More Swedes than ever are moving abroad

More Swedes than ever are moving abroad

Record numbers of Swedes are quitting their homeland, according to figures from the country's number crunching agency Statistics Sweden.

Threatened Swede talks on Paris anniversary

Threatened Swede talks on Paris anniversary

Security was stepped up at an art school in central Sweden ahead of a high profile lecture by Swedish cartoonist and freedom of speech campaigner, Lars Vilks, a year after the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Sweden-Denmark border checks to be extended

Sweden-Denmark border checks to be extended

Border controls will continue in Sweden until at least February 8th, the government has announced.

Chilly Sweden brrr-eaks another winter record

Chilly Sweden brrr-eaks another winter record

Just when you thought Sweden could not get any colder it broke its second record in two days with mercury levels dropping to a freezing -42.8C in the far north and chilly temperatures across the country.

Swedish traders fear China economy jitters

Swedish traders fear China economy jitters

Financial experts in Sweden say they are concerned that Stockholm's stock market has dipped, following a major slump in China which has affected markets across the globe.

Stockholm surprised by mysterious light pillars

Stockholm surprised by mysterious light pillars

Photos of rare blue and yellow light pillars snapped by Stockholmer Raitis Freimanis have gone viral in Sweden.

Israeli and Palestinian to share Swedish award

Israeli and Palestinian to share Swedish award

An Israeli journalist and a Palestinian pastor are set to share Sweden's prestigious Olof Palme Prize for their work against violence in the region – in a move that may put further strain on Sweden-Israel relations.

Firefighters battle flames and ice in Borås blaze

Firefighters battle flames and ice in Borås blaze

UPDATED: Sweden's cold snap hampered efforts to put out a blaze threatening to destroy family homes on Thursday morning – with the water freezing in the pumps.

Five frosty ways to have a n-ice time in Sweden

Five frosty ways to have a n-ice time in Sweden

After a record-warm winter, Sweden is back to sub-freezing temperatures. The Local guides you through five ways to enjoy the snow.