Why Swedish Hollywood star Peter Stormare said no to James Bond role

Why Swedish Hollywood star Peter Stormare said no to James Bond role

Swedish actor Peter Stormare revealed on Friday that he was offered a role in the world-famous James Bond franchise – but turned it down.

In pictures: Northern Lights dance across Swedish sky

In pictures: Northern Lights dance across Swedish sky

Sweden was treated to a spectacular display of Northern Lights last night, with many photographers posting snaps of the dazzling lights on social media.

Spain says Swedish-Turkish writer will not be extradited to Turkey

Spain says Swedish-Turkish writer will not be extradited to Turkey

Swedish author and journalist Hamza Yalcin will not be extradited to Turkey, following a decision made by the government in Spain, where he was being held, on Friday afternoon.

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 1

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 1

Every week we ask a Swede, or a foreigner in Sweden, to explain their favourite word.

Stefan Ingves stays as head of Sweden’s central bank

Stefan Ingves stays as head of Sweden’s central bank

Riksbank governor Stefan Ingves, the economist who introduced Sweden's negative interest rate more than two years ago, is to be in charge of the world's oldest central bank for another five years.

Stockholm subway gets new display of ‘menstrual art’

Stockholm subway gets new display of ‘menstrual art’

Stockholm's underground rail network now includes paintings of naked men and menstruating women.

US Embassy warns citizens about neo-Nazi demonstration in Gothenburg

US Embassy warns citizens about neo-Nazi demonstration in Gothenburg

"Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence."

Sweden allows culling of 22 wolves in authorized hunt

Sweden allows culling of 22 wolves in authorized hunt

The decision has been criticized by hunters and conservationists alike.

Swedish Recipes: How to make wild mushroom tart

Swedish Recipes: How to make wild mushroom tart

There's no season like mushroom season, that's an old Swedish saying (okay, we just made it up). Food writer John Duxbury shares one of his favourite recipes.

Ikea buys services startup TaskRabbit (and everyone who hates assembling furniture just cheered)

Ikea buys services startup TaskRabbit (and everyone who hates assembling furniture just cheered)

They really did cheer.