Will ‘hated’ dating coach reach Sweden?

Will ‘hated’ dating coach reach Sweden?

A viral campaign to stop controversial US dating coach visiting Sweden appeared to have been successful on Tuesday, when scheduled tour dates disappeared from Julian Blanc's website.

Swedish honeymoon murder verdict delayed

Swedish honeymoon murder verdict delayed

British businessman Shrien Dewani will have to wait two weeks to see whether a South African judge throws out charges that he organised the murder of his Swedish bride on their honeymoon.

Housing crisis limiting Sweden’s growth

Housing crisis limiting Sweden’s growth

Sweden's economy won't expand as quickly as previously expected, says the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which has lowered its growth forecast for the country.

‘Swedish’ street dog becomes global celebrity

‘Swedish’ street dog becomes global celebrity

Tales of a stray dog who latched on to a team of Swedish athletes in Ecuador have been lapped up by international media this week. The Local has learned that a new charity is being launched in the animal's honour.

Sweden reveals 2015 Eurovision hopefuls

Sweden reveals 2015 Eurovision hopefuls

The full line-up of contestants hoping to compete for Sweden in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna has been announced.

Fitness band is Sweden’s hottest gift for 2014

Fitness band is Sweden’s hottest gift for 2014

The must-have gift Swedes want to find to find under their Christmas trees in 2014 is a fitness armband, according to a Swedish retail research group's annual 'Christmas Gift of the Year' prediction.

Volvo prepares for 3.7b kronor fine from EU

Volvo prepares for 3.7b kronor fine from EU

Sweden's Volvo, the world's second-largest maker of trucks, is setting aside 3.7 billion kronor ($497 million, €400 million) to cover a potentially huge fine from the European Union for price rigging.

SIS: the thinking behind globalised learning
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SIS: the thinking behind globalised learning

International Education Week drew to a close last week and, the Stockholm International School (SIS) held an event looking at study abroad, multilingual education, and what really makes a school “good”.

Sweden is third most ‘connected’ nation

Sweden is third most ‘connected’ nation

A new report by the International Telecommunication Union has ranked Sweden in third place, behind South Korea and Denmark, in terms of access to information and communication technology.

Swedish superfan gets private Bob Dylan gig

Swedish superfan gets private Bob Dylan gig

TV star Fredrik Wikingsson got a one-to-one performance from the musical legend as part of a new series called 'Experiment Alone' and said it felt like being on the drug ecstasy.

Sweden accused of ‘1800s’ child cancer care

Sweden accused of ‘1800s’ child cancer care

A number of leading Swedish health professionals have spoken out about the lack of qualified staff in hospitals to help children suffering with cancer, with one arguing that levels of care are akin to those in the country during the nineteenth century.

‘I’m a Swedish ‘expat’ in my home country’

‘I’m a Swedish ‘expat’ in my home country’

Swedes who grew up abroad or spent years away travelling can find it hard to adapt to life in a country with unique traditions and a somewhat shy population, argues Swedish-American Tina Miles.