‘Discriminatory’ name tags prompt SVT apology

‘Discriminatory’ name tags prompt SVT apology

Sweden's national TV broadcaster SVT has apologized after a morning show host forced multi-racial band members to wear name tags.

Swedish singer Alice Babs dies aged 90

Swedish singer Alice Babs dies aged 90

Swedish singer Alice Babs, the country's first ever Eurovision entrant and a renowned jazz singer who collaborated with Duke Ellington, died on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 90.

Sweden’s foreign professionals suffer a multicultural learning curve

Sweden’s foreign professionals suffer a multicultural learning curve

Despite Sweden being an increasingly multicultural country, too many highly-educated foreign professionals remain out of work due to hang-ups about language and background, argues contributor Lisa Mikulski.

Toilet renovation reveals 18th century mural

Toilet renovation reveals 18th century mural

Construction workers have uncovered an 18th century mural on the wall of what is to be a new toilet for disabled people at a vicarage in eastern Sweden. Officials are planning to leave the mural by the toilet.

Crash sees Swedes win sprint silver and bronze

Crash sees Swedes win sprint silver and bronze

Swedes finished second and third in a carnage-filled finish to the men's sprint free finals at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

This home in central Sweden doesn't have a publicly listed price. Does that make it priceless, or worthless? Take a look inside and then you be the judge.

Court cuts life sentence for ‘Stureplan killer’

Court cuts life sentence for ‘Stureplan killer’

Tommy Zethraeus, sentenced to life in prison for killing four people in 1994 in the so-called "Stureplan Murders", will be eligible for early release in 2016, a Stockholm court ruled on Tuesday.

Swedes flock to cash in on Flappy Bird app

Swedes flock to cash in on Flappy Bird app

Swedes with the insanely popular phone app Flappy Birds are trying to make quick cash by selling their smartphones online, after the game was pulled from app stores.

New dad gets free T-shirt for delivering baby

New dad gets free T-shirt for delivering baby

A man in northern Sweden who delivered a baby in his car has been awarded a free T-shirt from hospital staff who were impressed with his efforts.

Suspected serial rapist held in Stockholm

Suspected serial rapist held in Stockholm

Police believe a man being held for a suspected rape in Stockholm may be a serial rapist who lived a double life and is responsible for several sex attacks in the Swedish capital.

Sweden’s oldest person dies just shy of 110

Sweden’s oldest person dies just shy of 110

Sweden's oldest person, 109-year-old Ellen Vestling of Dalarna in central Sweden, died last week according to local media reports.

NSA link sparks UN to act on Hammarskjöld probe

NSA link sparks UN to act on Hammarskjöld probe

A report indicating the US National Security Agency (NSA) likely has key evidence about the mysterious death of Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarsköld will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has decided.