Five things to know about Patrick Modiano

Five things to know about Patrick Modiano

The French author Patrick Modiano was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm on Thursday. But if you're one of the many thinking 'Patrick who?', then check out our top five facts about the author.

Sweden goes crazy for cat film festival

Sweden goes crazy for cat film festival

A film festival featuring never-before-seen footage of pet cats has proved to be a sell-out success in Stockholm. The Local finds out more.

Zlatan won’t play in Euro 2016 Russia qualifier

Zlatan won’t play in Euro 2016 Russia qualifier

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not been named in Sweden's starting squad for their Euro 2016 qualifying match against Russia on Thursday.

Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Literature prize

Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Literature prize

The 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature has been won by French author Patrick Modiano, who has written more than thirty novels. The announcement was made at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.

‘Address global terrorism from its core causes’

‘Address global terrorism from its core causes’

IN MY VOICE: The world is confronted by a plethora of threats. But what is the 'war on terror' really fighting? How do we define terrorists, and what does it help to kill them? NFGL member Banjwa Adventino, studying Development Studies at Lund University, examines these issues.

Ten Skåne start-ups to watch in 2015
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Ten Skåne start-ups to watch in 2015

Skåne, the southernmost region of Sweden, is bursting with brainwaves and is quickly becoming a hub for international innovation. Here are ten start-ups ready to change the world.

90-year-old Swede caught growing cannabis

90-year-old Swede caught growing cannabis

Police in southern Sweden have caught an elderly woman growing cannabis at her home.

What’s on in Sweden: October 10th – 17th

What’s on in Sweden: October 10th – 17th

Global Supercross champions are speeding into Stockholm, Umeå has got its glad rags on for Fashion Week and Lund is hosting its annual choral festival.

Stockholm is ‘best’ region for well-being

Stockholm is ‘best’ region for well-being

Stockholm is the best region in Sweden for quality of life, according to a global study of regional well-being.

Swedish doctors join Ebola fight

Swedish doctors join Ebola fight

Sweden announced it was sending a team of doctors to Sierra Leone on Wednesday, following criticism that it was not doing as much to help tackle the virus as its European neighbours.

Who should win 2014 Nobel Peace Prize?

Who should win 2014 Nobel Peace Prize?

The race for the Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced on Friday, has rarely been as open or unpredictable as this year, with Pope Francis and Edward Snowden tipped as possible winners.