Swedish Fanny blocked by UK supermarket card

Swedish Fanny blocked by UK supermarket card

UPDATED: A Swedish expat in London experienced a culture clash when she failed to register for a store card online – because in the UK her first name is a rude word for a woman’s precious parts. The story has gone viral in her home country.

Talks to stop milk trade in Sweden turning sour

Talks to stop milk trade in Sweden turning sour

Falling milk consumption at home and an increasingly tough global market has put a squeeze on Swedish dairy farmers, who on Wednesday were set to meet the Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht at a round of crisis talks.

Bomb squad checking ‘suspect’ Vilks parcel

Bomb squad checking ‘suspect’ Vilks parcel

UPDATED: A bomb squad is investigating a suspicious package that was posted to a local newspaper that previously published controversial Muhammad cartoons by the Swedish artist Lars Vilks.

Swedish officer ‘stalled’ Copenhagen massacre

Swedish officer ‘stalled’ Copenhagen massacre

One of the Swedish police officers who was in Copenhagen to protect the Swedish artist Lars Vilks over the weekend 'interrupted' the attack on a cultural centre by shooting at the gunman, according to claims in the Swedish media.

Chocolate crime wave sweeps across Sweden

Chocolate crime wave sweeps across Sweden

An organized gang of sweet-toothed thieves could be operating in southern Sweden, a business owner has warned after chocolate bars worth thousands of kronor were stolen from his shop.

Ten phrases you’ll only hear at work in Sweden

Ten phrases you’ll only hear at work in Sweden

Sweden's global reputation as a hub for gender equality, efficiency and work-life balance can also result in some baffling conversations for those new to doing business with Swedes. Here's The Local's guide to the ten catchphrases all foreign workers need to know.

Vilks: ‘I might be able to sneak out of hiding’

Vilks: ‘I might be able to sneak out of hiding’

Controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks has been in hiding since the deadly Copenhagen shootings of which he is believed to have been a target. He tells The Local about his role in the Swedish integration debate, why he feels he's not 'responsible' for the safety of others, and tries to sell one of his paintings to our reporter Emma Löfgren.

Swedish radio rapped for ‘Jews’ question

Swedish radio rapped for ‘Jews’ question

Sweden's public broadcaster Sveriges Radio has apologised after a presenter questioned the Israeli ambassador about the responsibility of Jews for anti-Semitism, in the wake of the shooting of a Jewish man in Copenhagen this weekend.

Swedish man released after rhino poaching row

Swedish man released after rhino poaching row

A Swedish journalist and his German photographer were held briefly by police on Monday while investigating rhino poaching in southern Mozambique, one of them revealed on Tuesday.

Four detained in Sweden over Isis Syria funding

Four detained in Sweden over Isis Syria funding

Swedish police detained four people Tuesday on suspicion of having used six companies to help fund the extremist Islamist group Isis (also known as the Islamic State).