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How Malmö uses skating to revamp public spaces

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 01:32
The Swedish city of Malmö has been a pioneer in using skateboarding as a way to revitalize dead public spaces. The Local looks at how it happened and the influence it has had.

Fake banknotes in circulation in southern Sweden

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:48
Three separate fast-food restaurants in Malmö caught customers attempting to pay with fake 500 kronor notes ($55), with one, in the district of Rosengård, forced to call the police when two young men became violent.

Man stabs one and threatens shoppers with knife in Gothenburg

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:05
A man stabbed one person close to a shopping centre in Gothenburg on Monday evening and threatened several others with a knife.

Sweden resumes talks to find a new prime minister

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:28
Sweden's party leaders will meet with the parliamentary speaker for a second round of talks on Tuesday, with the aim of finding a candidate for prime minister who can lead a workable government.

Talks over Malmö centrist coalition crash and burn

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 07:14
Both the Centre and the Liberal Parties have dropped out of talks over a centrist coalition in Malmö, after the Social Democrats refused to offer up the position of mayor.

Swedish word of the day: oj

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 05:28
This little word packs quite a punch, with just two letters expressing a whole host of things. Surprise, pain, shock, sympathy, embarrassment: 'oj' can mean any and all of the above.

Frenchman at centre of Swedish Academy scandal jailed for raping woman

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 02:03
Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the centre of a scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize, has been found guilty of raping a woman seven years ago.

Live blog: Sweden's Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 01:45
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology is to be announced at 11.30am Stockholm time.

Man rescued after being trapped in lift 'for three days'

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:17
A man has been taken to hospital after spending the entire weekend trapped in a lift in the Stockholm area.

'Living in Sweden has totally expanded my view on life'

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:59
MY SWEDISH CAREER: US-born Finley Blackburn came to Sweden to study – and ended up starting her own vegetable farm. She tells The Local how that happened, and why it is important to refuse to speak English in Sweden.

Sweden says final goodbye to official country Twitter account

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:47
Sweden's official Twitter account fell silent on Sunday night after years of a different Swede tweeting from @Sweden each week.

U2’s Bono takes shots at Swedish and Danish politics at Copenhagen gig

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 04:57
It’s safe to say that Bono does not like Jimmie Åkesson. For the second time this month, the U2 frontman compared the Sweden Democrats’ leader to a Nazi during a concert.

Spain to prosecute Swedish ‘cocaine king’ on new charges

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 18:37
Prosecutors in Spain have decided to prosecute Jonas Falk for money laundering and tax evasion, El País reported this week.

Danish police: Swedish car that set off manhunt not involved in unspecified ‘threat’

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:38
Copenhagen Police said on Saturday that a threat against “specific individuals” was behind the manhunt that led to the closure of a number of bridges and ferry routes on Friday.

Swedish word of the day: en gubbe

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:30
Our latest word of the day is a term that can describe old and young men and boys, but you'll have to be careful how you use it. The meaning changes completely depending on the tone.

Five things to know about the Nobel Prize in Literature

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 05:29
For the first time in 70 years the Nobel Literature Prize-awarding body, the Swedish Academy, has postponed the award, after a #MeToo scandal left it in ruins.

Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 05:29
For the first time in 70 years the Nobel Literature Prize-awarding body, the Swedish Academy, has postponed the award, after a #MeToo scandal left it in ruins.

Nobel Foundation warns it may strip Swedish Academy of literature prize

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:42
The fallout from the sexual violence and harassment scandal that rocked the Swedish Academy may result in the institution permanently losing its role as the bestower of the annual Nobel Prize in Literature.

Pippi Longstocking to be reimagined as Romanian girl in Rinkeby

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 09:36
Iconic children’s book character Pippi Longstocking will be reimagined as a homeless Romanian girl living in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby, Radio Sweden reported this week.

Talks on forming Sweden's new government to continue next week

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 05:56
Sweden's parliamentary speaker has invited the leaders of the eight parties in parliament for a new round of one-on-one talks on Tuesday.