Swedish amputee skier, 42, makes Olympic debut

Swedish amputee skier, 42, makes Olympic debut

Amputee, cancer survivor, and Winter Olympic debutante at the age of 42. Our Swede of the Week is parathlete Helene Ripa, who only started skiing a few years ago.

Half of Sweden’s cleaners now foreign: study

Half of Sweden’s cleaners now foreign: study

Almost every other cleaner and one in three doctors in Sweden was foreign-born in 2012, statistics published on Thursday revealed. Many immigrant doctors lived together, while truck drivers often ended up with nurses.

Swedish military rejects call for ‘new doctrine’

Swedish military rejects call for ‘new doctrine’

Sweden's Supreme Commander on Thursday rejected the call for a "new defence doctrine", as proposed by the deputy prime minister in response to Russian actions in Ukraine.

Swede in SMS debt to eat candy for breakfast

Swede in SMS debt to eat candy for breakfast

A Stockholm woman has made headlines in Sweden after she racked up enormous debts by purchasing everything from candy to energy drinks via the controversial system of SMS loans.

Could this be the best fake Swedish ever?

Could this be the best fake Swedish ever?

A mystery brunette has the world transfixed by her spot-on interpretations of what different languages sound like to outsiders. So perfect is her imitation of a Swede that The Local was ready to place bets on her actually being Swedish...

Swedish digital teachers break gaming ‘taboo’

Swedish digital teachers break gaming ‘taboo’

Swedish school children are embracing an increasing number of interactive computer games in the classroom, but critics have scorned developments saying there's plenty of time for fun and games at home.

‘Foreign staff benefit from restaurant VAT cut’

‘Foreign staff benefit from restaurant VAT cut’

A nine-percent increase in jobs in the Swedish restaurant industry has mostly benefited the young and employees born abroad, a review of jobs statistics from 2012 has shown.

‘Where’s my Swedish winter wonderland?

‘Where’s my Swedish winter wonderland?

The rotten winter has British transplant Paul Connolly wondering whether the promised snowy lands of northern Sweden haven't just turned into.. the sodden UK? The current mediocrity is not what he signed up for.