Swedes warned: ‘Expect up to 30 cm of snow’

Swedes warned: ‘Expect up to 30 cm of snow’

Sven, a winter storm expected to hit Sweden on Thursday night, has prompted warnings for heavy snow and fierce winds as Swedes brace for what's being billed as the seasons' first major snowstorm.

Sweden to parents: don’t share beds with infants

Sweden to parents: don’t share beds with infants

Swedish health officials on Wednesday warned parents not share their beds with their new-born babies due to an increased risk of cot death, also known as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Five things to love about snow in Sweden (and five things to hate)

Five things to love about snow in Sweden (and five things to hate)

With southern Sweden bracing for the season's first big snow storm, The Local offers up some of the best (and worst) things about life with the white stuff.

Swedish ‘poop terrorist’ no show at trial

Swedish ‘poop terrorist’ no show at trial

A Swedish man who laced his racist, threatening letters to journalists with his own faeces failed to show up in court on Wednesday.

Spanish jobseekers flood and crash Ikea server

Spanish jobseekers flood and crash Ikea server

A new Ikea store in Spain prompted so many job applications that the company's internet server crashed, forcing the Swedish furniture behemoth to suspend the hiring process.

‘Sweden is letting its school boys down’

‘Sweden is letting its school boys down’

Scientists in Sweden have reacted to the country's slide in global education ranking Pisa, pointing out that Swedish boys are now under-performing not only their female peers, but are less apt than male teens in other OECD countries.

Streets awash with ‘cash’ in Stockholm house hunt

Streets awash with ‘cash’ in Stockholm house hunt

An American student who failed to find a rental apartment in the Swedish capital carried out a "cash drop" in central Stockholm in an effort to get people to notice her house-hunting announcement.

Sweden’s health system ‘worst in the Nordics’

Sweden’s health system ‘worst in the Nordics’

Long queues to see a doctor and get treatment in Sweden have dragged the country far down a European ranking of healthcare providers, with Sweden now the worst among its Nordic neighbours despite efforts to cut waiting times.

Sweden Democrats gain most in key voter survey

Sweden Democrats gain most in key voter survey

Sweden's two largest political parties suffered drops in voter support, the country's most-watched opinion poll revealed on Wednesday, while the far-fight Sweden Democrats solidified their position as Sweden's third-largest party.

Spotify reveals payscale amid artists row

Spotify reveals payscale amid artists row

Spotify revealed how much it pays its web-streamed musicians this week, trying to fend off critics concerned that the company shortchanges artists on the world's most popular music-streaming company.

Sweden tests rape law amid surge of attacks

Sweden tests rape law amid surge of attacks

Sweden is set to test its new rape law on a high-profile teen gang rape case, as police and prosecutors warn that young Swedes' attitude toward sex has taken a turn for the worse.

Sweden jails couple for selling Romanian woman

Sweden jails couple for selling Romanian woman

A Romanian couple was jailed on Tuesday after forcing a young woman into prostitution in Stockholm and living the high life off the profits.