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Sweden wants Trump to explain mysterious ’last night in Sweden’ incident

11 hours 27 min ago
The Swedish government on Sunday demanded that the White House clarifies what US President Donald Trump meant while speaking at a Florida rally on Saturday during which he referred to what appeared to be a serious incident “last night in Sweden”.

Swedes baffled by Trump’s ’last night in Sweden’ comment

18 hours 30 min ago
In a speech on Saturday, US President Donald Trump suggested that something had happened ‘last night in Sweden” – prompting baffled Swedes to take to Twitter and other social media wondering what on earth the American leader might have been referring to.

Sweden feels pinch of Mediterranean vegetable shortage

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 09:00
Sweden’s fruit and vegetable sections are running unusually dry of Mediterranean produce this winter – a trend experts say could continue for another month or two due to poor harvests in southern Europe.

Daily targeted in cyberattack after exposing ’fake news factory’

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:39
Swedish daily Eskilstuna-Kuriren was targeted in a major cyberattack on Friday after exposing a so-called fake news factory which creates its stories by getting influential people to give soundbites which are then heavily edited and presented as “quotes”.

Sweden mulls universal chickenpox vaccinations for children

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 02:02
Sweden is considering introducing a universal vaccination programme against chickenpox, which would make such vaccinations free for toddlers.

Confused randy elk mounts wooden elk in Swede's garden

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:02
A Swedish pensioner has captured the moment a randy elk came into his garden and mounted the wooden elk statue he has had there for 20 years.

How this Trump handshake animation forced its creator to 'cancel almost everything'

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 06:47
A Swedish 3D artist whose animation of Donald Trump's unusual handshake technique became an internet phenomenon has told The Local how the unexpected success forced him to change his plans.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is 'like Indiana Jones'

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:13
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has compared himself to fictional archaeologist Indiana Jones after scoring his first hat-trick for Manchester United.

Fifth Millennium book is finished, author reveals plot details

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 03:28
Good news, Lisbeth Salander fans: Swedish author David Lagercrantz has revealed that the fifth book in the Millennium series is now finished.

Watch Zara Larsson do impressions of Adele, Kanye West and others

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 03:08
Sweden's pop star Zara Larsson has revealed she is truly a 90s kid in a video where she imitates artists such as Rihanna and Adele, but fails to recognize an Abba legend.

Male-only Ikea catalogue released in Israel

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 03:00
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has been criticized after a special version of one of its catalogues featuring no women was released in Israel, echoing a similar case in Saudi Arabia from 2012.

Swedish police uncover suspected paedophile ring

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 00:46
The Swedish Prosecution Authority (Åklagarmyndigheten) has requested that three men be remanded in custody after police raided a suspected paedophile ring on Thursday.

More dads taking paternity leave

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 23:38
The number of fathers taking advantage of Sweden's generous parental leave benefits is slowly rising, according to new statistics.

Here's PewDiePie's message to critics after anti-Semitism controversy

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:38
Three days after Disney severed ties with PewDiePie over anti-Semitism accusations, the Swedish YouTube star posted a new video apologizing for the joke – and hitting back at his critics.

Recipe: How to make liquorice ice cream

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:59
Swedes love all sweets and one of their favourites is liquorice. Grab your sunglasses, pretend it's spring and enjoy this liquorice ice cream, courtesy of food writer John Duxbury.

Sweden's wealth inequality exposed by new research

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 08:14
A new survey has exposed Sweden's growing wealth gap, with the number of houses in the middle income bracket in the country falling in all but four of its municipalities between 2011 and 2015.

Employment increases among Sweden's foreign-born population

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 06:30
The number of foreign-born people employed in Sweden is on the up, leading an overall increase in employment in the country.

Israel takes a swipe at Sweden over Israel-Palestine peace envoy

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 04:09
Israel's Foreign Ministry has made what appears to be a thinly-veiled criticism of Sweden's decision to appoint a special envoy to the Israel-Palestine peace process, asking why the Swedes "couldn't come sooner?".

The Swedish towns where couples stay married

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 03:16
Sweden may have a higher than average divorce rate, but there are some areas where couples tend to stay together – at least according to these official marriage stats.

Swedish court hands life sentence to Syrian for war crimes

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 02:43
A 46-year-old Syrian man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Swedish court for violating international humanitarian law through his participation in the execution-style murder of seven men in Idlib, Syria in 2012.