‘Sweden is hope and beauty’

‘Sweden is hope and beauty’

Two teenage girls trying to adjust to life in Sweden have found friendship through a video camera. Iulia and Yeganeh tell The Local Voices what it's like to be new in Sweden, and why they made a film about it.

Syrian comic gets own Swedish talk show

Syrian comic gets own Swedish talk show

A comedian from Syria who's now based in western Sweden has landed his own talk show on Sveriges Radio.

Bomb threat at Landvetter airport in Gothenburg

Bomb threat at Landvetter airport in Gothenburg

UPDATED: Part of Landvetter airport in western Sweden was evacuated on Thursday morning after a number of suspicious plastic bags were discovered.

Swedish politician found dead in ‘burnt-out car’

Swedish politician found dead in ‘burnt-out car’

UPDATED: Alexander Bengtsson, 20, a centre-right local politician and high-profile anti-racism campaigner is reported to have died.

Munktell Science Park: 3 rules of Swedish innovation

Munktell Science Park: 3 rules of Swedish innovation

Why are the Swedes so innovative? How do they do it? Diana Imamgaiazova discovered some of their secrets at the recent SI visit to Munktell Science Park.

Jay-Z says he overpaid for Nordic Spotify rival

Jay-Z says he overpaid for Nordic Spotify rival

Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z believes he overpaid for the Nordic streaming service and is preparing a multi-million dollar lawsuit.

The day Alexander Skarsgård got hurt during a sex scene

The day Alexander Skarsgård got hurt during a sex scene

Me Tarzan, you... ouch!

Nanny State? Sweden ranked ‘second worst’ for boozing

Nanny State? Sweden ranked ‘second worst’ for boozing

Finland has topped a league table of the most tightly regulated places in the EU to drink, light up or vape, with Sweden coming a close second.

‘A huge waste of resources’: how to fix integration
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‘A huge waste of resources’: how to fix integration

Thousands of highly-educated foreigners have come to Sweden in recent years – and many end up jobless. But the solution is simple. The Local speaks to an Iraqi teacher about the journey from refugee to integrated professional in Sweden.

Swedish gran and grandchild sniffed out in drugs bust

Swedish gran and grandchild sniffed out in drugs bust

The duo are accused of planning to sell narcotics and cannabis from a family property.

‘We can’t be like Sweden’: Norway’s integration minister

‘We can’t be like Sweden’: Norway’s integration minister

Norway's integration minister has called for tighter immigration policies – to avoid the country becoming like Sweden.

Lawyer: ‘Assange could leave embassy this year’

Lawyer: ‘Assange could leave embassy this year’

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy since 2012 to avoid a rape allegation in Sweden.

Four Swedish spring markets for foodies and shoppers

Four Swedish spring markets for foodies and shoppers

The best spots to bag a bargain or a tasty snack in Sweden this week.