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Beware new +252 telephone scam, Swedish police warn

1 hour 18 min ago
Police in Sweden are warning the public to avoid answering calls from unknown foreign numbers after apparent telephone scammers from Somalia targeted Swedish phones.

IN PICTURES: Celebrating Stockholm's metro, the world's longest art gallery

3 hours 57 min ago
With artwork filling a 110 kilometre long network, Stockholm's metro (Tunnelbana) is said to be the world's longest art gallery, and it is now possible to browse some of the standout pieces and learn about their history without being in the Swedish capital.

Confidence in Sweden's police increases following Stockholm terror attack

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 23:47
There has been a turnaround in public faith in Sweden's police, with confidence levels at a 14 month high following the Stockholm terror attack.

Sweden's rising star Alex Norén wants more after European PGA title win

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 22:46
Sweden's Alex Norén believes his win in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday puts him in with a chance in the season's three remaining major championships.

Swedish movie 'The Square' stuns Cannes with shock Palme d'Or win

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 22:00
Swedish satire "The Square", a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday.

British serial killer Peter Sutcliffe linked to unsolved Sweden murders

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 08:44
Peter Sutcliffe, the British serial killer known as the “Yorkshire Ripper” who was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others during the 1970s, has been connected to two unsolved murders in Sweden.

Swedish Green Party leader: 'Many seem to have given up'

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 05:48
The co-spokesperson of the Swedish Miljöpartiet (Green Party) said at its annual conference that the party faces its most challenging election ever.

Isis-linked man was released by Swedish authorities: report

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 03:33
A man who was found to sympathise with the Islamic State terror group was released by Swedish authorities even though they wanted to deport him, according to a report.

Police car flips after officers are attacked in Uppsala

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:44
A police car crashed into a streetlight then flipped onto its roof as officers were attacked with stones and other objects during an incident at a camp for EU migrants in Swedish city Uppsala.

Where to get Stocholm's best ice cream

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:49
From traditional Italian to local, experimental ice cream, with summer approaching the time is nigh to see what Stockholm can do for its overheated citizens searching for a tasty way to cool down.

Meet the 'super mothers' making a Stockholm suburb safer

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 05:38
A group of 'super mothers' have told The Local how they calmed the streets of a Stockholm suburb by commanding respect from the area's youths.

Sweden prepares for heatwave as 30C temperatures predicted

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:00
Sweden is preparing for a summery end to May as high temperatures are predicted for much of the country.

'Flammable liquid' poured through mailbox of Stockholm family home in suspected arson attack

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 00:08
Swedish police are investigating a suspected arson attack that left a woman in hospital after flammable liquid was poured through her letter box while she was sleeping then set alight.

Ecuador's new president warns Assange not to interfere in politics

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:24
Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno has warned Julian Assange not to interfere in the politics of the South American country, whose embassy the WikiLeaks founder has lived in for the past five years.

Recipe: How to make Swedish seeded rye bread

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:59
Swedish food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe for tasty seeded rye bread.

Star developer appeals Sweden's deportation verdict

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:06
Pakistani developer Tayyab Shabab is appealing a decision by Stockholm's Migration Court, which said Shabab and his wife would have to leave Sweden.

Swedish priest loses job after posting sex ad online

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:21
A priest who had created a profile on an online dating website deemed to be 'pornographic' has been defrocked by the Church of Sweden.

Football: Pogba sends grieving Man Utd to emotional Europa triumph

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 00:41
Paul Pogba dedicated victory to the victims of this week's Manchester terror attack after propelling Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax in Wednesday's Europa League final.

Sweden to fix rules that lead to deportations over admin slips

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:40
The Swedish government has proposed a change to the country's migration laws that will mean immigrant workers are no longer deported for administrative errors made by their previous employers.

Video: How a Wild West theme park became a home for refugees in Sweden

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:51
The American producers of a documentary on a Wild West amusement park in Sweden that provided housing for 500 Syrian refugees have explained to The Local why they felt the need to return to the park and finish telling its story.