Topics :: Sweden

Cocktail Culture: 5 Can't Miss Libation Destinations in Stockholm

By Kristen Siebecker | Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
Longer summer nights beckon wandering Stockholm's charming streets. And what better way to invigorate the evening than by checking out one of the many artisan cocktail lounges that have staked claim in this historical Scandinavian city?

5 Free Things to Do in Stockholm

By Karl Ritter and Malin Rising | Sunday Aug 24, 2014
There's no shortage of ways to spend your money in Stockholm, one of Europe's most expensive cities. Luckily, the Swedish capital is an outdoorsy place, meaning there's also a lot of stuff you can do for free.

Amid Sochi Controversy Oslo Submits Bid for ’22 Games

Thursday Nov 14, 2013
Oslo submitted its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, saying it plans a low-budget games with the majority of competitions held in the city and the Alpine events in Lillehammer.

Topless Activists Enter Russian Embassy in Sweden to Protest Anti-Gay Law

Thursday Aug 1, 2013
Two topless activists climbed over a fence into the Russian embassy in Stockholm on Thursday to protest against the country’s anti-gay bill and stigmatization of homosexuals.

Ikea to Launch Budget Hotel Chain

By LOUISE NORDSTROM | Sunday Sep 2, 2012
Best known for its budget flat-pack furniture, Scandinavian retailer Ikea is planning to launch a chain of budget hotels in Europe.

Stockholm Pride Returns with Margaret Cho

Monday Jul 30, 2012
The theme for this year’s Stockholm Pride is "Together", which can be seen in the diversity of the festival program ranging from international pop star Agnes’ only concert this summer, standup comedy of the world renowned Margaret Cho.

Swedish Man Cleared of Rape Charges Because Victim Was Transgender

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jul 6, 2012
A Swedish court cleared a man of rape charges because the victim he intended to attack is a transgender person, even though he assumed his target was a woman.

Sweden Repeals Trans Sterilization Law

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 20, 2012
Sweden’s officials recently announced that they would repeal a 40-year-old law that forces transgender people to be sterilized if they want to legally change their gender.

Sweden Keeps ’Barbaric’ Trans Sterilization Law

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 24, 2012
The Swedish government recently said that it would not amend a law that forces transgender people to be sterilized if they want to legally change their gender.

H&M Does Lisbeth Salander Style

By NICOLE EVATT | Thursday Dec 22, 2011
Stieg Larsson’s enigmatic anti-heroine Lisbeth Salander, from the best-selling books and upcoming U.S. film remake "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," is an unlikely trendsetter.