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Swedish word of the day: snubbe

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 06:52
Here's a handy word to know if you want to expand your knowledge of Swedish slang.

Cats imitate owners' voices, Swedish researcher finds

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 06:48
Cats can imitate their owners' voices and create private languages with them, a linguistics researcher at Sweden's Lund University claims in a new book aimed at cat owners.

Spotify lodges EU complaint against Apple

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 06:06
Swedish music streaming giant Spotify said on Wednesday it had filed a formal complaint with the EU Commission against Apple, accusing its US rival of stifling competition in the online music market.

Ikea recalls mislabeled marshmallow treats

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 06:00
Swedish furniture giant Ikea announced on Tuesday that it was recalling frozen chocolate-covered marshmallow treats that had been labelled improperly and may pose an allegory risk.

VIDEO: Sweden's brown bears awake early from hibernation

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 04:00
As a result of this winter’s milder weather, bears in some of Sweden’s animal parks have awoken from their hibernation much earlier than usual.

Sweden Democrats call on government to strip Isis fighters of citizenship

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 02:29
As Sweden continues to debate the fate of the roughly 150 citizens who have returned home after joining the terror group Isis, the government is under fire from critics who say it is not doing enough to address the problem.

'Malmö will never be lagom': Mayor speaks out in rare interview

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 02:15
Malmö mayor Katrin Stjernfelt Jammeh has called on Swedes to accept that Sweden's third city will never be 'lagom', while accusing those who focus relentlessly on its problems of holding it back.

Brexit vote: 'It's now time to take the rights of Britons off the negotiating table'

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 01:16
The UK parliament rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal again on Tuesday. Rights groups, as well as political and business leaders in the EU, reacted with dismay and a sense of resignation.

Travellers to and from Sweden face disruption as Boeing 737 grounded

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:56
Several flights to and from Sweden were cancelled on Wednesday after the European aviation authority suspended a plane model involved in two deadly crashes over the past six months.

Woman sentenced to jail after stealing pram with six-month-old baby inside

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 23:45
A woman who was suspected of kidnapping a six-month-old baby girl in Gothenburg has been sentenced to jail time for deprivation of liberty, after she said she hadn't realized the child was in the pram when she took it.

Taking an exchange semester in Sweden as a US student: 7 key things to keep in mind

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 23:00
Applying to an exchange programme can be truly stressful, considering each application and country has its own set of unique requirements. For those coming to Sweden from a US university, here are the key things to bear in mind when wading through the administrative parts of the application.

'More than ever we need the European Council to ring-fence our rights': Reactions to May's Brexit defeat

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:37
The UK parliament rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal again. Rights groups, as well as political and business leaders in the EU, reacted with dismay and a sense of resignation.

Swedish word of the day: harkla

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 07:59
Today we look at one of those Swedish words that has no one-word English equivalent.

Confused about Brexit? Here are 8 useful websites for Brits in Sweden

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 07:00
If you're one of the thousands of Brits in Sweden wondering what Brexit might mean for you, we've gathered up some of the most useful websites for finding out the latest updates and facts about the UK's withdrawal from the EU and how Brits in Sweden will be affected.

When speaking Swedish isn't so obvious in Sweden

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 05:14
Having learned Swedish in the US, The Local contributor Idil Tuysuzoglu expected that a semester in Stockholm would give her ample opportunity to speak the language. But this was not the case, she writes.

British Öresund commuters protected from no-deal Brexit: UK embassy

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 02:27
British citizens who already live in Sweden and commute across to the Öresund Bridge to work in Copenhagen will be able to continue working under the same tax and employment conditions as today, even if there is a 'no-deal' Brexit.

Unemployment falls among immigrants in Sweden

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:31
More and more foreign-born job-seekers are getting a foot into the Swedish labour market, new statistics suggest.

Brits in Europe hold breath with MPs set to vote on Theresa May's 'improved' deal

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:29
Lawmakers in London were set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday a day after she said she had secured a new and improved deal to leave the EU. Britons across Europe will be waiting anxiously and will have mixed feelings about whether they want the deal to pass.

Trains cancelled in Stockholm after power blackout

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 23:50
Several long-distance and inter-city trains were cancelled from Stockholm on Tuesday morning, after an electricity wire was torn down. We bring you the latest updates in this article.

Swedish word of the day: vårvinter

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 07:42
Today's chosen word is a beautiful one that describes an exciting time of the year.