Spotify snags Swedish music app Tunigo

Spotify snags Swedish music app Tunigo

Swedish music streaming service Spotify has acquired Swedish music discovery app Tunigo, the company announced on Friday.

Sweden’s Aussies and Kiwis remember Anzacs

Sweden’s Aussies and Kiwis remember Anzacs

Celebrating Antipodean military history may seem an odd crowd-puller at the Swedish horse races, but not only has the Täby Gallop Racing Club for Anzac day seen visitor numbers surge 20 percent every year, it has reunited families.

Coke leaves Muhammad out of Sweden PR drive

Coke leaves Muhammad out of Sweden PR drive

Coca-Cola said it would have been "too provocative" to include Muhammad in a Swedish publicity campaign in which the US beverage giant replaced its curlicue logo with some of the most common names of young Swedes.

Quiz: Lock, rock, and too slow on the clock

Quiz: Lock, rock, and too slow on the clock

Think you know Sweden? Or simply want to learn more? For the second quiz in our trivia series, we head to a city that's rather unusually squashed, at least from an international perspective. But which one is it?

‘Missing’ rune stone turns up near Stockholm

‘Missing’ rune stone turns up near Stockholm

A Viking-era rune stone has been "rediscovered" near Vaxholm in the Stockholm archipelago after a group of university students stumbled across the historic rock that had been hiding in plain sight for nearly 300 years.

Swedish teen admits to gruesome cat killings

Swedish teen admits to gruesome cat killings

A Swedish teenager arrested on Thursday on suspicions of killing nine pet cats in western Sweden has admitted to police in Gothenburg that he is responsible for the crimes.

Vouchers ‘widen quality gap’ in Sweden’s schools

Vouchers ‘widen quality gap’ in Sweden’s schools

The introduction of school vouchers in Sweden, allowing pupils to shop around for their school, could explain the widening gap in quality between different schools, a new report has claimed.

Swedish woman dies in game of Russian roulette

Swedish woman dies in game of Russian roulette

A Swedish woman has died after playing what appeared to be a game of Russian roulette in western Sweden. The 23-year-old man who provided the weapon was charged for manslaughter on Thursday.

India seals Ikea’s emerging-market push

India seals Ikea’s emerging-market push

The Indian government on Thursday approved a plan worth almost $2 billion by Swedish furniture giant Ikea to open stores in India for the first time, officials said.

Three found dead after Stockholm blast

Three found dead after Stockholm blast

Firefighters found three bodies in a flat in Sundbyberg, just north-west of the Swedish capital Stockholm, after an explosion early on Friday that is now being investigated as a suspected case of murder.

‘Any Swedish job pays more than in Romania’

‘Any Swedish job pays more than in Romania’

With Romania's Eurovision entry considered something of an underdog this year, The Local's Patrick Reilly discovers why many of the thousands of Romanians in Sweden can relate to that uphill slog.