Women stage topless demo at Ikea in Germany

Women stage topless demo at Ikea in Germany

A group of topless women staged a protest on Wednesday at a German outlet of Swedish furniture giant Ikea in reaction to the company's decision to remove women from the version of its catalogue distributed in Saudi Arabia.

A look at Swedish royal fiancé Chris O’Neill

A look at Swedish royal fiancé Chris O’Neill

With Sweden’s Princess Madeleine announcing her engagement to her US boyfriend Chris O’Neill on Thursday, The Local finds out more about her financier fiancé.

Court rejects Malmö sniper’s retrial demands

Court rejects Malmö sniper’s retrial demands

Convicted serial killer Peter Mangs will not be granted a retrial, with the court on Thursday dismissing his accusation that one of the lay judges who presided over his trial had a conflict of interest in the case.

Green politician in ‘negro village’ song outrage

Green politician in ‘negro village’ song outrage

A local Green Party politician from central Sweden kicked up controversy for singing a song about a "negro village" in Africa during a recent children's charity fundraiser.

Surfer in Ryanair mix up can’t catch a wave on free Sweden trip

Surfer in Ryanair mix up can’t catch a wave on free Sweden trip

The teen surfer who ended up in Sweden after a Ryanair ticketing foul-up cashed in on a free surf-trip offer from local tourism officials – only to arrive on a wave-less weekend, leaving him to admire local skate parks instead.

Sweden takes lead in EU Balkan visa push

Sweden takes lead in EU Balkan visa push

Key EU states led by Germany and Sweden pressed Thursday for the reintroduction of visas for people coming from Balkan EU candidate states so as to curb soaring unfounded asylum requests.

Princess Madeleine: Chris is my soul mate

Princess Madeleine: Chris is my soul mate

Sweden's Princess Madeleine spoke about her engagement to Chris O’Neill on Thursday, calling the US banker her "soul mate", with one royal expert explaining what the princess's fiancé needs to do to gain a Swedish royal title.

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Police on alert after threat on Swedish banks

Police have upped their presence in Dalsland and Värmland counties in central and eastern Sweden after receiving information of an increased threat against banks in the region.

Key Swedish interest rate unchanged: Riksbank

Key Swedish interest rate unchanged: Riksbank

The Riksbank, Sweden's central bank, announced on Thursday that the country's benchmark interest rate would remain unchanged at 1.25 percent.

AstraZeneca profits drop as key patents expire

AstraZeneca profits drop as key patents expire

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca on Thursday said its net profits sank 56 percent in the third quarter, as group revenues tumbled on the expiry of key drug patents.

Agency reaffirms Sweden’s top ratings

Agency reaffirms Sweden’s top ratings

The international ratings agency Standard & Poor's gave Sweden and Denmark high marks on Wednesday and reaffirmed their top "AAA" ratings and stable outlooks.

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Police hunt knifeman after Örebro attack

A woman in central Sweden is in hospital after having been stabbed in the throat with a sharp object on Wednesday evening.

Princess Madeleine engaged to Chris O’Neill

Princess Madeleine engaged to Chris O’Neill

The Royal Court confirmed on Thursday that Sweden's Princess Madeleine is engaged to her long-time US banker boyfriend Chris O'Neill.