UPDATED: EU nations have failed to agree on how many of the refugees that have arrived in the Mediterranean this year should be taken in by each member state after months of wrangling.
A Swedish politician working in Turkey has spoken to The Local after she avoided a suspected suicide attack on a cultural centre near the border to Syria which killed several dozens on Monday.
Fifteen years since its completion, holiday travellers drove traffic on the Öresund bridge between Sweden and the Danish capital to new record levels over the weekend.
March 22nd is the most common birthday in Sweden – nine months after the Midsummer holiday. Coincidence? Probably not. The Local takes a look at fertility the Swedish way – both Viking and modern methods.
UPDATED: Cars will be banned from Stockholm city centre for the first time on September 19th as the Swedish capital takes part in a Europe-wide initiative to encourage greener travel.
A Swedish animal expert has told The Local how he was woken up in the early hours of Monday by a phone call from the police after a suspicious snake was captured in Stockholm.
Sweden's successful sporting summer continued over the weekend with homegrown talent Johanna Larsson winning the country's biggest tennis tournament, the Swedish Open, for the first time.
Closer coordination is needed between Swedish authorities working to combat terrorism in the Nordic nation, says Home Affairs Minister Anders Ygeman.
Scottish artist Rosie McClune, 33, tells The Local about how her Gothenburg-based venture MusicMakes is trying to bring more live gigs to Sweden's music scene.