Swedes celebrate as King Carl XVI turns 69

Swedes celebrate as King Carl XVI turns 69

Sweden's royal family has been celebrating the King's birthday at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, watched by a huge crowd of onlookers.

Swedish Eurovision star Måns set for June show

Swedish Eurovision star Måns set for June show

Sweden’s Eurovision entry Måns Zelmerlöw has confirmed he is set to make an appearance at one of Stockholm's legendary singalong shows at Skansen this June. But before that the international hearthrob is touring Europe to drum up support for his big moment in Vienna.

Does this Swede have world’s biggest piercing?

Does this Swede have world’s biggest piercing?

A Swedish teaching assistant’s record breaking ear-piercings have earned him internet fame in Sweden this week, after already astonishing his young students. He tells The Local about life with 130 milimetre (13cm) lobes.

Swedish pupil ‘slept in faeces’ at school

Swedish pupil ‘slept in faeces’ at school

UPDATED: A teenage student has been sleeping on a mattress in school basement covered in faeces, urine and vomit, despite clean dormitories being available elsewhere in the building.

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May 9-10: Sweden Robot Hack (Eskilstuna)

‘Religion is about love and respect for each other’

‘Religion is about love and respect for each other’

IN MY VOICE: In the face of violence and beheadings based on religion, NFGL member Etsegenet Kedir Mohammed helped organize an event to remind people that religion is about peace.

Begging ban push from Swedish opposition

Begging ban push from Swedish opposition

UPDATED: A potential ban on organized begging is back in the spotlight after two leading opposition politicians called for municipalities to be able to clear the camps where thousands of EU migrants are settling.

What’s on in Sweden: April 30th – May 6th

What’s on in Sweden: April 30th – May 6th

With the approaching summer and a long weekend ahead there are plenty of reasons to get out of the house this week. From a stand-up event featuring Eddie Izzard to the Nordic Oyster Opening Championships, here are a few ideas.

New unis in Sweden tumble in world rankings

New unis in Sweden tumble in world rankings

Three Swedish universities have plummeted in this year’s world rankings of institutions founded within the past 50 years.