Uma Thurman to receive Swedish film award

Uma Thurman to receive Swedish film award

American actress Uma Thurman will visit Stockholm next month, meeting and mingling with cinema audiences after she picks up a prestigious film prize in Sweden.

Vladimir Putin’s secret ‘Swedish’ beach plot

Vladimir Putin’s secret ‘Swedish’ beach plot

Russia's President Vladimir Putin owns a seaside plot in the Swedish-speaking Åland Islands, it has been revealed.

Stockholm Film Festival highlights hope in international conflicts

Stockholm Film Festival highlights hope in international conflicts

The Stockholm Film Festival, now celebrating its 25th year, will show 201 films from 60 countries around the world. This year's spotlight is on hope - and there are particularly interesting contributions from Iran, Ukraine, and Israel.

Huge Arctic oil discovery by Swedish company

Huge Arctic oil discovery by Swedish company

Swedish oil and gas company Lundin Petroleum has announced a "significant" oil discovery off the coast of Norway, which could be one of biggest finds in Scandinavia in more than a decade.

Muslim minister accused of ‘hidden agenda’

Muslim minister accused of ‘hidden agenda’

A former Swedish MP has slammed Sweden's new Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan, saying that the Muslim politician has a hidden agenda.

Bank robbers on the run in Stockholm

Bank robbers on the run in Stockholm

UPDATED: Two banks and a currency exchange have been robbed in central Stockholm and police are investigating a bomb threat in the area.

Top Swedish model dies in New York

Top Swedish model dies in New York

UPDATED: Anna-Maria Moström, one of Sweden's best known models, has had her life support machine switched off after a cycling accident in New York left her in intensive care.

Sweden second priciest for home comforts

Sweden second priciest for home comforts

It's the question on everyone's lips: Which country in The Local's network offers the best value for wistful expats craving comfort food and drink from home? Well, wonder no more!

Monster salmon caught in northern Sweden

Monster salmon caught in northern Sweden

A 127-centimetre salmon weighing an estimated 25 kilogrammes has been heaved out of the Ljungan river in northern Sweden.

All-female Team SCA hold pole position in Volvo Ocean Race

All-female Team SCA hold pole position in Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the toughest sporting challenges known to man. For SCA this journey started in 2012 when the Swedish hygiene and forest products company decided to participate with an all-female crew, Team SCA. This is the first all-female entry in this epic race since 2002.

Sweden has world’s sixth best pension system

Sweden has world’s sixth best pension system

Sweden's pension system has been ranked as the sixth best in the world, according to a new study by consultancy firm Mercer.

‘Hitmen planned to ransom Dewani’s bride’

‘Hitmen planned to ransom Dewani’s bride’

Hitmen allegedly hired by British businessman Shrien Dewani to murder his bride had planned to kidnap and ransom her, defence lawyers suggested in the Cape Town High Court on Monday.