Sweden win silver in women’s curling final

Sweden win silver in women’s curling final

Sweden won a silver medal in the women's curling final on Thursday, outperformed by the Canadian team 6-3. The silver marks Sweden's sixth at Sochi.

Swedish whisky distillers shed staff amid loss

Swedish whisky distillers shed staff amid loss

Swedish whisky brand Mackmyra announced it would have to cut loose staff members after losses increased five-fold and sales stagnated amid the Gävle company's global expansion bid.

Irishman seeks to honour Swedish victims of deadly 1972 Greece fire

Irishman seeks to honour Swedish victims of deadly 1972 Greece fire

An Irishman is on a mission to track down relatives of the dozens of Swedes who died, along with his aunt, in a Greek restaurant blaze over four decades ago.

Childbirth revolutionary spills her injured guts

Childbirth revolutionary spills her injured guts

The Swedish nurse who got drunk, told her friends what natural birth had done to her, and then blogged about it to widespread acclaim is our Swede of the Week, a she declares it's time for a childbirth revolution.

France takes Sweden’s crime fiction mantle

France takes Sweden’s crime fiction mantle

Move over Kalle Blomqvist and Kurt Wallander, it's time for Sweden to pass the crime fiction thriller torch to France, where the writers are exploding onto the English-language crime thriller scene.

‘Sizzling’ Nordqvist birdies back from brink

‘Sizzling’ Nordqvist birdies back from brink

Sweden's Anna Nordqvist sank an eagle and six birdies at the LPGA Thailand tournament, earning her play the epithet 'sizzling' just months after the golf star said she was about ready to give up the game.

Ten amazing places to spend a Swedish summer

Ten amazing places to spend a Swedish summer

A lake all to yourself, a sauna, a romantic little cottage in the woods: Swedes know how to get away from it all. There are lots of places to rent - and now is the time to book.

Gothenburg teen held over double murder

Gothenburg teen held over double murder

Police have arrested a young man suspected of committing a double murder in Gothenburg when he was 15 years old.

Borg to cut student grants and pension perks

Borg to cut student grants and pension perks

With autumn elections on the horizon, Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg said his government would cut student grants and make alcohol and tobacco more expensive, part of a budget plan to fill Sweden's coffers.

Håkan Hellström wins big at Swedish Grammis

Håkan Hellström wins big at Swedish Grammis

Gothenburg rocker Håkan Hellström took home three awards including Song of the Year at Wednesday night's Grammis awards, joining Stockholm DJ Avicci and Veronica Maggio as the evening's big winners.

Car fraud drains Malmö of millions

Car fraud drains Malmö of millions

Malmö loses millions of kronor every year because one in ten cars in the southern city is registered under front owners who amass cars so the real users can escape parking tickets and become legally invisible.

Patient opens fire on Stockholm paramedics

Patient opens fire on Stockholm paramedics

A man unexpectedly pulled out a gun and fired several shots at ambulance workers who had arrived to help him in a Stockholm suburb on Wednesday afternoon.

Swedes need to ditch their Abba obsession

Swedes need to ditch their Abba obsession

It's time to move on from Abba and to embrace other stars from the past forty years of Swedish music, argues The Local's music contributor Paul Connolly.