Maud Olofsson today held an emotional speech to the Centre Party congress in Åre in northern Sweden on Thursday, as she stepped down as leader.
From lakeside castles to elk safaris in the north, a holiday in Sweden has lots to offer. Here are some ideas of what to do.
The 30-year-old mother who is suspected of having murdered her two young sons, whose bodies were recovered from a lake in Sigtuna north of Stockholm on Monday, confessed to their killing on Thursday afternoon.
Sweden has been told by the European Union to repay 870 million kronor (€94 million, $127 million) in agricultural subsidies, a third of which will be paid by farmers, an industry body said Thursday.
Sweden's top legal official has given backing to the decision to reassign the integration ministry civil servant who compared Islam to totalitarian ideologies.
Sweden's Volvo Group, the world's second-largest truck maker, announced on Thursday plans to begin using new financial targets measuring not only growth but also how it fares against key competitors.
In the first of a new series to help The Local's readers discover more of what Stockholm has to offer, contributor Gwen Ramsey offers some tips on where people who lack a traditional office can open up their laptops and get something done.
A vaccination programme to combat cervical cancer has suffered further delays after GlaxoSmithKline appealed a deal agreed between Swedish health authorities and a rival firm.
The controversial autobiography of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hits the shops on Thursday, in which he repudiates the claims that he is guilty of raping two Swedish women.
The government has allotted an additional 20 million kronor ($2.9 million) in scholarship funding to help offset tuition fees charged to students from developing countries who want to study at Swedish universities.
As the 10th anniversary of Dawit Isaak's arrest in Asmara approaches, the Swedish-Eritrean journalist remains jailed without charge or trial, despite countless efforts to secure his release, the AFP's Rita Devlin Marier explains.
A 30-year-old Swedish man has been sentenced to death in Thailand for manufacturing methamphetamine, in what the man called a “political” ruling.
Officials in Sigtuna are looking into why it took 13 days without contact from the mother before schools contacted social services about the absence of two boys, aged 4 and 8, who were found dead in a lake on Monday.