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Winter is coming, and navigating the icy, slippery, and snow-covered Swedish roads is nothing less than a challenge. But it's not just a different sort of driving you need to get used to: you also need to winter-prep your car, and learn how to manually manipulate systems that might have been knocked out by the cold.
More than two months have passed since Sweden went to the polls, and the first concrete step towards finding a government will take place this week. But the prime ministerial candidate faces likely defeat – for the first time in modern Swedish history. The Local takes a look at how we got to this position, and what the next steps might be.
The population of Stockholm has grown rapidly in recent years, but by the year 2027, more people are predicted to move from than to the Swedish capital.
Entrepreneurs with a foreign background have more difficulty getting business loans than native-born Swedes, according to a study from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket).
Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the Los Angeles Galaxy was named on Monday as Major League Soccer Newcomer of the Year, defeating England's Wayne Rooney among others for the award.
Höstrusk is about as Swedish as a Swedish word can get, and doesn't just describe an undesired autumnal weather condition, it also encompasses the mood and feeling that goes with it.
A new Swedish report on extremism and organized crime paints a completely new picture of what the 'typical' offender behind those types of crimes looks like. 'We've been totally astonished by the findings,' the head author of the study told The Local.
Jean-Claude Arnault, the Frenchman jailed two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize, was set to appeal his verdict on Monday.
Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson will try to form a government with the Christian Democrats, but without their other two centre-right Alliance partners. But his coalition looks likely to fail.
If Sweden fails to form a new government, a snap election could set the country back by quite a few million kronor.
British waste helps heat Swedish homes – but concern is growing for how Brexit will affect this scheme.
It can't have been hard to land a job in Sweden for Suresh Kumar, the chef at Malmö's newly-opened The South Indian, as no trained chef in the Nordic country can whip up batter for Indian dosa pancakes the way he can.
It is highly likely that next Wednesday Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson will become the first prime ministerial candidate in modern times to be rejected by Sweden’s parliament.
Swedish Dads will share child leave equally by the mid 2030s, if the current trend in the latest figures from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency continues.
The mother of Kim Wall, the Swedish journalist who was brutally murdered last year on board a submarine, has written a book commemorating the life of her talented and strong-willed daughter.
The rate air travel in Sweden is growing has slowed this year, suggesting that the flight tax which came into effect this April may be having an effect.
Mourners lit hundreds of candles around the main square of the city of Falkenberg on Friday evening after the suspected body of a missing boy with Down syndrome was found drowned.
A psychologist in Sweden has admitted to secretly filming other men naked in toilets and changing rooms, after one of his victims collared him at a branch of Ikea.
Police believe a dead body found in Falkenberg in western Sweden is that of a 12-year-old boy who went missing three days ago.
Malmö's tit-for-tat gang war looks to have flared into life again with four shootings in less than 24 hours and one young man left seriously wounded.