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Fewer Isis sympathizers returned to Sweden last year: Säpo

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:32
Around ten people with links to Isis returned to Sweden last year after travelling to the terror organization's areas in Syria or Iraq, according to the head of the Swedish security police.

Opinion: Lessons from Sweden in sustainable business

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:59
What can Swedish companies teach the world about sustainability? asks Susanne Arvidsson, associate professor in accounting and finance at Lund University, in this opinion piece first published by The Conversation.

H&M's South Africa stores closed following 'monkey' ad unrest

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:12
Swedish clothing giant H&M's stores in South Africa remain temporarily closed after the doors were shut in response to unrest over an ad that provoked racism accusations.

Sweden predicted to become first country with own cryptocurrency

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:45
Sweden could soon become the first country to launch its own cryptocurrency, an analyst at HSBC has predicted.

Who were the first Scandinavians? Ancient DNA sheds light on mysterious origins

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:04
Jan Apel, senior archaeology lecturer at Lund University, explores the origins of the first Scandinavians in this piece first published by The Conversation.

Sweden to create new authority tasked with countering disinformation

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:48
Sweden is to create a new public authority tasked with countering disinformation and boosting the population's resilience in the face of possible influence operations.

Nato has no legal duty to come to Sweden's aid, says secretary-general

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 23:28
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg emphasized Nato's strong ties to Sweden in a speech on Sunday, but added that the military alliance is not obligated to assist in the event of an attack on the country.

Police investigate fatal shootings in Malmö and Stockholm suburb

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 22:29
A 21-year-old man died after being found with gunshot wounds in Malmö late on Sunday.

'Don't try to blend in all the time. Try to stick out, it makes a difference in Sweden'

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 21:59
When a startup goes from being founded to being listed on Nasdaq within a year, it's a sign of something good. Erik Gatenholm, co-founder of award-winning bioprinting firm Cellink, talks to The Local about his roller-coaster career in Sweden.

Sweden to re-issue booklet of world war precautions

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 07:42
A booklet containing advice on how to cope with the outbreak of world war is set for a re-release after 30 years.

Swedish woman injured in Umeå elk attack

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 06:14
A woman was injured when she was attacked by an elk while out walking her dog in Umeå, according to a local media report.

Man arrested after Swedish pizzeria shooting

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:43
A 19-year-old man has been arrested after two people were injured during a shooting at a pizzeria in the Flogsta neighbourhood in Uppsala.

H&M 'racist' ad adds to Swedish company's woes

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 01:58
A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.

Protests in Johannesburg over 'racist' H&M ad

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:55
South African police Saturday intervened to clear protesters trashing outlets of Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz in Johannesburg over a controversial advertisement featuring a black child.

'Record amount' of narcotics seized in Uppsala

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:49
Swedish police confiscated a record quantity of narcotics, thought to exceed half a tonne in weight, in two residential areas of Uppsala on Friday night.

Swedish police detain 15 at neo-Nazi gathering in Gothenburg

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 06:57
15 people from the neo-Nazi organisation Nordic Resistance Movement (Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen, NMR) as well as two counter-demonstrators have been taken in by police in Gothenburg.

Why Swedish Christmas has only just ended

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:30
Many people in Sweden will finally throw out Christmas trees and clear up the last of their festive decorations on January 13th.

'When a US president speaks about Sweden, the fallout can last a long time'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:55
In an extract from his new book Good Sweden, Bad Sweden, The Local's Paul Rapacioli explains how Donald Trump wasn't the first US president to malign Sweden.

The Local's Swedish word of the week – part 11

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:04
Every week we ask a Swede, or a foreigner in Sweden, to explain their favourite word. Watch the video below and click here to learn more about the Swedish language.

Knife attack at Gothenburg supermarket leaves one injured

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:47
A man has been left with serious injuries after a knife attack at a supermarket in eastern Gothenburg.