technicians are investigating a suspicious object found inside a bin in the centre of a Stockholm suburb.

Zlatan on winning: ‘I keep doing it’

Zlatan on winning: ‘I keep doing it’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he appreciates winning the older he gets, after celebrating Manchester United's League Cup final win.

Oscar winner’s emotional speech in Swedish

Oscar winner’s emotional speech in Swedish

Cinematographer Linus Sandgren was the only Swede to win an Oscar last night, thanking his colleagues, wife and children in speech in English and Swedish.

‘Sweden has given me so much freedom to be a photographer’

‘Sweden has given me so much freedom to be a photographer’

The Local speaks to Michelle Job, a photographer and blogger from India who recently relocated to Stockholm.