Swedish district court convicts knife-wielding ‘creepy clown’

Swedish district court convicts knife-wielding ‘creepy clown’

A 16-year-old teen who put on a clown mask and threatened people with a knife has been sentenced – the first conviction in Sweden linked to the autumn's 'creepy clown craze'.

More than 1,000 Brits apply for Swedish passports after Brexit

More than 1,000 Brits apply for Swedish passports after Brexit

But they may face waits of over a year for citizenship, The Local has been told.

Israel officials snub Swedish foreign minister

Israel officials snub Swedish foreign minister

No Israeli officials will meet Sweden's foreign minister during her trip to the region, a spokesman has said.

An entire Swedish village could soon be left isolated

An entire Swedish village could soon be left isolated

Plans to demolish an old railway bridge could leave a village in northern Sweden isolated by removing the only road in and out.

Baker makes Swedish Lucia buns using her own breast milk

Baker makes Swedish Lucia buns using her own breast milk

Breast milk is not usually an ingredient in Swedish Lucia saffron buns. But one food blogger has gone viral after she made and ate the traditional pastries using her own milk.

SAS considers establishing bases outside of Scandinavia

SAS considers establishing bases outside of Scandinavia

The airline said it needs to look at all possible ways to save money.

‘Sweden is heaven for refugee journalists’

‘Sweden is heaven for refugee journalists’

Sweden is known for high rankings in press freedom surveys - but how does it feel to be a refugee journalist living and working here?

Swedish regions told to be more prepared for war

Swedish regions told to be more prepared for war

The country's Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has told municipalities they need to be more ready to meet the threat of war and other crisis situations.

More than half of Sweden’s kids are too inactive: study

More than half of Sweden’s kids are too inactive: study

Sweden has a reputation for being health-conscious, but researchers say that more than half of its kids are too inactive.

Opinion: It’s time to make exercise at work compulsory

Opinion: It’s time to make exercise at work compulsory

Swedish health blogger Malin Nylén argues that it's time for companies to make it compulsory for their employees to exercise during working hours.