Seven Swedish habits you get without trying

Seven Swedish habits you get without trying

There are plenty of Nordic traits that might first seem unusual, but can quickly become part of everyday life if you move to Sweden.

Chinese activist to visit Stockholm for first time

Chinese activist to visit Stockholm for first time

A jury led by Chinese activist Ai Weiwei is set to hand out one million kronor at this year's Stockholm Film Festival to a director who has made an impact in the world of movies.

Greenpeace bids for Vattenfall coal takeover

Greenpeace bids for Vattenfall coal takeover

Greenpeace applied on Tuesday to take over the German brown coal operations of Swedish energy giant Vattenfall, pledging to close them down to protect the climate.

Dumped Swede warms hearts with concert plea

Dumped Swede warms hearts with concert plea

A heartbroken Swedish student has received thousands of offers after his social media appeal to find a date for a concert went viral – just a week after his girlfriend broke up with him.

Swedish ‘slaughter the Jews’ rally slammed

Swedish ‘slaughter the Jews’ rally slammed

Israel's ambassador to Sweden has strongly criticised videos circulating of a pro-Palestinian rally in Malmö in which protestors appear to praise recent attacks in Israel.

Swedish ‘vampire’ on trial for killing gay lover

Swedish ‘vampire’ on trial for killing gay lover

A Swedish man is on trial accused of attempting to cover up a homosexual relationship by killing his victim, drinking his blood and using it to draw a pentagram on his wall.

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Oct 29: A story of conversion – the reuse of coins in the Viking Age (Stockholm)

Swedish street artist reported to Danish police

Swedish street artist reported to Danish police

UPDATED: After Danish police determined that there were no grounds to charge controversial Swedish street artist Dan Park, he will get off with a fine for his flyers comparing refugees to terrorists.

Zlatan sets eyes on first Golden Ball footy prize

Zlatan sets eyes on first Golden Ball footy prize

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in football, FIFA's Ballon d'Or or Golden Ball prize.

‘LGBTQ Eurovision fans need a safe zone’

‘LGBTQ Eurovision fans need a safe zone’

As Sweden prepares to host Eurovision 2016, the City of Stockholm should offer visiting LGBTQ people a safe meeting place where they can party without worrying about their safety, argues LGBTQ rights campaigner Julle Bergenholtz from RFSL Stockholm.

PM: ‘This is not the Sweden we want to see’

PM: ‘This is not the Sweden we want to see’

UPDATED: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on Tuesday condemned a series of suspected arson attacks on asylum accommodation as The Local spoke to officials planning Sweden's first tent camp for refugees.