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Storm Alfrida knocks out Gotland phone network (including emergency number)

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 22:47
Swedish islanders were left without working phone lines and electricity after Storm Alfrida battered Scandinavia.

Malmö mosque hit by bullet on New Years' Eve

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 06:15
A shot was fired through a window at a Malmö mosque shortly after midnight on New Years’ Day, with police investigating the attack as a possible hate crime.

Sweden's news laws to look out for in 2019

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 05:26
The new year in Sweden means changes to existing laws and the introduction of some new ones. Here are the most important ones to be aware of, with changes relating to sick leave, museums, and TV licences.

Shots fired at Malmö mosque on New Year's Eve

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 23:11
An unknown person shot at a Malmö mosque at midnight on New Year's Eve, while around five people were inside the building.

Swedish word of the day: smörgås

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 22:59
Here's a word that most Swedish learners will have heard of long before they even knew what it meant.

Thousands without power and traffic disrupted as 2019's first storm hits Sweden

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 22:59
More than 100,000 households were without power on Wednesday morning as a powerful storm continued to batter Sweden.

My Swedish Career: Seven inspiring interviews to read in 2019

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 21:59
Each week, The Local interviews a different international person working in Sweden for our My Swedish Career series. They never fail to deliver a dose of inspiration, and their careers range from particle physics to parkour. Here are seven stories sure to inspire you as we enter 2019.

WHAT'S ON: Events for English speakers in Sweden in January

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 23:00
Here's our list of events geared towards English speakers taking place across Sweden during January. If you have any that you'd like us to add – whether it's language exchanges, social meet-ups or anything else – please let us know.

Swedish word of the day: bakfylla

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 21:59
Happy New Year! Depending on how you celebrated the start of 2019, here's a word that might just come in handy today.

Quiz: What happened in Sweden in 2018?

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 23:00
Take all three parts of The Local Sweden's bumper quiz of the year. How well do you remember 2018?

Swedish word of the day: god fortsättning

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 21:59
Here's a word you can use to greet friends, neighbours and colleagues around this time of year.

How to make the most of Sweden's public holidays in 2019

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 23:56
Swedish companies offer generous holiday allowances, and with a range of secret tricks you can make them stretch even further. Here's how to make the most of Sweden's public holidays in 2019.

Quiz: What happened in Sweden in 2018? - Round three

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 22:59
2018 has been a busy year in Sweden, but just how closely have you been paying attention? Test your knowledge of the news this year in The Local’s bumper quiz of the year.

Year in review: Ten long-reads that tell the story of Sweden in 2018

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 05:32
Throughout the year, The Local has published dozens of long reads delving into the issues facing Sweden and those who live here today. From immigration to language to international relations, here are ten of the in-depth articles that help tell the story of Sweden.

Quiz: What happened in Sweden in 2018? - Round two

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 23:00
2018 has been a busy year in Sweden, but just how closely have you been paying attention? Test your knowledge of the news this year in The Local’s bumper quiz of the year.

Man jailed in Malmö for raping 9-year-old girl

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 09:28
A man has been sentenced to six years in prison and deportation from Sweden for raping a nine-year-old girl in a shed outside an apartment building.

16-year-old found guilty of assault after homeless man's death in Sweden

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 08:47
A 16-year-old has been found guilty of the aggravated assault and abuse, but not murder, of a homeless man found dead in a Jönköping park this summer.

Swedish word of the day: stuga

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 06:12
Today we take a look at a very Swedish word, used to describe a few different things, most of them comforting and positive.

These 33 words entered the Swedish language in 2018

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 03:53
A list of 33 new words that entered the Swedish language and helped define Swedish society in 2018 has been unveiled by the country's top word experts. Here's a look at all the new entries and just what they mean.

Quiz: What happened in Sweden in 2018? - Round one

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 01:52
2018 has been a busy year in Sweden, but just how closely have you been paying attention? Test your knowledge of the news this year in The Local’s bumper quiz of the year.

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