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Sweden has EU's second highest proportion of drugs-related deaths

2 hours 8 min ago
Sweden has the second highest number of drugs-related deaths in relation to its population of any EU country, according to a new report.

Swedish police want to introduce facial recognition technology to fight crime

2 hours 19 min ago
Swedish police reportedly want to introduce new facial recognition technology to help identify criminal suspects after testing the technique this spring.

ASAP Rocky assault allegations: What happens now?

4 hours 1 min ago
Swedish prosecutors will need to decide on Friday on whether to charge rapper ASAP Rocky, whose detention in Stockholm on suspicion of assault during a street brawl has created a furore among his fans and fellow artists.

Swedish word of the day: hemester

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:00
Here's a word that's sure to spark some debate around the fika table this month.

Volvo hits record sales, but trade war dents profits

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 05:19
Volvo Cars, the Swedish luxury brand owned by China's Geely, defied a slowing global auto market to set a record for sales in the first half of the year, although US trade war tariffs and falling prices squeezed profits.

Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum gets a permanent home

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 04:56
A museum dedicated to the world's most disgusting delicacies has found a permanent home after attracting global attention when it launched as a temporary exhibit last year.

Seven Swedish destinations that are at their best in summer

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 21:00
Summer is an excellent season to explore Sweden, with the long days allowing you to pack more into each one. If you're looking for ways to fill the long Swedish summer holiday, here are seven destinations worthy of a visit.

Swedish word of the day: friggebod

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 21:00
Today's word will come in handy if you're looking into buying a traditional Swedish summer cottage or 'sommarstuga'.

Taliban shut down dozens of Swedish clinics in Afghanistan

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:25
The Taliban have shut down dozens of health facilities run by a Swedish aid group in a move affecting thousands of people, especially women and children, the agency said on Wednesday.

Police search for suspects behind Lund car burnings after more vehicles destroyed

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 00:59
The southern city of Lund has seen around a dozen car burnings since the Midsummer holiday, and this week further incidents were reported.

Readers' tips: Where to find the best of Italian culture in Sweden

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:00
Have you ever found yourself wishing you could swap your daily bryggkaffe for a foamy cappuccino, and replace Swedish kebabpizza with, well, normal pizza? The good news is that there's a huge amount of Italian food, events, and more to be found across the country. Our readers helped us track down the very best.

Swedish word of the day: uteservering

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:00
This word is key for those long Nordic evenings.

Stockholm police announce extra resources to deal with wave of watch thefts

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 07:30
Police are bringing in extra resources and calling on the public to be vigilant after a "dramatic increase" in high value watch thefts in central Stockholm.

Flygskam: Are Swedes really going green and swapping overseas travel for 'staycations'?

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:00
Swedish tourism boards and travel agencies have invested in promoting domestic travel in response to a growing interest in sustainable travel. But has it really convinced Swedes to ditch air travel and opt for a staycation?

Danish operator not keen on Swedish overnight train plans

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 03:59
Overnight trains connecting Sweden with mainland Europe via Denmark would be loss-making, says national operator DSB.

EU's likely next boss 'ready' to back another Brexit delay if needed

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 03:14
European Commission president nominee Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday she would support delaying Britain's exit from the EU beyond an October 31 deadline if necessary.

My Swedish Career: 'Every day in Sweden feels like a holiday'

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 21:00
MY SWEDISH CAREER: With a background in digital arts and film, UK-born business owner Will Gray set up his own marketing agency two years after moving to Sweden, and says he hopes to find "world-changing" companies to work with.

What we know about the fatal plane crash in northern Sweden so far

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 03:35
Swedish authorities are trying to determine the cause of the country's deadliest plane crash in three decades. Here's what we know so far.

Working in Sweden: Seven real benefits that actually pay off

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:01
Did you know that you often get paid MORE to take time off from work in Sweden? Watch The Local's video for more about that and the other workplace benefits worth knowing about.

Sweden plane crash: What caused tragedy that killed nine people?

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 23:33
What events led up to a crash which saw a small aircraft plunge nose-first into the ground in northern Sweden, killing all nine people on board? It may take a year to investigate the tragedy.