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Sweden's Feminist Initiative stands by 'pink politics' in new climate

2 hours 11 min ago
Sweden's feminist party says it will base its election campaign on similar 'pink policies' to those adopted in the past, despite a change in political climate.

Sweden reports shorter waiting times for asylum decisions

5 hours 32 min ago
Sweden's immigration agency Migrationsverket has reduced processing times for asylum applications, according to a report.

China interested in Sweden-Denmark tunnel: report

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 08:01
A Chinese company will put forth a proposal to build a tunnel between Helsingborg in Sweden and Helsingør in Denmark, the so-called HH-tunnel.

Swedish teenagers accused of attacking teacher with cucumber in social media prank

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 06:56
Two boys aged between 15 and 18 are suspected of physically assaulting a teacher at a school in Karlstad by hitting her on the head with a cucumber.

USA curlers celebrate after beating Sweden in Olympic final, despite medal mishap

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 05:24
America's men's curlers produced a dramatic win over Sweden to win their first Olympic gold medal and delight a growing army of fans back home -- and then received the wrong medals.

Sweden's armed forces want to double defence budget by 2035

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:51
Sweden's defence budget should be doubled by 2035, the armed forces have said.

How to manage your pension in Sweden – even if you're not planning to stay

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:36
In the excitement of getting stuck into life in a new country and tackling all the challenges that presents, it's easy for pensions to slip down the list of things to keep track of. This is especially true if you don't plan to stay in Sweden long-term. But don't let it fall off the radar; follow The Local's guide to manage and maximize your Swedish pension, even if you don't intend to stay here permanently.

Swedish PM to hold joint press conference with Donald Trump

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:43
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will hold a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump when the Nordic leader visits the US in March.

Boy survives as car plunges into freezing water in Sweden, killing one

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:46
A nine-year-old boy survived a plunge into almost freezing water after the car he was in drove under the surface at a Swedish ferry port, killing one.

Recipe: Delicious Swedish baked cod with spinach

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:09
This Swedish recipe for cod with spinach by food writer John Duxbury makes a great warm weekend meal.

Östersund's European adventure ends with famous victory over Arsenal

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:53
Östersund's unfathomable European adventure came to an end as they went out of the Europa League despite defeating giants Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates in London.

The Swedish village where winter never arrived

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:28
If you live anywhere north of Skåne you may be loath to believe this, but spring is here! And one village even missed out on winter altogether.

Sweden warns of 'certain foreign powers' meddling in the 2018 election

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:48
Sweden's intelligence service has warned "foreign powers" could try to meddle in the country's upcoming general election, singling out Russia in light of alleged interference in the last US vote.

'The threats to Sweden are greater than in a long time'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:37
Sweden's security service Säpo warns in a new report that the threats to the country are greater than in a long time, citing rising extremism and tension in the rest of the world.

WATCH: Spaniards try Swedish fermented herring, with hilarious results

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:20
If there is one thing that never gets old it's watching foreigners tackle Sweden's fermented herring delicacy surströmming. Now it's Spain's turn, after one of the country's most popular TV programmes asked a few locals to test the smelly fish for the first time.

Secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking' explored in new Lindgren biopic

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:01
A dark secret long held by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren led her to create one of the most beloved heroines of children's literature, Pippi Longstocking, according to a new biopic at the Berlin film festival.

No hometown statue for Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:22
The town in rural Sweden where Ikea was born will not erect a statue in tribute to the company’s founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed away in January.

Sweden's Myhrer wins shock gold in Olympic men's slalom

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:36
Swedish veteran Andre Myhrer took a shock slalom men's gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday as the two favourites both spectacularly bombed out.

UN Security Council to vote on Sweden's Syria ceasefire resolution

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:10
The UN Security Council is expected to vote, probably on Thursday, on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations, diplomats said.

Fika on the job in Sweden: where does it come from and will it survive?

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:59
Where exactly do Sweden's famous fika breaks come from, and are they really important, or on their way out? The Local takes a look.