Ten reasons Sweden is the best winter country

Ten reasons Sweden is the best winter country

With winter's arrival in Sweden, we've decided to embrace the frosty season here at The Local. We've gathered the ten best reasons why Sweden is, indeed, the best country in the world to spend winter.

Jesus fish to take holy tour of Sweden

Jesus fish to take holy tour of Sweden

Fish-factory workers in western Sweden who discovered a perfectly shaped cross on a Norwegian salmon's belly last week have now decided to take the Jesus fish on tour to show the rest of Sweden.

Stockholm ‘island’ hot property after low-end ad

Stockholm ‘island’ hot property after low-end ad

Islands in Stockholm's archipelago typically sell for several millions of kronor so when Swedish artist Teres Selberg advertised her little slice of islandesque paradise for a mere 70,000 kronor ($10,000) she was inundated with calls.

New Swedish app helps users decide what to do

New Swedish app helps users decide what to do

A Stockholm-based app launched on Wednesday is seeking to organize the world's events, and promises a local city guide like no other with just the swipe of a screen.

Cold snap on the way after first snow accident

Cold snap on the way after first snow accident

It's snow joke. Winter is officially on the way after the first snow-related accident was reported in northern Sweden on Wednesday with temperatures set to plunge across the rest of the country.

Justice minister asks Roma for forgiveness

Justice minister asks Roma for forgiveness

Sweden's Justice Minister Beatrice Ask has apologized to the country's Roma community for the registries maintained by the police in Skåne in southern Sweden.

Pirate Bay co-founder cleared of bank hacking

Pirate Bay co-founder cleared of bank hacking

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has had his sentence slashed in half after an appeals court cleared him of hacking into Swedish bank Nordea.

Fraudsters escape prison for major online scam

Fraudsters escape prison for major online scam

Several fraudsters who used Swedish buy-sell site Blocket to defraud 268 people of more than one million kronor ($156,000) won't end up going to prison following a court ruling.

Skåne police kept quiet about Roma registries

Skåne police kept quiet about Roma registries

The Skåne police force has become embroiled in a fresh controversy over the Roma registries after it emerged they didn't admit the records were on file when asked by the Swedish Commission on Security and Integrity Protection last year.

Sweden earns $3.4 billion in Nordea share sale

Sweden earns $3.4 billion in Nordea share sale

Sweden said Wednesday it had sold its remaining 7-percent share in the country's largest bank, Nordea, for 21.6 billion kronor ($3.4 billion) with the proceeds being used to reduce public debt.

Why Sweden’s newest minister upsets ‘smörgåsbord-Christians’

Why Sweden’s newest minister upsets ‘smörgåsbord-Christians’

Reactions to the recent appointment of Employment Minister Elisabeth Svantesson, someone with clear religious convictions, exposes Swedes' general suspicion toward religion as well as the laziness of the political opposition, argues historian and commentator David Lindén.

Zlatan: ‘I think I’ll finish my career in Paris’

Zlatan: ‘I think I’ll finish my career in Paris’

Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday announced that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has extended his contract, tying him to the club until 2016.