Kenyan author ditches Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper

Kenyan author ditches Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper

Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong'o, often tipped for the Nobel prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of far-right newspaper Nya Tider.

Sweden gets its first-ever cardinal: Anders Arborelius

Sweden gets its first-ever cardinal: Anders Arborelius

Bishop Anders Arborelius has become Sweden's first-ever cardinal, in an historic appointment by Pope Francis.

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist’s life in pictures

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist’s life in pictures

Michael Nyqvist, the star of the original Millennium trilogy, has passed away in lung cancer. The Local looks back at his impressive career.

Mongolia to Malmö and back: one nomad’s tale
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Mongolia to Malmö and back: one nomad’s tale

Malmö may be a long way from the steppes of Mongolia, but recent Malmö University graduate Chantsalnyam Luvsandorj, found herself inspired by both places.

Sweden Democrat MP Kent Ekeroth fined over Stockholm brawl

Sweden Democrat MP Kent Ekeroth fined over Stockholm brawl

Senior Sweden Democrat politician Kent Ekeroth has been found guilty of minor assault for striking another man in the face in the queue to a Stockholm nightclub last year.

Sweden mourns death of ‘Millennium’ star Michael Nyqvist

Sweden mourns death of ‘Millennium’ star Michael Nyqvist

Michael Nyqvist, one of Sweden's most beloved actors and the star of the original Millennium trilogy, has died at the age of 56.