The Hoff in Sweden to film new talk show

The Hoff in Sweden to film new talk show

TV juggernaut David Hasselhoff is set to host a new talk show in Sweden, with filming kicking off on Friday. The Local finds out what's in store for viewers.

‘Sweden needs to punish political threats’: minister

‘Sweden needs to punish political threats’: minister

Sweden's democracy minister wants to consider harsher sentences for politically motivated crimes, citing social media as a factor that has desensitized a generation to hate speech.

Haribo pulls ‘racist’ candy after complaints

Haribo pulls ‘racist’ candy after complaints

German candy-makers Haribo have pulled black-faced liquorice off their production line after Swedish customers complained their design played on racist caricatures.

Stockholm drops bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Stockholm drops bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Stockholm is ditching its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the city's mayor announced on Friday, adding that the news doesn't mean the capital won't host the event in the future.

Bright, hot, and Swedish: Lighting trends of 2014

Bright, hot, and Swedish: Lighting trends of 2014

With Sweden still cloaked in mid-winter darkness, stylist Angeline Eriksson offers up ways to brighten your home with the latest lighting trends from this year's Formex, the Nordic region's biggest interiors fair.

Microwave ‘experiment’ lands band in hot water

Microwave ‘experiment’ lands band in hot water

A pair of teen rockers in southern Sweden are facing criminal charges after a half-baked idea to use a microwave oven to help with special effects for a music video literally went up in smoke.

Twiplomat Bildt: ‘Social media a tool for peace’

Twiplomat Bildt: ‘Social media a tool for peace’

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt dissected "digital diplomacy" on Thursday at his TedX debut, speaking with The Local about the world's first social media civil war, whether Twitter can heal Syria, and when the White House couldn't "operate" emails.

Gothenburg police nab Balkan gun shipment

Gothenburg police nab Balkan gun shipment

Prosecutors are set to charge four people with ties to the illegal import of weapons, believed to hail from the Balkans, following a raid on a delivery van in Gothenburg carried out earlier in the week.

‘Bring back Swedish rail monopoly’: Greens

‘Bring back Swedish rail monopoly’: Greens

Sweden's Green Party said on Thursday that it wanted to re-nationalize Sweden's rail system and resurrect the monopoly status of national rail operator SJ.

Swedes buy insurance to skip long health queues

Swedes buy insurance to skip long health queues

One in ten Swedes now has private health insurance, often through their employers, with some recipients stating it makes business sense to be seen quickly rather than languish in national health care queues.

Accidents aplenty as more snow hits Sweden

Accidents aplenty as more snow hits Sweden

Wild winter weather caused a slew of accidents in southern and western Sweden on Friday morning, with snow expected to advance eastward across the country throughout the day.