The Stockholm Burlesque Festival opened this weekend in a tassle-twirling, corset-flying mix of feathers and flesh. The Local's Oliver Gee was on hand to find out more.
Lund University in southern Sweden has topped the list for fee paying non European students with 324 foreign arrivals this year, an increase of 46 percent, but numbers remain low nationally since tuition fees were introduced in 2011.
Norway has been asked to help destroy Syria's chemical arsenal as part of UN efforts to rid the country of its weapons of mass destruction, a report said Saturday.
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter went on the defensive Friday over claims of slave-like abuse of workers preparing for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, acknowledging concerns but saying football's governing body cannot step in.
Swedish citizens can enjoy visiting 173 countries without applying for a visa putting the nation joint top of a list which ranks visa-free travel while Afghanistan was the lowest with just 28 countries where only a passport is required.
Police in Jönköping, southern Sweden, have taken to Facebook to find homes for 28 poodles who were taken into custody after being found in a boarding house with some of the dogs discovered in a battered state.
A Spanish court Friday handed down jail sentences and large fines to some 50 city officials and business executives over a vast system of property-related corruption in the glitzy southern beach resort of Marbella.
Italian emergency services hoped to resume the search for bodies Saturday despite rough seas after the worst ever Mediterranean refugee tragedy, in which 111 African refugees are confirmed dead and around 200 more are still missing.
The city of Malmö have issued a warning to parents urging them to be extra careful following a spate of sexual assaults against young children with police believing a serial sex offender is responsible for the recent attacks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her defeated election rivals the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) wrapped up initial coalition talks on Friday with an agreement to meet again in 10 days.
A group of some 60 Syrian asylum seekers blocking a gangway at a ferry terminal in the French port of Calais in a desperate attempt to get to Britain on Friday ended their protest.
France on Friday renewed a call for the five main UN Security Council powers to suspend their right to veto any resolution when a "mass crime" is committed.