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Malmö businessman in custody for insider trading

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:56
One of Malmö’s leading business owners has been held pending trial for insider trading connected to the $1.1bn sale of local property company Victoria Park.

Swedish word of the day: jo

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 06:58
Jo and ja both mean yes. But when do you use one or the other?

Man stabbed to death in Rosengård shopping mall

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 05:13
A man was knifed to death at a mall in the centre of Malmö's Rosengård district on Tuesday morning, with a suspect seized shortly afterwards in a nearby apartment.

Who will govern Sweden? Eight possible coalition scenarios

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 03:28
Sweden is still trying to form a government after its September 9th election left the country divided. Let's take a look at possible future coalitions.

Why your food may become more expensive in Sweden

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 00:12
Your grocery bill may be about to take a bigger bite of your income as a result of a tough summer for farmers, the Swedish food industry warns.

EU antitrust watchdog drops probe into Swedish mobile operators

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:35
The European Commission has dropped an investigation into Swedish mobile telecommunication companies which prompted it to carry out early-morning raids at their offices in Sweden last year.

'I feel grateful that people really value the arts in Sweden'

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:02
MY SWEDISH CAREEER: "Music has never really been a choice that I've thought about; it was always what I wanted to do, but it was out of my control – in a good way," says 32-year-old Emily Honeyman, a bassist in Stockholm’s Royal Swedish Opera.

Swedish word of the day: medlidande

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:39
Our word of the day can be used to express the painful sadness you feel when a loved one – or a complete stranger – is hurting.

Skåne travel: How this week's E6 motorway closure affects you

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 07:48
A section of Sweden's E6 motorway just north of Malmö will be completely closed from Thursday, forcing as many as 55,000 drivers a day to take an alternative route through the city of Lund.

Danish submarine killer gives up fight for reduced jail sentence

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 06:10
Danish inventor Peter Madsen, locked up for life for murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall, will not appeal his sentence to the Supreme Court.

Live blog: Sweden to announce winner of 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 01:14
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's another Nobel Prize in Economics. Follow The Local's live report from Stockholm.

Sublet prices on the rise across Sweden: report

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 23:56
Despite an overall cooling on Sweden's housing market in recent years and months, prices for sublets have continued to rise steeply, a new report shows.

Two apprehended for arson after serious fire at Uppsala school

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:40
Two girls have been apprehended for aggravated arson after a school in Uppsala, southern Sweden was partially destroyed in a major fire.

Illegal snus operations a growing problem in Sweden

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 18:40
Sweden’s status as the only country in the EU where snus is legal has created a growing underground manufacturing operation, broadcaster SVT reported on Saturday.

Swedes to bask in unusual October warmth

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 07:30
Temperatures across Sweden are expected to rise considerably over the weekend and through next week.

#MeToo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 04:28
From France, where seduction is treated as a high art, to Sweden, a trailblazer for gender equality, the #MeToo movement has had a mixed impact in Europe, stirring debate about consent and the banality of street harassment.

Two new members join scandal-ridden Swedish Academy

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 07:15
The Swedish Academy has elected new members for two of its empty seats.

Malmö puts twelve teens in care to stop gang war

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 05:54
At least twelve teenagers have been taken into care by Malmö’s social services in connection with the gangland shootings which have rocked the city over the past year.

Sweden plans to make sex toys safer because so many people get them stuck in their rectum

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 05:29
Sweden is looking into introducing safety standards for sex toys after a study revealed a growing number of Swedes were forced to seek medical help after the items got lodged in their rectums.

This is how much you earn if you're a Swedish politician

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 02:46
How much do Sweden's lawmakers earn? Now we know.