Sweden watches as EU migrant talks collapse

Sweden watches as EU migrant talks collapse

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.

Swede caught up in ‘Isis’ suicide bomb attack

Swede caught up in ‘Isis’ suicide bomb attack

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.

Record traffic boost for Sweden-Denmark bridge

Record traffic boost for Sweden-Denmark bridge

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.

Getting pregnant the Swedish way
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Getting pregnant the Swedish way

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.

Swedish capital to go car free in September

Swedish capital to go car free in September

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.

Swedish snake expert investigates slippery find

Swedish snake expert investigates slippery find

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.

Swedes celebrate home win at Swedish Open

Swedes celebrate home win at Swedish Open

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.

Data sharing push to fight terror in Sweden

Data sharing push to fight terror in Sweden

Closer coordination is needed between Swedish authorities working to combat terrorism in the Nordic nation, says Home Affairs Minister Anders Ygeman.

‘There’s such a demand for live music in Sweden’

‘There’s such a demand for live music in Sweden’

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.