Asteroids leave mark on Sweden

Asteroids leave mark on Sweden

Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, space scientists have reported.

Swedish royal couple set wedding date

Swedish royal couple set wedding date

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist, who got engaged earlier this year, have announced they will marry next June.

Sweden Democrat threats ‘just a show’

Sweden Democrat threats ‘just a show’

There is talk that the nationalist Sweden Democrats could trigger a fresh election, by rejecting the new coalition's budget. But leading Political Scientist Li Bennich Björkman tells The Local that the party is just game-playing and should be focusing on getting its fatigued leader back.

What’s On in Sweden: October 24th – 31st

What’s On in Sweden: October 24th – 31st

A secret gig in Stockholm, a short film festival in Uppsala and a gastronomy event in Gothenburg have caught our eye this week.

Astronaut helps launch first student satellite

Astronaut helps launch first student satellite

Sweden's debut astronaut Christer Fuglesang is helping students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology to become the first in the country to make their own satellite and send it into space.

Sweden braces for ten centimetres of snow

Sweden braces for ten centimetres of snow

Sweden's weather agency has warned that up to ten centimetres of snow are on the way for Sweden.

New coalition reveals ‘compromise’ budget

New coalition reveals ‘compromise’ budget

UPDATED: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's Social Democrat-led coalition has revealed its first budget proposal, listing plans to spend more than 20 billion kronor.

Global profit boost for Handelsbanken

Global profit boost for Handelsbanken

Sweden's second-largest bank, Handelsbanken, has reported a rise in third-quarter profits, boosted by higher income from its loan book as it continues its expansion overseas.

Sweden pulls back ‘submarine’ search

Sweden pulls back ‘submarine’ search

Sweden is pulling back part of the naval operation which has been searching for a suspected Russian submarine off the coast of Stockholm for nearly a week.

Assange court ruling expected ‘by midnight’

Assange court ruling expected ‘by midnight’

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against the arrest warrant hanging over him is being considered by a court in Stockholm, with the chief prosecutor expected to report back before midnight.