Swedes fear ‘worrying’ rise of super-gonorrhea

Swedes fear ‘worrying’ rise of super-gonorrhea

Swedish doctors fear that ‘super-gonorrhea’, untreatable by conventional antibiotics, is on the rise after seeing the number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease more than double in six years.

Sweden’s Spotify reels in new Beatles music fans

Sweden’s Spotify reels in new Beatles music fans

After streaming firms including Spotify reached a deal to include tracks by The Beatles for the first time, 'Come Together' has become the most-played track by fans new and old.

Danish rail firm may hike fare for bridge to Sweden

Danish rail firm may hike fare for bridge to Sweden

Denmark’s national rail operator has warned that it may hike ticket prices for those travelling across the iconic Öresund Bridge to Sweden, predicting ID checks will cost it a million Danish kroner ($150,000) a day.

Summer break rush as snow coats Sweden

Summer break rush as snow coats Sweden

Swedes are rushing to book their summer holidays already, as much of the country grapples with snow and ice.

Masturbation verb tops 2015 Swedish word list

Masturbation verb tops 2015 Swedish word list

A unique word for female masturbation (‘klittra’), a plethora of news vocabulary, and tech verbs such as ‘svajpa’, ‘svischa’, and ‘vejpa’, dominate Sweden's official list of new words for 2015.

Slippery roads greet Swedes back at work

Slippery roads greet Swedes back at work

UPDATED: Black ice, flooding, snow and ice have welcomed workers heading back to their desks in Sweden after the festive break.

‘In Sweden, everyone follows the system’

‘In Sweden, everyone follows the system’

Prashant Jain, 29, moved to Sweden to work at an asset management company. He tells The Local how working in investments gives you a global outlook, and how Swedes don't buck the system.

Is Sweden’s Christmas Donald Duck fest over?

Is Sweden’s Christmas Donald Duck fest over?

It’s as much a part of the Swedish Christmas as pickled herring, tipsy singing, and a less than jovial Santa, but after this year pulling in the lowest viewing figures for five years, is the annual showing of Donald Duck and pals now on the way out?