‘Give Princess Leonore gifts to charity’: Palace

‘Give Princess Leonore gifts to charity’: Palace

Sweden's Princess Madeleine has thanked all well-wishers after the birth of her daughter Leonore, asking that any gifts be made to the charities for which she works.

Swedes sound off on another manic bun day

Swedes sound off on another manic bun day

The Local hit the streets of Stockholm to find out how sweet-toothed Swedes enjoy their semlor buns. And we also put together the top five methods for how to devour the delicious delicacies.

Sweden sends jets to Baltic after Russian move

Sweden sends jets to Baltic after Russian move

The Swedish Armed Forces sent extra air defence to the island of Gotland on Tuesday in response to a large-scale Russian training exercise being carried out in the Baltic Sea.

Nineteen Swedes make Forbes billionaire list

Nineteen Swedes make Forbes billionaire list

H&M owner Stefan Persson was the highest placed Swede on the Forbes billionaire list published on Tuesday, with five more Swedes making the annual list compared to the year before.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

A classically furnished pad under the Stockholm skies offers any would-be buyer superb views of the inner-city rooftops. Bold tiles and luxury finishes show the potential to create a truly unique home, bang in the middle of the capital.

‘They attacked us’ says alleged Swedish neo-Nazi

‘They attacked us’ says alleged Swedish neo-Nazi

The suspected neo-Nazi leader allegedly at the helm of the violent altercation in Stockholm last year told court on Tuesday that anti-racism demonstrators attacked them, not the other way around.

Semla convert foists buns on expat friends

Semla convert foists buns on expat friends

Semla convert and missionary Abhinav Goel tells The Local why he loves the Swedish Shrove Tuesday bun and preaches its cream-covered loveliness to anyone who will listen. But he doesn't want to talk calories.

‘What? Swedish doctors wear shorts to work?’

‘What? Swedish doctors wear shorts to work?’

After six years studying medicine in Russia, Mumbai-born doctor Sandeep Jha chose Sweden over India for his career. He tells The Local about the chance encounter that lead him to the hidden beauty of cardiology.

Europol to help ‘torture camp’ Swedish-Eritreans

Europol to help ‘torture camp’ Swedish-Eritreans

Swedish-Eritreans whose families are held for ransom in "torture camps" in the Sinai learned on Tuesday that Europol has looked at tackling criminal networks who demand in excess of $30,000 to keep their victims alive.

Four Swedes with womb transplants get embryos

Four Swedes with womb transplants get embryos

In a cutting-edge bid to fall pregnant, four Swedish women with transplanted uteruses have been implanted with test-tube embryos, researchers announced on Monday.

‘Wrong to flood firms with bad job candidates’

‘Wrong to flood firms with bad job candidates’

Jobseekers inundating an office of Sweden's national jobs agency last week illustrates the agency's bad habit of flooding companies with unsuitable candidates, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji.