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Sweden hold on to Nations League promotion hopes with Turkey win

1 hour 16 min ago
Sweden kept their hopes of promotion alive with a narrow UEFA Nations League victory over Turkey in Konya on Saturday.

Winter sneaking up on Sweden after mild autumn

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 07:37
The arrival of winter is likely to be felt in Sweden in coming days, with cold air gradually moving across the temperature and bringing incremental temperature drops.

More Swedish men choosing vasectomy as contraception method

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:20
An increasing number of vasectomies have been recorded in Sweden in recent years.

Sweden to host UN Yemen talks

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 02:24
The United Nations intends to convene peace talks on Yemen soon after receiving firm assurances from the parties that they will attend negotiations in Sweden, the UN envoy said Friday.

#MySweden: 'Malmö is a beating heart of food culture, arts and innovation'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:05
The Local's readers take over our Instagram account to introduce each other to towns and neighbourhoods across Sweden. Today, Nathan Lloyd from Wales talks about life in Malmö.

Members' quiz: How much do you know about Swedish music?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:20
Probably the only Swedish music quiz in the world that doesn't contain one question about Abba.

Swedish word of the day: jajamensan

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:32
Jajamensan looks slightly ridiculous written down, but it's one of those words that helps you sound much more Swedish once you learn how to deploy it.

Brexit passport rush continues, but Brits face long waits for Swedish citizenship

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:31
More than 1,600 Britons have applied for citizenship in Sweden so far in 2018, a huge increase on the years preceding the Brexit vote.

Police release footage of Malmö rape suspect

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 02:41
Police in Malmö have released pictures of the man they suspect of raping a woman in the city's central Möllevången Square on Wednesday last week.

Member event: Is Stockholm an attractive city for foreign talent?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 02:37
'Stockholm and the Battle for Global Talent' was the theme of a panel event for The Local's Members, at which Stockholm's mayor and a group of experts and politicians discussed how the city could become more attractive for skilled international workers.

Police hunt alleged shooter in central Stockholm

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:22
Police are investigating reports of a shooting on Kungsholmen island in central Stockholm shortly before 9.30am on Friday.

Over 600 adoptions from Chile to Sweden investigated in 'children of silence' probe

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 23:59
Hundreds of adoptions took place between Chile and Sweden in the 1970s and 1980s. But many of them may have been carried out against the biological parents' will.

14-year-old girl suspected over teenager's death in western Sweden

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:57
A 14-year-old girl is suspected of causing another teenager's death at a residential care home in Trollhätten, western Sweden.

Swedish word of the day: sakpolitik

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 06:32
Today's word of the day will be cropping up a lot in Swedish news over the next few weeks: sakpolitik.

Three men seized for Malmö cyber café shooting

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 06:22
A Malmö prosecutor has called for three young men to be held in pre-trial detention over this summer's drive-by shooting at an internet café in the city.

Could Centre Party leader Annie Lööf get Sweden a government?

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 05:33
Centre Party leader Annie Lööf will be the next person to lead exploratory coalition talks – after incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson both failed to form a government.

Swedish Moderate-led council to ban halal meat in deal with populists

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:14
A municipality in Sweden has vowed to ban religiously slaughtered meat from school menus after the centre-right Moderate Party formed a coalition government with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.

Sweden scraps TV licence – but here's what you need to know about the new tax

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:57
Sweden's TV licence will be scrapped from the start of next year – and replaced by a new tax.

New dad faces deportation from Sweden after 16 years due to holiday pay error

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 00:00
A new father has been ordered to leave Sweden – and his baby son – after 16 years in the country because of a minor mistake made by his employer relating to holiday pay.

How the long, dry summer has affected Sweden's Christmas trees

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 23:43
Christmas trees grown in Sweden are more vividly green after a summer of extreme drought, but there is also a risk of a shortage of the firs and spruces.