Half of Swedes would (Insta)ban food pics

Half of Swedes would (Insta)ban food pics

Want to vex a Swede? Fill your social media stream with selfies and food snapshots. It doesn't matter that the former first lady is fond of a few quiche in the oven pics on Instagram, the Swedes have no taste for Facebook fingerfoods.

Security guard shot in holiday shopping rush

Security guard shot in holiday shopping rush

Swedish police have detained three men suspected of robbery that left a security guard with a bullet wound to the stomach.

The Local Guide to Christmas, Swedish Style

The Local Guide to Christmas, Swedish Style

Ready to dive into Christmas Swedish style - or just want to know what it's all about? Welcome to The Local's Guide to Swedish Christmas.

Sales of Swedish alcohol-free glögg double

Sales of Swedish alcohol-free glögg double

Swedish sales of alcohol-free glögg have doubled in two years, new statistics from the state liquor monopoly Systembolaget reveal.

Swedes sell buses to Moscow public transport

Swedes sell buses to Moscow public transport

Swedish automakers Scania have secured an order to furnish the Moscow public transport system with its bus chassis.

Blue light more effective than caffeine

Blue light more effective than caffeine

Struggling with the dark this time of year? Put down the coffee and put on the blue light, Swedish scientists say.

Black ice fears on wet windy Christmas Eve

Black ice fears on wet windy Christmas Eve

While most of Sweden will celebrate Christmas Eve with the sound of pitter-patter against the window panes, weather forecasters warn that temperatures could dip on Monday night and cover the roads in black ice.

Sweden to rain(bow) on Russia’s Olympic parade

Sweden to rain(bow) on Russia’s Olympic parade

In our fourth year-ahead prediction, we ask if the gay-friendly Swedes will make a fuss about LGBT rights as the athletes make their way to Russia's Sochi for the Winter Olympics next year?

Slow ministry staff land Bildt in hot water

Slow ministry staff land Bildt in hot water

The head of Sweden's parliamentary committee on justice has reported Foreign Minister Carl Bildt to the Riksdag's constitutional watchdog, accusing his ministry of stalling the handover of documents meant to be made public swiftly.

Car thief takes Swedish toddler on joy ride

Car thief takes Swedish toddler on joy ride

A young man who stole a car in Tranås on Sunday managed to speed off with a four-year-old inside, but the joy ride was brief.