Säpo: ‘Very little’ to stop Swedes fighting in Syria

Säpo: ‘Very little’ to stop Swedes fighting in Syria

Sweden's Security Service (Säpo) has told The Local there is "very little" it can do to stop people travelling to Syria to join al-Qaeda inspired groups, as EU officials estimate up to 6000 people from across Europe have now fought in the war-torn nation.

Sweden ‘least religious’ nation in Western world

Sweden ‘least religious’ nation in Western world

Almost eight out of ten Swedes are either "not religious" or "convinced atheists", according to a new global study that concludes the Nordic nation is the least religious in the West.

Old ‘Swedish’ town in US road sign spelling row

Old ‘Swedish’ town in US road sign spelling row

Lindström, Minnesota, is grabbing global headlines after American officials removed the dots from the tiny town's road sign, sparking a huge debate about how strongly its residents should cling to their Swedish roots.

One in five flats sold before public viewings

One in five flats sold before public viewings

Sweden's booming housing market has led to a trend in city apartments being sold to hand-picked customers rather than following open house public viewings, which are the norm in the Nordic nation.

Swede’s apology to cops after drunken night out

Swede’s apology to cops after drunken night out

A letter to the Swedish police by a regretful reveller has gone viral after the man's colourful apology for his foul behaviour on a drunken night out was posted online.

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April 16-18: Nordic Conference on Romani Studies (Södertörn)

Commuters hit by rush hour cable fire in capital

Commuters hit by rush hour cable fire in capital

Swedish rail commuters are facing delays caused by a signal failure and a cable that caught fire at Stockholm's Södra station, with services expected to remain disrupted until Monday evening.

Weather chaos as 50mph winds batter Sweden

Weather chaos as 50mph winds batter Sweden

The roof blew off a four storey building, trains were cancelled and flights redirected as gale force winds battered Sweden on Sunday. And the harsh weather is set to continue in some areas on Monday.

‘Submarine’ in Sweden was only civilian boat

‘Submarine’ in Sweden was only civilian boat

UPDATED: A suspected submarine spotted in the Stockholm archipelago a week after Sweden's extensive hunt for Russian underwater vessels last autumn was only a civilian boat, Sweden's Armed Forces have now said. But they remain convinced that the first sighting was a small foreign sub.

‘Running’s for creatives, not just nerds’

‘Running’s for creatives, not just nerds’

From working front of house at Stockholm's biggest summer club to launching a running and lifestyle brand aimed at hipsters, 35-year-old Australian Kristian Hell is one of the hottest names on the capital's creative scene and says networking is the key to his success.