Sweden mulls ‘sexist’ video game labels

Sweden mulls ‘sexist’ video game labels

Future video games produced in Sweden could be labelled according to whether or not they promote gender equality, as part of a new project by gaming industry trade organisation Dataspelsbranchen.

Bangladesh murder mayor ‘hides’ in Sweden

Bangladesh murder mayor ‘hides’ in Sweden

A 70-year-old former mayor of Bangladesh who has been sentenced to death for mass killings and torture in the 1970s, is believed to be hiding in Sweden, according to Bangladesh's chief police commissioner.

What’s On in Sweden: November 13th to 20th

What’s On in Sweden: November 13th to 20th

Stuck for something to do this week? Never fear - The Local is here to offer you suggestions from all over Sweden - from sipping hot wine at the first Christmas markets to Sami Heritage jazz.

Support cools for Sweden’s new coalition

Support cools for Sweden’s new coalition

Pollsters have found that Swedes are becoming less happy with the new Red-Green coalition government and more keen on the country's centre-right parties, with the gap between the two blocs decreasing.

Swedes no longer ‘world’s best’ at English

Swedes no longer ‘world’s best’ at English

Swedish people are the third best in the world at speaking English as a second language, a major fall from grace after two years in top spot, a major report released this week concluded.

Sweden celebrates 20 years in European Union

Sweden celebrates 20 years in European Union

Most Swedes believe their country did the right thing when it joined the EU, according to a new poll commissioned exactly twenty years since a narrow referendum in the Nordic nation.

Swedish royal necklace nets fortune at auction

Swedish royal necklace nets fortune at auction

A pearl necklace that belonged to Josephine de Beauharnais, a 19th-century queen of Sweden, has been sold for $3.42 million at an auction in Switzerland.

Swede’s big poker win may ‘trigger’ gamblers

Swede’s big poker win may ‘trigger’ gamblers

The success of Swedish poker ace Martin Jacobson, who pocketed $10 million at the World Series, could encourage gamblers to bet even more money, say addiction experts issuing warnings in Sweden.

Pork containing MRSA found in Swedish stores

Pork containing MRSA found in Swedish stores

A random sampling of Danish and German pork sold in Stockholm supermarkets has revealed the presence of the resistant MRSA bacteria.

Swedish bus driver axed for turning away ‘blacks’

Swedish bus driver axed for turning away ‘blacks’

A bus driver in northern Sweden has been sacked for forcing black people off her bus, following a string of incidents in which foreign passengers were turned away.

How to make your own Swedish pea soup

How to make your own Swedish pea soup

Swedish pea soup is great comfort food for cold days, and the perfect budget option when you're short of cash after the holidays. Food writer John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local.