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Swedish social service facility targeted in arson attack

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 03:35
A man is wanted by police after setting fire to a house belonging to social services in Örebro.

Ibrahimovic on target again as Galaxy douse Fire

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 01:37
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his first full appearance for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday to secure a battling 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer.

Sunbathing elk give Swedish rescue services a scare

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 05:15
Swedish firemen raced to help five elk who had fallen through the ice on Friday, only to discover the gangly beasts had simply lain down for a spot of sunbathing.

Swedish zoo kills 500 rescued lizards with liquid nitrogen

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 03:59
More than 500 reptiles rescued by Swedish police from animal smugglers have come to a grisly end, being killed instantly by being dropped into liquid nitrogen.

'Nothing to do with Danius being a woman': Female Academy member

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 01:10
One of the remaining female members of the Swedish Academy has dismissed feminist outrage over the resignation of the august body’s first ever female head.

Malmö files police report over suspected SFI fraud

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:13
The city of Malmö has reported Sweden's biggest private education company to the police for allegedly overbilling them at least 4.7m kronor for SFI (Swedish for Immigrants) courses.

The ultimate guide to exploring Stockholm's archipelago islands

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:44
This week's warmer weather means it's the perfect time to get outside and onto the water to explore Stockholm's archipelago. Thousands of islands – some boasting towns of picture-perfect wooden cottages, others emptier and more remote – are scattered through the Baltic Sea. Our in-depth guide will help you travel like a true Stockholmer, with tips on where to go and what to do there.

'Not all traditions are worth preserving': ousted Swedish Academy head Sara Danius

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:08
The ousted secretary of the Swedish Academy has issued a defiant statement positioning herself as battling for gender equality, and against cliquey, self-serving arrogance.

Let's talk about the Swedish Academy's rapid descent into farce (and pussy bows)

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:10
One of Sweden's most prestigious institutions is falling apart. How did it all come to this for the body that hands out the Nobel Prize in Literature?

Rejected asylum seekers break out of Swedish detention centre near Gothenburg

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 05:48
Fourteen rejected asylum seekers have broken out of a secure detention facility outside Gothenburg, in the biggest such escape in seven years.

Swedish Nobel body appoints new interim head

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 05:14
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, appointed a new interim head on Friday as a sexual harassment scandal rocked the prestigious institution.

World's first electrified public road opens in Sweden

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 03:25
The world's first electric road, which can charge commercial and passenger vehicles while on the move, has opened in Sweden.

Stockholm's giant penis mural to be covered up after complaints

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:52
A giant blue penis painted on a Stockholm apartment building is to be covered up after just one week, the company which owns the building has said.

Sweden drafts proposal to rid Syria of chemical weapons 'once and for all'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 23:01
Sweden on Thursday circulated a draft UN resolution on sending a UN mission to Syria to rid the country of chemical weapons "once and for all", according to the text obtained by AFP.

Swedish Academy's first female head ousted after #MeToo scandal

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 22:33
The Swedish Academy, which hands out the Nobel Literature Prize, was plunged into crisis after its head Sara Danius took the fall amid a growing crisis for the prestigious institution.

How to make Swedish cloudberry parfait

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:59
Food writer John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local.

Why do so many Swedes live alone?

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:47
Picture a Swedish home. If you’ve spent time in one of the country’s big cities, you’re probably visualizing an apartment: white walls, Ikea furniture, tasteful minimalism… and a single occupant. People in Sweden are more likely to live alone than in any other country, with four out of ten households home to just one person. But what does this actually tell us about the Swedes? Perhaps not the things you'd expect.

'There's still a gender gap in IT': Swedish startup launches free programming course for women

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:46
A Stockholm startup founded by internationals has launched a free programming course for women in an effort to help close the gender gap in IT.

Facebook snubs Swedish government meeting

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:29
US tech giant Facebook will not attend a planned meeting with Swedish government ministers and other media in which measures to remove illegal content, threats and harassment from digital platforms will be discussed, Sweden's Justice Department says.

Ban on Swedish snus still valid: EU Advocate General

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 02:54
An attempt by a Swedish snus producer to challenge legislation banning the sale of the oral tobacco product in the European Union has been dealt a blow after an EU Advocate General concluded that the restrictions are still valid.