Swedish startups: ‘Design is key’

Swedish startups: ‘Design is key’

Swedish design is top-notch, with companies H&M and IKEA taking over the world along with fashion labels like Nudie, Acne, and Swedish Hasbeens. But the importance of design is visible in the tech world as well.

Unexplained explosion at Swedish high school

Unexplained explosion at Swedish high school

UPDATED: Police in central Sweden have said they have not been able to find out what caused a mystery explosion at a school in Karlstad on Tuesday afternoon.

Swedish ‘jihadists’ face terror claims in court

Swedish ‘jihadists’ face terror claims in court

They were caught in Greece carrying machetes and army uniforms.

Just landed? Here’s the secret to finding work in Stockholm
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Just landed? Here’s the secret to finding work in Stockholm

Some people move to Stockholm for work. Others simply end up here, pulled by the power of love. So how do you find your own life here?

What’s the fuss about Sweden’s semla bun?

What’s the fuss about Sweden’s semla bun?

Fat Tuesday means one thing: semla buns. Here's everything you need to know.

Iconic ‘Stockholm syndrome’ bank heist car goes on sale

Iconic ‘Stockholm syndrome’ bank heist car goes on sale

The getaway car featured in one of Sweden's most famous bank robbery is up for sale.

Stockholm special squad to stop far-right mobs

Stockholm special squad to stop far-right mobs

A special police force has been set up following vigilante violence in Stockholm over the weekend.

Look which Swedish star’s joining House of Cards

Look which Swedish star’s joining House of Cards

Joel Kinnaman, one of Sweden's biggest actors, has been confirmed as a cast member for the hit US drama House of Cards.

Swedish museums start opening up for free

Swedish museums start opening up for free

Many of Sweden's most popular state-owned museums are now free to visit after a change in the law.

Swedes brace for high winds battering country

Swedes brace for high winds battering country

Hold on to your hats! Some trains have already been cancelled.

‘Now I get why Swedes are obsessed with Nordic skiing’

‘Now I get why Swedes are obsessed with Nordic skiing’

After four years in Scandinavia, The Local's Northern Sweden correspondent Paul Connolly's finally embracing the most Swedish sport on earth.

‘At least’ 40 Swedish children staying with Isis

‘At least’ 40 Swedish children staying with Isis

Expert: They are younger than 10 and "look at killing as part of daily life".