The Local : Sweden (45)

How do you feel? Probably not as well as older Swedish men

Older Swedish men say they feel better than any other group in Sweden, according to a new study.

NHL to stage two regular season games in Sweden

Two National Hockey League regular-season games will be staged in Sweden next November to mark the 100th anniversary of the NHL.

Swedish agencies hit by stinky fermented herring attack

A trio of Swedish agencies have been forced to hold their noses through the end of the week after their offices were attacked by pranksters who hid smelly fermented herring on the premises.

Sweden to bask in warm spring weather this weekend

At last, balmy temperatures. That's "balmy" by Swedish standards.

'Facebook rape video' trial begins in Uppsala

The trial of three men in Sweden charged in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in an Uppsala apartment which witnesses said was live streamed on Facebook has got under way.

Swedish hotel will give you your money back... but only if you get divorced

A Swedish hotel chain is offering all couples a refund – but only if they get divorced within a year of their stay.

Support provided to refugee children in Sweden inadequate: report

The support provided to children during the asylum process in Sweden is often inadequate, according to the Ombudsman for Children , which is tasked with representing the rights and interests of children in Sweden.

Sweden to get new anti-segregation authority

Sweden is to get a new government agency tasked with tackling segregation in Swedish society.

Recipe: How to make delicious Swedish almondy tosca cake's recipe for classic Swedish tosca cake is courtesy of none other than Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber. Try it!

Trump: 'Sweden. I make the statement, everyone goes crazy'

US president Donald Trump has insisted that he was right about "last night in Sweden".

Royal baby joy! Swedish princess pregnant with second child

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting another child, the Royal Court has revealed.

Confirmed: Jonas Olsson swaps Premier League for Allsvenskan

Swedish defender Jonas Olsson has joined Djurgården just in time for the new season, leaving Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.

Stay away from Swenglish grammar, Swedes are told

Swedes have been told to avoid using English grammar when writing in Swedish, with the growing use of English plural forms creating a language headache.

Swedish leaders pay tribute to London victims

Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven said his thoughts are with the British people, following the deadly attack near the British parliament attributed by police to terrorism.

Politician for far-right Sweden Democrats 'waved gun' at meeting

A local politician for the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats is being investigated by his own party after he brandished a gun at a meeting.

Stabbings during Swedish brawl leave one dead and two injured

A young man has died and two others have suffered serious knife injuries in a brawl which took place in Borås, western Sweden.

Six words Swedish stole from other languages

It's well known that Swedes like to throw English words into their conversations, but plenty of other words of non-Anglo origins have also been adopted by the Swedish language. Here are six in particular with intriguing origins. How many did you know were borrowed?

Swedish health watchdog criticizes doctor over woman's toilet birth

Sweden's health watchdog has criticized a doctor after a pregnant woman was sent home and gave birth in the toilet moments after being told to take paracetamol.

School watchdog probes teacher over Nazi allegations

A teacher who went to a Nazi meeting and joined anti-Semitic groups on social media is being investigated by the Swedish school watchdog.

School watchdog probes teacher over Nazi allegations

A teacher who went to a Nazi meeting and joined anti-Semitic groups on social media is being investigated by the Swedish school watchdog, newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

Sweden's national rugby side beaten 46-5 by a team from a tiny Welsh village

Sweden's national rugby team were hammered 46-5 by a team from a tiny village in Wales at the weekend, suggesting there is finally something that the Swedes aren't particularly good at. But according to their technical director there was more to the match than the scoreline suggests.

Here's where Sweden's new citizens came from in 2016

More people than ever before became new Swedish citizens last year, according to fresh statistics.

Sweden's major banks caught up in Russian global money laundering operation

All of Sweden's biggest banks were either used or were attempted to be used in a major money laundering operation uncovered by a network of journalists in which at least $20 billion was moved from Russia to international accounts between 2010 and 2014.

Pensioner and son handed prison sentences for making illegal snus millions

A Swedish pensioner and her son have been handed prison sentences for running an operation which dodged millions of kronor in excise taxes by sneakily moving 200 tonnes of snus tobacco in and out of Sweden.

Ten beautiful spots in Sweden you must visit this spring

While you may not want to ditch your cosy winter coat yet, you will be happy to notice the mercury climbing the thermometer over the next few weeks. To help you enjoy Sweden's allemansrätten this spring The Local has compiled ten spots of particular beauty to visit.

Swedish parliament holds its first war drill in two decades

The Swedish parliament has rehearsed what it would do in event of war, amid increasing concerns over global politics.

McDonald's staff 'stopped woman from buying food for homeless man'

A McDonald's representative has said that everyone is welcome at their restaurants, after a woman told The Local she was prevented from buying food for a homeless man in Stockholm.

UK watchdog probes Nigel Farage over Sweden rape comments

Ukip politician Nigel Farage is being investigated by the UK's broadcasting standards authority Ofcom over an edition of his LBC radio show where he claimed there had been a "dramatic rise in sexual crime" in Sweden due to the intake of refugees.

VIDEO: Mystery blue fireball lights up Swedish night sky

A bright, blue light which flashed across the night sky in eastern Sweden on Monday followed by a loud bang was most likely a huge bolide.

Handbags at dawn! Smash-and-grab heist on Chanel store

Around half a dozen burglars rammed a wheel loader into a Chanel store in central Stockholm in an attempted smash-and-grab raid at dawn, but apparently failed to make off with anything.

Sweden carries out most border controls among Schengen nations

Sweden carries out by far the most border controls among the countries given special permission to do so by the EU, according to numbers reported by public broadcaster Sveriges Radio.

Multiple helicopters and a snowmobile make dramatic rescue from Sweden's highest mountain

A dramatic rescue operation has taken place on Kebnekaise after a man with a broken leg along with a mountain rescue worker got stuck near Sweden's highest peak. The accident occurred on tricky terrain, and the rescue operation was strained, involving multiple helicopters as well as a snowmobile.

OPINION: 'Why is what happened to the Sami in Sweden not common knowledge?'

Honoured at the Venice Film Festival and critically acclaimed, hit movie Sami Blood should make Swedes question why Sami oppression in Sweden is not common knowledge, and it's time for that to change, argues Sami Parliament member Oscar Sedholm.

Here's how happy the Swedes are, according to this report

Swedes are among the world's ten happiest nations, according to the new edition of an annual report which this year shows a power shift among the Scandinavian countries.

Macchiarini's seventh transplant patient dies

A seventh patient of Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, who was fired from a Swedish university over accusations of misconduct, has died.

20 firefighters battle blaze on boat in Gothenburg harbour

A 30 metre long vessel was on fire in central Gothenburg on Monday, with 20 firefighters battling to put it out.

Viral photo of locals helping firefighters 'shows positive side' of Stockholm suburb

A Tensta resident who photographed locals freeing a fire engine stuck in the mud has told The Local the viral picture is more representative of the suburb than reports of crime and stone throwing.

Swede who helps internationals integrate in Sweden named one of 2017's 'Young Global Leaders'

A Swede who founded a company which helps international professionals integrate in Sweden has been named one of 2017's Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum .

20 firefighters battle blaze on boat in Gothenburg harbour

A 30 metre long vessel is on fire in central Gothenburg, with 20 firefighters battling to put it out.

Swedish PM Löfven warns of fake news concerns ahead of 2018 election

There is no reason to believe the 2018 Swedish general election will be exempt from outside attempts to influence it through fake news stories, the country's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has written in an opinion piece.

'I always say I'm a west coast girl and people remind me I'm from Sweden': victory for Swedish golfer in US

Swedish golfer Anna Nordqvist claimed a "special" victory at the LGPA Tour's Founder's Cup on Sunday to defeat three former champions and take her first win of 2017.

'I wanted to show Sweden what India is to me'

Meet the Indian engineer and artist bringing her culture to Sweden.

Swedish government announces inquiry to tackle deportations of foreign workers

The Swedish government on Sunday announced plans to review convoluted labour laws, in order to allow more people to stay and work in Sweden.

Police arrest, then release, Swede wanted internationally for terror links

A Swedish citizen in his 50's, who is reportedly wanted internationally for terror links, was detained on Saturday afternoon.

Two dead in eastern Sweden 'murder' mystery

Two people have been found dead in a Sundsvall home.