Swedish shops to churn horsemeat into biogas

Swedish shops to churn horsemeat into biogas

Horsemeat-hit Swedish supermarket chain Ica has recalled so many ready-made meals that its overstuffed warehouse in southern Sweden has started sending excess food to be recycled into biogas.

King going strong after 40 years on the throne

King going strong after 40 years on the throne

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf addressed his 40 years as head of state on Friday in a written statement, which made no mention of handing the throne over to his 35-year-old daughter.

Swede’s snow-chase backflip video goes viral

Swede’s snow-chase backflip video goes viral

Swedish skier Sverre Liliequist has tumbled into the world spotlight after a video clip of his mid-run backflip in the Swiss Alps - with what looks like an avalanche in hot pursuit - went viral on YouTube.

Swede wins prestigious world photo award

Swede wins prestigious world photo award

A photo of Gazans taking two children and their father killed in an Israeli air strike for burial has won the 2013 World Press Photo award for Swedish photographer Paul Hansen, judges said Friday.

Dog tormentor spat in Swedish woman’s face

Dog tormentor spat in Swedish woman’s face

Swedish prosecutors have charged a Swedish man for assault after he reportedly spat and punched a woman when she told him not to abuse his French Bulldog puppy, whom he had lifted into the air by tugging on its leash.

Swede’s Grammy win ‘a dream come true’

Swede’s Grammy win ‘a dream come true’

We are aiming our weekly movers-and-shakers spotlight onto singer-songwriter Jonas Myrin. After taking home Sweden's only Grammy award in Los Angeles on Sunday, he is The Local's pick for Swede of the Week.

‘We dug up enough snow to build a competitor to the Ice Hotel’

‘We dug up enough snow to build a competitor to the Ice Hotel’

With the snow in northern Sweden "deep enough to drown in", ex-Londoner Paul Connolly explains the trials and tribulations that come with a new snowmobile.

Report confirms ‘one-week defence’ analysis

Report confirms ‘one-week defence’ analysis

A new academic report has thrown its weight behind the statement by commander-in-chief Sverker Göranson who recently said Sweden could only fend off an invasion for maximum one week.

Ikea assembles wedding for flatpack lovers

Ikea assembles wedding for flatpack lovers

An Australian couple tied the knot on Valentine's Day at Sydney's Ikea store, citing their love for the Swedish flatpack furniture giant that had "made them closer".

Defence deal greenlights fighter jet upgrade

Defence deal greenlights fighter jet upgrade

Swedish defence company Saab has struck a 47 billion kronor ($7.4 billion) deal with the country's air force to develop the Jas Gripen E fighter jet, the same model marketed to Switzerland.

‘Anxiety drugs making Swedish fish go rogue’

‘Anxiety drugs making Swedish fish go rogue’

Anti-anxiety medication leaking into the environment through the wastewater system is making fish more daring and less social, Swedish researchers said on Thursday as they warned of potential ecological consequences.