Cash for Swedes who saw dying Dad on TV

Cash for Swedes who saw dying Dad on TV

Relatives of a man whose final moments appeared in a television programme about a hospital in Sweden have each been awarded 20,000 kronor ($2,700) in compensation, after a court ruled that his privacy had been breached.

Sweden rallies behind women in Ukraine

Sweden rallies behind women in Ukraine

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is making her first visit to Ukraine, where she has urged leaders to press on with efforts to support women and cut corruption as tensions continue in the east of the country.

Immigrant graduate jobs on the rise in Sweden

Immigrant graduate jobs on the rise in Sweden

It is getting easier for foreign-born graduates to find a job in Sweden, according to the country's Employment Service, which says it has seen a jump in the percentage of immigrants scoring roles that require a university degree or college education.

Hospital in ‘fairyland’ tax haven claims

Hospital in ‘fairyland’ tax haven claims

An estimated 1.3 billion kronor of taxpayers money set aside to build Sweden's most advanced hospital is alleged to have been channelled to a tax haven in Luxembourg by the companies behind the project.

Five magical Swedish winter markets

Five magical Swedish winter markets

Stockholm and Gothenburg may be the main tourist draws when it comes to winter markets in Sweden, but away from the big cities, Swedes do their Christmas shopping in barns, castles and farm shops. Here are The Local's top tips for 2014.

Christmas sun sought by record numbers

Christmas sun sought by record numbers

A record number of Swedes are leaving the country to go away on holiday for Christmas, with sunny destinations like the Canary Islands and old favourite Thailand proving most popular.

Top ten Swedish Christmas presents
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Top ten Swedish Christmas presents

Christmas shopping is a challenge every year. If you're looking for something particularly Swedish with a special touch, it can be even harder. Here is The Local's own guide to top Christmas gifts of the year.

How to stay stylish in Sweden in November

How to stay stylish in Sweden in November

It's hard to flaunt your favourite fashions when the November skies are unrelentingly bleak even by Swedish standards. But fashion doesn't have to be a victim of Scandinavia's chilly weather, as The Local discovers on the streets of Stockholm.

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Nov. 29: Christmas Fair opens (Linköping)

Can learning Swedish be fun? One student’s tips

Can learning Swedish be fun? One student’s tips

Learning a new language is a challenge - especially when you have studies as well. But it can also be fun. NFGL student Ana Devdariani presents her experiences and tips for making Swedish 'fun-tastic'.

Swede goes public to solve ‘hiccup hell’

Swede goes public to solve ‘hiccup hell’

A Swedish pensioner who has had the hiccups for four years has asked for the public's help so he can find a cure for the condition.

Man shot dead in Stockholm ‘execution’

Man shot dead in Stockholm ‘execution’

A 32-year-old man has been shot dead in his car in Stockholm, with witnesses describing the attack as a brutal killing.

Sweden’s Spotify turns up volume as losses fall

Sweden’s Spotify turns up volume as losses fall

The world's biggest music streaming service, Spotify, has announced that its revenue grew by 74 percent in 2013 while net losses shrank by one third, in a year of spectacular expansion.