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Ryanair CEO in swimsuit protest

Michael O'Leary, CEO of budget airline Ryanair, has criticized a Swedish advertising watchdog for its claims that the company uses naked women as part of its marketing.

Sweden taking in record numbers of immigrants

As the flow of immigrants into Sweden reaches record levels, growing numbers are choosing to live in communities featuring universities rather than in cities traditionally known for their large immigrant populations.

Ikea chief wants to 'support social causes'

Ikea chief wants to 'support social causes'

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad has said he is keen to do a lot more to help people in need, according to the Dutch foundation that owns the Swedish furniture giant.

Winter city guides for parents and kids

Winter city guides for parents and kids

Whether you preside over a family with kids or have just been lumbered with a bout of babysitting, Jennifer Heape has scoured Sweden's three largest cities to bring you The Local's guide for child-friendly days out.

Winter city guides for parents and kids: Stockholm

Winter city guides for parents and kids: Stockholm

Jennifer Heape combs the Swedish capital for child-friendly winter activities.

Winter city guides for parents and kids: Gothenburg

Winter city guides for parents and kids: Gothenburg

Sweden's second city has plenty of options for families with children this winter, as Jennifer Heape finds out.

Winter city guides for parents and kids: Malmö

Winter city guides for parents and kids: Malmö

Jennifer Heape checks out what Malmö has to offer for kids this winter.

Witches help lift Sweden's job loss curse

Witches help lift Sweden's job loss curse

An enterprising Swedish company seeking to hire 20 witches has provided a welcome break in the country's otherwise steady flow of dismal employment news.

Volvo's IT supplier to cut 350 jobs in Sweden

Volvo IT, which provides its parent Volvo AB with IT services, announced on Monday it would be laying off 350 employees.

Broken window forces emergency landing

An airplane with 63 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Gothenburg's Landvetter airport on Tuesday morning because of a cracked cockpit window.

Six injured in bus accident

Six people have been taken to hospital after a bus on its way from Stockholm to Copenhagen collided with a road maintenance truck early on Tuesday morning.

Little support for expanding Sweden's presence in Afghanistan

Little support for expanding Sweden's presence in Afghanistan

Most Swedes do not wish to see an increase in the size of the country's force in Afghanistan, according to a new study.

Hate crimes plague Södertälje refugees

Muslims and newly arrived refugees in Södertälje, just south of Stockholm, are being subjected to harassment and hate crimes, according to police.