Fresh Ebola case investigated in Sweden

Fresh Ebola case investigated in Sweden

Doctors in Stockholm are checking a patient suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus.

Sweden Democrat wins Deputy Speaker spot

Sweden Democrat wins Deputy Speaker spot

Despite most Members of Parliament abstaining from voting, Sweden Democrat party secretary Björn Söder has been announced as one of Sweden's new Deputy Speakers.

The five best Swedish songs of the month

The five best Swedish songs of the month

The Local's resident music guru Paul Connolly is back with another selection of his favourite Swedish tracks.

Swedish model in hiding after UK politician sting

Swedish model in hiding after UK politician sting

A Swedish model whose photo was used in a British tabloid newspaper sting without her permission has described the incident as "something terrible".

Swedish artist has ‘racist’ show cancelled

Swedish artist has ‘racist’ show cancelled

Plans for works by controversial Swedish artist Dan Park to be shown in a secret location in Copenhagen have been shelved by the radio station that was behind the project.

New Speaker for Sweden’s Parliament

New Speaker for Sweden’s Parliament

BREAKING: Social Democrat politician Urban Ahlin has been announced as the man incoming Prime Minister Stefan Löfven wants to take over as the next speaker in Sweden's parliament.

NFGL Global Swede profile: ‘Sweden is a wide-open door’

NFGL Global Swede profile: ‘Sweden is a wide-open door’

Ziad El-Awad was the oldest student in the NFGL programme – but that didn't stop him from making a difference. Back in Jordan but eager to return to Sweden, Ziad explains how he won the Global Swede award and why Swedes are like coconuts.

Ikea Foundation sends millions to fight Ebola

Ikea Foundation sends millions to fight Ebola

The Ikea Foundation has donated 45 million kronor ($6.2 million) to aid organization Doctors Without Borders in an attempt to tackle West Africa's growing Ebola outbreak.

Over 40 kids hurt daily in Swedish playgrounds

Over 40 kids hurt daily in Swedish playgrounds

Over 15,000 Swedish kids each year are so badly hurt in the country's playgrounds that they are sent to hospital, new statistics have shown.

New government to make school compulsory to 18

New government to make school compulsory to 18

The new Red-Green government came to its first agreement on Sunday, announcing a two-year extension to Sweden's mandatory schooling.