Five Swedish TV shows you shouldn’t miss

Five Swedish TV shows you shouldn’t miss

Scandinavian television has developed a global reputation for quality, thanks to The Killing, The Bridge, Borgen and Wallander. The Local's Paul Connolly has picked five more great Swedish box sets to curl up to this winter.

International students welcomed to Stockholm City Hall (pictures)

International students welcomed to Stockholm City Hall (pictures)

Yesterday a reception was held for international students and guest researchers at the Stockholm City Hall, gathering some 500 guests from all over the world. For some, the reception was "the first step towards the Nobel Prize".

Sweden to gamble on Zlatan for Russia tie

Sweden to gamble on Zlatan for Russia tie

Sweden are set to risk using Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia on Thursday, despite the Paris Saint-Germain striker not being fully fit, coach Erik Hamren said on Monday.

Sweden and Israel tensions deepen

Sweden and Israel tensions deepen

Sweden's ambassador was summoned to the Israeli foreign ministry in Jerusalem on Monday as debates continued over Sweden's intention to recognize Palestine as a state.

Tax rise for high earners in Sweden

Tax rise for high earners in Sweden

Sweden's new coalition government has agreed to raise income tax for those earning more than 50,000 kronor ($6914) a month.

Sweden is ‘perfect fit’ for French fashionista

Sweden is ‘perfect fit’ for French fashionista

For this week's My Swedish Career we meet Faustine Rostand, who came to Sweden as an exchange student and fell in love - with the culture. But she told The Local she has found it tricky adapting to Sweden as a French woman.

Animals dead after pet store catches fire

Animals dead after pet store catches fire

A pet store caught fire during a southern Sweden shopping centre blaze, claiming the lives of many of the animals inside.

BLOG: Nobel Prize Ceremonies 2014

BLOG: Nobel Prize Ceremonies 2014

The 2014 Nobel prizes have been handed out in Stockholm after the Peace Prize was awarded in Oslo earlier on Wednesday. The Local brought you analysis and reaction during one of the most prestigious events in the Swedish calendar.

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Sweden’s Ica to sell Norway stores

Sweden’s Ica to sell Norway stores

Supermarket chain Ica has announced it is selling its Norwegian operations to Coop Norway.

Nobel Medicine Prize for researching ‘inner GPS’

Nobel Medicine Prize for researching ‘inner GPS’

The Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology 2014 has been announced at a ceremony in Stockholm, with John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, rewarded for their understanding of how the human brain helps people find their way around.

Dewani pleads not guilty as Cape Town trial starts

Dewani pleads not guilty as Cape Town trial starts

UPDATED: A British millionaire accused of masterminding the murder of his Swedish-born wife in South Africa pleaded not guilty on Monday, but admitted that he had paid male prostitutes for sex.