Are these gingerbread houses the best ever?

Are these gingerbread houses the best ever?

A popular Swedish Christmas tradition is taking a bite out of Stockholm's housing shortage – by building gingerbread houses to illustrate innovative solutions to the crisis.

IMF: Record immigration will fuel unemployment

IMF: Record immigration will fuel unemployment

Record immigration in Sweden fuelled by soaring asylum claims is likely to push up unemployment in the medium term, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

Sweden counts cost of Storm Gorm’s damage

Sweden counts cost of Storm Gorm’s damage

A powerful storm unleashing its force on Sweden this week was expected to leave behind a several million kronor bill in its wake after authorities began to take stock of the damage.

Alert Swedish dog saves couple from house fire

Alert Swedish dog saves couple from house fire

A Swedish dog has become something of a celebrity after her insistent bark saved a young couple from a fire that gutted the top floor of their home in northern Sweden.

Swedish pupils in uni admissions letter blunder

Swedish pupils in uni admissions letter blunder

Sweden's oldest university was left red-faced after it accidentally sent out thousands of acceptance letters to children as young as six following a slip-up at the printers.

Nationalist rock song fails as refugees profit

Nationalist rock song fails as refugees profit

Sweden's anti-immigration party leader Jimmie Åkesson has recorded a cover of a Christian soft rock song, but the man who wrote it has told The Local he'll give away any composer royalties to charities helping refugees in the Nordics.

Refugees reach Sweden in an inflatable boat

Refugees reach Sweden in an inflatable boat

UPDATED: Five refugees are believed to have travelled to southern Sweden in an inflatable boat, as part of efforts to avoid border controls.

Abducted Swede in new Mali hostage video

Abducted Swede in new Mali hostage video

Fresh video footage has emerged of a South African and a Swede who were kidnapped in Mali four years ago and are being held by Al-Qaeda.

Seven things you should never say to your Swedish boss

Seven things you should never say to your Swedish boss

Got a job in Sweden or planning a move? Check out these top tips for the conversations and topics well worth steering clear of as you adapt to Sweden's unique office culture.