Swedes lose Euro 2016 clash with Austria

Swedes lose Euro 2016 clash with Austria

Austria qualified for the 2016 European Championships next summer for only the second time in their history after they defeated Sweden 4-1 in Solna on Tuesday.

Refugees step up push to Sweden via Denmark

Refugees step up push to Sweden via Denmark

Danish police closed roads and stopped rail traffic in Denmark on Wednesday, as hundreds more refugees attempted to make their way to Sweden.

EU quota plan follows Sweden talks in Berlin

EU quota plan follows Sweden talks in Berlin

UPDATED: The President of the European Commission has given details of his quota plan to resettle 160,000 refugees, expanding on several of the issues raised by Sweden and Germany's leaders at their talks in Berlin on Tuesday.

Swedish queen fights for refugee kids in Germany

Swedish queen fights for refugee kids in Germany

Queen Silvia of Sweden made a visit to the north Bavarian town of Würzburg on Wednesday to promote better protection for refugee children, a day after both Sweden and Germany called for reforming the EU's refugee policies.

Swede arrested for drink driving on lawn mower

Swede arrested for drink driving on lawn mower

A 32-year-old Swede was arrested for riding a lawn mower while inebriated, Swedish police said on Wednesday.

Young Swede combines holiday with refugee aid

Young Swede combines holiday with refugee aid

The Local chats with a 20-year-old Swede with Turkish roots about how his summer holiday turned into a refugee relief effort.

Nordic men worry more about looks than money

Nordic men worry more about looks than money

Swedish and Norwegian men have more negative thoughts about their physical appearance than their finances or relationships, a new survey suggests.

Swede wins prize for elk sensor innovation

Swede wins prize for elk sensor innovation

A Swedish man has won a 'Golden Elk' award for inventing a motion sensor system that could potentially reduce the number of collisions with large wild animals on Swedish roads.

Will Eurovision star Måns host next contest?

Will Eurovision star Måns host next contest?

Rumours are swirling that ‘Heroes’ Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlow will present the next contest in Stockholm in 2016. But Swedish broadcaster SVT has so far denied the plan.

Danes hold refugees set for Sweden in school

Danes hold refugees set for Sweden in school

More than 200 refugees hoping to seek asylum in Sweden have been confined to a school in Rödby in southern Denmark, as protestors supporting their goal gather outside.

Five things you’ll miss if you leave Sweden

Five things you’ll miss if you leave Sweden

Forget meatballs, cinnamon buns and dala horses. Oliver Gee argues that efficiency, openness and a quirky media are among the things he unexpectedly misses after ending his four-year stint in Sweden.