Ikea suspect ‘conscious’ and set to be quizzed

Ikea suspect ‘conscious’ and set to be quizzed

UPDATED: The 36-year-old suspect linked to the double stabbings at an Ikea store in Västerås has regained consciousness, with Swedish police formally asking prosecutors for him and a younger suspect, 23, to remain in custody.

Pharmacy to launch plasters for darker skin

Pharmacy to launch plasters for darker skin

Swedish pharmacy chain Apoteket has told The Local it is hoping to offer a range of bandaids suitable for customers with darker skin tones by the end of the year as part of efforts to cut discrimination.

Swede to coach failing Finnish national side

Swede to coach failing Finnish national side

Swedish football coach Hans Backe, who has previously worked with top English Premier League, US and Danish clubs has been picked to coach Sweden's struggling eastern neighbour.

Two metre long python stops traffic in Malmö

Two metre long python stops traffic in Malmö

An Indian python appeared to fall out of a moving car in Malmö on Wednesday morning. Police say it's unclear if it's the same animal that was spotted in a park in July or another notorious snake that's twice been lost and found in the area.

Ikea staff back at work after deadly stabbings

Ikea staff back at work after deadly stabbings

UPDATED: The Ikea store where a mother and son were killed on Monday has reopened as police remain tight lipped about their investigation into the stabbings.

Assange lawyer: ‘I’m still prepared to go to the UK’

Assange lawyer: ‘I’m still prepared to go to the UK’

Sweden's prosecution authority has told The Local that it is "very unlikely" Julian Assange will be questioned in London before a Thursday deadline, but his chief lawyer in Sweden has said he'll drop everything to join his client in London if the interview goes ahead.

Danish ‘monster’ pulled out of Swedish waters

Danish ‘monster’ pulled out of Swedish waters

A figurehead from a Danish ship that sunk in the 1480s has been hauled from a Swedish sea bed. The creature is one of the world's oldest preserved wooden carvings of its kind and will go on display later this month.

Swedish air force to fly through Russian skies

Swedish air force to fly through Russian skies

Swedish and Danish reconnaissance planes were set to conduct an observation mission over Moscow on Wednesday to study Russia's military capability.

Swedish ship rescues 800 migrants from sea

Swedish ship rescues 800 migrants from sea

The Swedish rescue ship Poseidon has taken part in a joint effort to save hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea in wooden boats, it was revealed on Wednesday.

Five reasons to watch meteors in Sweden

Five reasons to watch meteors in Sweden

Look up to Sweden's skies this week and you could catch the Perseid meteor shower, which promises to provide quite a show. Here’s everything you need to know about it.