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Sweden's Noren storms to French Open title as fellow Swede Kinhult falters

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 09:36
Sweden's Alex Noren came back from a seven-shot overnight deficit to claim a dramatic French Open victory at Le Golf National on Sunday, as the difficult closing stretch of the Ryder Cup course saw a host of challengers slip up.

'It is easier to score against Brazil than against Sweden': Eriksson

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 05:47
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has tipped Gareth Southgate's team to beat Colombia in the World Cup last 16 but said his native Sweden would be tough opponents if they meet in the quarter-finals.

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 04:55
For decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts. But that may be starting to change, thanks largely to vigorous environmental campaigning.

Four injured in Helsingborg shooting

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 19:06
Four young men were hurt in a shooting in central Helsingborg on Saturday night.

Swede Kinhult looks to hold on to lead at French Open

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 17:32
Swedish youngster Marcus Kinhult will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the French Open after a four-under 67 on Saturday, as Spaniards Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm surged into contention on the Ryder Cup course at Le Golf National.

Swedish police ready for election-year Almedalen forum

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 08:23
Emotions may run high at this year’s Almedalen Week political forum and Swedish police say they will be ready.

Sweden’s new sexual consent law comes into effect

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 07:54
Sweden’s tightened laws on sex crimes take effect on Sunday, meaning that having sex with someone without their explicit consent will now be illegal.

Zlatan to power MLS All-Stars against Juventus

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 19:37
Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Spanish striker David Villa will lead the Major League Soccer All-Stars against Italian giant Juventus in the MLS All-Star Game, the league announced on Friday.

Swede sensation as Kinhult tames Ryder Cup venue

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 18:09
World number 183 Marcus Kinhult of Sweden tamed Le Golf National's Ryder Cup course on Friday, carding a stunning second round of 65 for a two-shot lead at the French Open.

Anti-racism demonstration held in Stockholm to support footballer Jimmy Durmaz

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 07:49
Thousands of Stockholmers were expected to attend a demonstration on Friday showing support for Swedish footballer Jimmy Durmaz, who received racist abuse online after Sweden lost to Germany at the World Cup.

Five challenges we faced since moving to northern Sweden, and how we overcame them

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 06:24
A move to northern Sweden is a chance to embrace a relaxed, family-friendly lifestyle in beautiful natural surroundings, writes Paul Connolly, but it will also throw up unexpected challenges. He explains how he overcame the five biggest obstacles in his new Swedish life.

Sweden wants to bring home alcohol delivery to the whole country

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 04:37
Sweden's government wants to extend the home delivery options from the state-run alcohol monopoly Systembolaget, so that everyone in the country can use the service.

How to be a Viking in Stockholm: Where to go and what to do

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 03:00
Want to get the full Viking experience in Stockholm? The Local has compiled a list of strapping, burly places for you to check out during your day with axe and shield.

The new laws affecting life in Sweden from July 1st

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 02:37
Several things are changing in Sweden this July, from new taxes to benefits changes, as a range of new laws come into force from the start of the month.

Swedish government ends boycott of Russia World Cup after Sweden qualify for knockout round

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 02:31
The Swedish government has decided to end its diplomatic boycott of the Russia World Cup now that Sweden have qualified for the knockout stage of the tournament.

Ample snow leads to record year for Sweden's ski slopes

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 23:08
Sweden sold more ski passes during the previous winter season than ever before, raising 1.7 billion kronor ($189 million).

Young men with toy weapons at barbecue spark police operation in Sweden

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 22:20
The sight of young men waving what looked like weapons at a barbecue sparked the Swedish Police National Task Force special operations unit to be called out to Valdemarsvik south of Stockholm on Thursday. When the guns turned out to be fakes, the police were less than impressed.

Recipe: How to make eggs with Swedish anchovies

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:59
Food writer John Duxbury shares a recipe for eggs with Swedish anchovies.

H&M profits pulled down by stock mishaps and falling prices

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 04:44
Swedish ready-to-wear giant Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) on Thursday said profits fell in the second quarter as too much stock, triggered by logistics problems, pulled prices further down amid declining sales in key markets.

'Sweden shut Zlatan's mouth': The best reactions to Sweden's qualification for the World Cup last 16

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 02:36
Sweden pulled off the remarkable feat of defeating Mexico 3-0, finishing top of group F and qualifying for the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup with an outstanding performance in Ekaterinburg, and understandably that hasn't passed unnoticed. The Local rounds up the best reaction to a dream night for the Swedes.