The drama in which family members are telling wildly different stories about the honour killing of 20-year-old Abbas Rezai in Högsby in 2005 continued on Friday in the court of appeals.
Police investigating a classic ‘cold case’ have arrested a family man at his north German home for the murder of a teenager more than 20 years ago – only to have him admit to being a serial killer with five young women on his conscience.
A group of nutrition campaigners have given confectioner Ferrero's Milch-Schnitte a dubious award: The “Golden Windbag” prize for most misleading advertising.
The Swedish Football Federation (SvFF) have reached their verdict about the calamitous derby match between Malmö FF and Helsingborg, having decided to award Helsingborg a 3-0 victory, whilst fining Malmö 150,000 kronor ($23,000).
Hoping to get lost for a weekend, Jeff Kavanagh heads to the island of Poel and discovers a tiny – and flat – Baltic refuge.
A television commercial for a Swedish travel website featuring a graphic depiction of its "sickeningly low prices" tagline has drawn scorn from the Sweden's advertising watchdog.
With the topic of 'honour' killings back in the headlines in conjunction with the new trial for the 2005 murder of Abbas Rezai in Högsby, contributor Lina Sennevall takes a look at the phenomenon in Sweden.
As Ikea increases security at its stores across Europe following an explosion in its Dresden branch, police in Germany are examining a letter claiming responsibility and threatening further attacks if a substantial amount of money is not paid.
The leaders of France and Germany called Friday for a new Greece rescue package to be worked out quickly, as Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday veered away from a collision course with the European Central Bank.
The Green party is set for a major internal battle next week when its leadership asks parliamentarians to support the German government's nuclear power exit strategy even if it's less ambitious than they would like.
Airline company SAS is planning to shut down several routes outside the Nordic countries.
Plans from the federal government to introduce mandatory sex education classes in schools and kindergartens throughout the country is stirring a controversy among conservative politicians, who are now planning to file a petition.
Enterprise minister Maud Olofsson plans to resign from her position as leader of the Centre Party, Sveriges Television (SVT) reports.
Germans’ trust in their politicians has plunged to a new low following a series of plagiarism scandals reaching the top echelons of German politics, according to a survey released on Friday.
Over fifteen countries are systematically conducting intelligence operations against Sweden, in Sweden or against Swedish interests overseas, according to security service Säpo.
Ursina and Berna, the two young brown bears considered one of the Swiss capital’s main attractions, will move to a Romanian enclosure, a report says.
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn initially tried to claim diplomatic immunity when he was arrested over the attempted rape of a hotel maid, police transcripts revealed Thursday.
The principal of a Stockholm-area free school who "used the school as her personal bank account" has been convicted for falsifying invoices to avoid paying taxes.
A man dressed as a security guard helped himself to a Lyon casino's safe on Tuesday.
Agreement has been reached to build a new TGV line between Paris and Bordeaux, cutting the journey time to two hours.
The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats are now Sweden's fourth largest political party, while the Social Democrats continue to gain on the Moderates, according to a new poll.
One year after the royal wedding of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, the Royal Family finds itself mired in crisis following reports bad behaviour by King Carl XVI Gustaf. The Local's Clara Guibourg examines why the wedding glow faded so fast and what it means for the monarchy's future.
With Sweden's summer musical festival season hitting high gear, The Local's Geoff Mortimore highlights some of the hottest events taking place around the country this summer.
The US Supreme Court has allowed the continuation of a class-action suit by alleged victims of the anti-cholesterol drug Baycol (known as Lipobay outside the US), which was taken off the market worldwide in 2001 by German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer.
Thousands of French teenagers plunged into exam season on Thursday, as they sat their first Baccalauréat test. As always, the dreaded philosophy exam kicked off the season.
Missing Nantes murder suspect Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès left a voicemail message for his sister, Christine, shortly before his disappearance, it has been revealed.
As Germany’s deadly E. coli outbreak slowly peters out, Health Minister Daniel Bahr says he’s concentrating on streamlining how healthcare providers report and track diseases to be better prepared for the future.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea said Friday it had raised its security level across Europe to make its customers feel safer after booby-trapped products at several of its stores have caused small explosions in recent weeks.
The European Commission on Thursday renewed its cricism of Sweden's wolf policy, giving the country two months to take steps to "protect endangered wolves" of face a hearing at the European Court of Justice.
New threats to Sweden have resulted in security service Säpo deciding to maintain the country's terror alert level at "elevated", the agency's head said in an interview on Thursday.
Nearly a million people are expected to participate in Berlin’s Pride Week, which is one of Europe’s biggest gay and lesbian events. The Local brings you the highlights including the Stadtfest festival and the Christopher Street Day parade.
Sport sticker album company Panini says it has been beset with a number of embarrassing teething problems with its first-ever edition for the women's World Cup, but insists it is a success.