When Han Zhang came from China to study a Masters at Stockholm University in 2009, it put her on the path to a career at a top Swedish law firm. She is one of many overseas students for whom studies in Stockholm have led to careers in Sweden.
An American couple, whose first date was in an Ikea store, became so attached to the Swedish furniture supplier that they tied the knot at an outlet in Maryland.
Google has honoured Sweden's contribution to the art of making it easier for people to remove their pants with a zipper-themed "Google doodle" on what would have been Swedish inventor Gideon Sundback's 132nd birthday.
Despite Sweden's progressive attitude toward homosexuality and the affinity for rugby in the gay community, Stockholm's own gay rugby team, the Berserkers, is a late entrant on the scene, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.
Sweden's Riksbank on Tuesday released the long-awaited designs of new banknotes featuring the likes of Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman, Astrid Lindgren, and other cultural giants of the 20th century.
The Swedish heavy-truck maker Scania, one of the brands owned by Volkswagen, said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell by 28 percent owing to weaker demand and high development costs.
Swedes are piling on the pounds and getting too heavy for their knee joints, causing an increasing number of middle-aged Swedes to have to resort to knee surgery and prosthetic joints.
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao was to visit Stockholm Tuesday to secure a handful of bilateral trade deals, including a major investment agreement with China-owned Swedish brand Volvo Cars, media reported.
Struggling Swedish professional hockey team Malmö Redhawks has opted for a strict regimen of ballet and yoga in an unorthodox effort to inspire winning ways after failing to win a place in the Elitserien, the country's top pro league.
A train station in southern Sweden was shut down for most of Monday night when security staff found a suspicious package containing copious coils of cords.
Five students from the same prestigious Swedish boarding school once attended by King Carl XVI Gustaf have been arrested on suspicions of violently beating a fellow student.
A planned solidarity strike by drivers of airport buses in Sweden has been called off after a public sector healthcare union reached a new wage agreement.
Stockholm police have arrested several teenage boys suspected of gang raping an underage girl and filming the act.