‘Women could use a bit more bravado’

‘Women could use a bit more bravado’

Mother and journalist Natalia Brzezinski chats to The Local about her new blog, the life as the US ambassador's wife, and her dreams to be more like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Sweden’s labour costs ‘distressingly high’

Sweden’s labour costs ‘distressingly high’

Labour costs in Sweden are 22 percent higher than the eurozone average, a difference which threatens Swedish industries' ability to compete, economists warned in a report on Tuesday.

Why do Swedes like to be ‘alone together’?

Why do Swedes like to be ‘alone together’?

Swedes like conforming to their national norms - but they do it individually. Contributor Steven Schier muses about culture and why Swedes like to be "alone together".

All Sweden’s ATMs out of service: report

All Sweden’s ATMs out of service: report

Sweden's entire fleet of automatic cash machines broke down at the same time on Tuesday, with a spokesperson blaming an IT fault.

Swedish spring on hold as rain approaches

Swedish spring on hold as rain approaches

Forget about another pleasant spring weekend, said Sweden's weather agency on Tuesday, predicting cloudy days ahead and a fair dose of rain going into the weekend.

Swedes flock to rent rabbits over summer

Swedes flock to rent rabbits over summer

Renting an animal over the summer is becoming all the more popular in Sweden, with kids favouring rabbits while pensioners opt to foster hens.

Red-greens get majority in key voter survey

Red-greens get majority in key voter survey

The opposition has a stable lead in voter support, the country's most-watched opinion poll revealed on Tuesday, with the Social Democrats, Greens, and the Left Party earning 51.3 percent of public support.

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

Want the ocean, a nature reserve, and vineyards right at your front door? You don't have to go to France or Italy. The Scandinavian version awaits in this week's stunning property in western Sweden.

Mother found murdered in Uppsala flat

Mother found murdered in Uppsala flat

A 30-year-old woman was found dead on Monday night in Uppsala, with her three-year-old child still in the apartment. Police have arrested her ex-boyfriend on the suspicion of murder.

Zlatan worried about the future of team Sweden

Zlatan worried about the future of team Sweden

Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Monday he was very worried about the future of the national side because young players were not being given a chance in the domestic league.

Japan, North Korea kick off talks in Stockholm

Japan, North Korea kick off talks in Stockholm

North Korea and Japan wrapped up a first day of talks in Stockholm on Monday, with the fate of Japanese nationals kidnapped decades ago by Pyongyang said to top the agenda.