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Malmö woman jailed for sending partner 100 fake letters

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 07:01
A woman in Malmö has been jailed for sending more than 100 anonymous letters to her live-in partner, purporting to be from a jealous ex, as well as women’s underwear, handcuffs, and a rusty razor blade.

The sun has returned to Sweden's northernmost towns

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 01:36
Most of Sweden is currently grappling with below zero temperatures and bracing for strong winds, but in the north of the country there's reason to celebrate with the sun appearing above the horizon this week for the first time in 2019.

Swedish officials ban Christian car registration plate

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 23:53
Swedish transport authorities have denied a car owner's request to have his number plate changed to reflect his religious beliefs.

Sweden's prime minister rivals to make their final case

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 23:16
Sweden's search for a new government – four months after the election – is approaching the finishing line. But does that mean a new prime minister or a snap election?

Malmö accidentally 'sacks' 4,800 employees

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:12
Malmö’s municipal government accidentally laid off 4,800 of its employees during an update to its IT systems, leaving then unable to log into their computers or emails.

These were the most expensive properties sold in Sweden in 2018

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 07:58
The most expensive property sale in Sweden last year took place in the Stockholm archipelago municipality of Ekerö, a new list reveals.

Swedish word of the day: ålahue

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 06:43
Scanians don't take fools gladly, and that's reflected in the local language. The inhabitants of Sweden's southernmost county have as many ways of calling someone stupid as the indigenous peoples of the Arctic have for snow (almost).

Sweden 'world's third most democratic country'

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 03:21
Sweden is the third most democratic country in the world, according to the latest edition of the Economist's Democracy Index.

What's it like to swap the city for the countryside in Sweden?

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:19
Moving from a larger city to the countryside might seem appealing for many reasons: more affordable housing, easy access to nature, or a relaxed pace of life. But is the grass really always greener?

American whistleblower wins Sweden's Olof Palme Prize

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 23:03
American military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the US government's secret war plans for Vietnam in 1971, is set to receive Sweden's prestigious Olof Palme Prize.

Opinion: The church still plays a role in northern Swedish communities

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 22:59
Sweden's north isn't always as secular as you might expect, writes Paul Connolly, who has observed plenty of support for the church in over six years living in the region.

Island households may be without power for two more weeks after storm

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 07:37
Thousands of households remained without electricity on Tuesday as power companies warned it may take up to two weeks for the power to be restored to all of them.

Swedish word of the day: tupplur

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 06:11
Today's Swedish word is especially useful if you've got young children or are feeling a little bit sleepy.

English-speakers will soon be able to donate blood in Stockholm

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 02:53
For the first time, people who speak English but not Swedish will be able to donate blood at a Stockholm clinic from the middle of January onwards.

How many people became Swedish citizens last year?

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 02:01
Thousands of people became Swedish citizens in 2018: here's a breakdown of how the number has changed in recent years and where the new Swedes come from.

Sweden braces for heavy snow as thousands of homes STILL without power

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 23:03
A class-two warning for heavy snow remained in place for eastern Sweden on Tuesday morning, affecting Gävleborg county and northern coastal parts of Uppsala county.

'The moment you think you've got it, you haven't'

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 22:59
"Intuition has played a big role in my life, guiding me where to go," says counsellor and acupuncturist Gerry Phoenix in this week's My Swedish Career interview.

Swedish word of the day: särbo

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 08:50
Särbo is a Swedish word that will be particularly useful for some expats.

The difference between sambo and marriage in Sweden

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 07:41
In Sweden, there are several different classifications of relationships, which each give the partners a different legal status and rights. Here's what you need to know about what it means to be a sambo in Sweden.

Sweden's national bank warns of e-currency scam

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 07:07
False information about digital currency is being circulated online in Sweden, the country's central bank said on Monday.