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Swedish word of the day: en långkörare

1 hour 6 min ago
In the first of a new series of articles exploring the highlights and oddities of the Swedish lexicon, we take a look at a noun that can be positive or negative depending on the context – and is very relevant at the moment.

Meet the American trans activist seeking asylum in Sweden

2 hours 36 min ago
MY SWEDISH CAREER: Danni Askini, 36, has been in Sweden since July 9th, but she has visited the country 'some 20 times' previously. This time however, Askini hopes to stay: she has had to flee the United States after her work as a human rights defender has become too dangerous there.

Sweden interrupts Uighur deportations to China

2 hours 44 min ago
Swedish authorities said they had temporarily halted the deportation of Muslim minority Uighurs to China due to concerns over the situation there.

Sweden to vote on prime minister tomorrow

3 hours 17 min ago
Sweden's parliament will vote on the position of prime minister on Tuesday, with the centre-right Alliance – currently in opposition – hoping to unseat the current PM, Stefan Löfven.

Frenchman at centre of Swedish Academy scandal remanded pending verdict

4 hours 5 min ago
Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the centre of rape charges that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize, has been remanded in custody pending sentencing.

Guatemala anti-corruption duo wins Sweden's 'alternative Nobel prize'

6 hours 39 min ago
Two activists fighting corruption in Guatemala won the 2018 Rights Livelihood Prize on Monday, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize announced.

Brrr! Autumn has now arrived in most of Sweden

8 hours 23 min ago
It's time to stock up on warm jumpers, Vitamin D tablets and flu medicine, with autumn having arrived in more than half of the country following a weekend of stormy weather.

Swedish playmaker Emil Forsberg saves the day with penalty

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 23:30
Swede Emil Forsberg converted a second-half penalty for RB Leipzig at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday in a 1-1 draw.

What's next for Sweden? Why today is crucial for the country's political future

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:59
Sweden's new parliament will meet for the first time today to elect a new speaker. Here's why that matters and what you need to know.

Sweden’s fries could get shorter after hot summer

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 07:56
French fries in Sweden could be about to get shorter, with hot summer resulting in poor harvests across Europe.

Sweden’s Green Party to vote for left-wing deputy speaker candidate

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 06:47
A candidate from the Left party is likely to be selected as the second deputy speaker of Sweden’s parliament.

Frustrated Ibrahimovic coy on Galaxy future

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 01:55
Zlatan Ibrahimovic plans to discuss his future with Los Angeles Galaxy chiefs after a frustrating first season in Major League Soccer.

Swedish company removes Sami costume from website after criticism

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 07:27
Partykungen, a Swedish company that supplies fancy dress outfits, has removed a costume resembling traditional Sami dress from its website after complaints.

Man arrested after tear gas attack at Swedish police station

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:11
A police station in the town of Gävle was the target of a tear gas attack during Friday night.

Sweden Democrats to vote for Alliance candidate as parliamentary speaker

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 05:01
The Sweden Democrats have stated they will vote for the candidate from the centre-right alliance bloc in Monday’s vote to confirm the new speaker of parliament.

Malmö residents harassed by Folkets Park drug pushers

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:15
Pushers openly selling drugs in broad daylight, children's playgrounds used for punishment beatings and drug storage, and local residents attacked for daring to go to the police: that's the situation residents described to The Local in one part of the southern city of Malmö.

Archaeologists find medieval seal on Swedish island

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 04:09
During the construction of new pipelines, archaeologists uncovered an unusual find on a small island in central Sweden.

Medical age tests on asylum seekers likely to have 'misclassified' minors: study

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 03:09
Age tests carried out on migrants to determine whether they were over 18 may have been inaccurate in many cases, according to a new study published in a medical journal.

Members' Q&A: The Local's guide to Swedish parental leave

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 02:51
Sweden's parental leave policy is generous enough to have earned media coverage around the world, and for many families it's a factor in choosing to live in the Nordic nation. But the specific terms, and the process for applying for benefits, can be tough to get to grips with.

Trains and ferries cancelled as storm approaches western Sweden

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 01:58
Trains and boats across western Sweden have been cancelled as a heavy storm draws in over the country on Friday.