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Armed robbers raid Malmö apartment

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 22:27
Police in Malmö are looking for a group of armed robbers who opened fire at an apartment in the south of the city.

Swedish teen top NHL Draft pick Dahlin signs with Buffalo Sabres

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 22:04
Swedish teen defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, the top pick in last month's National Hockey League Draft, signed a three-year contract Monday with the Buffalo Sabres.

Opinion: Stop looking at your mobile phone while you're on vacation

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 21:59
The whole point of going on vacation is to forget about everyday life and work, so maybe it's time to put your mobile phone down for a period, author and therapist Patrik Wincent writes.

Returned Isis fighter held over Örebro shooting: reports

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 08:53
A 31-year-old man with links to Isis has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a shooting in Örebro in central Sweden last week, public broadcaster SVT reports.

The questions you need to ask before moving to Sweden

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 04:24
Are you planning a relocation to Sweden, or just wondering if it's the right step for you? With the help of two relocation experts, The Local lists some of the crucial questions you should try to answer before the move.

How to backpack around Sweden on a budget

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 03:40
People can often be scared off from travelling around Sweden due to how expensive everything is known to be. But who's to say you can't go backpacking there on a budget? Here's some tips on how to keep the costs down while travelling around the country.

'We need to save the prize': Why this journalist created a new Nobel Literature Prize

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 02:40
Journalist Alexandra Pascalidou explained to The Local why she grew so tired of scandals at the Swedish Academy she decided to take matters into her own hands by creating a replacement for this year's postponed Nobel Literature Prize.

Swedish police dog hailed as hero after finding missing elderly man

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 23:39
A police dog in central Sweden has been hailed as a hero after finding an injured elderly man who went missing in a forest.

Foraging in Sweden's forests: what to look out for and when to pick them

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 22:59
Foraging for seasonal berries during summer is a Swedish tradition that's as old as time. Ready to set off off into the forest, wicker basket in hand, and start scouring for some sweet treats? This guide from The Local should get you started.

One dead and six injured in crash on Swedish highway

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 22:26
A young woman has died in a collision involving three cars on a Swedish highway that also left six others injured.

Sweden's Jonas Jerebko to sign with NBA champions Golden State Warriors: reports

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 22:02
Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko, who was released Saturday by the NBA's Utah Jazz, reportedly plans to sign with the reigning champion Golden State Warriors if he becomes a free agent.

Golf balls thrown from speeding car injure Stockholm pedestrians

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 08:51
A reckless driver in Stockholm has injured several passersby by throwing golf balls at them from a moving vehicle.

'Half a billion kronor to make Sweden 80 percent food self-sufficient': Deputy PM

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 07:04
Sweden’s Green Party wants to invest heavily in increased food security and organic farming, says Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin.

World Cup heist: Teen thieves posing as Sweden football fans rob Stockholm jeweller's

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 02:46
While Swedes gazed intently at their TV screens, watching Blågult play England in the World Cup quarterfinals, a group of crafty teenagers took advantage of the nationwide football focus and robbed a jewellery store in Stockholm.

England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach World Cup semi-finals

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 08:47
England comfortably beat Sweden 2-0 on Saturday to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.

Ibrahimovic and Beckham make friendly bet on Sweden v England

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 00:48
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham have agreed on the terms of a friendly wager ahead of the England v Sweden World Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 23:40
What do you do when this year's Nobel Literature Prize, the world's most prestigious accolade of its kind, is postponed because of a sexual assault scandal? You create your own award.

'I will support Sweden: Palestinians have clear favourite in England match

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 07:54
As England prepare to play Sweden in a crunch World Cup quarter-final Saturday, the Scandinavians will find strong support in a perhaps unlikely location: the Palestinian enclave of Gaza.

Neo-Nazi disturbances at Almedalen could 'change the nature' of Swedish political staple

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 06:28
Disturbances and alleged violence carried out by the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) at this year's Almedalen political festival are part of the neo-Nazi group's attempts to be more visible in the build-up to the Swedish election, The Local has been told.

'My friend's husband did mention a divorce!': World Cup match-up a dilemma for Swedish-English families

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 05:14
Sweden square off with England in the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals and with relations between the two nations close it promises to be a pretty special occasion. For the many Swedish-English couples watching the match however, it presents something of a dilemma. Can they survive the bragging? The Local finds out.