Sweden implements temporary border checks

Sweden implements temporary border checks

UPDATED: Sweden reinstated temporary border controls in the south of the country on Thursday to cope with an increasing influx of refugees.

Volvo dragged into VW emissions scandal

Volvo dragged into VW emissions scandal

The German motor vehicle regulator, Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), is to run tests on more than 50 cars, including Sweden’s Volvo V60, on suspicion of further manipulation of nitrogen oxides emissions from diesel engines, it said on Wednesday.

Can you guess Sweden’s ‘sexiest’ names in 2015?

Can you guess Sweden’s ‘sexiest’ names in 2015?

If you’re single and looking for a Swedish boyfriend or girlfriend, a survey from dating website, eDarling, might help you refine your search - it's uncovered the country’s sexiest, cleverest and funniest names.

Royal row over use of palaces for refugees

Royal row over use of palaces for refugees

A spokesperson for Sweden's Royal Court has confirmed to The Local that the Nordic nation's castles and palaces won't open their doors to refugees, despite claims to the contrary in a leading Swedish newspaper.

Beaches, bikes, and buds: studying in Malmö
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Beaches, bikes, and buds: studying in Malmö

When choosing a study abroad programme, research suggests students place great emphasis on the country and city. With that in mind, what makes Malmö stand out from the rest? We decided to find out by eavesdropping on two recently-arrived master’s students.

Swedish lawyer lays bare courtroom pants rant

Swedish lawyer lays bare courtroom pants rant

UPDATED: A Swedish lawyer has caused a stir after asking a rape suspect to describe his underpants, in an effort to demonstrate that what women wear when they are attacked is irrelevant.

Unemployment up for foreigners in Sweden

Unemployment up for foreigners in Sweden

More than one in five foreign-born people in Sweden are without a job, and unemployment within the group is expected to rise, employment authorities suggested on Wednesday.

Sweden must combat extremist ‘mirage’
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Sweden must combat extremist ‘mirage’

With violent Islamist extremism a growing problem in Sweden, an Abu Dhabi-based scholar argues authorities can do more to expose the 'mirage' of extremism.

‘Nuclear catastrophe’ drill off west Sweden

‘Nuclear catastrophe’ drill off west Sweden

Danish authorities are holding a staged nuclear catastrophe off the west coast of Sweden. Meanwhile southern Swedish residents heading over the Öresund bridge to Copenhagen should beware of a simulated terror exercise there.

Nordic rivals gear up for Euro 2016 face-off

Nordic rivals gear up for Euro 2016 face-off

Tensions are high as Scandinavian rivals Sweden and Denmark prepare to meet in the first leg of their Euro 2016 playoff tie in Solna, in northern Stockholm, on Saturday.

Sweden cashes in on new kronor banknotes

Sweden cashes in on new kronor banknotes

Sweden's new banknotes have got off to a flying start. A month after their release, more than 1.3 billion kronor ($150 million) worth of new money is in circulation – in a country that increasingly prefers to pay by card.

Nine of the merriest Swedish Christmas fairs

Nine of the merriest Swedish Christmas fairs

With the days darkening, it's time to start planning for the festive season. The Local guides you to some of the best Christmas markets Sweden has to offer.

Bus driver’s refugee attack caught on video

Bus driver’s refugee attack caught on video

UPDATED: A Swedish bus firm has apologized after one of its drivers was caught on camera when he launched an angry tirade at the group of asylum seekers he was driving across the the country.