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Sterilized transsexuals could get payouts from Sweden
Stockholm's Pride Parade last summer. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

The government has agreed transsexuals forced to undergo sterilization should be able to seek damages.

Swedish parents block 'gateway' yoga exercises
You won't find Rachel Bråthén criticizing the school. Sweden's 'Yoga Girl' has 1.9 million followers on Instagram. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Parents at a Swedish school have put a stop to yoga exercises over fears about the religious influence they might exert on their children.

How immigration is putting Swedish schools to the test
A Swedish classroom. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

What Sweden's already struggling schools are doing to cope with the challenge of record immigration.

The Local List
Seven brilliant historical snaps of Sweden's King at 70
The King of Sweden back when he was a Crown Prince sailor on a stopover in Dublin on his 21st birthday. Photo: Olle Lindberg/TT

King Carl XVI Gustaf turns 70 this Saturday. We mark the occasion with a look back at some of the monarch's best birthdays. Expect owls, horses, and very young firemen.

Did Turkish embassy try to muzzle Swedish media?
"We do not let embassies, politicians or other groups control our content,” Viveka Hansson, above, said. Photo: Courtesy of TV4

The Turkish embassy in Stockholm tried to bring pressure to bear over a TV4 documentary, according to the station's programme director, Viveka Hansson.

Sleeping Prince Alexander melts Swedish hearts
The baby prince slumbers. Photo: Swedish Royal Court

The first close-up photo of the newest member of Sweden's royal family has been released by the Royal Court, five days after he was born in Stockholm.

'Green Party may have been infiltrated by Islamists'
Lars Nicander. Photo: TT

Lars Nicander, director of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College, fears that the Green Party, the junior partner of the Social Democrats in the Swedish coalition government, has been infiltrated by Islamists.

The Local Recipes
How to make Sweden's posh potato cakes at home
Roe is very similar to caviar. Photo: John Duxbury

Known as 'Råraka' in Swedish, this dish is common in luxury restaurants, but it's easier than you might think to make at home.

Gothenburg's six-hour work day hangs in the balance
How much time does Sweden's six hour day have left? Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

A trial of shorter days at a nursing home that made global headlines could end ahead of schedule if a motion gets through the city council.

Dildos and stripping in secret contests at Swedish schools
A striptease show not connected to this story. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/FLT-PICA

Several high schools in Kalmar in southern Sweden have hit the headlines after girls were allegedly asked to suck sex toys, strip and rank porn stars.

Extremism is on the rise among Swedish teenagers
File picture of young people at a Swedish mosque. Photo: Viktor Lund/TT

UPDATED: Radicalisation is taking place across the country, not just its largest cities, suggests a new report.

Sweden and Denmark UK's 'closest allies' in EU voting
The Swedish, British and Danish flags. Photos: Martin Jakobsson/Image Bank Sweden; Frank Augstein/TT; AP File

Denmark and Sweden could lose a valuable partner if the UK leaves the EU, according to a new report.

'Refugees must be taught the Swedish way of doing things'
A woman teaching Swedish. Photo: Emelie Asplund/TT

Sweden should be proud of the way it has dealt with the refugee crisis but the hard work has only just begun, argues columnist Paul Connolly.

Sweet! Swede cashes in on first strawberry crop
File picture of strawberries. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Sweden's first strawberry crop has scored a juicy sum for the ten-time champion farmer behind it.

Refugee crisis
Why the refugee crisis could keep this Swedish town alive
700 refugees have moved to Pajala in northern Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Could 700 refugees breathe life into this former mining town before it is too late?

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