Seven totally Swedish wedding traditions

Seven totally Swedish wedding traditions

Marriages are celebrated slightly differently in Sweden. Wedding planner Mariella Gink gives The Local the lowdown on some of Sweden’s quirkier wedding traditions.

Minister slaps ‘medieval’ Saudi punishment again

Minister slaps ‘medieval’ Saudi punishment again

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström on Tuesday accused Saudi Arabia of handing a "medieval" punishment to a blogger in a move likely to further strain tensions between the two countries.

Salary snooping steps up in transparent Sweden

Salary snooping steps up in transparent Sweden

A controversial Swedish website famed for providing the incomes of almost every adult in Sweden is launching a quarterly report that will also list people’s credit histories.

Swedish police arrest teen Norway Isis suspect

Swedish police arrest teen Norway Isis suspect

An 18-year-old Norwegian has been arrested at Landvetter Airport just outside Gothenburg. He is suspected of planning to join the extremist group Isis (also known as IS) in Syria.

‘No evidence’ of action plan for integration

‘No evidence’ of action plan for integration

Sweden has failed to demonstrate a long term action plan for improving integration, a major report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has concluded.

Rainbow flag compared to swastika by councillor

Rainbow flag compared to swastika by councillor

A councillor in Västerås, central Sweden, is facing an angry backlash after comparing the flying of a rainbow flag with putting up a Nazi swastika.

Is Sweden’s ‘fika’ break concept going global?

Is Sweden’s ‘fika’ break concept going global?

If you've lived in Sweden for more than five minutes you'll be well aware of the 'fika' coffee and bun tradition. But now it seems the phenomenon is going global.

Attempted murder in Malmö sparks 27 arrests

Attempted murder in Malmö sparks 27 arrests

Police in Malmö in southern Sweden have arrested more than two dozen suspects after gunfire rang out in the suburb of Rosengård.

Draw for Sweden as World Cup kicks off

Draw for Sweden as World Cup kicks off

African champions Nigeria fought back from two goals down to hold Sweden 3-3 in their first Women's World Cup Group D clash in Canada on Monday night.

Foreign Minister defends ‘feminist’ rights strategy

Foreign Minister defends ‘feminist’ rights strategy

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has said the "feminist foreign policy" goals, which triggered her country's row with Saudi Arabia, were aimed at obtaining better respect for human rights worldwide.

‘Sweden is confused about tackling addiction’

‘Sweden is confused about tackling addiction’

Sweden should ban tax-free boozing in the Baltic and offer more help for sex addicts, argues Rupert Wolfe Murray from one of the UK's leading rehabilitation clinics.