Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces international retirement

Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces international retirement

Sweden's record goalscorer will retire from international duty at Euro 2016, and will not go to the Olympics.

Sweden votes in favour of tough new residency laws

Sweden votes in favour of tough new residency laws

The Riksdag has voted through law changes designed to reduce the number of people seeking asylum in Sweden.

Why Sweden’s Royal Opera will host Pride Week weddings

Why Sweden’s Royal Opera will host Pride Week weddings

Stockholm's grand Royal Opera building will become a pop-up wedding venue for a day during Pride Week, complete with celebrity registrars.

Why Swiss hospitality graduates are in demand
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Why Swiss hospitality graduates are in demand

Not all educations are created equal. Why does everyone in the hospitality industry fight for graduates of Swiss Education Group? The Local finds out.

World Refugee Day: Searching for safety in Europe – in pictures

World Refugee Day: Searching for safety in Europe – in pictures

These stunning photos, shown in Stockholm on World Refugee Day, depict refugees' journeys across Europe. Serbian photographer Marko Risović says the project was "his duty".

Billionaire Swedish banker in the clear after six years

Billionaire Swedish banker in the clear after six years

Mats Qviberg and other key figures from defunct Swedish HQ Bank have been cleared of fraud charges.

‘It’s hard to start your life without having your family around you’

‘It’s hard to start your life without having your family around you’

To mark World Refugee Day on June 20th, The Local Voices spoke to Pia Prytz-Phiri, the UN refugee agency's regional representative.

Swedish nationalist ‘shot and ate’ lion and giraffe

Swedish nationalist ‘shot and ate’ lion and giraffe

Angelo Vukasovic said giraffe was the tastiest meat he had ever eaten.

Eritrea claims jailed Swedish journalist is still alive

Eritrea claims jailed Swedish journalist is still alive

The Swedish-Eritrean journalist was jailed without trial in 2001, and there has been speculation that he may be dead.

Two percent of Swedish bosses view Brexit as positive

Two percent of Swedish bosses view Brexit as positive

Eight out of ten Swedish business leaders believe Brexit would hurt industry in Sweden, a new survey shows.

Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?

Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?

Thousands of British voters abroad might find their vote in this week's crucial referendum is wasted, after many councils left sending out ballots until the last minute.

Swedes need win against world’s second best team

Swedes need win against world’s second best team

Sweden have not yet had a shot on target, and the Belgians are pretty good at football.

Three prosecuted in Sweden’s first forced marriage charge

Three prosecuted in Sweden’s first forced marriage charge

Three men have been charged in southern Sweden for forcing a 23-year-old woman to marry a man in Afghanistan - after abducting her boyfriend in Sweden.

‘Sweden’s residency revamp is harmful and inhumane’

‘Sweden’s residency revamp is harmful and inhumane’

Centre Party integration and migration policy spokeswoman Johanna Jönsson explains why her party will vote against Sweden's proposed new asylum and residency rules.