Margot Wallström in Sweden election return

Margot Wallström in Sweden election return

Former EU commissioner Margot Wallström confirmed her long anticipated return to Swedish politics at a Social Democrat press conference on Thursday.

‘Terror training should be illegal’: Liberal Party

‘Terror training should be illegal’: Liberal Party

As the Swedish Security Service warns that the number of Swedes fighting in Syria is on the rise, the Liberal Party has called for legislative changes making it a crime for Swedes to participate in terrorist training abroad.

Swedish rail operator moots price slash plan

Swedish rail operator moots price slash plan

Swedish national rail operator SJ announced on Thursday that it was planning to slash prices and review its ticketing system in a bid to boost stagnant revenues.

US prisoner in North Korea given Sweden visit

US prisoner in North Korea given Sweden visit

A Swedish diplomat visited imprisoned US citizen Kenneth Bae at a North Korean labour camp on Monday, soon after the alleged evangelist complained of feeling 'abandoned'.

Fermented fish bomb thrown at festival

Fermented fish bomb thrown at festival

Festival-goers in western Sweden got a surprise when razor-sharp remnants of a fermented herring can exploded around them. Swedish police are now investigating the fishy incident.

Swedish docs to use phones in cancer fight

Swedish docs to use phones in cancer fight

Skin cancer treatment times could be cut dramatically if doctors adopt a new method developed by Swedish researchers to identify cancerous growths with the help of their smartphones.

Introducing: Sweden’s five minority languages

Introducing: Sweden’s five minority languages

Did you know there are five official minority languages in Sweden? The Local's Isabela Vrba finds out what they are, how they're protected, and what rights their speakers have.

Sweden plans nuclear reactor ‘for research’

Sweden plans nuclear reactor ‘for research’

The Swedish government is mulling the construction of a fourth-generation nuclear reactor along the south coast - though the final decision won't be made until after elections.

Sweden and Norway celebrate peace treaty

Sweden and Norway celebrate peace treaty

Thursday marked the 200 year anniversary of the Convention of Moss, a historic peace treaty between Norway and Sweden. The Convention put a bookend on the last war between Sweden and Norway - and Sweden's last war.

Old is the new black as Swedes shun fashion

Old is the new black as Swedes shun fashion

Consumption of new clothes has declined in Sweden as the interest in retro and second-hand fashion continues to boom, according to a new report.

Gothenburg sends beggars home in droves

Gothenburg sends beggars home in droves

Gothenburg is struggling to maintain its image as a welcoming city after sending home more beggars than ever before in 2013. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has meanwhile rejected calls to ban begging.