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Swedish skier killed in avalanche in Indian Kashmir

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:32
Indian police said a Swedish tourist in his mid-20s died on Thursday after an avalanche tore through a Himalayan resort.

Sweden's Volvo now has its first climate neutral engine plant

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:21
A shift to heating powered by renewable energy means Volvo now has its first entirely climate neutral manufacturing facility, based in Skövde, southern Sweden.

Reported rapes in Sweden up by 10 percent

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:30
The number of rapes reported to authorities in Sweden increased by 10 percent in 2017, according to new preliminary figures from the country's National Council on Crime Prevention (Brå).

In pictures: Uniqlo to open first Scandinavian store in Stockholm

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:30
Japanese fast fashion brand Uniqlo is set to open its first store in Sweden later this year.

Feeling like a foreigner at home – the strange nature of dual nationality

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:59
What's it like to be a stranger in your own country? Freelance writer Caroline Adolfsson interviews four Swedish nationals who didn't grow up in Sweden.

Two men arrested after blast at Rosengård police station

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:55
Two men in their twenties have been arrested after an explosive object detonated outside a police station in Malmö's Rosengård district.

Violent upbringing and feeling of hopelessness leaves kids vulnerable to Islamic extremism: Swedish report

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:00
A new report looking at how children in Sweden are pulled into violent Islamic extremism shows that they often live with the presence of violence and a feeling of hopelessness in their everyday lives.

Bring in the military to fight gangs, Sweden's PM told at debate

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:49
The idea of getting the military involved was floated when Sweden's political leaders debated how to combat problems with gang crime in the country.

Sweden's most watched movies of 2017: Star Wars beaten by film you've never heard of

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:57
With the likes of Wonder Woman, Dunkirk, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi released, 2017 was a huge year for blockbusters, and the big-hitters grossed billions at box-offices across the globe.

How to beat the January post-holiday blues in Sweden

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:59
We asked The Local's readers to share your top tips for how to get over the post-holiday blues. Here's what you said.

Dads in Sweden took more paternity leave than ever in 2017

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:32
More and more dads claim their share of Sweden's parental leave, according to fresh figures.

Everything you need to know about Swedish driving licences

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:59
Driving is a great way to explore Sweden, and in many parts of the country, having a car will make life much easier. But it's crucial to make sure you're doing things legally. Here's everything you need to know about driving licences in Sweden.

Ten common phrases in Sweden's ancient forest language Elfdalian

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:43
With only 3,000 speakers confined to a small area of Dalarna County, Sweden's ancient forest language Elfdalian is undoubtedly unique. Now, experts in the tongue have picked out 10 key phrases for The Local so we can all do a little to help keep it alive.

World's first Klingon tourist centre to open in Stockholm

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:53
The world's first "Klingon tourist centre" is set to open in Sweden, in a collaboration between a Stockholm theatre and an organization which calls itself the Klingon Institute of Cultural Exchange.

Swedes increasingly concerned about crime: survey

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:23
Swedes are increasingly worried about crime, and women are more concerned about it than men, according to new figures from the country's National Council on Crime Prevention (Brå).

Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with journalist's murder: prosecutors

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:20
Danish prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged inventor Peter Madsen with last year's murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose dismembered body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on his homemade submarine.

In pictures: You can now buy Greta Garbo's seaside home

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:38
Hollywood icon Greta Garbo's villa in Sweden is now up for grabs for a minimum of 32 million kronor ($3.9 million).

Ericsson books write-downs of 14.2 billion kronor

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:50
Ericsson announced write-downs of 14.2 billion kronor ($1.8 billion) on Tuesday, as well as a one-billion non-cash charge as a result of US tax reforms.

William and Kate to meet Stellan Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander on royal visit to Sweden

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:14
Prince William and Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge will meet two of Sweden's biggest Hollywood stars and learn about Swedish sport, design and research during their forthcoming visit to the country.

Weather: Snow warning issued for Sweden

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:44
Meteorologists warned of traffic chaos in Sweden on Tuesday due to heavy snow and wind.

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