What’s a Swedish crayfish party?

What’s a Swedish crayfish party?

In August in Sweden, it is time for plenty of traditional crayfish parties. The Local's Isabela Vrba explores the origins of the 'kräftskiva' and explains the ingredients for a perfect feast.

Stockholm bus spontaneously combusts

Stockholm bus spontaneously combusts

A passenger bus burst into flames in central Stockholm on Thursday, leaving shocked passengers, police, and traffic authorities alike scratching their heads.

‘The firefighters told me I had to leave right away’

‘The firefighters told me I had to leave right away’

An Englishman living less than two kilometres from the edge of central Sweden's forest fire tells The Local how he's already escaped the flames twice, and what he grabbed when his home was evacuated.

‘Tougher sanctions will hit Sweden hard’: Borg

‘Tougher sanctions will hit Sweden hard’: Borg

As Russia strikes back at the EU and US with its own sanctions, Finance Minister Anders Borg worries that the sanctions against Russia are a "blunt instrument" which will damage Swedish businesses.

Sweden’s PM arrives at scene of forest fire

Sweden’s PM arrives at scene of forest fire

UPDATED: Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt was on hand on Thursday in central Sweden where a fire has raged through the forests for eight days. Authorities said the fire was still not under control.

Muscle man jailed after cops suspect steroids

Muscle man jailed after cops suspect steroids

After seeing a man on the street they considered "unusually large", police in Malmö suspected the man had been doping and investigated his apartment - confirming their suspicions.

Swedish police arrest 16-year-old for murder

Swedish police arrest 16-year-old for murder

Police in Malmö, southern Sweden, apprehended a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old boy on Wednesday night.

Lightning strike sinks Swedish sailboat

Lightning strike sinks Swedish sailboat

A sailboat in Stockholm sank on Thursday morning after it was hit by lightning, the latest chapter of Sweden's wild summer weather.