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Campaign launched to highlight 'everyday racism' against Sami people

12 hours 4 min ago
A new campaign has been launched in Sweden designed to highlight the "everyday racism" (vardagsrasism) faced by Sami people in the country.

Struggling Ericsson spends billions in bid to turn things around

13 hours 3 min ago
A bid by troubled Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson's new chief executive to turn the company's fortunes around will hit the company's first-quarter 2017 accounts hard.

Sweden the EU's 'climate leader': report

13 hours 40 min ago
Sweden has been rated the EU's leading nation when it comes to how seriously it is taking the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Skype's Sweden office to close

15 hours 8 min ago
Microsoft has decided to close the Swedish branch of video chat giant Skype.

Um, about that Nobel Prize... No word from Bob Dylan ahead of Sweden gigs

17 hours 7 min ago
Bob Dylan is coming to Sweden this weekend for a series of concerts, but has not been in touch with the Swedish Academy to say whether or not he will use the opportunity to collect his Nobel Prize.

More computers, less crime for young Swedes

17 hours 31 min ago
Less young Swedes are getting involved in crime than in the past because they are instead spending time at home with their computers.

Sales of commuter tickets between Sweden and Denmark drop

19 hours 20 min ago
The number of commuter tickets sold for the Öresund Bridge crossing between Malmö and Copenhagen dropped significantly in the first two months of 2017 compared to the same period the previous year.

Sweden boosts maternity care in new budget proposal

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:11
Sweden's centre-left government has allocated another 500 million kronor ($57 million) to improve maternity care in the country in its new budget proposal amid concerns being raised by expectant mothers.

Scary pictures of Eddie Läck stretchered off ice after violent collision

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:04
Swedish goalie Eddie Läck ended up in hospital after being sent sprawling as the Detroit Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou scored a game-winning goal with 3:01 left in overtime.

The perils of poor Swedish prawn-unciation

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:59
Just when you think you've mastered Swedish, you open your mouth. Stockholm-based English teacher David Ashby describes the moment he realised his Swedish pronunciation scares small children.

Who is Sweden's next Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 08:27
Sweden is still waiting for their next Zlatan, writes AFP's Hugues Honore. Will they ever find him?

Malmö 'Isis member' accused of terrorism for fire at Islamic centre

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 07:42
A prosecutor has charged a Syrian man with terror offences, alleging that he started a fire at a Malmö community centre in order to spread fear in the name of Isis.

Two people stuck on mountain – air ambulance forced to turn back

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 03:08
Two people are stuck on a mountain in Abisko near the border with Norway.

This Swedish town just had its hottest March day in at least 278 years

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 01:39
Uppsala had its warmest day in March since records began in 1739. And Stockholm also broke one of its records on Sunday as the heatwave swept in across parts of Sweden.

Tragedy as soldier dies during military exercise in northern Sweden

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 22:23
A soldier has died after an armoured recovery vehicle fell through the ice during a military exercise in northern Sweden.

'What I love about Sweden is they say things straight, which isn't the case in many other countries'

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:59
The Local speaks to Francois Mauraisin, who after an eventful life in France and the UK is now bringing colour to squares across Sweden with his international markets.

Sweden hotel offers refund - only if you divorce

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 05:14
A Swedish hotel chain said on Sunday it is offering guests a refund - but with strings attached: you only qualify if you get divorced in the year following your stay.

After neo-Nazi youth, Swede teaches the value of tolerance

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 00:30
Kimmie Ahlen was once seduced by the violent underpinnings of National Socialist ideology, but today, alarmed by the spread of populism, he has a new mission - teaching tolerance to young Swedes.

How do you feel? Probably not as well as older Swedish men

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 04:00
Older Swedish men say they feel better than any other group in Sweden, according to a new study.

UK absent as EU leaders seek unity on 60th birthday

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 02:54
European Union leaders celebrated the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaties at a special summit in Rome on Saturday in a symbolic show of unity despite Britain's looming departure.