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For internationals, 'reliance on social media is sometimes greater because we are more disconnected'

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 06:25
Over-reliance on social media can cause stress and loneliness, and is a particularly easy trap to fall into for those dealing with life in a new country, writes psychologist and The Local guest columnist Edita Petojevic.

Malmö 'street artist' Dan Parks jailed again for hate crimes

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 04:57
The Malmö-based provocateur Dan Park has been sentenced to three months in jail for hate crimes, after tweets in which he used the term 'blattar' to describe immigrants, and claimed rape was normal in their cultures.

Man jailed for sending death threats to Swedish ministers

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 03:50
The 43-year-old man was also convicted of sending a letter bomb to a UK cryptocurrency firm and targeting other high-profile Swedes via written death threats and white powder letters.

A Swedish town accidentally sold its fire station and is now trying to get it back

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 02:14
The municipality of Storuman in northern Sweden has accidentally sold off its fire station to a private real estate broker and is now trying to sue the buyer to get it back.

Brexit road-tripper: 'It has made me appreciate what Europe has to offer and what we have to lose'

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 02:07
Brit Andy Pardy quit his job to undertake an epic odyssey across Europe in order to write ‘Stop Brexit’ with the resulting GPS route. Having recently concluded his more than 35,000-kilometre journey across 27 European nations, The Local caught up again with ‘The rogue consultant’ and his ode to freedom of movement.

Word of the day: typ

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 01:06
Are you looking for that great filler word to smooth out your sentences to make you sound more fluent in Swedish? We've got you covered with the word typ.

#MySweden: 'Everything I want is at my fingertips here'

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 23:32
In our #MySweden series, The Local's readers take over our Instagram account to introduce each other to towns and neighbourhoods across Sweden. Today, Lindsey LaMont from the USA talks about life in Barkarby.

Police step up search for missing boy in western Sweden

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 23:03
The search for a 12-year-old boy who went missing on Tuesday afternoon continued on Friday.

Opinion: Swedish political deadlock crosses Atlantic to US

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 06:52
Sweden held a national election on September 9th 2018. The United States did the same thing on Tuesday. Frankly, it looks like we both had the same election – with the same result, writes Eric Burnette.

The Local wins Sweden's online publisher of the year award

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 06:32
The Local has been named Sweden's best digital publisher of the year – just a day after its in-house Client Studio took home a bronze medal amid tough competition at the Native Advertising Awards 2018.

Swedish word of the day: softa

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 02:50
Softa is a peculariar Swedish word and verb taken from English but which has absolutely nothing, (or very little) to do with its Shakespearean language origin.

'Crawl back under your rock,' Swedish foreign minister tells Canadian professor

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 01:13
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström on Wednesday slammed Canadian professor Jordan B. Peterson for his controversial views on especially feminism, telling a Stockholm audience that he should "crawl back under the rock he came from".

Members' forum: Why are you learning Swedish?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 22:29
Swedish people may be known for their impressive English skills, but there are many people around the world who are learning Swedish – some of you just for fun. We asked you for your top tips.

Sweden joins calls for stronger action to end Yemen war

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 22:22
Sweden was one of three countries that blocked a UN Security Council statement calling for an end to the war in Yemen, instead demanding a full resolution to bring warring sides to the negotiating table.

Search continues for missing 12-year-old Dante

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 21:54
A 12-year-old boy with Down syndrome who went missing while out walking the dog on Tuesday afternoon had still not been found by Thursday morning, despite a huge ongoing search effort.

Sweden's housing shortage an obstacle to integration: report

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 07:02
Authorities are struggling to offer permanent housing to newly arrived people in Sweden's most populous areas, according to a new report, which warned that this could be an obstacle to integration.

Tetra Pak to shed 150 jobs in Lund

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 05:32
The Swedish food packaging giant Tetra Pak is to cut as many as 150 jobs in the city of Lund as it moves to automate production.

Huge search under way for missing boy with Down syndrome

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 02:54
Around 1,000 people are searching for a 12-year-old boy with Down syndrome who went missing on Tuesday afternoon.

The people and stories behind some of Sweden's common street names

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 02:24
You've seen their names dozens of times, but how much do you know about the people who gave their names to Sweden's streets? From kings to diplomats, here's a look at some of the people and faces behind the road names.

Mystery sighting in Stockholm archipelago was 'not a foreign submarine': military

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 23:13
The Supreme Commander of Sweden's Armed Forces has said an unknown object spotted in the Stockholm archipelago this summer was not a foreign submarine.