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Stockholm sniffer dog uncovers gun 'suited for war' in drug and weapons haul

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 02:07
A man has been arrested in Stockholm after a police sniffer dog uncovered a large amount of drugs and weapons including explosives stored in a parked car.

SAS cancel Scandinavian flights to Germany over airport strikes

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 23:51
Airline SAS cancelled flights from Scandinavia to Munich and Frankfurt on Tuesday due to strikes by airport staff in Germany.

Police warning shot ends pursuit of robbers in Sweden

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 23:15
Police in Sweden fired a warning shot at the culmination of a car chase which resulted in the arrest of three people suspected of robbing a gambling shop with a weapon.

Man charged for taking sword hidden in cane to Swedish court

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:24
A man in his 50s has been been charged after he attempted to take a sword hidden in a cane to court in Sweden.

Revealed: How many work permits Sweden has granted so far in 2018, and to whom

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 21:59
A landmark court ruling in December has changed the way Sweden's Migration Agency assesses work permit applications. Strict interpretation of the law had led to long processing times, complex paperwork, and hundreds of cases of skilled workers being deported over minor technicalities. So, how much has actually changed? The Local takes a look at work permit data from the first three months of 2018.

Swedish PM upbeat on Brexit talks after May visit

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:51
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has sought to dispel doom and gloom over Brexit talks, saying the negotiations are going “quite well" after meeting his British counterpart Theresa May in Stockholm.

Swede stopped at 98kmh on souped-up electric bicycle

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 08:12
A man in Sweden was stopped by police after hitting close to 100kmh on an electric bicycle he had souped up with an engine more than 15 times as powerful as permitted under Swedish law.

Former Sweden Democrats head defects to rival party

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 06:06
The former leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats has defected to its upstart rival Alternativ för Sverige (Alternative for Sweden), the third sitting Swedish MP to make the move.

Stockholm air quality 'best in 50 years': report

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 03:14
The air quality in Stockholm was better in 2017 than at any time since the 1960s, thanks to less polluting modern cars, a congestion charge, and unusually windy weather.

Gender equality means Nordic men happier with family life: Swedish study

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 02:53
Family life makes men in the Nordics happy, but that's not necessarily true elsewhere in Europe. A new study suggests gender equality could be key, ScienceNordic reports.

Cold air to return as spring takes its time arriving in Sweden

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 23:51
The sun may have started to shine in many parts of the country but cold air will soon return to Sweden, and some say the Nordic nation will experience the latest spring in 100 years.

Gothenburg gold robbers shoot man in the leg before fleeing scene

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:42
Thieves who shot a Gothenburg man in the leg in his home were looking for gold, according to the police.

Zlatan outshone by a Scot and a Hungarian as second Galaxy appearance falls flat

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:06
Johnny Russell and Daniel Salloi scored second half goals as Sporting Kansas City grinded out a well-deserved 2-0 victory on Sunday night over Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Los Angeles Galaxy.

'Every day since I came to Sweden feels like a dream': From Gaza to Gothenburg through parkour

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 21:59
A year ago Ahmad Matar had never left the 365 square kilometres of Gaza in his life. Now, he's in Sweden making a living from his passion, parkour. Matar spoke to The Local about freedom, training through injuries, and why it's important to get a flip from eight metres right first time.

Strong Danish krone boosts Swedish businesses

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 07:46
The Danish krone continues to get stronger and that it’s good news for Danish bargain hunters and Swedish shop owners.

Sweden marks anniversary of terror attack with message of hope and solidarity

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 06:25
Messages of love and togetherness filled Stockholm on Saturday as Swedes remembered the terrorist attack on Drottninggatan one year ago that killed five people and injured several others.

Zlatan not expecting repeat of 'crazy' debut

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 05:02
Zlatan Ibrahimovic warned Los Angeles Galaxy fans on Friday not to expect a repeat of his remarkable debut as he prepares to face in-form Sporting Kansas City this weekend.

Three members quit Swedish Academy as row splits Nobel-awarding body

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 07:21
Three members of the Swedish Academy – the prestigious body that hands out the Nobel Prize in Literature – stepped down on Friday in a move that shocked the literature world.

Sweden's security police alerted to potential terror plans 'every other day'

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 05:56
Sweden's security police Säpo receive information about new potential terror threats every other day, a senior official tells The Local a year after the deadly Stockholm truck attack.

Indian PM Narendra Modi to hold talks with Nordic leaders in Stockholm

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 02:35
Business and trade will be on the agenda when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Nordic leaders in Stockholm later this month, the Swedish government has said.