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Italian band's live rig and one-of-a-kind instruments stolen in Gothenburg

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 02:08
An Italian metal band has been forced to cancel the rest of its European tour after thieves broke into their van in Sweden and stole the full live production rig, including one-of-a-kind custom instruments and stage props.

Minor earthquake shakes town in central Sweden

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 23:47
Härnösand in central Sweden experienced a minor earthquake this week which experts say is one of up to 15 a year in the country.

Sweden's Sedin twins combine for Hollywood ending in NHL send off

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 23:26
Daniel and Henrik Sedin scripted a Hollywood ending to their 17-year reign with the Vancouver Canucks, combining to score the overtime winner in their final home game on Thursday night.

Stockholm car chase ends in arrest following multiple collisions

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:51
A car chase through southern Stockholm on Thursday night ended with the vehicle that was attempting to flee from the police crashing, and the driver being arrested.

Profile: Who is Daniel Ek, Spotify's tenacious but reserved CEO?

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:03
Spotify's billionaire CEO Daniel Ek, who revolutionised on demand music listening for millions of people, is a resilient entrepreneur from a Swedish working-class suburb whose no-nonsense attitude has drawn investors and staff alike.

Recipe: How to make simple Swedish potatoes in chive sauce

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:59
Food writer John Duxbury shares his simple recipe for a classic Swedish side that is a perfect partner to sausages.

Editor's picks: Today in Sweden

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 08:42
The Local Sweden's editor picks some of our top news, features, opinion pieces, interviews and much more every Monday to Friday.

Watch: Slapstick chaos of Stockholm junction captured in new documentary

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 05:04
A Swedish documentary maker has recorded the slapstick chaos at one of Stockholm's busiest traffic junctions, where tourists and other unsuspecting drivers fall victim to a bus trap on a daily basis.

Arson suspect held over fire at Portuguese embassy in Stockholm

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 02:59
A suspected arsonist is being held on suspicion of starting a fire in the Portuguese embassy in Stockholm.

'Terror' alarm at Gothenburg airport caused by yoghurt and honey

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 23:51
A bag of suspicious containers which last year caused one of the departure halls at Gotheburg's Landvetter airport to be cordoned off turned out to contain no more than yoghurt and honey.

Stockholm to mark anniversary of terror attack with memorial services

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:47
The one-year anniversary of the April 7th terror attack in Stockholm, where five were killed and several more injured, will be marked with memorial services and a concert in the city.

Inventor Madsen viewed murder video before Swedish journalist's death: prosecutor

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:06
The Danish inventor on trial for killing a journalist aboard his self-built submarine watched a video in which a woman was decapitated hours before the alleged murder, a court heard Wednesday.

The best Stockholm areas according to Airbnb users

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:59
Short-term rental site Airbnb has revealed the Stockholm locations that received the best reviews from its users in 2017, and the results show there's more to the city than the obvious central spots. The Local takes a look at the best of the bunch.

Police suspect arson after fire at Stockholm embassy building injures 14

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 05:37
Police in Stockholm have arrested a man on suspicion of arson after a fire at an embassy building injured 14 people.

Swedish court sentences parents for trying to force girl, 13, into marriage

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 03:59
Two Syrian parents in central Sweden have been found guilty of trying to marry their 13-year-old daughter to a man in his twenties against her will.

Theresa May to visit Sweden and Denmark next week

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:59
British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to hold talks with her Scandinavian counterparts Stefan Löfven and Lars Løkke Rasmussen next week.

Expert challenges Denmark submarine murder suspect's defence

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:45
A leading submarine expert on Tuesday challenged Danish inventor Peter Madsen's claim that Swedish journalist Kim Wall was killed by toxic fumes in his homemade vessel last year, as he faces trial for her murder.

Sweden's Justice Ombudsman to probe controversial assault ruling

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 23:48
Sweden's Justice Ombudsman (JO) is to review a controversial assault ruling which sparked debate in the country, probing how it was written and if there is a need to change the working methods around writing legal sentences in the country.

Kebnekaise avalanche kills Norwegian man

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:47
A man who was caught in an avalanche north of Sweden's highest mountain Kebnekaise has died.

Spotify's $26 billion stock debut 'a success'

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:06
Spotify soared Tuesday to a value of more than $26 billion in its long-awaited stock debut as the market delivered a ringing endorsement of the future of music streaming.