Åkesson interview wasn’t unfair: TV watchdog

Åkesson interview wasn’t unfair: TV watchdog

Sweden's broadcasting regulator has rejected complaints that the country's top TV chat show host was guilty of bias in a controversial interview with Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson in March.

Dwarf-tossing puts Swedish firm in spotlight

Dwarf-tossing puts Swedish firm in spotlight

A Swedish start-up that rents out people with dwarfism for sporting activities has been accused of setting a bad example to young people. But the company’s CEO insists there’s nothing controversial about its services.

Why design at Malmö University is child’s play
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Why design at Malmö University is child’s play

Do we all take everything too seriously? Have we forgotten how much fun it was being a kid? Meet the Malmö University student forging a design career by thinking like a child.

Animal group barking over Swedish dog dye

Animal group barking over Swedish dog dye

Dog groomers who've dyed their pooches' hair have made a splash in Sweden, with one animal rights group warning that it turns pets into "toys or posessions".

Zlatan shunned in best Nordic footballer vote

Zlatan shunned in best Nordic footballer vote

Sweden's top goal scorer of all time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, missed out on an award for Scandinavia's best footballer in history, as his national side prepared to take on Norway on Monday night.

Can you guess Sweden’s favourite emoji symbols?

Can you guess Sweden’s favourite emoji symbols?

Swedes have a reputation for being both shy and addicted to smartphones, so what do the most popular emojis reveal about the habits and feelings of people in the Nordic nation?

Five reasons you’ve got to back Sweden’s women

Five reasons you’ve got to back Sweden’s women

The Fifa women's football World Cup has kicked off in Canada Here are five reasons The Local reckons you should clap for Sweden.

Sweden gripped by royal wedding countdown

Sweden gripped by royal wedding countdown

With just six days to go until Prince Carl Philip's fiancée Sofia Hellqvist formally becomes a Swedish princess, the former reality TV star has told Swedish media the couple is both "excited" and "tense".

Do you understand how Sweden is being run?

Do you understand how Sweden is being run?

More than half of Swedes have little or no understanding of the cross-party deal struck in December that has had a crucial impact on Swedish politics. Here’s The Local’s guide to what's been going on.

Swedish ship rescues 262 migrants off Libya

Swedish ship rescues 262 migrants off Libya

UPDATED: The Swedish surveillance and rescue ship Posedion has helped a large group of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea from Libya.

‘Sweden should be more proud of its brand’

‘Sweden should be more proud of its brand’

In this week's My Swedish Career interview, we chat to James Towers – an Australian trying to revolutionize Sweden's advertising, media and retail industries.