Zlatan handed ban over Chelsea match red card

Zlatan handed ban over Chelsea match red card

Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the first leg of his Paris Saint-Germain team's Champions League quarter-final after being banned for one match for his sending-off in the last round against Chelsea.

Stray dog Arthur to move in with Swedish family

Stray dog Arthur to move in with Swedish family

UPDATED: Arthur, the stray dog who rose to global fame when he latched on to a team of Swedish athletes in Ecuador, is finally set to move in with his adopted family in northern Sweden after months in quarantine, his owner Mikael Lindnord has told The Local.

Sweden’s Max Martin wins music export gong

Sweden’s Max Martin wins music export gong

Max Martin, the producer behind global hits by artists including Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, has been awarded the Swedish government's Music Export Prize for his contribution to the country's music industry in 2014.

Saudis halt Sweden visas as tensions escalate

Saudis halt Sweden visas as tensions escalate

Saudi Arabia says it will not issue any new visas for Swedish business people in retaliation for comments made by Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.

Sweden announces plan to boost submarine fleet

Sweden announces plan to boost submarine fleet

Sweden has announced it will order two new submarines to boost its armed forces, months after a futile hunt for a suspected Russian mini-sub in the Stockholm archipelago.

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March 27: Islam and the Quest for Modern Science (Lund)

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March 26: Seminar – Difficult-to-pronounce names and discrimination in the market place (Linköping)

Africa’s toughest award: Why is it so hard to win? (Or is it?)

Africa’s toughest award: Why is it so hard to win? (Or is it?)

IN MY VOICE: Bukenya Charles, an NFGL student in Örebro, reflects on the difference between political elections in Sweden and in Africa - and elaborates on what has become 'Africa's toughest award to win'.

‘Sweden has had gang problems since the ’90s’

‘Sweden has had gang problems since the ’90s’

The fatal shooting in Gothenburg on Wednesday happened in a violent area one expert has compared to 'the Wild West'. The Local has quizzed Amir Rostami, a leading authority on Sweden's organized crime groups, who is based at Stockholm University.

Two killed in violence at Gothenburg restaurant

Two killed in violence at Gothenburg restaurant

Two men were killed and at least eight were wounded after gunmen burst into a pub and restaurant firing automatic weapons, in a suspected gang-related attack in the Swedish city of Gothenburg late on Wednesday.

Royal wedding day procession announced

Royal wedding day procession announced

Late night dancing and a horse and cart procession around Stockholm are among the latest details revealed about the upcoming wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist by the Swedish Royal Court.

Viking bling reveals ancient Islamic ties

Viking bling reveals ancient Islamic ties

An ancient Viking ring carrying the inscription "for Allah" has revealed evidence of close contacts between the Nordic warriors and the Islamic world – more than a century after its discovery on a Swedish island.

What’s on in Sweden: March 19th-26th

What’s on in Sweden: March 19th-26th

Your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied this weekend in Stockholm with two yummy festivals under one roof. Comedy is on the menu in Norrköping on Saturday night and sky watchers across the country are also in for a treat.

BLOG: Swedish PM visits mourning Gothenburg

BLOG: Swedish PM visits mourning Gothenburg

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven paid a visit to Gothenburg to meet with residents and council representatives following a fatal shooting at a restaurant in Sweden's second largest city on Thursday night.