One in twenty Swedes hold anti-Semitic views, according to a report released on Tuesday by the non-profit Anti-Defamation League (ADL), enough to rank Sweden as the least anti-Semitic country in Europe.
No one doubts the Swedes' ability to fight, but they do doubt Nato-ambivalent Sweden's commitment to helping its neighbours, argues former US defence attaché to Sweden Bruce Acker.
British comic Bill Bailey, who hits the Swedish stand-up stage this weekend, tells The Local's Oliver Gee about his obsession with Swedish crime thrillers, and why he doesn't agree that it's odd for a bloke to call himself a feminist.
The Local chats to Bruce Acker, former US defence attaché to Sweden, about the "almost religious" concept of Swedish neutrality, how it has actually played out, and if Sweden should join Nato.
The trade unions that represent AstraZeneca staff in Sweden have asked the government to stand up against US drug giant Pfizer, which, they claim, is more interested in tax cuts than making medicine.
The body of a man surrounded by spent bullet casings was found in an office stairwell in the heart of Stockholm early on Wednesday.
Brazil's football legends have released a YouTube video urging Swedish superstar footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic to visit for the World Cup, after the Swede said "A World Cup without me isn't worth watching" after Sweden failed to qualify.
The parliamentary inquiry into how the Swedish government handled the Vattenfall purchase of Nuon descended into elections-tainted pot shots at the prime minister, critics said as the review wrapped up.
Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is set to travel to Ukraine on Thursday, where he is expected to have talks with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
UPDATED: Malik Bendjelloul, the Oscar-winning director of the documentary Searching for Sugar Man, has died aged 36, after a short spell suffering depression, his family said on Wednesday.