Sweden’s old-timers are back in style

Sweden’s old-timers are back in style

This week, The Local's fashion-curious Victoria Hussey considers the sartorial style of Sweden’s seniors and welcomes a new age of fashionable old-timers.

Whipped Moderate quits after cross-party flirt

Whipped Moderate quits after cross-party flirt

A regional Moderate politician who went public with his desire to cooperate with the Sweden Democrats on migration policy has taken a time-out from politics after being whipped for not toeing the party line, he claimed on Thursday.

Naked ‘skeleton lover’ mistreated by police

Naked ‘skeleton lover’ mistreated by police

Swedish police have been criticized for forcing two women to strip in detention, including the 'skeleton lover' suspect who was later convicted of using bones as sex toys in a case that shocked Sweden.

Fire remnants near home of Trollhättan suspect

Fire remnants near home of Trollhättan suspect

Swedish police have found remnants of a fire near the house of a suspect in the case of a missing mother of two in Trollhättan, western Sweden.

Summer sun soon set to scorch Sweden

Summer sun soon set to scorch Sweden

Swedish summer is back on track following this week's storms, with the national weather agency predicting a handful of warm and sunny days running into the weekend.

Russia needs a total gay rights U-turn: minister

Russia needs a total gay rights U-turn: minister

With Stockholm Pride week in full swing, Sweden's EU Minister Birgitta Ohlsson talks to The Local about Russia's "repulsive" gay laws, getting pelted with eggs by gay haters in Lithuania, and how Sweden must lead the way in supporting the LGBT community.

Topless activists target Russian embassy

Topless activists target Russian embassy

The Swedish police has detained two topless activists from the feminist network Femen for trying to break and enter the Russian embassy in Stockholm on Thursday morning to protest the country's record on LGBT rights.

Patent expirations hit AstraZeneca profits

Patent expirations hit AstraZeneca profits

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca announced a 4-percent revenue decrease in the second quarter, citing the loss of exclusivity of several key brands.

Sweden ‘warned’ of Vattenfall’s Nuon buy

Sweden ‘warned’ of Vattenfall’s Nuon buy

The Swedish government was told that allowing part state-owned energy giant Vattenfall to buy Dutch company Nuon would add little profit and instead risk costing Swedish citizens, a new report has revealed.

Stockholm Pride artist slams ‘barbaric’ Russia

Stockholm Pride artist slams ‘barbaric’ Russia

Swedish artist Alexander Bard officially opened Scandinavia's biggest pride festival on Wednesday night, lambasting Russian president Vladimir Putin's reign of persecution against the gay, lesbian and trans community.