Swedish expert ‘disarms’ 25-year-old herring tin

Swedish expert ‘disarms’ 25-year-old herring tin

An expert on fermented fish donned protective gear on Tuesday to open a surströmming tin that had been forgotten in a Norwegian cottage. But the tin's contents were more than a little fishy to the eyes (and noses) of the gathered crowd.

Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

It's that time of the week again... The Local's Property of this week is a quaint country house in southern Sweden, situated beside a lazy river Ronneby. Check it out.

Sweden mulls sending ‘up to 200’ troops to Mali

Sweden mulls sending ‘up to 200’ troops to Mali

Sweden plans to send "several hundred" soldiers to aid UN peace-keeping operations in Mali, a move Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said is a "positive way" to answer a UN request.

Candy Crush King confirms New York IPO

Candy Crush King confirms New York IPO

King, the Swedish game makers behind app giant Candy Crush, confirmed on Tuesday that it plans to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Restaurant blaze smokes out central Stockholm

Restaurant blaze smokes out central Stockholm

A massive fire broke out in a central Stockholm shopping area on Tuesday afternoon, leaving billowing smoke across the capital.

Cop stabs himself trying to kill injured deer

Cop stabs himself trying to kill injured deer

A police officer in eastern Sweden ended up in hospital after his plan to put an injured deer out of its misery went horribly awry.

Malaysians face court over child abuse claims

Malaysians face court over child abuse claims

A Malaysian couple accused of hitting their children in Sweden stood trial in Stockholm on Tuesday, facing up to ten years in prison if found guilty. One of their children said the frequency of the beatings meant they no longer hurt.

Teacher salaries too low in Sweden: OECD

Teacher salaries too low in Sweden: OECD

Teacher salaries in Sweden are lower than in countries with higher–performing schools, according to an extra OECD evaluation requested by the government on the heels of Sweden's dismal performance in the latest Pisa rankings.

Avalanche claims life of Swedish off-piste skier

Avalanche claims life of Swedish off-piste skier

An avalanche claimed the life of a 21-year-old Swedish man on Monday in the latest of series of skiing fatalities in the Swiss Alps. The man was part of a party of three other Swedish skiers.

Spotify may be preparing for IPO: report

Spotify may be preparing for IPO: report

Speculation that Spotify is planning an initial public offering has intensified following news that the Swedish music streaming service wants to hire an expert in US financial reporting.

Are Sweden’s politicians capable of intellectual honesty?

Are Sweden’s politicians capable of intellectual honesty?

Amid debates marked by cheap shots and misdirection, liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji wonders whether Swedish politicians are capable of honest, reasoned debate in an election year.