Swedish prince to marry ‘Paradise Hotel’ girlfriend

Swedish prince to marry ‘Paradise Hotel’ girlfriend

Sweden's most famous bachelor is no longer eligible. Prince Carl Philip got engaged on Friday to girlfriend Sofia Hellqvist.

New guidelines for fasting Swedish Muslims

New guidelines for fasting Swedish Muslims

Having previously had to fast from dawn to dusk during the endless summer days, Muslims living in northern Sweden have now received fresh guidelines for when they can start and break the fast during Ramadan.

Swedish boy builds snowman in late June

Swedish boy builds snowman in late June

A freak hailstorm in southern Sweden prompted a young Swedish boy to get creative and build a snowman with a little help from his dad, who told The Local all about their feat.

Lightning strikes Bråvalla music festival

Lightning strikes Bråvalla music festival

Lightning struck at Sweden's largest musical festival on Friday afternoon. One man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Sweden helps secure UN deal for Syrian migrants

Sweden helps secure UN deal for Syrian migrants

Migration Minister Tobias Billström has played a key role in convincing other countries to follow Sweden's example by taking in more Syrian refugees at a UN conference being held in Switzerland.

She’s back: Wallström for foreign minister?

She’s back: Wallström for foreign minister?

Former EU commissioner Margot Wallström is eyeing a re-entrance to the Swedish political stage - and could very well be the nation's next foreign minister.

Almedalen 2014: What’s it all about?

Almedalen 2014: What’s it all about?

Sweden's annual political extravaganza is set to dominate the headlines for the next week and is now a bona fide Swedish institution. But what's it all about really? The Local seeks answers.

Sweden onside as EU set to give Juncker top job

Sweden onside as EU set to give Juncker top job

Jean-Claude Juncker looks certain to get majority approval on Friday to take the top job at the European Commission after opposition to his candidacy fell away, with a Swedish turnaround leaving David Cameron isolated.

Swedish boy charged for chocolate milk swastikas

Swedish boy charged for chocolate milk swastikas

A 15-year-old boy was charged on Friday for drawing swastikas on a church wall - with chocolate milk.

Three moped riders run over policeman

Three moped riders run over policeman

A policeman was taken to hospital on Friday morning after being run over by three mopeds.