Swedish teen pop star blogs ‘a swine is a swine’

Swedish teen pop star blogs ‘a swine is a swine’

Swedish artist Zara Larsson who performed at a Stockholm teen festival at the centre of a massive police 'cover-up' scandal has slammed a debate linking sex assaults to ethnicity.

World goes nuts for ‘lonely’ Swedish PM pics

World goes nuts for ‘lonely’ Swedish PM pics

Sweden's prime minister has become the unexpected victim of a global meme, after a lonely-looking picture from parliament went viral with the help of creative Reddit users.

Naked Swedish boss recreates Lennon pose

Naked Swedish boss recreates Lennon pose

One of the managers at iconic Swedish brand Acne has told The Local why he stripped off for a moving image which revisits a classic Rolling Stone magazine cover.

Swedish human rights worker held in China

Swedish human rights worker held in China

A Swedish man working for a human rights group in China has been detained on suspicion of endangering state security, another advocacy organization said on Tuesday.

Qatar bans Scandinavian sex change movie

Qatar bans Scandinavian sex change movie

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander has been praised for her performance alongside Eddie Redmayne in 'The Danish Girl'. But Qatar has banned the transgender film following complaints of depravity.

VW will be investigated by Swedish fraud squad

VW will be investigated by Swedish fraud squad

Sweden's National Anti-corruption Unit (Riksenheten mot korruption) has announced it is launching an investigation into German car maker Volkswagen, which it suspects of serious fraud.

Pizza thieves flushed out after owner hits back

Pizza thieves flushed out after owner hits back

A gang of burglars caught red handed when they tried to break into a pizza restaurant in central Sweden, were forced to hide in the toilet to escape "the owner's wrath".

Knife man ‘siege’ ends in Stockholm suburb

Knife man ‘siege’ ends in Stockholm suburb

UPDATED: A police negotiation with a man armed with a knife ended hours after he locked himself and another person in an apartment in the north of the city.

‘Networking in Sweden needs more guanxi’

‘Networking in Sweden needs more guanxi’

Jimmy Zhao, CEO and founder of mentoring app Lunchback, argues that the fast-paced Swedish startup community needs to learn from Chinese traditions when it comes to relationship-building.

Sweden checks change refugee flow around EU

Sweden checks change refugee flow around EU

Tougher border controls in Sweden and Denmark appear to be having a knock-on effect on other countries in Europe.