From the stands: Sixty years of Nobel Prizes

From the stands: Sixty years of Nobel Prizes

With the Nobel Lecture in Physics in Stockholm on Sunday, The Local chats to former nuclear physicist Hans-Olov Zetterström about the last 60 years of lectures he has attended, and what the audience can expect when Higgs and Englert take the stage this weekend.

Woman reports doctor after religious row

Woman reports doctor after religious row

A Muslim woman in southern Sweden has filed a complaint with the Equality Ombudsman because a doctor refused to treat her after she wouldn't shake his hand for religious reasons.

Swede acquitted after eating ‘space cake’

Swede acquitted after eating ‘space cake’

A 27-year-old man in central Sweden has been cleared of all drugs charges after claiming that the cannabis found in his blood stream was caused by eating a spiked dessert.

Swedish teens’ drinking habits at forty-year low

Swedish teens’ drinking habits at forty-year low

Underage drinking in Sweden is at its lowest level in over four decades, according to a new report, which also found that Swedish kids from the south are the most likely to consume alcohol.

The Local’s guide to Nobel Week in Stockholm

The Local’s guide to Nobel Week in Stockholm

One of the most sumptuous and secretive events of the year is just days away: the Nobel Banquet, an exclusive luxury dinner and party celebrating this year's Laureates. But that's not all – it's a whole week of Nobel niceties, and The Local has your guide to it all.

In the eye of storm Sven in southern Sweden

In the eye of storm Sven in southern Sweden

The Local's Patrick Reilly takes refuge from storm Sven in Malmö to reveal what impact the winter weather mayhem is having on locals.

Sweden and Mandela’s anti-apartheid struggle

Sweden and Mandela’s anti-apartheid struggle

As the world mourns Nelson Mandela, The Local looks back at the ties between Sweden and his African National Congress (ANC) party, and how Sweden helped bring the fight for justice in South Africa to a global audience.

Mandela’s 1999 speech in Sweden’s Riksdag

Mandela’s 1999 speech in Sweden’s Riksdag

Read what Nelson Mandela said in his speech to Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, when he visited Sweden in the final days of his tenure as president of South Africa in March 1999.

Swedish cop fined for filming sex tape on duty

Swedish cop fined for filming sex tape on duty

A policeman in eastern Sweden has been hit with a pay deduction after recording a sex tape on the job while dressed in his official uniform.

Mayhem as Sven’s winds howl across Sweden

Mayhem as Sven’s winds howl across Sweden

Winter storm Sven hit southern Sweden on Thursday night, claiming one life, littering roads with uprooted trees, stalling trains, and leaving tens of thousands without power. The storm is expected to reach Stockholm on Friday.

IN PICTURES: Nelson Mandela and Sweden

IN PICTURES: Nelson Mandela and Sweden

News that Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, died on Thursday at the age of 95 has sparked an outpouring of remembrance in Sweden and around the world. In a collection of historic images, The Local looks back at Mandela's ties to Sweden.

Sweden hails Mandela: ‘He changed the world’

Sweden hails Mandela: ‘He changed the world’

Leaders in Sweden called Nelson Mandela a "role model", adding their voices to a global chorus of praise and remembrance for South Africa's first black president, who died on Thursday at the age of 95.

Man convicted for teen sex when he was 16

Man convicted for teen sex when he was 16

A young man in western Sweden has been convicted of sexual exploitation and told to go undergo treatment after having sex with a 14-year-old girl when he himself was 16.