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Sweden issues 'unusual' weather warning as heatwave continues

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 23:08
The heatwave in Sweden is getting so bad that the country has now sent out official warnings about "extremely high temperatures" in several areas, including Stockholm and Uppsala.

Stockholm Odenplan reopens after escalator scare

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 22:21
Stockholm Odenplan reopened to commuter trains on Monday morning after faulty escalators forced the station to shut. Stockholm City however remains closed until further notice.

'Sweden keeps pulling me back': How this nomadic actor fell in love with Stockholm

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 21:59
MY SWEDISH CAREER: Though living in Sweden was never on Chris Killik's agenda, the performer found himself being convinced to audition for a play in Stockholm. Four years later it's the place he calls home.

Sweden mulls political aid for drought-hit farmers

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 07:40
Sweden’s government is preparing economic relief for farmers hit by this summer’s dry weather.

Not easy for Sweden to send foreign criminals to EU: Prison Service

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 07:03
Despite new EU rules, the process to send convicted criminals from Sweden to their home countries remains a difficult and time-consuming prospect, according to the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.

Man charged in Sweden in connection with murder using iPad

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 05:29
A 24-year-old man has been charged on suspicion of killing a 36-year-old in a hotel in Stockholm in January this year.

Fugitive who vanished in Sweden sparks international search notice

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 09:57
A convicted murderer who escaped from a transport near Laxå in Örebro County on Thursday is now the subject of an international search.

More high temperatures on the way to Sweden

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:09
The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has issued a hot weather warning as high temperatures continue to grip the country.

Rail services delayed by Swedish forest fires

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 05:00
Forest and grassland fires in Sweden have caused delays and diversions to rail services.

Meet the Indian filmmaker who brought Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann's love story to the big screen

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 08:00
Indian filmmaker Dheeraj Akolkar talks candidly about what iconic Swedish director Ingmar Bergman meant to him, and why there should be more Indo-Swedish films made.

'The magic of Mamma Mia is in the unconditional love of family'

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 05:25
As a lifelong Abba superfan, Annabelle Leith was destined to love Mamma Mia. But the real magic of the musical is what it says about family, she writes.

Swedish government suggests banning 'racist and Nazi' groups

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 01:54
The Swedish government is considering legislating against the existence of racist organizations.

Swedish recipe of the week: Rhubarb trifle

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 22:59
Founder of the Swedish Food website, John Duxbury, shares his take on the classic British trifle with The Local, adding his own Swedish twist to it.

Stockholm City and Odenplan commuter train stations shut for 'safety reasons'

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 22:48
Stockholm's two main commuter train stations – City and Odenplan – are completely closed until further notice for safety reasons, authorities announced in a shock decision on Friday morning.

Swedish police search for escaped murder suspect

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 09:24
A murder suspect escaped from the custody of the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvarden) on Thursday, setting off a large-scale police action.

Sunbathing Swedish woman reports neighbour for watching her with drone

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 08:44
A woman in Lund has reported one of her neighbours to police for allegedly using a drone to photograph her while sunbathing in her underwear.

Violence on the rise in Sweden's nearly-full prisons

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 07:19
Sweden’s prisons are nearing capacity and as a result both violence against correctional workers and the presence of illegal weapons are on the rise, according to a report by broadcaster SVT.

'I'm being deported because I didn't take vacation, but Sweden is my home'

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 06:54
A restaurant worker who has lived in Sweden for five years has been ordered to leave the country because he didn't take enough holiday at a previous job. But his former employer assured him he was complying with Swedish rules, Ganesh Bista told The Local.

Southern Sweden postal delivery resumes after mystery incident

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 06:13
Police on Thursday were still unable to provide clear answers to mysterious hand injuries suffered by two employees at a Malmö postal sorting facility on Wednesday.

Sweden hit by wildfires and drought as heatwave continues

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 02:28
Sweden's heatwave shows no sign of ending, but there is a risk of forest fires in almost all of the country, and the drought is a problem for farmers.