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Malmö mouse artists open 'Sacreblues' jazz club in Bayonne

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:01
Two years after the runaway success of their bistro and nut shop ventures, 'Il Topolino' and 'Noix de Vie', Sweden's mouse entrepreneurs are seeking new territory, opening a travel agency and jazz club for mice in the French town of Bayonne.

'We live in a dangerous time,' says Swedish Academy member of #MeToo

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:19
A former head of the scandal-ridden Swedish Academy has likened the #MeToo movement to France's 18th century 'Reign of Terror' which saw the execution of tens of thousands.

Volvo truck sales keep rising in the US

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
With the US economy continuing to fire on all pistons, sales by Swedish truck maker Volvo Group rose by nearly a third in North America in the latest quarter.

Sweden steps up preparations for a no-deal Brexit

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 23:59
Sweden is stepping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit scenario, with EU minister Ann Linde saying the likelihood of such an outcome has "definitely increased".

Swedish oil executives face charges over complicity in war crimes

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:18
Sweden on Thursday gave its green light for the indictment of the chief executive and chairman of Swedish group Lundin Oil, accused of being complicit in war crimes in the 2000s.

Swedish word of the day: nämen

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 07:41
Swedes are not a people prone to big reactions. But once in a while you may hear a mildly surprised Swede step out of their shell and exclaim '... nämen!'

Ericsson turns first net profit in more than two years

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:00
Ericsson's better-than-expected third quarter earnings sent shares shooting up by five percent in early trading.

Lisbet Palme, widow of murdered Swedish PM, dies aged 87

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:18
Lisbet Palme, the widow of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme whose murder more than 30 years ago has never been solved, has passed away.

Appeals court expected to overturn controversial assault ruling

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:09
A controversial assault ruling that sparked debate in Sweden about its legal system looks set to be thrown out by the appeals court, which is still deliberating the man's sentence.

Mystery white balls wash up on Skåne coast

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:01
Skåne authorities are puzzling over the thousands of mysterious white balls which have washed up along the south coast since Tuesday, with one theory linking them to a nearby nuclear power plant.

Migration Agency backtracks over deportation order for 6-year-old legal orphan

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 02:37
Sweden's Migration Agency has backtracked over the deportation of a six-year-old boy to Ukraine, with the agency admitting it made the decision "too quickly".

Police investigate suspicious substance sent to Stockholm company

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 00:00
Nine people had to be decontaminated after a suspicious letter containing an unknown substance was sent to a company in central Stockholm.

Swedish bank Nordea accused of money laundering after Danske Bank scandal

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:25
Sweden's financial crime unit said on Wednesday it had received a complaint against Scandinavia's biggest bank, Nordea, for alleged money laundering following on from a massive scandal engulfing Danske Bank.

Man seized in Stockholm for Rosengård shooting

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:03
A young man has been seized on suspicion of carrying out a gun murder in July in the Malmö district of Rosengård, in a further sign that police are closing in on the gangs behind recent shootings.

Swedish word of the day: dags

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:24
It's time for The Local's Swedish word of the day.

American forced to leave Sweden despite running successful brewery

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:11
US entrepreneur Peter Lincoln has been forced to leave Sweden after nine years in the country, because he paid himself too low a salary.

Malmö performance of Mahler's Fifth ends in brawl

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:44
A fist fight broke out at a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.5 in Malmö on Thursday night, after a listener was sent into a rage by another rustling a bag of gum.

Swexit, nej tack! Most Swedes would vote 'remain': survey

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:32
Swedes are among the happiest in the EU with their country's membership of the union, according to a new Eurobarometer poll on behalf of the European Parliament.

Trump nominates first ambassador to Sweden

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 23:30
American president Donald Trump has nominated the founder of payment service Paypal as the country's ambassador to Sweden, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.

Sweden has EU's lowest proportion of people living in serious poverty

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:59
Sweden has the EU's lowest proportion of people living in serious poverty, with around one percent of the population falling into that category according to national statistics agency SCB.