‘Sexist’ underwear posters spark heated row

‘Sexist’ underwear posters spark heated row

Calvin Klein's latest underwear campaign has got Swedes in a sweat, with some turning to the country's advertising watchdog to complain that the posters are sexist and should not be shown on Stockholm's subway.

Swedish teen bags summer’s hottest song

Swedish teen bags summer’s hottest song

What was your summer anthem? Swedish teenager Zara Larsson's track 'Lush Life' was the most played on Spotify across Sweden, the streaming site has revealed.

How to help refugees if you live in Sweden

How to help refugees if you live in Sweden

The Local looks at some of the ways you can help refugees if you live in Sweden, which is continuing to take in more asylum seekers than any other EU nation.

Shock as Avicii pulls plug on 2015 gigs

Shock as Avicii pulls plug on 2015 gigs

Fans were raging on Thursday after DJ superstar Avicii's announced a decision to cancel all gigs for the rest of 2015. The Swedish artist cited a hectic summer and his need to "grow up".

Stockholm in spotlight for financial tech

Stockholm in spotlight for financial tech

Thousands of entrepreneurs, CEOs, startup employees, tech gurus, journalists, and students gathered this week for Sthlm Tech Fest. Financial tech was one of the main areas in focus.

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Sept. 12: Guided tour on Campus Umeå

Sweden keeps record negative interest rate

Sweden keeps record negative interest rate

UPDATED: Sweden's central bank (the Riksbank) is keeping its key interest rate, the repo, at a record low of -0.35 percent.

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Sept. 3 – 6: Stockholm Piano Festival

More and more Swedish priests untie the knot

More and more Swedish priests untie the knot

The total number of divorced Swedes is dropping as more couples appear to choose to stick together. But one surprising group is bucking the trend: priests.

Donations up as asylum levels reach record

Donations up as asylum levels reach record

UPDATED: More than ten thousand people applied for asylum in Sweden in August – the highest figure in a decade. Meanwhile, volunteer organizations are reporting being flooded with donations for refugees as heartbreaking pictures emerge from the growing crisis.

Five fun events to make you laugh in Sweden

Five fun events to make you laugh in Sweden

Swedes are a surprisingly fun, as well as funny, bunch. Here are five events we hope will put a smile on your face this week as well as our regular interactive calendar of all the top events around Sweden.