Zlatan banned over ‘France is s**t’ rant

Zlatan banned over ‘France is s**t’ rant

PSG's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was hit with a four match ban on Thursday for a post match rant at a referee in which he blasted France as "a shit country".

Endangered baby crocs fly to Cuba from Sweden

Endangered baby crocs fly to Cuba from Sweden

Cuban crocodiles born at the zoo at Skansen, Stockholm, are being flown to Cuba, to help the country's efforts to re-establish the species in the wild. The move has emerged days after Skansen revealed that Saudi Arabia had denied visas for four Swedish-born monkeys.

Sweden to join US-led coalition against Isis

Sweden to join US-led coalition against Isis

Sweden will send up to 120 troops to northern Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish fighters as part of the US-led coalition against Isis, foreign minister Margot Wallström has announced.

Baby on way for Centre Party leader in Sweden

Baby on way for Centre Party leader in Sweden

"Two will become three", wrote Annie Lööf on Twitter on Wednesday. The leader of one of the four centre-right Alliance parties that made up the last government is expecting a baby in the autumn.

Swedish Startup Stories

Swedish Startup Stories

Sweden is quickly becoming a global hub for groundbreaking ideas and companies. Keep up to date with the pulse of the startup scene with our compilation - all the startup coverage in one place.

Swedish students to live inside steel containers

Swedish students to live inside steel containers

Shipping containers are set to be rented out to students in a bid to solve Sweden's chronic housing shortage. The Local has spoken to the company behind them - and to one council feeling the housing strain.

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April 16: Join a Startup Tech – Find your startup job match (Stockholm)

Swedish energy giant seeks German plant sale

Swedish energy giant seeks German plant sale

Vattenfall has announced it wants to sell German brown coal plants and mines. The Swedish state owned firm has described the sites as a "burden" for the company, which has recently experienced huge losses.

Pictures from Lund’s candlelight vigil for Kenya

Pictures from Lund’s candlelight vigil for Kenya

On Wednesday night, more than 100 students gathered in Lund for a candelight vigil mourning the 147 students killed in Kenya.

‘Sweden has met every test of global citizenship’

‘Sweden has met every test of global citizenship’

The first woman to represent the US in foreign affairs, veteran politician Madeleine Albright spoke to The Local's blogger Natalia Brzezinski following a recent visit to Stockholm and reflected on Sweden's role in shaping global democracy.

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April 15: Entrepreneurship Challenge (Jönköping)

Zlatan past 100 mark with impressive hat-trick

Zlatan past 100 mark with impressive hat-trick

Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 100th goal for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, with an impressive hat-trick that sent the team to a 4-1 French Cup semi-final victory over Saint-Etienne as their epic quest for a four-trophy sweep continued apace.

Hunger complaints from Swedish soldiers in Mali

Hunger complaints from Swedish soldiers in Mali

Swedish soldiers in Mali have slammed small food rations, saying they are often forced to go to bed hungry, according to newspaper Dagens Nyheter. But the head of the Swedish forces of the United Nations-led operation has hit back: “It's a luxury problem."

What’s on in Sweden: April 9th – 16th

What’s on in Sweden: April 9th – 16th

With spring well underway in Sweden, it's the perfect time to get out of your apartment. How does an indie pop gig, artisan coffee tasting or an Irish-Swedish modern drama sound? For the brainiacs among you, we've thrown in an international science festival too.