Swedish dad takes gamer kids to warzone

Swedish dad takes gamer kids to warzone

A Swedish father has come under fire for taking his two sons on a trip to Israel, the West Bank and occupied Syria in order to teach them the reality of war.

Ex-French president’s son in Riksdag bid

Ex-French president’s son in Riksdag bid

A 25-year-old man running for a seat in Swedish parliament revealed on Friday that he's the son of former French president François Mitterrand.

Sweden’s Ice Hotel to hold Arctic obstacle race

Sweden’s Ice Hotel to hold Arctic obstacle race

Sweden's Ice Hotel has announced plans (and a video) to launch a sub-zero obstacle course to mark its 25th birthday.

Sweden funds massive boost in Jewish security

Sweden funds massive boost in Jewish security

In the face of rising religious tensions and increasing anti-Semitism, the Swedish government has approved a donation of two million kronor for increasing security for Jewish congregations.

Swedish tax agency warns of scam emails

Swedish tax agency warns of scam emails

The Swedish tax agency has warned Swedes to be extra careful when dealing with emails and texts claiming to be from the authorities - especially those promising an easy tax refund.

Swedes return home after forest fire evacuation

Swedes return home after forest fire evacuation

UPDATED: Emergency services announced late Friday morning that many of the residents who evacuated their homes near the forest fire can finally return.

World’s oldest eel dies in Swedish well

World’s oldest eel dies in Swedish well

The world's oldest European eel just died in its home, a well in a southern Swedish fishing town, aged 155.

Swedish woman nabbed for imitating gangster

Swedish woman nabbed for imitating gangster

A Swede was at the end of her rope when her sister didn't pay back a loan - so she pretended to be a Bandidos gangster and began sending anonymous threats.

‘Feminism is about competition’

‘Feminism is about competition’

With elections right around the corner, The Local asks why feminism is such a hot topic in Sweden - which already tops the EU in gender equality. Political scientist Christina Bergqvist says equality feeds feminism.