Swedish women in two-year sex pill study

Swedish women in two-year sex pill study

Three hundred women from across Sweden are taking part in a study designed to demonstrate that modern contraceptive pills don't lead to decreased libido or mood swings.

What’s On: October 31st – November 7th

What’s On: October 31st – November 7th

Halloween fun and an international film festival are the big events hitting Stockholm this week. We cast our eye over the capital and the rest of the country for the best activities to check out this week.

Dog attack policewoman acquitted on appeal

Dog attack policewoman acquitted on appeal

A policewoman accused of letting her dog attack a drunk man while she repeatedly hit him with a baton, has had her conviction overturned by a court in Stockholm.

Malmö loses out as rare toads move in

Malmö loses out as rare toads move in

After a rare species of toad moved into southern Sweden's Malmö, builders have had to tone down massive expansion plans in the area.

Stockholm’s shocking take on Halloween

Stockholm’s shocking take on Halloween

American Bill Schacht missed the spooky outfits, family feasts and charity events he associated with Halloween when he moved to Sweden. So he did something about it. The Local meets the founder of the capital's annual Shockholm parade.

Halloween vs All Saints Day: How to celebrate in Sweden

Halloween vs All Saints Day: How to celebrate in Sweden

Friday is Halloween - or, according to Swedish tradition, the beginning of the All Saints weekend. How do these traditions differ, and how should you celebrate?

Pirate Bay Swede found guilty in Denmark

Pirate Bay Swede found guilty in Denmark

Sweden's Pirate Bay Founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking crimes in a Danish court on Thursday.

Huge losses for energy giant Vattenfall

Huge losses for energy giant Vattenfall

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has reported losses for the third quarter in a row.

Palestine recognized as state by Sweden

Palestine recognized as state by Sweden

The Swedish government has officially decided to recognize Palestine, with the move announced in a speech by the country's new Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.

Cape Town ‘fixer’ phoned Dewani before killing

Cape Town ‘fixer’ phoned Dewani before killing

A man jailed for killing British businessman Shrien Dewani's wife during their Cape Town honeymoon said on Wednesday they spoke shortly before the murder to discuss payment.