Swedes in flap about ‘brutal’ French bird dish

Swedes in flap about ‘brutal’ French bird dish

French cooks are in hot water for contributing to the decline of Sweden's ortolan bunting population. The rare birds are turning up on plates in southern France, according to a Nordic scientific journal.

Princess Madeleine has baby Swedish prince

Princess Madeleine has baby Swedish prince

UPDATED: Sweden's Princess Madeleine has given birth to a baby boy, two days after her brother Prince Carl Philip married Sofia Hellqvist in a busy week for the royal family.

Racy graffiti turned into high school sex class

Racy graffiti turned into high school sex class

A Swedish teacher's unconventional teaching methods have gone viral after she turned her pupils' raunchy graffiti into an educational lesson on sexual health.

Sweden may quiz Julian Assange this month

Sweden may quiz Julian Assange this month

Swedish prosecutors have submitted a request to British and Ecuadorian authorities to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London either later this month or July over rape allegations.

Zlatan double scores Sweden Euro 2016 win

Zlatan double scores Sweden Euro 2016 win

Sweden's male footballers won 3-1 at home to Montenegro on Sunday as they continued their bid to secure a place in the Euro 2016 tournament.

Police search new area after schoolgirl murder

Police search new area after schoolgirl murder

Two suspects, believed to be brothers, are being questioned over the murder of Swedish teenager Lisa Holm as police search a new area close to where her body was found.

Harstena: Life on Sweden’s secret islands
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Harstena: Life on Sweden’s secret islands

Have you ever eaten seal meat? Taken a 6am boat to get to school? Or gone kayaking by moonlight, perhaps? The Local’s Solveig Rundquist visits the remote island of Harstena to get a taste of life in Sweden’s secret archipelago.

Hotels fail to cash in on Swedish tourism boom

Hotels fail to cash in on Swedish tourism boom

Cheaper prices have made it harder for Swedish hotels to profit on a recent the tourism boom, with six percent more rooms sold in the first four months of the year compared to the same period in 2014.

Swedish minister slams UN over abuse leak case

Swedish minister slams UN over abuse leak case

Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström has hit out at the United Nations over its temporary suspension of Swedish whistleblower Anders Kompass.

‘I was a bit headstrong when I arrived in Sweden’

‘I was a bit headstrong when I arrived in Sweden’

American Jordan Nasser moved to Stockholm in 2008 after landing a job at fashion giant H&M. After six years he’s given up his career to become an author. He tells The Local why.