Unlikely dalliance to usher out Alliance

Unlikely dalliance to usher out Alliance

Get ready for a political pandemic. In our final year-ahead prediction, The Local lets its resident politics nerd Ann Törnkvist discuss post-elections crumbling blocs and stumbling blocks.

Nicotine poisoning rockets mid e-cig battle

Nicotine poisoning rockets mid e-cig battle

Liquid and vapour nicotine is becoming a household poison, with a tenfold increase in cases of e-cigarette poisoning in Sweden, including children who drink the refills.

‘EU risks quashing Swedish transparency’

‘EU risks quashing Swedish transparency’

New EU confidentiality rules risk undermining Sweden's constitutionally protected right to information, critics have warned. The government said the new framework has its benefits.

Autumn storms buffeted wind power generation

Autumn storms buffeted wind power generation

Sweden remained a net exporter of energy in 2013, thanks in part to a growing wind-power sector that received a boost in the form of blustery autumn winds, summarized industry lobbyists Svensk Energi in their yearly tally.

Moderna adds Ai Weiwei dissident art to collection

Moderna adds Ai Weiwei dissident art to collection

PICTURE GALLERY: Stockholm's modern art museum has added more than 200 pieces to its permanent collection in the past year, including oeuvre by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Pub blames burglars for serving water as vodka

Pub blames burglars for serving water as vodka

A festive season pub-goer was left in anything but a festive mood after a Motala pub served him water instead of vodka. The pub has blamed burglars for the mishap.

A countryside retreat that defies Swedish ‘lagom’

A countryside retreat that defies Swedish ‘lagom’

Hotels in the Swedish countryside are OK for a slumber, but a slumber party or anything more advanced involving wining and dining? Forget it, thought Paul Connolly... until he stumbled across a jewel.

Swedish Olympic ice hockey star concussed

Swedish Olympic ice hockey star concussed

Sweden's and St. Lous Blues' star Alexander Steen has been taken out of the game due to concussion, but is able to train. He will likely take to the ice for his home country at the Winter Olympics.

Cash and lotions to keep parents in the north

Cash and lotions to keep parents in the north

Politicians in Sweden's expansive north want to keep people at home and counteract the lure of the cities by offering new parents a "baby package", mixing a cash payout with infant essentials.

UFO experts ready for rice lantern surge

UFO experts ready for rice lantern surge

Swedish UFO analysts expect reported space-ship sightings to soar at New Year's, a trend that has grown stronger as Swedish revelers grow ever fonder of Asian-style rice lanterns.