Refugees shun Sweden over long waiting times

Refugees shun Sweden over long waiting times

Fewer asylum seekers are expected to arrive in Sweden in 2015. One of the reasons is that the Nordic country is no longer seen as a good place to seek refuge, the Swedish Migration Board said on Thursday.

Lovesick Swiss tourist hunts for mystery Swede

Lovesick Swiss tourist hunts for mystery Swede

Summer romances are often hot yet burn out quickly. But one Swiss tourist is determined to be reunited with the Swedish flame she encountered on a recent trip to Stockholm.

Summer festival to host Roxette world premiere

Summer festival to host Roxette world premiere

A movie revealing the story of one of Sweden's most successful bands (no, not Abba) is to be shown to audiences for the first time next month, organizers behind a Gothenburg festival announced on Thursday.

Two Gothenburg arrests over Syria terror killing

Two Gothenburg arrests over Syria terror killing

UPDATED: Two Swedes were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of committing murder in war-torn Syria, in Sweden's first such detentions since the conflict erupted in 2011.

Hope for overcharged renters after appeal case

Hope for overcharged renters after appeal case

After a Swedish woman was ordered to pay back 30,000 kronor ($3499) to renters she had overcharged, the Swedish Union of Tenants told The Local that the case should bring hope to others who are being ripped off.

Murder probe after teen shot to death in capital

Murder probe after teen shot to death in capital

Stockholm police were on Thursday investigating the murder of a 19-year-old who died in hospital after he was found with gunshot wounds in a suburb of the Swedish capital.

Malmö attacks part of ‘spiral of retaliation’

Malmö attacks part of ‘spiral of retaliation’

Sweden’s third largest city was shaken by a suspected grenade attack overnight as police confirmed that the recent wave of violence in the city is linked to a row over a recent court verdict.

Ikea safety worries after two children killed

Ikea safety worries after two children killed

The safety of Swedish furniture giant Ikea’s drawers and wardrobes have been called into question after two children in the US died when the products fell on them.

Seven ways to beat wet weather in Sweden

Seven ways to beat wet weather in Sweden

Here are our top tips for making the most of Sweden during drizzly weather, alongside our regular interactive guide to events around the country.