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'Street performance is for everyone, no matter where they're from or what language they speak'

6 hours 24 min ago
From juggling chainsaws to riding a unicorn, the Stockholm Street Festival began its nationwide tour in Stockholm this week, and The Local went along to find out what the event is all about.

Here's where evacuations are taking place due to Sweden's wildfires

7 hours 2 min ago
Swedish firefighters were still battling 44 different wildfires across the country on Wednesday afternoon, and in some areas residents have been asked to leave for their safety. Here's where evacuations have taken place.

'They spent so much on this new station, how can it be broken already?': Stockholmers and tourists react to public transport chaos

9 hours 16 min ago
With major public transport problems in Stockholm proving a headache for anyone trying to traverse the city, The Local spoke to tourists and commuters to see how their journeys have been.

Amazon to make big-budget TV show based on Swedish artist's hit dystopian books

11 hours 30 min ago
Amazon Studios is to produce a big-budget series based on Swedish artist's Simon Stålenhag's work set in an alternative version of rural Sweden where science has taken over.

Sweden asks for more EU water bombers to combat wildfires

13 hours 28 min ago
Sweden has asked the EU to send more water-bombing planes to fight the number of wildfires that continue to rage across the country.

Five spectacular World Heritage Sites within reach of Stockholm

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:44
The Local lists the five closest World Heritage Sites to Stockholm, areas of cultural significance, creative masterwork, and extraordinary antiquity.

Ericsson sees light on horizon after major layoffs

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:11
Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson posted boosted second-quarter results on Wednesday, after the company had to lay off thousands of staff members as part of a major cost-cutting scheme.

Cher is releasing an album of Abba covers and all fans can say is Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 22:27
Starring in the film sequel to 'Mamma Mia!', is not enough for Cher, who got so inspired by the iconic Swedish group she is now releasing her own album of Abba covers.

Two arrested after Stockholm shopping centre is evacuated over suspected explosive object

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:03
Police have arrested two men on suspicion of breaching Sweden's flammable and explosive items law after a suspected explosive was found at a Stockholm shopping centre.

Swedes get hepatitis A from eating infected frozen strawberries

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:15
Swedes have been reminded not to eat frozen strawberries without properly heating them up first, after 13 people contracted hepatitis A from imported fruit.

'There hasn't been a proper rainfall in weeks': Swedish farmers struggle with drought crisis

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:11
Swedish farmers are struggling to feed their animals and many are even having to lead cows to early slaughter after an unusually harsh drought caught the country unprepared.

Sweden is battling its most serious wildfire situation of modern times. Here's what you need to know

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 04:13
Swedish firefighters have been battling throughout the summer in what has been described by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency as the country's "most serious" wildfire situation of modern times. But just what are the causes, which areas are worst affected, and what is being done?

Swedish city experiences warmest weather in 71 years

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 01:04
Swedish university city Uppsala registered its warmest temperature since 1947 on Monday as extreme weather continues in the Nordic nation.

Italian water bombers to help fight wildfires in Sweden

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 23:29
Italian firefighting planes have been called in to help battle numerous wildfires across Sweden.

'Don't be afraid of foreign workers. We are a key part of Sweden's future'

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 22:59
OPINION: Ali Omumi is leaving Sweden after his work permit was rejected over errors made by his employers. He explains why he chose to fight the decision, and why Sweden needs to change how it views and treats its foreign professionals.

Man killed in Malmö shooting

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 22:27
Police are investigating after a man was shot dead in the Rosengård district of Malmö last night.

Undetonated ammunition and 'worst possible weather' delays work to extinguish Swedish forest fires

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 07:06
Efforts to put out a major forest fire in western Sweden have been delayed by the blaze spreading to a target-practice area where undetonated shells are likely to be present.

Everything you need to know about Sweden's deportations of skilled foreign workers

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 06:23
Professionals from countries outside the EU rely on work permits to stay in Sweden, but restrictive rules mean that many are ordered to leave the country through no fault of their own. The Local explains why this has been happening.

Sweden sees rise in number of drownings in connection with heatwave

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:01
The exceptionally warm Swedish summer has had unfortunate consequences when it comes to the frequency of accidental drownings occurring in the country, with the number of child fatalities between May and June reaching the same level as the entirety of 2017.

Sweden to reach 2030 renewable energy goal in 2018

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 01:28
Sweden is on course to reach one of its renewable energy targets 12 years ahead of schedule, with wind turbines making a 2030 goal achievable in 2018.