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17 charged over neo-Nazi violence in Gothenburg

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 22:59
Seventeen men linked to neo-Nazi group Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) have been charged with agitation against an ethnic group and violent riot for their actions during a demonstration last year.

A girl found an ancient sword in a Swedish lake and people are calling her the Queen of Sweden

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 22:21
The news that an eight-year-old Swedish-American girl discovered a pre-Viking sword in a lake has caused excitement around the world, with many naming her the new Queen of Sweden.

Could Zlatan bookend career with a return to Malmö FF?

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:39
Malmö football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has for the second time floated a return to Malmö FF to bookend his stellar career.

Swedish word of the day: kanelbulle

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:19
Our chosen Swedish word of the day – kanelbulle – is very appropriate on this day: October 4th has been declared the nation's 'Cinnamon Bun Day'.

Malmö orders external probe into Pride group

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:08
Malmö has ordered an external probe of the gay rights organization Malmö Pride after its chairman Filip Filipek arranged a contract for himself which gives him a cut of all funding secured.

Eight-year-old Swedish girl pulls Viking era sword from lake

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 02:26
An eight-year-old Swedish girl came across an exciting find swimming at her local lake, when she pulled an ancient sword from its depths.

Sweden Democrats take power in municipal council

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 23:06
For the first time, a member of the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) will be mayor of a Swedish town.

Police officer assaulted by gang in central southern Sweden

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 22:32
A police officer was assaulted by a gang in central southern Sweden on Wednesday evening after a patrol was called out to deal with a fight.

Members' Forum: Ten lessons I learned after moving to Stockholm

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 22:09
Before coming to Stockholm, The Local's editorial intern Nele Schröder had her own ideas about what she would find in the Swedish capital. Of course, everything went completely differently from what she had imagined. Some things were better and some were... let's say a bit more stressful.

Swedish word of the day: pytteliten

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 06:30
Certain words are just fun to say, and our Swedish word of the day is certainly one of them. 'Pytteliten' is a way of describing something that's smaller than small.

Real police nab fake officer in Malmö

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 06:18
A man in Malmö stuck flashing blue lights on his car roof and spent at least ten minutes trying to flag down passersby – until a real police car came and took him in.

Malmö recruiting 'gender-neutral' Lucia for this year's procession

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 05:09
This year's Lucia in Malmö can be a woman, a man or a person of non-binary gender, the city has announced.

Live blog: Sweden to announce 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 02:00
The Local is reporting live from Stockholm, where the Nobel Prize in Chemistry is to be announced.

One in 20 Swedes doesn't use the internet

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:11
Although 98 percent of Swedish homes have internet access, one in 20 people never go online, according to a new report surveying Swedes' online habits.

Swedish road covered in herring after elk accident

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:46
A road in western Sweden was covered in herring on Tuesday evening after an accident caused by an elk.

The Swedish words you need to learn as flu season begins

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:09
Getting ill in a new or unfamiliar country is always an upsetting experience, but if you can't escape the pesky bugs that crop up around this time of year, you can at least use it as a Swedish-learning opportunity.

Swedish word of the day: strax

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 07:45
This is a fun and short word that can be used to describe both time and space.

These are the most expensive addresses in Sweden

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 07:04
Got a few million kronor collecting dust in your wallet? Look no further.

Swedish parliamentary speaker asks centre-right leader to form government

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 06:13
The speaker of the Swedish parliament has asked Ulf Kristersson, leader of the centre-right Moderate party, to try to form a government.

Live blog: Nobel Prize in Physics to be announced

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 02:00
The Local is reporting live from Stockholm, where the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics is due to be announced.