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Sweden Democrat proposes building mosque to attract immigrants up north

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 02:57
A Sweden Democrat politician from Kramfors, on Sweden's northern Baltic coast, is facing possible expulsion after proposing that his municipality build a mosque to draw more immigrants to the city.

Sweden Democrat proposes building mosque to lure immigrants north

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 02:57
A Sweden Democrat politician from Kramfors, on Sweden's northern Baltic coast, is facing possible expulsion after proposing that his municipality build a mosque to draw more immigrants to the city.

Swedish youtuber PewDiePie 'sickened' by mass killer's endorsement

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 02:11
Swedish YouTube blogger PewDiePie said he was "sickened" after hearing that the gunman behind Friday's New Zealand mosque massacre had promoted his videos before opening fire.

Sweden 'cannot guarantee Brits' future in no-deal Brexit'

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:02
EXCLUSIVE: In an interview with The Local, Sweden's EU minister said he was currently unable to guarantee what the status of Brits in Sweden would be one year after a no-deal Brexit, but said he was confident that "any problems will be sorted out".

Tens of thousands join Greta Thunberg's global youth demo for climate

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:13
Tens of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe on Friday to march through the streets for an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change.

Apple hits back at Spotify in anti-competition row

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:15
Apple has hit back at Spotify's accusations of stifling competition in the online music market, saying the Swedish streaming giant was trying to reap benefits without paying their costs.

New Zealand terror suspect claims shooting was revenge for Stockholm terror attack

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 01:30
A suspected far-right extremist held in connection with a deadly shooting in New Zealand described it as "revenge" for the murder of an 11-year-old Swedish girl in the 2017 Stockholm terror attack.

Thousands of climate strikes planned on Friday, inspired by Sweden's Greta Thunberg

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 01:11
Climate protests inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg are planned in more than 2,000 locations on Friday afternoon.

'A xenophobic and radical nationalist current is on the rise in Sweden'

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 23:58
Sweden's security service Säpo warns in a new report of rising radical nationalism and foreign states trying to spy on Sweden.

'We need our rights ring-fenced' say activists as UK parliament votes to delay Brexit

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:36
After three days of debate and discussions in the House of Commons, in which Theresa May's Brexit deal was overwhelmingly rejected and MPs showed their equal disdain for a no-deal exit, a majority of 210 MPs voted to try and delay Brexit and seek an extension to Article 50 from the EU.

Swedish word of the day: krog

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 07:52
Here's a word you'll probably want to learn early on after coming to Sweden.

Malmö incubator to launch new games hub

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 06:20
Malmö's games incubator Game Habitat is planning at the end of this month to officially launch DevHub, a new shared office space for games startups.

Welcome to The Local Sweden's Book Club

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 06:04
The Local is launching a book club, where we'll learn about Swedish culture through reading, and we want you to be involved.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Norway's Nobel Peace Prize

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 04:15
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose school strike for climate has inspired protests around the world, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which is handed out in Norway.

No-deal Brexit: New checklist for Brits in Sweden

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 02:36
As March 29th approaches, Brits in Sweden have a limited amount of time to do what they can to secure their future in the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Here are the key steps to take.

Swedish anti-deportation activist demands retrial

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 00:37
A Swedish activist who grounded a flight to save a rejected Afghan asylum seeker from being deported has appealed her fine, arguing that one of the lay judges should have been recused.

The tree that was there when Sweden changed for good

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 23:59
The image of a tree in the middle of Drottningholmsvägen in 1916 tells of a world at war and a country on the verge of a major transformation.

How Greta Thunberg's school strike became a global climate movement

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 23:53
Six months after Greta Thunberg, then 15, started her "school strike for climate" outside Sweden's parliament, her protest has gone global.

UK moves towards seeking extension to Brexit process as MPs vote to rule out a no-deal exit

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 13:34
The House of Commons twice rejected a no-deal in different votes on March 13th, but Theresa May warned that a no-deal exit remains the default legal option if an extension or revocation of Article 50 is not agreed.

Novelist Stridsberg becomes first Swede to be nominated for Man Booker Prize

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 08:06
The nominees for the Man Booker International Prize were announced on Wednesday and for the first time ever the list included a Swedish author.