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Sweden moves towards scrapping its TV licence

6 hours 48 min ago
The TV licence in Sweden could soon be scrapped -- and replaced with a new tax.

Swedes and Italians to swap lives for three months for a study into longevity

7 hours 50 min ago
Why do people live longer in southern Italy than southern Sweden? A group of Swedes will swap lives with Italians for three months as part of a study which aims to find out.

Watch: Swedish ex-PM Carl Bildt photobombs an interview and it's a bit weird

8 hours 13 min ago
From Prime Minister and Foreign Minister to photo bomber? Carl Bildt, one of Sweden's most high-profile politicians, has gone viral in a rather unusual way.

Ikea appeals for post-Brexit transition period

12 hours 8 min ago
Swedish-founded furniture giant Ikea has joined a growing number of international businesses appealing to the UK government for a post-Brexit 'transition period'.

Sweden's Indian summer is coming to an end

14 hours 23 min ago
Monday morning was unusually warm for mid-October in Sweden, as the country's Indian summer reached its peak temperatures.

Hunter missing in northern Sweden 'may be alive'

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 23:22
Police and mountain rescue are searching for a hunter who has gone missing in northern Sweden.

Swedish police face tough task deporting failed asylum seekers

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 22:56
Sweden's Migration Agency expects to hand over around 50,000 deportation orders to the police in the coming years, but authorities are already struggling to deport those who have been told to leave.

'Sweden is the perfect country for me – and for lots of people'

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 21:59
"Whenever I'm feeling terrible about myself, I remind myself that I've moved to a foreign country, been on a TV baking competition in front of thousands of people, and done it all in Swedish. How many people can say that?!" laughs Bradley Peter.

Swedish wine tasters crowned world's best at French contest

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:55
Wine tasters from Sweden toasted victory on Saturday after winning the fifth edition of an international blind tasting contest, leaving last year's top contenders China and France in the dust, organisers said.

How far-right parties are faring across Europe

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 03:59
Austria's hard-right Freedom Party has a shot at sharing power after elections on Sunday, having narrowly lost out in a presidential vote last year.

The Local's Swedish word of the week – part 3

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:31
Every week we ask a Swede, or a foreigner in Sweden, to explain their favourite word. Watch the video below and click here to learn more about the Swedish language.

Stockholm world's eighth safest city: study

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:16
Stockholm is one of the world's safest cities according to a new ranking. But its move towards becoming a smart city could potentially leave it vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 07:15
In this week's The Local Europe Edition podcast James Savage and Emma Löfgren talk with Ben McPartland of The Local France about why the French are on strike – again.

Harvey Weinstein not 'just one bad apple', it's a bigger problem, says Stellan Skarsgård

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:42
Swedish Hollywood actor Stellan Skarsgård has become the latest in the industry to comment on the sexual scandal surrounding disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

What happens when you put toddlers BEHIND the camera? Swedish researchers find out

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 03:00
Researchers at a Swedish university had a look at the world from a child's perspective by giving three-year-olds access to cameras, and the study revealed stark differences between how children and adults used the gadgets.

Google buys 109 hectares of land in rural Sweden

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 02:14
Google confirmed to The Local that the internet giant has acquired 109 hectares of land in Avesta municipality in the Dalarna region as part of its data centre strategy.

Police investigate blast in Malmö apartment block

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:41
A large explosion caused severe damage to an apartment building in the southern Swedish city of Malmö early on Friday morning, which police believe was caused by dynamite.

Recipe: How to make Swedish rosehip jelly

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:59
Whether you forage for your rosehips or get them from the store, they'll taste delicious in this jelly, which goes well with toast or roast meats. Food writer John Duxbury shares the recipe.

Four injured after shooting in Trelleborg, southern Sweden

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:29
One person has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting in Trelleborg, southern Sweden, where four people were injured.

Prosecutors drop manslaughter probe over Macchiarini patients

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:26
Swedish prosecutors will not charge scandal-hit Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini with causing the deaths of three of his patients.