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'We're easy to analyse, but difficult to beat' Sweden coach warns England

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:50
Sweden coach Janne Andersson said his side are "easy to analyse but very difficult to beat" ahead of Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against England in Samara.

Who is Emil Forsberg – Sweden's not-so-secret weapon against England?

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 02:57
Emil Forsberg could very well be the one to fill the shoes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Sweden's talisman when they face England on Saturday – just don't tell him that.

Sweden World Cup shirts sold out as euphoric fans exhaust stocks

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 01:44
The euphoria over Sweden's unlikely progression to the World Cup quarterfinals has caught the national team's shirt manufacturer Adidas flat-footed, as both the home and away jerseys are now sold out across the country.

Sweden are 'bloody difficult to play against'

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 23:37
Sweden will pose a challenge that has proved notoriously difficult in the past when they face England, admitted England coach Gareth Southgate.

Swedish recipe of the week: rhubarb and strawberry jam

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 22:59
'Tis the season... to eat strawberries and rhubarb. Here's a great recipe, courtesy of the founder of the Swedish Food website.

'Sweden will never let anti-democratic forces take advantage of democracy,' vows PM Stefan Löfven

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 22:57
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven spoke about democracy and his own upbringing as a foster child in his speech on the island of Gotland during Sweden's annual political festival Almedalen.

Swedish work permit applications increase by 50 percent

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 08:00
A growing number of non-EU citizens are applying for permits to work in Sweden, with a near 50 percent increase in the first six months of 2018 compared to 2017.

The best events in Stockholm this summer

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 07:26
The longer days of the Swedish summer are beautiful, and they also mean there's more going on in the city. The Local takes a look at some of the best events coming up in the Swedish capital.

Telenor erroneously collects personal data of more than 100,000 people in Sweden

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 06:06
Norwegian telecoms company Telenor has been reported to Sweden's Data Protection Authority (Datainspektionen) after it erroneously collected the personal data of at least 120,000 customers without permission.

Seven of the worst things about July in Sweden

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 04:38
There's a lot to like about July in Sweden, but there’s also plenty to hate. Here are seven of the worst things about the month, in one grumpy Scot's opinion.

Stockholmers asked to have their say on controversial new Apple store

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 02:00
Stockholmers have been invited to have their say about a planned flagship Apple store in the Swedish capital that has divided opinion since the project was announced in 2016.

Swedish-Russian relations 'the worst in many, many years'

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 23:42
Sweden-Russian relations are at a new low, a senior Russian diplomat said after the Swedish Prime Minister named the country as the biggest threat in relation to foreign interference campaigns.

Swedish woman assaulted by Nazis at political festival

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 23:13
A man was held by police during Sweden's political festival Almedalen on suspicion of assault linked to hate crime.

'Folkhemmet' – how a revolutionary political idea changed Sweden for good

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 22:23
In the early 20th century, Sweden was struggling with emigration and class divides. Then came the political concept that changed the country's stars.

'We have underestimated Sweden for years': England boss Southgate

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 05:15
England manager Gareth Southgate says he is not going to make the mistake of underestimating Sweden ahead of the two nations facing off in the World Cup quarter-finals.

How Sweden's deportations of skilled workers are affecting internationals

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 03:00
Sweden's lengthy work permit renewal process and the continuing deportations of foreign workers over minor errors in paperwork is having a serious impact on workers' health, the initial results of a new survey suggest.

Yes, Sweden's Almedalen is still relevant in the digital age

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 02:37
Sweden's Almedalen Week has been a staple of the political calendar for half a century, but it still of value in the digital age? Journalist Rupali Mehra went to the event to find out.

Why Sweden won't be scared of England at the World Cup

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 01:19
Sweden face England in the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Saturday, and if some of the reaction is to believed it'll be a straightforward affair for the latter nation. History suggests however that Sweden should not be underestimated. The Local explains why…

Volvo cheers 'best ever' results after record sales

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 23:38
Volvo Cars continued its record streak of growing car sales in the first six months of 2018.

Watch out England, Sweden aren't ready to quit just yet

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 22:31
With England awaiting in the quarter-finals, Sweden coach Janne Andersson insists his team are not yet finished, after seeing off Switzerland 1-0.