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Kenyan author ditches Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper

3 hours 56 min ago
Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong'o, often tipped for the Nobel prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of far-right newspaper Nya Tider.

Meet Anders Arborelius, Sweden's first ever cardinal

6 hours 34 min ago
Bishop Anders Arborelius is set to become Sweden first-ever cardinal today, in an historic appointment by Pope Francis, who visited the normally very secular country last year.

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist's life in pictures

8 hours 11 min ago
Michael Nyqvist, the star of the original Millennium trilogy, has passed away in lung cancer. The Local looks back at his impressive career.

Sweden Democrat MP Kent Ekeroth fined over Stockholm brawl

9 hours 6 min ago
Senior Sweden Democrat politician Kent Ekeroth has been found guilty of minor assault for striking another man in the face in the queue to a Stockholm nightclub last year.

Sweden mourns death of actor Michael Nyqvist

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:41
Michael Nyqvist, one of Sweden's most beloved actors and the star of the original Millennium trilogy, has died at the age of 56.

Swedes fall out of love with the US and they definitely don't like Donald Trump: poll

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 06:30
Swedish public confidence in the US presidency has dropped 83 percentage points in a year.

Swedish and French police collaborate to shut down huge torrent site

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 06:19
Swedish and French police have reportedly arrested two people after working together to shut down one of France's most popular torrent site.

Ten ways to enjoy your Stockholm summer like a Stockholmer

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:33
We asked Stockholmers for their best summer tips. Warning: a lot of them relate to sun-bathing and ice cream.

'Sweden needs an honest conversation about immigration and integration'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 02:23
OPINION: We need to be able to talk to our enemies, even if we don't like each other, argues Zimbabwean journalist Edinah Masanga.

Swedish al-Qaeda hostage Johan Gustafsson home and reunited with family

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:20
Johan Gustafsson, who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in Mali in 2011, has returned home after more than five years in captivity, his family and the Swedish government confirmed on Monday.

Swede held hostage by al-Qaeda since 2011 freed

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:37
Johan Gustafsson, a Swede who was kidnapped in Mali more than five years ago, has been released.

Secret running festival to help Stockholmers let loose

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:37
If you think running 19 kilometres to have a great party sounds like fun, you should continue reading.

New Denmark-Sweden tunnel to be considered: ministry

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:00
Authorities in Denmark and Sweden are set to look into the viability of a new tunnel between Helsingør in Denmark and Helsingborg in Sweden.

'You're not welcome in Sweden': row between Sweden Democrat and Moderate politician

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:25
A row erupted after a senior Swedish Democrat tweeted that politician Kahin Ahmed, who wrote that the party's anti-immigration ideology had no place in the suburbs, was "not welcome in Sweden".

Hikers rescued from Swedish mountain in snow and fog

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:00
Police rescuers have brought down four hikers stranded at the top of Sweden’s Kebnekaise mountain.

Swedish asylum centre fires may have been started by same person: police

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 05:44
Police suspect two fires at an asylum centre near Ystad last week to have been started deliberately, but have so far not made any arrests.

Sweden to pay compensation for Midsummer train chaos

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 02:09
Swedish rail operator SJ will pay full compensation to passengers stranded by substantial train cancellations and delays in the Stockholm area on Thursday.

Sweden to replace its entire anti-aircraft system

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:21
The current anti-aircraft system used by the Swedish Armed Forces is ageing, and is to be replaced in full amid airborne threats changing character.

Thieves steal 11 cars in one go from Stockholm dealership

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 03:23
In a well-planned heist in the early hours of Midsummer's Day, a gang of thieves stole a total of eleven cars from a car dealership in a Stockholm suburb.

'All priests should wed same-sex couples': Swedish PM

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:07
No priest working for the Church of Sweden should be allowed to refuse to wed same-sex couples, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said in an interview with a church newspaper.