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Lundin reports high earnings after oil find

Swedish oil company Lundin Petroleum reported better than expected earnings on Wednesday following the news that one of its subsidiaries, Africa Oil, had struck oil in Kenya.

Human rights photo exhibit hits Stockholm

Human rights photo exhibit hits Stockholm

A new exhibition at a Stockholm museum features portraits of human rights activists from around the world. The Local's Sanne Schim van der Loeff talks to one of them and finds out more.

Free schools boost results in public schools

Free schools boost results in public schools

Having more publicly-funded, privately-managed free schools leads to better student performance in Swedish municipalities, even for children that attend regular public schools, a new study has found.

Sweden agrees to help monitor Nato airspace

Sweden agrees to help monitor Nato airspace

Sweden said Wednesday that it and Finland, two countries outside any military alliances, would help monitor the airspace of Nato member Iceland for a few months in early 2014 in what is seen as a sensitive step.

Woman admits to killing her infant with Koran

Woman admits to killing her infant with Koran

A woman who confessed to suffocating her 5-month-old child with the family's copy of the Koran is on trial in western Sweden, with her defense team arguing she had a psychotic breakdown, possibly due to postpartum depression.

SAS flights resume after hurricane Sandy passes

SAS flights resume after hurricane Sandy passes

Scandinavian airline SAS announced on Wednesday that flights to and from the east coast of the US have been reopened, after a two-day hiatus due to hurricane Sandy.

Woman gets 15 years for stabbing boyfriend

A 42-year-old Swedish mother of five charged with the murder of her boyfriend in June this year, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing her spouse to death and then photographing his injuries.

Swedish teen footballer charged after pitch attack

Swedish teen footballer charged after pitch attack

A 19-year-old man from Oskarshamn in southern Sweden has been charged with assault after he allegedly jumped on and kicked another player who was lying down on the pitch during a game.

Jobless Swedes paid to move to Norway

Jobless Swedes paid to move to Norway

A town in eastern Sweden has launched a creative approach to battling youth unemployment in the area by paying jobless young people to move to Norway.

Sweden climbs in global prosperity ranking

Sweden climbs in global prosperity ranking

Sweden has risen to be the third most prosperous country in the world, joining its Scandinavian neighbours atop an annual ranking of countries according to wealth and well-being.

Swedish hooligans jailed for Gothenburg clash

A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced 15 football hooligans who clashed with police at a 2011 match in Gothenburg to up to six months in jail.