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The best spots to enjoy Stockholm's panoramic views

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 21:59
Stockholm is a very photogenic city, and if you choose to explore it on foot, the chances are high that you'll stumble across a great viewpoint for beautiful panoramas.

'Distracted boyfriend meme' is sexist, rules Swedish advertising watchdog

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 06:43
Sweden's Advertising Ombudsman (RO) has criticized a Stockholm company for sexism after it used a popular meme alongside a recruitment advert.

Where do multinational families like mine belong amid growing nationalism?

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 04:00
With nationalism growing in more and more countries, where do multinational families truly belong, asks American Victoria Martínez, who moved to Sweden with her Spanish husband and children in 2016.

Swedish word of the day: höstmys

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 03:09
Our chosen Swedish word of the day is perfect for anyone who's secretly glad that summer is coming to an end and looking forward to digging their knitwear out from the back of the wardrobe.

Malmö police drop probes into high-profile rapes

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 02:12
Police in Malmö have dropped their investigations into three out of the four alleged gang rapes which made world headlines last December.

What's next for Sweden after confidence vote?

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 02:07
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was ousted from the role in a confidence motion on Tuesday morning. So where does this leave Sweden and its government negotiations? Here's a recap of how we got here and what to expect next.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven ousted in no-confidence vote

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:48
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has been voted out of the job by a majority of parliament – the first Swedish prime minister to be ousted in such a vote.

Swede shells out for the season's first lobster

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 23:51
The lobster season began this week in Sweden, with the first lobster caught in Swedish waters bought for 83,000 kronor per kilo early on Tuesday morning.

Swedish Prime Minister likely to be ousted in confidence vote today

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:36
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven could be facing his last day on the job as parliament prepares for a confidence motion on Tuesday.

Swedish word of the day: en långkörare

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 07:58
In the first of a new series of articles exploring the highlights and oddities of the Swedish lexicon, we take a look at a noun that can be positive or negative depending on the context – and is very relevant at the moment.

Meet the American trans activist seeking asylum in Sweden

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 06:29
MY SWEDISH CAREER: Danni Askini, 36, has been in Sweden since July 9th, but she has visited the country 'some 20 times' previously. This time however, Askini hopes to stay: she has had to flee the United States after her work as a human rights defender has become too dangerous there.

Sweden interrupts Uighur deportations to China

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 06:21
Swedish authorities said they had temporarily halted the deportation of Muslim minority Uighurs to China due to concerns over the situation there.

Sweden to vote on prime minister tomorrow

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 05:47
Sweden's parliament will vote on the position of prime minister on Tuesday, with the centre-right Alliance – currently in opposition – hoping to unseat the current PM, Stefan Löfven.

Frenchman at centre of Swedish Academy scandal remanded pending verdict

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 05:00
Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the centre of rape charges that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize, has been remanded in custody pending sentencing.

Guatemala anti-corruption duo wins Sweden's 'alternative Nobel prize'

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 02:25
Two activists fighting corruption in Guatemala won the 2018 Rights Livelihood Prize on Monday, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize announced.

Brrr! Autumn has now arrived in most of Sweden

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 00:41
It's time to stock up on warm jumpers, Vitamin D tablets and flu medicine, with autumn having arrived in more than half of the country following a weekend of stormy weather.

Swedish playmaker Emil Forsberg saves the day with penalty

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 23:30
Swede Emil Forsberg converted a second-half penalty for RB Leipzig at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday in a 1-1 draw.

What's next for Sweden? Why today is crucial for the country's political future

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:59
Sweden's new parliament will meet for the first time today to elect a new speaker. Here's why that matters and what you need to know.

Sweden’s fries could get shorter after hot summer

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 07:56
French fries in Sweden could be about to get shorter, with hot summer resulting in poor harvests across Europe.

Sweden’s Green Party to vote for left-wing deputy speaker candidate

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 06:47
A candidate from the Left party is likely to be selected as the second deputy speaker of Sweden’s parliament.