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Recipe: How to make eggs with Swedish anchovies

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:59
Food writer John Duxbury shares a recipe for eggs with Swedish anchovies.

H&M profits pulled down by stock mishaps and falling prices

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 04:44
Swedish ready-to-wear giant Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) on Thursday said profits fell in the second quarter as too much stock, triggered by logistics problems, pulled prices further down amid declining sales in key markets.

'Sweden shut Zlatan's mouth': The best reactions to Sweden's qualification for the World Cup last 16

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 02:36
Sweden pulled off the remarkable feat of defeating Mexico 3-0, finishing top of group F and qualifying for the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup with an outstanding performance in Ekaterinburg, and understandably that hasn't passed unnoticed. The Local rounds up the best reaction to a dream night for the Swedes.

Sweden's mouse-sized mini street art comes to Stockholm for the first time

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 02:29
A guerilla street art group behind a mouse-sized universe has created its first tiny artworks in the Stockholm area: a hotel and cafe for mice on the archipelago island of Gustavsberg.

War precautions booklet prompted hundreds of phonecalls to security agency

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 01:50
A booklet of war precautions sent out to nearly 5 million Swedish households this summer led to hundreds of phonecalls to the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).

Thousands of asylum seekers from 2015 still waiting for decision from Sweden

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 23:19
Thousands of people who sought asylum in Sweden in 2015 are still waiting for a decision on their case.

Sweden top group and power into World Cup last 16 with dream win over Mexico

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 22:22
Sweden surged into the last 16 of the World Cup with a deserved 3-0 victory on Wednesday over a poor Mexico side, who still qualified ahead of Germany after the holders' loss to South Korea.

'You play the game then wish everyone the best': Sweden coach Andersson refuses to gloat as Germany crash out

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 22:05
Sweden coach Janne Andersson said that he took no satisfaction from seeing Germany crash out of the World Cup on Wednesday, as his side surged through top of Group F in a thrilling and nail-biting finale.

Could Sweden's obsession with 'loppis' markets be the key to sustainability?

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:59
The Local contributor Rupali Mehra had never purchased second hand clothes before she moved to Sweden from India, but now she's a convert.

Sweden's sports minister wears Durmaz's jersey after racial abuse

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 07:36
Sweden's Sports Minister Annika Strandhäll wore a Jimmy Durmaz football jersey in parliament on Wednesday in support of Sweden's World Cup player who faced a wave of racial attacks after a defeat against Germany at the weekend.

Record amount of snow may last the whole summer in northern Sweden

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 07:32
A record amount of snowfall in northern Sweden has left one city with a dilemma, as the snow looks likely to survive the entire summer despite a June heatwave.

Sweden is getting its first LGBT-certified sports stadium

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 05:35
Sweden is getting its first LGBT-certified sports stadium, in the student city of Uppsala.

'I am being Swedish, expecting to lose but hoping to win': Swedes on their World Cup hopes v Mexico

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 05:25
It's the moment of truth for Sweden at the World Cup, with 90 minutes against Mexico to decide if they progress to the knockout round, or pack their bags for home. The Local contributors Gaïa Jouan and Andrew Peacock took to the streets of Stockholm to see how Swedes are feeling about their World Cup hopes.

Swede gets life sentence for involvement in Rwanda genocide

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 04:00
A Swedish man has been sentenced by a Stockholm court for involvement in the genocide against the Tutsi minority in Rwanda in 1994.

The ultimate A-Z guide to Swedishness

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 01:30
Is it ever possible to truly understand the Swedes? Contributor Oliver Gee says he has been "observing Swedes at close proximity for around eight years", and attempts to sum them up in this A-Z guide.

Helsingborg ranked Sweden's most environmentally friendly municipality

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 23:35
Helsingborg in southern Sweden has for the second year in a row been ranked Sweden's most environmentally friendly municipality.

Swedish woman called fire service about fire she saw in her dreams

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 22:37
Tuesday was an unusual day for Sweden’s emergency services to say the least, as their response to a call-out over a burning outhouse was curtailed at the last minute when the person who called it in rang again to say she had seen the fire in a dream.

Norway to leave Sweden and Denmark behind and sell remaining SAS stake

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 22:07
Norway is to sell its remaining 10 percent stake in Scandinavian airline SAS, foreshadowing a possible sale of Sweden's share in the future.

IN PICTURES: Ten historic images of Swedes on vacation over the years

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 21:59
With the summer now in full swing, The Local reflects on how Swedes have spent their vacation time over the years with these 10 historic images.