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Swedish ministers invite press home for coffee

Swedish ministers invite press home for coffee

After the Almedalen week of Swedish politics, the news pages slip into a coma... or do they? Sweden's ministers instead lure journos into their lair by offering them morning coffee every week. The Local's Steffen Daniel Meyer takes us on a tour to see what's happening when nothing is happening.

Greta Garbo's last hurrah hits Stockholm stage

Greta Garbo's last hurrah hits Stockholm stage

With a new stage show about Greta Garbo on the way to Stockholm, The Local's Ann Törnkvist caught up with leading lady Ottiliana Rolandsson to find out why the Swedish silver screen legend haunts her.

Visby Medieval Week offers 'full on experience'

Visby Medieval Week offers 'full on experience'

The story of an American man who awoke from a coma able to communicate only in Swedish made headlines this month and brought attention to the re-enactment movement which will gather in Visby in August for the 30th annual Medieval Week festival, Peter Vinthagen Simpson reports.

Swedish lesbians wed more often than gay men

Swedish lesbians wed more often than gay men

It is more common for homosexual women to get married than gay men in Sweden, according to nationwide statistics published on Friday.

Gothenburg 'third most underrated' European city

Gothenburg 'third most underrated' European city

Gothenburg has been rated as the third most beautiful and most underrated city in Europe by a travel website, but local tourist officials have been left with a bitter taste after learning which city was number one.

'This is the smell of death and I'm expected to eat it'

'This is the smell of death and I'm expected to eat it'

After forcing his way through a meal of fermented fish, former Londoner Paul Connolly talks Swedish food. And he's not too impressed.

Downpour floods roads, blocks off hospital

Downpour floods roads, blocks off hospital

A heavy rainfall in central southern Sweden on Friday morning flooded a main highway and blocked off access to a local hospital.

Police turn to Swedish eBay to sell drug den

Police turn to Swedish eBay to sell drug den

Police have turned to the Swedish version of eBay, Blocket, in order to sell off a house that was seized during a raid on drug dealers in northern Sweden.¨

Female cop suspected of assaulting Swedish drunk

Female cop suspected of assaulting Swedish drunk

A Stockholm policewoman is suspected of assault after a witness filmed her beating a drunken man with a baton and setting her dog on him in a violent attack.

Young MP quits due to 'loser' politicians

Young MP quits due to 'loser' politicians

A 21-year-old Swedish lawmaker on Thursday said he has decided to step down after just one term, disappointed by parliament's inability to enact change.