An 84-year-old woman in western Sweden committed suicide on Thursday by throwing herself off her own balcony during a meeting with case officers there to determine whether she could live in an elderly home.
Swedish journalist Niklas Orrenius has hogged the headlines this week since the publication of an article series revealing the existence of a police registry of Roma people living in Sweden, making him an obvious pick for Swede of the Week.
A Swedish pensioner has had his driving licence renewed as he approaches his 95th birthday and says he plans to keep driving until he is 100 at least.
Former Moderate Party politician Annétthe Zettergren, 58, was jailed for 3.5 years on Thursday and ordered to pay damages totalling 3.9 million ($605,000) to the county of Värmland and a further 350,000 kronor to her former partner.
As he gets set to head out on another tour, stand-up comic Al Pitcher, a UK-born Kiwi who was voted Sweden's funniest man in 2011, explains why he turned to stand-up comedy in Sweden and what it's like to perform for Swedes.
US anti-chemical weapons campaigner Paul Walker, 67, was jointly awarded the Swedish Right Livelihood Award Thursday honouring those who work to improve the lives of others.
A labelling error on Ikea's rhubarb pies meant the Finnish word for "egg powder" was missing from the ingredients list - reason enough for the Swedish furniture giant to strip the shelves and issue a full recall in several countries.
Swedish clothing giant Björn Borg is cutting back its activities in the Netherlands after failing to net anticipated profits.
Australian Rules Football - often described as a mix between rugby and soccer - enjoys a keen following in Sweden, and after Stockhom's Solna Axemen claimed this year's premiership on the weekend, The Local's Josh Liew finds out more.
The bite of a tick can directly lead to an allergic reaction to animal meat, Swedish researchers have discovered, a diagnosis that is becoming all the more common in Sweden.
After news that police in southern Sweden were keeping illegal registries about members of the Roma community, the police station has been inundated with calls from people wanting to know if they too are on the list.