Swedish town stung by ‘Allah is gay’ gaffe

Swedish town stung by ‘Allah is gay’ gaffe

Officials at a municipality in western Sweden were left scrambling on Wednesday after posting a YouTube clip to municipality's Facebook page with a scene featuring a decal proclaiming "Allah is gay".

Volvo Cars reports loss amid bump in sales

Volvo Cars reports loss amid bump in sales

Volvo Cars on Wednesday reported an operating loss of 577 million kronor ($87 million) for the first half of the year, but expects to break even as the year as sales rose in August.

Stockholm metro boasts underground art show

Stockholm metro boasts underground art show

It's deep underground, dubbed "the world's longest art exhibition", shows everything from Roman torsos to giant tulips and, if you live in Stockholm, can be seen everyday on your way to work.

Cop forgets loaded gun in Stockholm hotel

Cop forgets loaded gun in Stockholm hotel

A loaded gun was found at a hotel in central Stockholm near where US President Barack Obama is expected to spend the night on Wednesday, having reportedly been forgotten there by a police officer in the president's security detail.

‘It’s fun to pretend that Sweden actually matters’

‘It’s fun to pretend that Sweden actually matters’

With US President Barack Obama in the Swedish capital for two days, we asked Stockholmers to sound off about the visit, the president himself, and how Stockholm is handling the circus in general.

Green Party calls on Obama to act on climate

Green Party calls on Obama to act on climate

Sweden's Green Party has taken the opportunity provided by President Obama's visit to urge commitments on financing climate change action, decreasing emissions and on renewable energy.

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Transcript of Obama and Reinfeldt press conference in Stockholm

A text transcript issued by the White House of remarks by US President Barack Obama and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt during their joint press conference in Stockholm.

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Joint US-Nordic statement after Stockholm meeting

The text of a joint statement by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States following their September 4th meeting in Stockholm.

‘It is time for the world to learn of Wallenberg fate’

‘It is time for the world to learn of Wallenberg fate’

US President Barack Obama is due to visit Stockholm Synagogue on Wednesday to honour the memory of Raoul Wallenberg and relatives have called for his help in establishing the fate of the deceased Swedish diplomat.

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Swede injured in fatal Pakistan shooting

A senior Pakistan navy officer was shot dead and his Swedish wife wounded in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said.

Live Blog: Barack Obama’s visit to Sweden

Live Blog: Barack Obama’s visit to Sweden

US President Barack Obama arrives in in Stockholm on Wednesday for his first visit to Sweden. Follow The Local's live blog for the latest news, reactions, and details of Obama's historic visit to the Swedish capital.

Obama to Sweden as Syria pressure mounts

Obama to Sweden as Syria pressure mounts

US President Barack Obama will arrive in Stockholm on Wednesday morning in a delicate position as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate likely to face pressure to explain his motives for plans to strike Syria.

‘Sweden can inspire US on economic freedom’

‘Sweden can inspire US on economic freedom’

As Sweden catches up to the US in economic freedom rankings, President Obama may just learn something from Sweden's favourable social outcomes during his two-day visit, says liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji.

US ex-secretary of state wins Swedish award

US ex-secretary of state wins Swedish award

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright will receive a prize in memory of assassinated Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh for her role as a "unique female leader", the award's organizers announced on Tuesday.