Swedish mayor in ‘epic’ Van Damme tribute

Swedish mayor in ‘epic’ Van Damme tribute

Just when you thought Jean-Claude Van Damme's epic split couldn't be topped, the mayor of a small Swedish coastal town has gone viral with an unlikely interpretation of his own.

The ultimate Swedish Christmas market guide

The ultimate Swedish Christmas market guide

With the days darkening and December just around the corner, The Local offers up a guide to must-visit Christmas markets in Sweden's major cities – and elsewhere.

Euphoric Swedish teens shore up prestigious win

Euphoric Swedish teens shore up prestigious win

In capturing the "euphoria and desperation" of Swedish adolescence, photographer and our Swede of the Week Hannah Modigh shot to photographic fame on Tuesday, picking up the TT Big Photograph Prize for her portrayal of modern Sweden.

Swedish fighter jets to join Nato response force

Swedish fighter jets to join Nato response force

Sweden will contribute a squadron of Jas Gripen fighter jets as well as a mine-sweeping ship to join the Nato Rapid Reaction Force (NRF), the government decided on Thursday.

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What’s On in Sweden: Event detail

Find out more about events taking place in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.

Cops ‘scared’ by Swedish teens’ sex crimes views

Cops ‘scared’ by Swedish teens’ sex crimes views

Swedish police are concerned that young people's attitudes towards sex crimes are too lax, with officers in Stockholm receiving a significant rise in reported rapes in recent years.

German chain imports ‘Black Friday’ to Sweden

German chain imports ‘Black Friday’ to Sweden

Home electronics chain Media Markt is bringing American shopping "chaos" to Sweden by staging a "Black Friday" sale inspired by American post-Thanksgiving Day sales. The German firm has been criticized for earlier marketing ploys.

H&M says no to angora after rabbit torture video

H&M says no to angora after rabbit torture video

Swedish clothing giant H&M announced that it was scrapping angora products after a Chinese video surfaced showing workers plucking hair from rabbits while they were still alive.

‘I’m thankful to be US ambassador to Sweden’

‘I’m thankful to be US ambassador to Sweden’

As Americans in Sweden and around the world celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, US Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski explains why he's thankful for the United States' "special relationship" with Sweden.