Zlatan leads PSG to French league title

Zlatan leads PSG to French league title

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic led PSG to the French league title on Wednesday for the second successive season, after nearest challengers Monaco were held to a draw by Guingamp.

Swedish gang leader gets life for murder

Swedish gang leader gets life for murder

A 31-year-old man from the criminal gang known as the "Original Gangsters" has been sentenced to life in prison for murder and attempted murder, after a gun attack in southern Sweden left a retired man dead.

Abba to Sanna: Sweden’s ten best Eurovision hits

Abba to Sanna: Sweden’s ten best Eurovision hits

VIDEOS: With Eurovision in full swing next door and with Sweden in the running to win, The Local rounds up the best songs ever to represent Sweden in the annual pop extravaganza.

‘Carl Bildt is a hypocrite’: Swedish Pirate MEP

‘Carl Bildt is a hypocrite’: Swedish Pirate MEP

UPDATED: As "digital natives" come of voting age, Swedish Pirate MEP Christian Engström believes the citizens who grew up with the internet could put up a real fight. And he calls Sweden's foreign minister a hypocrite.

Swedes doomed to die with mortgages: study

Swedes doomed to die with mortgages: study

Most Swedes with a home mortgage are doomed to die before repaying their debt, according to a study published on Wednesday by Sweden's central bank.

Sweden opens the gates to EU election voters

Sweden opens the gates to EU election voters

EU Minister Birgitta Ohlsson officially opened the advance polls for the EU elections in Stockholm on Wednesday. She told The Local about why people should vote, the threat of looming Russia, and her fear of xenophobic parties.

Swedish Olympic torch fetches fortune

Swedish Olympic torch fetches fortune

One wealthy sports fan has snapped up an Olympic torch used in the Stockholm Equestrian Games of 1956 for 2.6 million kronor ($412,500) in one of the expensive Olympic memorabilia purchases of all time.

Aircraft noise makes you fat: Swedish study

Aircraft noise makes you fat: Swedish study

Living beside an airport can make your stomach bigger, a Swedish study revealed on Wednesday, due to an increase in stress hormones which can often expand the stomach.

French cabbie to face retrial for killing Swede

French cabbie to face retrial for killing Swede

An illegal taxi driver convicted of the 2008 brutal kidnapping and murder of a Swedish student will be retried at a court of appeal this month, after claiming police fabricated evidence against him.

Vattenfall abandons research on CO2 storage

Vattenfall abandons research on CO2 storage

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has announced that it has given up its research on CO2 capture and storage, intended to make the company's coal power plants greener.

Swedish football star in talks with PSG

Swedish football star in talks with PSG

Swedish midfielder Caroline Seger is in talks with Paris Saint-German, the Tyresö FC player's agent has confirmed.