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Swedish municipalities wing Easter decorations without feathers

12 hours 47 min ago
More and more local authorities in Sweden are choosing not to use feathers from birds in Easter decorations.

Sweden arrests record number of drugs smugglers

16 hours 21 min ago
Large seizures of narcotics have been made from a record number of smugglers, with 58 individuals currently facing police charges, according to a report.

Family and friends celebrate the life of late journalist Kim Wall

20 hours 49 min ago
Parents and friends of Kim Wall honoured her memory in New York on Friday on what would have been the Swedish journalist's 31st birthday.

DRONE VIDEO: Snow-dump mountain looms over Swedish town

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:17
A growing hill at a snow dump site in the town of Sundsvall has wowed local residents and gone viral in Sweden.

Zlatan confirms LA move in the most Zlatan-esque way possible

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 06:44
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed his move to Los Angeles and Major League Soccer in typical Zlatan Ibrahimovic style.

Here's how many trains ran on time in Sweden last year

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 04:42
You will never believe this, but slightly more trains arrived on time in Sweden last year than the year before. But perhaps we're setting the standards low.

What to do if you need a sick day in Sweden

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 01:59
Falling ill is irritating for many reasons, but one bright side is that in Sweden you don't need to feel guilty or confused about taking time off work for illness or injury. Swedish labour laws have generous policies surrounding sick leave, though there are some important differences compared to other countries which you should be aware of.

Man dies in central Sweden avalanche

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:49
A 45-year-old man died in an avalanche in central Sweden on Thursday, but his three friends managed to escape uninjured.

Drug use increases at Stockholm bars: survey

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:34
The use of drugs among both guests and staff at Stockholm's bars is increasing, according to a new report from research centre STAD (Stockholm prevents alcohol and drug problems).

Sweden's Caroline Hedwall takes surprise lead in LPGA Classic

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:08
South Korea's Park Hee-young, Sweden's Caroline Hedwall and American Jackie Stoelting each fired a six-under par 66 to share the lead after Thursday's opening round of the LPGA Kia Classic.

Recipe: How to make traditional Swedish waffles for Waffle Day

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:59
March 25th is a landmark on the Swedish calendar as it marks Våffeldagen (Waffle Day), when Swedes like to eat even more waffles than usual. Now you can too, thanks to these straightforward recipes from Swedish food writer John Duxbury.

Coroner testifies in trial of submarine owner over death of Swedish journalist

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:30
A coroner testified Thursday that Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who died on Danish inventor Peter Madsen's submarine, may have been strangled or had her throat cut, and did not die in an accident as Madsen claims.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic closer than you think to US move: report

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 07:30
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's time at Manchester United could come to an end this week with a rumoured move to the US.

'Historic decision': Sweden to offer payouts to sterilized transsexuals

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 07:24
Sweden has become the first country in the world to offer compensation to transgender people who were forced to undergo sterilization in order to be allowed to change their sex.

Gazprom appeals Swedish arbitration court's ruling

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 06:53
Russian gas giant Gazprom has appealed a Swedish arbitration court ruling that ordered it to pay more than $2.5 billion to Ukraine's gas firm Naftogaz.

US drops down list of Swedes' top holiday destinations

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 03:23
Swedish tourists are increasingly avoiding travelling to the United States, and one of the reasons is Donald Trump, according to an annual travel survey.

Amnesty investigates reports Stockholm police move beggars away from city centre

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:53
The Swedish branch of Amnesty International has heard witness accounts from beggars who say they have been harassed and moved by police while begging, Aftonbladet reports.

Cryptocurrency hijacking goes 'through the roof' in Sweden

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:01
There has been a surge in cybercriminals hijacking computers to mine cryptocurrency in Sweden, in a practice known has crypto-jacking which is taking over viruses in popularity.

Housing construction in Sweden predicted to slow 'drastically'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 23:14
The rate of construction of new homes in Sweden is expected to fall by almost 20,000, dropping from 55,000 new buildings in 2018 to 46,000 in 2019.

From a Viking Buddha to Ikea: A brief history of Indian-Swedish relations

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 22:59
With rumours heating up that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could soon make a first visit to Sweden as part of the India-Nordic summit, The Local takes a look at Sweden's relationship with India, the roots of which may date back more than 1,000 years.