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'Shit happens', not-so-lagom Swede laughs when told he could go to prison

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 01:39
A Swede fined by a court in Malta for defacing a recently restored ornate fountain laughed as the magistrate gave him his sentence, dismissively replying "shit happens" when told he could go to prison.

Record year for small businesses in Sweden – and one region is doing really well

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:58
A booming economy gave small businesses a boost in 2017, with entrepreneurs across Sweden chalking up a record year of profitability. And the top region wasn't even startup hub Stockholm.

The story behind this ominous viral Stockholm image

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:59
A viral image showing a chaotic structure carrying thousands of phone lines may look too crazy to be legitimate, but Telefontornet erected in Sweden in the 1800s was very much the real deal. Here's the story of the ill-fated Stockholm landmark.

'What the Syrian people want and need is peace and justice': Swedish ambassador

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:38
Sweden has come out in strong opposition of military strikes on Syria, saying such action would violate international law.

Swedish enforcers burn down Sami 'kåta' teepee

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:11
Swedish government enforcement officers have been accused of "colonial abuse" after they burnt down a traditionally Sami ‘kåta’.

New for Members: fewer ads on The Local Sweden

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:02
We've been asking you what you want from The Local, and one of the most frequent replies has been that you'd like to see fewer ads.

Man charged in Sweden for spying on Tibetans for China

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 05:57
A 49-year-old man has been charged in Sweden for spying on exiled Tibetans for the Chinese government.

Giant blue penis painted on Stockholm apartment building

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 05:44
A Swedish artist has painted a five-story-high blue erect penis, complete with bulging veins, on an apartment building in central Stockholm.

Ancient onion reveals Roman links with 'Sweden's Pompeii'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 05:13
A burnt onion more than 1,500 years old has shed new light on close trading links between the ancient ring fort dubbed 'Sweden's Pompeii' and the Roman Empire.

Sweden's King mulls using powers to break Nobel deadlock

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 03:10
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has swooped in to break the deadlock in the scandal-hit Swedish Academy, unveiling a plan to change its statues by royal decree to allow members to be replaced.

Sweden and India to sign multiple deals during Modi visit: report

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 02:34
Sweden and India will sign several new agreements when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Swedish PM Stefan Löfven in Stockholm next week, according to reports in India.

Man who had 78 kilograms of amphetamine in car charged in Sweden

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 23:47
A man in Sweden has been charged with serious narcotics offences after police found 78 kilos of amphetamine in his car.

One injured in Uppsala shop blast

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:53
One person was injured in an explosion at a shop in central Uppsala late on Tuesday night.

Sweden has safest roads in the EU: European Commission

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:27
Sweden has the lowest level of traffic mortality in the European Union, according to new figures from the European Commission, which say Bulgaria and Romania are the worst with around four times as many traffic-related deaths per citizen as the Nordic nation.

Six signs spring is on its way to Sweden

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 21:59
There's a hint of spring in the air in Sweden, and that's all it takes for everything to change. Here are six signs that the switch in season is well on its way.

Racist experiments on Swedish minority 'continued into 1950s'

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 07:31
Children from Sweden’s Tornedalian minority were subjected to race biology experiments as late as 1951, a preliminary study commissioned by Sweden’s Ministry of Culture has concluded.

Police detonate suspected bomb found under Gothenburg apartments

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 07:03
An apartment building in Gothenburg was evacuated by police on Tuesday morning after a suspected bomb was found in a crawl space underneath it.

Swedish Academy member's husband accused of leaking names of seven Nobel Prize winners

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 05:40
The husband of a Swedish Academy member leaked the names of at least seven winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature in advance, including Bob Dylan in 2016, an investigation carried out for the Academy found.

SAS orders fifty A320 planes as fortunes improve

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 04:41
SAS said on Tuesday that it had ordered 50 Airbus A320-neos for its short and medium-haul routes, a sign of improving fortunes for the Scandinavian carrier after some difficult years.

Sweden second in EU in giving Brits citizenship

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 02:26
Sweden was second only to Germany in giving citizenship to resident Brits in the year the UK voted to leave the European Union, new EU figures show.