Speaker cuts vote on government tax cut

Speaker cuts vote on government tax cut

The speaker of Sweden’s parliament has stopped a vote called by Sweden’s opposition parties that would have led to a key government tax cut being blocked.

Sven’s strong winds sweep southern Sweden

Sven’s strong winds sweep southern Sweden

Public transport was cancelled and people were warned to stay indoors as storm Sven swept across the western coast of Sweden on Thursday afternoon, forcing a search for two sailors lost at sea to be scaled back.

Ice Hotel voted ‘best Swedish experience’

Ice Hotel voted ‘best Swedish experience’

The unique Ice Hotel in northern Sweden beat off competition from the new Abba museum to scoop the best travel experience in the country award.

The teen that dared to speak out against young Swedes’ sex crimes

The teen that dared to speak out against young Swedes’ sex crimes

Fed up with the spiral of sex crimes among young Swedes, high school student Mårten Gasslander, 18, wrote an op-ed about the responsibility of assailants - and society. Our Swede of the Week warned of a generation of "gloomy girls and desensitized boys".

‘Good scientists aren’t always that clever’

‘Good scientists aren’t always that clever’

You don’t need to be a genius to aspire towards a Nobel Prize, British scientist professor Lord Robert Winston tells The Local. On Friday, the IVF pioneer will be in Stockholm, where he hopes to inspire the next generation of Nobel Laureates.

Tourists frightened off by southern Swedish accent

Tourists frightened off by southern Swedish accent

The distinctive southern Swedish dialect has been accused of scaring off potential visitors from the rest of the country according to a new report.

‘No surprise’ Sweden spies on Russia: minister

‘No surprise’ Sweden spies on Russia: minister

Swedish Defence Minister Karin Enström said on Thursday that it was not surprising that Sweden cooperated with the United States' National Security Agency (NSA) in spying on Russia.

Russia dumps on Sweden in TV toilet rant

Russia dumps on Sweden in TV toilet rant

A Swedish TV show which teaches children bodily functions has been used as the latest tactic by Russia to ward off pro-EU Ukrainians branding the programme as "singing genitalia" and an example of western decadence.

H&M recalls kids clothes after copycat outcry

H&M recalls kids clothes after copycat outcry

Swedish clothing giant H&M has pulled a line of children's garments after a small Swedish fashion house complained the outfits had almost exactly the same design as their own.

Elk hunting in Sweden: one Englishman’s tale

Elk hunting in Sweden: one Englishman’s tale

In his latest bid to embrace life in Sweden's far north, former Londoner Paul Connolly joins his first-ever elk hunt, only to find that the search for the king of the forest has left him with a splitting headache.

Swedish hockey star inks record deal in New York

Swedish hockey star inks record deal in New York

Swedish national team goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has signed a seven-year contract extension to remain with the National Hockey League's New York Rangers, the club announced on Wednesday.

Sweden spied on Russia for NSA: report

Sweden spied on Russia for NSA: report

Sweden helps the United States National Security Agency (NSA) spy on Russia, leaked documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal.