Four fatherly facts about Sweden’s ‘equal’ dads

Four fatherly facts about Sweden’s ‘equal’ dads

Swedes celebrated Father's Day this Sunday. Here are four facts and statistics about being a dad in the famously most gender equal country in the world.

Trollhättan teen: ‘I am so happy to be alive’

Trollhättan teen: ‘I am so happy to be alive’

A 15-year-old boy has spoken of the moment a masked swordman stabbed him in the stomach, after killing one of his fellow pupils and a teaching assistant in an attack on a Trollhättan school.

Police probe mystery blast in Swedish capital

Police probe mystery blast in Swedish capital

UPDATED: A loud 'explosion' which sparked frantic police activity and global media attention in Stockholm on Friday turned out to be nothing more than a man hanging curtains, a Swedish tabloid has reported.

Sweden and Denmark in refugee war of words

Sweden and Denmark in refugee war of words

UPDATED: Sweden’s declaration that it can no longer guarantee refugees a roof over their heads has sparked a back-and-forth debate between Danish and Swedish ministers.

Is Lisbeth Salander set to return to big screen?

Is Lisbeth Salander set to return to big screen?

Swedish Nordic Noir heroine Lisbeth Salander could be returning to Hollywood. It's been reported that a controversial sequel to Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy is set to be turned into a movie.

Ten amazing Swedish songs for November

Ten amazing Swedish songs for November

The Local's music guru, Paul Connolly, offers up his top selection of Swedish tracks for you to stream or download to cheer up your November.

Teens sentenced for rape in central Stockholm

Teens sentenced for rape in central Stockholm

A group of teenagers from north Africa who were living in Stockholm have been found guilty of gang raping a 23-year-old woman on the island of Södermalm.

How to make popular Swedish sloe snaps

How to make popular Swedish sloe snaps

If you have Swedish friends you have almost certainly been made to taste snaps. But have you ever made your own? Food writer John Duxbury shares one of his favourite recipes with The Local.

Swedish charities reject foreign aid reduction

Swedish charities reject foreign aid reduction

Swedish charities have denounced the government's reported proposal to slash overseas development aid by 60 percent to pay for a record influx of migrants.