Swedish Isis fighter killed in Iraq raid

Swedish Isis fighter killed in Iraq raid

A man from Sweden understood to have had a key role within Isis (also known as the Islamic State) has been killed in Iraq, according to reports in the Swedish media.

Slimy slug sale leaves social media trail

Slimy slug sale leaves social media trail

A Swedish man fed up of finding so many slugs in his garden is attempting to sell one kilogram of the slippery creatures online in a move that has caused a stir on social media.

Soggy crowds celebrate Swedish royal’s birthday

Soggy crowds celebrate Swedish royal’s birthday

Sweden's future queen, Crown Princess Victoria, turned 38 on Tuesday, with crowds braving downpours on Öland island to join her celebrations.

Fewer beggars in capital despite national rise

Fewer beggars in capital despite national rise

After a sharp rise in EU migrants begging in Stockholm earlier this year, officials say numbers dipped in the spring, in the wake of several high profile mass evictions from the city.

Sweden sees summer drop in property prices

Sweden sees summer drop in property prices

Buying a home in Sweden? This may be the time to strike. Property prices are set to slowly fall across the country, fresh figures revealed on Monday.

Sweden’s Volvo to export ‘made in India’ buses

Sweden’s Volvo to export ‘made in India’ buses

Swedish auto giant Volvo is planning to build buses destined for Europe's roads in Bangalore, providing a major boon to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign.

Mystery plants bloom into marriage proposal

Mystery plants bloom into marriage proposal

A flower bed in southern Sweden has blossomed into the words "marry me", after a Dane grew 90 plants there to spell out his love. The Local spoke to Kenneth Neergaard, 30, after his future wife said "ja".

Swedish police hunt psychiatric patient

Swedish police hunt psychiatric patient

UPDATED: Police in Sweden were on Tuesday morning hunting for a 26-year-old convicted criminal who went on the run from a psychiatric ward in the north-east of the country.

‘Immigrants could be Sweden’s top resource’

‘Immigrants could be Sweden’s top resource’

With a large population of educated immigrants, Malmö could become Europe's Silicon Valley - but only if Sweden opens up its jobs market to foreign-born professionals, writes integration expert Sylvia Schwaag Serger.

Swedish man locked up for porn surfer extortion

Swedish man locked up for porn surfer extortion

A Swedish man who sent bills to thousands of alleged porn surfers and threatened to publish their names if they failed to pay has been sentenced to two and a half years' jail for extortion.