Ten years after rejecting the euro in a closely fought national referendum, there appears to be little chance Sweden will adopt the common European currency for many years to come.
With a biopic film about the Swedish singer Monica Zetterlund premiering on Friday, The Local takes a look back at the life of Zetterlund herself and that of Edda Magnason - the half-Icelandic singer portraying the Swedish icon.
Swedish defence firm Saab is close to finalizing a cooperation with US aircraft maker Boeing with a view to selling JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets to the US Air Force, according to media reports.
The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (Riksförbundet för Sexuell Upplysning, RFSU) has called for sex education to be included in all school subjects including religious studies, a move mirrored by a Christian group seeking to have 'walking on water' explained in physics classes.
Sweden's highest peak risks losing its title as rising temperatures have eaten away at the glacier that forms the top of the mountain, a researcher said Friday.
A Swedish led research team has claimed an "Ig Nobel" prize, a Harvard University award which celebrates quirky discoveries, for revealing that dung beetles can find their way home in the dark by looking at the Milky Way.
Sweden has been ranked the second worst in the EU for its density of cash machines, with 645 of them being bricked up in the last two years alone.
Hundreds of Syrians are left disappointed each day after their misunderstanding of Sweden's move to give permanent residence to Syrians in Sweden has left them waiting in long lines outside Swedish embassies.
The Stockholm Tourism Board has launched a new game-based app that takes users on an auditory ride through Stockholm, as part of a bid to attract 50 percent more tourists to the capital over the next decade.
Want to see Stockholm like you've never seen it before? The Local's Matt Potter takes us on a picture gallery journey from a hot-air balloon ride on a clear day over the capital. But beware, if you're afraid of heights it may not be for you...