Swedes shiver as -34.8C freezes new record

Swedes shiver as -34.8C freezes new record

The coldest temperature so far this winter has been recorded in Nikkaluokta in Lapland in northern Sweden, amid ongoing ice and snow warnings across the country.

Sweden sees sharp drop in new refugee arrivals

Sweden sees sharp drop in new refugee arrivals

The number of asylum seekers arriving in southern Sweden from Denmark dropped sharply on the first day that Sweden imposed systematic ID checks on travellers, police said on Tuesday.

Nordic border checks spark special EU meeting

Nordic border checks spark special EU meeting

UPDATED: Swedish, Danish and German migration officials have been summoned to an emergency meeting in Brussels on Wednesday after both Scandinavian countries toughened border checks.

Swedish racer defends eating own dead horse

Swedish racer defends eating own dead horse

After amateur horse racer Helena Ståhl, 24, decided to eat the animal she used to compete with, the Swedish professional stirred up a meaty debate across the Nordic nation.

Inquiry: ‘Give Swedish 16-year-olds the vote’

Inquiry: ‘Give Swedish 16-year-olds the vote’

Sweden's 16-year-olds could be allowed to vote in local elections if the government and parliament heed the call of a key national inquiry, set to be presented later this month.

‘Sweden needs more free speech, not less’

‘Sweden needs more free speech, not less’

In turbulent times, it is more important than ever to protect freedom of speech, writes Jonathan Lundqvist, president of Reporters Without Borders in Sweden.

How to make the most of Sweden’s 2016 holidays

How to make the most of Sweden’s 2016 holidays

The Local looks ahead to the nation's 'red days', to help you make the most of your vacation in 2016.

Travellers stopped at border over ID confusion

Travellers stopped at border over ID confusion

UPDATED: Fewer than 100 commuters and travellers were refused entry to Sweden on the first day of the Nordic nation's controversial border checks, following disagreements over the validity of some ID cards.

Swedish airport scare was not caused by bomb

Swedish airport scare was not caused by bomb

UPDATED: A police bomb squad has said a suspicious object found at Arlanda airport near Stockholm was not dangerous.