Ikea official: I’d still eat our Swedish meatballs

Ikea official: I’d still eat our Swedish meatballs

While the discovery of horsemeat in Ikea's Swedish meatballs may put consumers off the iconic staple of everyman Swedish cuisine, it's unlikely to do any long term damage to Ikea's or Sweden's brand.

Flag-raising fail marks Alliance strategy shindig

Flag-raising fail marks Alliance strategy shindig

Sweden's governing centre-right coalition had problems raising its flag on Monday, as the four party leaders met in the childhood village of Centre Party leader Annie Lööf, whose party, alongside the Christian Democrats, would be booted out of parliament if Swedes went to the polls today.

Helen Hunt propels H&M into Oscars limelight

Helen Hunt propels H&M into Oscars limelight

Swedish apparel juggernaut H&M made its Academy Awards debut on Sunday night, in the shape of American actress Helen Hunt's midnight blue gown on the red carpet.

‘Sex slave’ child abductor jailed in Sweden

‘Sex slave’ child abductor jailed in Sweden

The man who abducted a nine-year-old girl in Gothenburg last year and threatened to sell her as a sex slave was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday after being found guilty of kidnapping.

‘Be cool! Remember that Swedes admire humility’

‘Be cool! Remember that Swedes admire humility’

In our second networking instalment of JobTalk Sweden, American management consultant Beth Topolovsky tells The Local why it is important to tone it down when out and about in Sweden.

Ikea stops meatball sales after horsemeat report

Ikea stops meatball sales after horsemeat report

Ikea has stopped sales of its Swedish meatballs in at least 15 countries after reports that Czech inspectors found horsemeat in the iconic in-store restaurant fare, which would mark the first time the scandal has reached food produced in Sweden.

Lucky accident leads police to missing toddler

Lucky accident leads police to missing toddler

A 2-year-old girl who had been missing for three hours in the snowy fields of central Sweden was found by police officers on Sunday when they accidentally drove their car into a ditch and then heard her crying.

Police deportation sting fails in nine of ten cases

Police deportation sting fails in nine of ten cases

Nine of ten people stopped by Stockholm police on suspicion of being illegal immigrants were in Sweden legally, new statistics show.

Ericsson to shore up 4G access in the UK

Ericsson to shore up 4G access in the UK

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson will sate the British thirst for 4G, as it prepares to roll out the technology in a deal with UK provider O2.

Sweden takes home three Academy Awards

Sweden takes home three Academy Awards

Three Swedes won Oscars at Sunday night's Academy Awards in Los Angeles, with director Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man winning for best documentary.

Swedish game show’s Harlem Shake goes viral

Swedish game show’s Harlem Shake goes viral

The Swedish version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire featured an unexpected breakout into the latest viral sensation - the Harlem Shake - only to continue as normal directly afterwards. The clip has since gone viral online.

Beckham sets up Zlatan goal in PSG victory

Beckham sets up Zlatan goal in PSG victory

Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic found the back of the net on Sunday night after aging British star David Beckham came off the bench and set up the play, with Paris Saint Germain taking home the win by two goals.