Policeman cleared after shooting man dead

Policeman cleared after shooting man dead

A police officer who was suspected of manslaughter for killing a suspect who had been on a stabbing spree, has avoided punishment, after a court ruled that he was acting in self defence.

Sweden to recognize state of Palestine

Sweden to recognize state of Palestine

Palestinians in Sweden have welcomed Stefan Löfven's plan to formally recognize the state of Palestine. But there has been strong criticism from Jewish groups.

Russian jet flew ‘metres’ from Swedish plane

Russian jet flew ‘metres’ from Swedish plane

UPDATED: Swedish intelligence officials have released a picture of a Russian jet flying closely beside a Swedish intelligence plane, in what they describe as "a growing trend" in international airspace.

The only recipe you need to make your own Swedish cinnamon buns

The only recipe you need to make your own Swedish cinnamon buns

Want to celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day by baking your own?

Seal deaths surge in west Sweden

Seal deaths surge in west Sweden

Ten times as many seals have died off the West Coast of Sweden in 2014 than in a typical year, with scientists saying the mortality rate is a mystery.

Ten new minister faces you should know

Ten new minister faces you should know

Friday saw Sweden's Prime Minister announcing his new top team. There are 24 faces to remember. Here's The Local's guide to the most important and interesting appointments.

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Oct. 7: Lecture on new architecture in China (Umeå)

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Oct. 3 – 5: Stockholm Chocolate Festival (Stockholm)

Sweden reveals new ‘feminist’ cabinet

Sweden reveals new ‘feminist’ cabinet

UPDATED: Incoming Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has announced his top team. Half of them are women. The Local blogged live to bring you the latest details and analysis on the key appointments.

The story behind the will of Alfred Nobel

The story behind the will of Alfred Nobel

With the 2014 Nobel Prizes kicking off on Monday, The Local takes a closer look at how the prestigious awards took flight and how the will of Alfred Nobel was behind it all.

Löfven set to announce Sweden’s new ministers

Löfven set to announce Sweden’s new ministers

UPDATED: Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven will announce his top team of ministers this morning, and his plans for how his new cabinet will govern Sweden.