Sweden eyes new law banning Isis fighters

Sweden eyes new law banning Isis fighters

Sweden is considering drafting new legislation that would ban its nationals from fighting in armed conflicts for terrorist organization such as the Islamic State (Isis), the government said on Wednesday.

Swedish prince named Nicolas Paul Gustaf

Swedish prince named Nicolas Paul Gustaf

The newest addition to Sweden's royal family has been named Nicolas Paul Gustaf, it has been revealed.

Swedish women get new word for solo sex act

Swedish women get new word for solo sex act

After months of stimulating debate in Sweden, a gender equality group has voted on a new word for female masturbation, which it now wants to enter the Swedish dictionary.

Sweden announces first centre for raped men

Sweden announces first centre for raped men

A hospital in Stockholm is set to become the first in the country with an emergency department specifically for male rape victims. The clinic at Södersjukhuset is scheduled to open this autumn.

Nordic Roma beggars ‘not run’ by crime groups

Nordic Roma beggars ‘not run’ by crime groups

There is no evidence that Romanian beggars in Sweden, Denmark and Norway are managed by organized criminal groups, according to a report from Scandinavian social research foundation Fafo.

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‘I constantly evolve my Swedishness’

Sweden isn’t the same place it was 50 years ago – and that’s a good thing. Star Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson tells The Local about cuisine, curiosity, and connectivity.

Sweden’s spring budget survives crucial vote

Sweden’s spring budget survives crucial vote

UPDATED: After a series of setbacks Sweden's centre-left coalition has got its budget approved, thanks to a controversial cross-party deal that followed last year's government crisis.

Five gorgeous gems on Sweden’s High Coast

Five gorgeous gems on Sweden’s High Coast

Did you know Sweden's High Coast is a Unesco World Heritage Site? Danny Chapman tracked down the five beauty spots you must visit in this stunning north-eastern region for The Local.

Sweden hangs by thread after draw with Aussies

Sweden hangs by thread after draw with Aussies

Sweden could still advance to the next round despite drawing with Australia in their third match in the Fifa Women's World Cup late on Tuesday.

First snaps of Sweden’s baby prince revealed

First snaps of Sweden’s baby prince revealed

Sweden's Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill have shared the first pictures of their new baby prince.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to launch own fragrance

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to launch own fragrance

Fancy smelling like Sweden's top goal scorer in history? The striker has announced it will soon be possible thanks to an upcoming fragrance he's launching.

Foo Fighters end tour after Sweden leg break

Foo Fighters end tour after Sweden leg break

Foo Fighters have called off the rest of a European tour after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg in a concert in Gothenburg -- only to spectacularly complete the show in a cast.