Mikael Persbrandt to up global supremacy bid

Mikael Persbrandt to up global supremacy bid

Sweden's pre-eminent actor on home soil has been making a little name for himself internationally and is likely to up his ante in 2014. Can he knock Stellan Skarsgård off his perch? asks The Local in our latest prediction for the new year.

Toddler Haddile meets birth parents in Sweden

Toddler Haddile meets birth parents in Sweden

The three-year-old who was abandoned in Sweden and later faced a deportation battle was reunited with her birth parents at her foster home.

Stalingrad, the Nazis and Sweden: An Xmas story

Stalingrad, the Nazis and Sweden: An Xmas story

Contributor Nick Walker tells the story of a Swedish artist's swastika Christmas card sent to ring in 1944 and the unlikely journey that it has taken over the last six decades.

Swedish professor: Ban begging handouts

Swedish professor: Ban begging handouts

A leading Swedish professor has said that it should be illegal for people to give money to beggars but his idea has been described as a "joke" by campaigners.