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Finding success in Sweden: five inspiring career stories to read in 2018

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:59
These were the most-read interviews from The Local's weekly My Swedish Career series in 2017.

What happens when you move across the world for love, then break up?

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:59
Why did you move to Sweden? It's the question immigrants find themselves asking and answering time and time again, and often the reply is 'for love'.

Roads closed and trains cancelled as storm Cora hits Sweden

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:21
Sweden's weather agency is urging people to stay inside as storm Cora swept into western Sweden on Sunday.

Two injured in explosion at Stockholm subway station

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 03:03
Two people have been taken to hospital after an explosion at a Stockholm subway station.

Snowstorm set to hit Sweden's popular ski resorts

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 06:15
The national agency has issued weather warnings for swathes of central and southern Sweden, with wind speeds expected to reach 28m/s.

Gothenburg measles outbreak grows to 15 confirmed cases

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 05:48
The number of people infected in a Gothenburg measles outbreak has increased to 15, and there are concerns it may spread to other parts of Sweden.

Wildlife road collisions hit record high in Sweden

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 03:18
More than 61,000 wildlife road accidents were reported in Sweden last year, the highest figure ever.

SAS headscarves policy 'not discriminatory': ombudsman

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 03:11
A uniform policy by Scandinavian airline SAS banning staff who deal directly with customers from wearing religious symbols like headscarves does not breach anti-discrimination laws, Sweden's Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) has judged.

Fittja rape case verdict to be appealed

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:16
The verdict in a high-profile rape case from Stockholm suburb Fittja which resulted in five men being acquitted is set to be appealed.

Malmö university closed on Monday after e-mailed threat

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 22:25
Malmö University will be closed on Monday after a "serious threat" directed at the university.

Spotify hits 70 million paying subscribers amid stock listing reports

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 22:06
Spotify has reached 70 million paying subscribers amid reports that the Swedish streaming giant plans to go public in the coming months.

David Bowie's luxury Volvo sells for record price

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 08:02
Safety-first Volvo may not be the most rock and roll brand in the world, but it turns out one of the greatest figures in rock history was a fan as the late David Bowie's car fetched a pretty penny at auction.

Öresund crossing sets new traffic record

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 07:51
Over seven million vehicles crossed the Öresund Bridge over the strait separating Denmark and Sweden in 2017, the highest number of journeys in the connection's history.

10 romantic Swedish towns to visit in 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 05:12
Everyone knows about the big cities, but smaller towns are an equally important part of the Swedish experience. With a new year upon us, The Local rounds up 10 of the most romantic Swedish towns to visit in 2018. Time to start planning.

Man suspected of ordering attack on Uzbek imam reported dead

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:26
An investigation into the attempted contract killing of an Uzbek imam in Sweden in 2012 has been dropped, following reports that the suspect is believed to be dead.

Fourth consecutive year of record sales for Volvo

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 01:17
Swedish car firm Volvo achieved a fourth straight year of record sales in 2017, with the Asia Pacific market leading the charge.

Umeå flasher's court lie exposed by Google camera

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 23:26
A serial flasher defence fell flat after he was caught on camera by Google Street View in Sweden.

Meet the blogger: Elsa Billgren

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 22:59
Swedish bloggers have become some of the country's most high-profile influencers, attracting readers from around the world. In The Local's new 'Meet the blogger' series, our contributor Ellie Day asks these online entrepreneurs about the highs and lows of the industry, and their advice to would-be influencers.

'It's important to prepare for the risk of hard Brexit': Swedish Finance Minister

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 22:49
We must be prepared for the risk of a hard Brexit, Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson has said.

Spotify files to go public: reports

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:26
Swedish streaming giant Spotify has discreetly filed to go public, according to multiple reports.