Rise in Swedes killed during Isis fighting

Rise in Swedes killed during Isis fighting

The number of Swedes estimated to have died fighting for Islamist extremist group Isis is now believed to be "up to 40" according to Sweden's Security Service Säpo.

‘Muslim Cool’ fashion takes over Stockholm

‘Muslim Cool’ fashion takes over Stockholm

A diverse nation calls for diverse fashion - no matter what your religion. On Wednesday Stockholm's Architecture and Design Centre hosted a seminar all about the latest of Muslim fashion, both in Sweden and abroad.

Five questions before buying a Sweden home

Five questions before buying a Sweden home

The Local's guide to the five main things you need to know before taking your first step on to the property ladder in the Nordic country.

Top Swedes join call for Mediterranean action

Top Swedes join call for Mediterranean action

Former Swedish Foreign Minister and Prime Minister Carl Bildt is among a group of 56 high profile European politicians, academics and business people who have signed a statement calling for "immediate action" following the deaths of hundreds of migrants attempting to reach Europe by boat across the Mediterranean Sea.

Sweden holds biggest smuggling probe in years

Sweden holds biggest smuggling probe in years

Police in Sweden have confirmed to The Local that officers are investigating a major smuggling group believed to have helped hundreds of refugees get to Scandinavia from Italy.

Swedish cops break up New York train fight

Swedish cops break up New York train fight

Four Swedish police officers have hit the headlines after they took a break from a holiday in New York to help stop a violent fight on the city's subway.

Sweden scraps plan for new mortgage rules

Sweden scraps plan for new mortgage rules

Sweden's financial watchdog announced it isabandoning its controversial bid for a price hike on new mortgages.

Surprise weak start to year for Ericsson

Surprise weak start to year for Ericsson

Swedish mobile giant Ericsson has reported unexpectedly weak results for the first quarter of the year and seen shares plummet as a result.

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April 30: Spring Celebration (Jönköping)

Rocky start for Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service

Rocky start for Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service

Despite its grand unveiling with the backing of some of music's top stars, US rapper Jay Z's streaming music service Tidal's rough start has so far not given its main Swedish rivals at Spotify cause to quiver in their boots.

Stockholm marathon admits ‘naive’ prize plan

Stockholm marathon admits ‘naive’ prize plan

UPDATED: Stockholm marathon organizers have said that any non-Nordic runners to finish among the top six in the race will be offered prize money and described a previous announcement that only Nordic entrants would be entitled to the cash as "quite naive".

Sweden eyes closer defence ties with Nato

Sweden eyes closer defence ties with Nato

A new defence strategy bid set to be unveiled by the Swedish government on Friday calls for increased co-operation with Nato, Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports.

What’s on in Sweden: April 23rd – 30th

What’s on in Sweden: April 23rd – 30th

Join the Swedes in welcoming the beginning of spring by lighting bonfires in honour of an eighth-century German abbess this weekend. If that sounds too weird to you, there's also plenty of music, dancing and fitness events to ensure your calendar stays jam-packed.