Power failure shuts down Stockholm airport

Power failure shuts down Stockholm airport

Bromma airport in Stockholm was forced to shut down on Tuesday afternoon due to an electrical fault. The problem was fixed shortly before 6pm, but travellers can expect major delays.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Keen for a home with a view on Stockholm's trendy Södermalm island? Who isn't? Take a look inside our pick for the property of the week, a five-room apartment in the city centre built in 1925.

Swedish racer to make Formula One debut

Swedish racer to make Formula One debut

Swedish rookie race car driver Marcus Ericsson has been confirmed in Caterham's new driver line-up for the 2014 Formula One season, marking the first time a Swede has raced on the circuit since 1991.

‘It’s high time for us to rethink our romanticized view of Sweden’

‘It’s high time for us to rethink our romanticized view of Sweden’

When xenophobia is passed off as trying to preserve an idealized version of Sweden's past, it's worth considering what sort of stories Astrid Lindgren would have written about the Sweden of today, argues Rasmus Törnblom of the Moderate Youth League (Muf).

‘Rent control reform key to fixing housing market’

‘Rent control reform key to fixing housing market’

A private-sector inquiry into Sweden's housing crisis has demanded market-based rents, and criticized the government for failing to produce a cohesive strategy to unplug the housing construction bottleneck.

Rail operator slashes jobs as riders turn to web

Rail operator slashes jobs as riders turn to web

Swedish national rail operator SJ announced on Tuesday that it was laying off 400 staff members in part of a savings package to meet a growing competition and customers' online ticket purchasing habits.

Sweden’s most popular baby names revealed

Sweden’s most popular baby names revealed

While Alice remained the most common name for baby girls in Sweden for the third year running, William was dethroned as the most popular boys' name for the first time in years, new statistics show.

Torturous school reunion wins top film gong

Torturous school reunion wins top film gong

Swedish artist Anna Odell took home the Best Film award at the Guldbagge gala on Monday evening for her autofictive tale of not being invited to her own high school reunion.

‘Romania must pay for beggars’: Liberals

‘Romania must pay for beggars’: Liberals

Romania should foot the bill for its citizens who travel to Sweden to beg, two prominent Liberal Party politicians said on Monday as they admonished certain EU countries for not taking care of their poorest citizens.

Sweden sees surge in underage sex posing

Sweden sees surge in underage sex posing

Swedish police have warned of an increase in children and teens made to pose in a sexually provocative manner online, while prosecutors said collecting evidence was made harder in cross-border abuse cases.

Sweden ‘slimmest Nordic welfare state ‘

Sweden ‘slimmest Nordic welfare state ‘

High taxes, high social security, such has been the identity of the "Nordic Model", yet hard times and ideological bents have propelled Europe's northern politicians to reform the cradle-to-the-grave system, argues AFP.