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Terror trial against six men opens in Sweden

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 04:19
The trial of six Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals accused of financing terrorism got under way in Stockholm on Monday, with three of them also charged with planning a terror attack.

'India and Sweden have natural synergies and similar value systems'

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 03:49
The Local contributor Rupali Mehra spoke to Indian ambassador to Sweden Monika Kapil Mohta on similarities between India and Sweden, the work permit situation, and how Indian professionals could fill the shortage of skilled workforce in Sweden.

Sweden's Museum of Failure and the Trump board game

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 23:10
Sweden's famous Museum of Failure is upping sticks to move to Shanghai after closing on Saturday. Here's a feature from when it was still open.

Thousands still without power almost a week after the storm

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 22:42
Thousands of homes are still without electricity after Storm Alfrida battered Sweden last week.

Police start enforcing Sweden's first begging ban

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 08:38
Police in the Malmö commuter town of Vellinge have started cracking down on beggars, a fortnight after Sweden’s top administrative court gave the municipality’s begging ban the green light.

Swedish and Finnish skiers presumed dead in Norway avalanche

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 07:06
Norwegian authorities have given up hope of finding four Swedish and Finnish skiers alive after they appeared to have been swept away by an avalanche in the Arctic.

BREAKING: Suspected Ebola patient isolated at Swedish hospital

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 04:26
The emergency ward at Enköping Hospital is currently closed after a suspected case of Ebola.

Forestry giant joins Lund professor's tree-to-textiles venture

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 03:59
Scandinavia's biggest forestry company Stora Enso has joined H&M and Ikea in backing a former Lund University professor's revolutionary scheme to turn wood pulp into clothes.

Sweden weather: icy roads and avalanche warnings

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 01:32
Swedish authorities warned of avalanches in mountainous regions and slippery roads across central and northern Sweden on Friday.

Could this EU Green Card save freedom of movement for Britons in Europe?

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:18
Imagine a card that would let Brits in Europe keep freedom of movement and all the rights of EU citizenship after Brexit. It might sound like fantasy but one organisation is leading the way to make it happen. We spoke to the campaign's founder.

Tens of thousands still without power in Sweden after New Year's storm

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 23:40
Tens of thousands of people in Sweden remained without power on Friday morning after the first storm of 2019 completely wiped out the electricity grid in many places.

How spices have connected Sweden and India since the Viking Age

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 22:59
Come winter and the bouquet of cinnamon, cardamom and clove fill the air, as market stalls warm a fresh batch of glögg for a steady stream of revellers. For most, the spice-enhanced wine offers a warm comfort against the biting cold. For me, the aroma is a reminder of my home country, India.

#MySweden: 'The absence of sun may impact your mood in a funny way'

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 22:59
Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram account. Today Yulya Solodovnik from the Ukraine shows us her part of Stockholm.

Storm Alfrida: It may be a week before power is fully restored

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 09:09
More than 30,000 people remained without power on Thursday afternoon after the first storm of 2019 hit Sweden. Now power companies have warned it may take up to a week for electricity to be fully restored to all those affected.

Battling Brexit: How a group of Brits in Europe took on the fight for citizens' rights

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 07:10
As most Britons living in Europe were still reeling from the shock of the 2016 Brexit referendum, a small number of individuals and groups began to come together realising they faced a huge fight to protect rights that had always been taken for granted. This is their story.

How many people got a work permit in Sweden last year?

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 06:30
More people moved to Sweden to work for Swedish companies during 2018 than the year before. Here's a look at the jobs these workers do, and whereabouts in the country they ended up.

Will Sweden finally get a new government this month?

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 04:39
Almost four months from the general election, Sweden still does not have a government and the parties remain divided on key questions. So what happens next?

Swedish word of the day: stormby

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 04:26
After the year's first storm has hit Sweden, we're looking at a word that can be used to talk about the inclement weather: stormby.

Sweden's ill-fated Christmas goat survives again

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 23:49
Sweden's Christmas straw goat has survived this festive season for the second year running, bucking an unofficial (and indeed illegal) tradition of arsonists burning it down most years.

#BecomingSwedish: 'How you celebrate is more important than why you celebrate'

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 23:26
The Christmas holidays provided plenty of opportunity to better understand what it means to be Swedish, writes Tomas Spragg Nilsson.