1.6 million Swedes are reeled in by fishing

1.6 million Swedes are reeled in by fishing

Fishing is one of Sweden's most popular hobbies in 2014, according to 'surprise' new figures released by Statistics Sweden.

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Nov. 26: Gamebonanza (Umeå)

Court rejects Assange arrest warrant appeal

Court rejects Assange arrest warrant appeal

A Stockholm court has upheld an arrest order for Julian Assange who is wanted for questioning over alleged sex crimes in Sweden. His lawyer has told The Local that he now plans to take the case to Sweden's Supreme Court.

‘Wild’ expats wanted for Nordic TV series

‘Wild’ expats wanted for Nordic TV series

People who have moved from the UK to remote corners of Scandinavia are set to appear in a new television series being filmed in 2015.

Phone ‘contracts’ cut by Sweden’s Tele2

Phone ‘contracts’ cut by Sweden’s Tele2

One of Sweden's biggest mobile companies is scrapping long term call and data contracts for customers as part of what it says is the biggest change in the Swedish telecoms industry for 20 years.

Swedish PM has ‘successful’ Clinton talks

Swedish PM has ‘successful’ Clinton talks

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says he enjoyed a positive meeting with Hillary Clinton in New York on Wednesday, discussing topics including the Ukraine crisis and feminism, on the first day of his debut visit to the US since his election.

Large nursing shortages in southern Sweden

Large nursing shortages in southern Sweden

There are over 130 vacant nursing positions at Skåne University Hospital, leading to a shortage of beds for patients.

Half of young Swedes are in temporary jobs

Half of young Swedes are in temporary jobs

Under 25s in Sweden are increasingly being given fixed term contracts rather than permanent roles, according to new figures seen by Sweden's Trade Union Confederation, LO.

What’s on in Sweden: November 20th to 27th

What’s on in Sweden: November 20th to 27th

Another weekend on the way and the temperature is fast plummeting. Here's our pick of the best things to do around Sweden as you wrap up this weekend - from the arrival of Sami winter to the largest photo fair in the Nordics.

Man fined after filming kids in bathroom

Man fined after filming kids in bathroom

A 47-year-old Swedish man who set up a camera in his own bathroom to film children using the toilet has been hit with a suspended sentence and a fine of over 20,000 kronor.

Sweden suspend NBA star over assault charge

Sweden suspend NBA star over assault charge

The Swedish Basketball Federation has slapped a one-year ban on suspended Sweden basketball player Jeffery Taylor who holds dual US-Swedish citizenship and is at the centre of a probe into a domestic assault charge in Michigan.