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Man at centre of Swedish Academy scandal appeals rape conviction to Supreme Court

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 00:00
A Frenchman at the centre of a scandal that led to the postponement of the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize has appealed his rape conviction to Sweden's Supreme Court, the highest court said on Thursday.

#MySweden: 'On the very day we arrived there were neighbours waiting to greet us'

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 23:59
Every week The Local's readers take over our Instagram account. Today, Amber and Edmund show us their village in western Sweden.

The Viking mark on my language and landscape

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 22:59
When Briton Matthew Gentry began taking Swedish lessons, he didn't expect it would help him rediscover his own roots.

The best places to celebrate New Year's Eve across Sweden in 2018

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 22:59
If you're in Sweden for New Year's Eve, there are plenty of places to celebrate in style, from firework displays to laser and light shows and activities for all the family. Here's our pick of the best events taking place across the country.

Three charged with planning terror attack in Sweden

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 06:55
Sweden's prosecution authority said on Thursday it had charged three men with planning a terror attack in Sweden, warning the plot could have caused serious damage had it not been prevented.

Police in Malmö to clamp down on New Year's Eve fireworks

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 06:44
Police in Malmö are scaling up their operation at the city’s Möllevången Square this New Year’s Eve, hoping to prevent a repeat of the fireworks mayhem captured in a viral video last year.

Quiz: How well do you know your Brexit?

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 04:43
From citizens rights to bacon and medicines, test your knowledge of the Brexit saga.

Year in review: The biggest stories from Sweden in 2018

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 23:59
As 2018 comes to an end, The Local's team looks back over ten stories that shaped the year, from the summer's wildfires to crime trends to that sword in a lake.

Swedish word of the day: mellandagar

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 23:59
Over the holiday season, we're taking an in depth look at the Swedish words you'll be hearing a lot around this time of year.

Rural Sweden is losing young people, but that's not the whole story

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:59
The departure of teenagers and people in their early twenties offers advantages for rural areas, argue Lapland researchers, who suggest out-migration is wrongly imaged as a problem. Swedish youth do not all move to cities and many of them return home at a later stage.

Swedish word of the day: annandag jul

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 22:59
On the second day of Christmas, The Local gave to you, the story behind the Swedish word for the second day of Christmas (yes, we know that doesn’t quite fit the tune).

The best places to try winter sports in Sweden's two biggest cities

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 21:59
Thought winter in Sweden meant sitting inside all day, going into an artificial hibernation? Wrong. The colder months open new possibilities of sports and outdoor activities, from skiing to skating to curling. Here are some places in Sweden’s biggest cities that will help you see the good sides of winter.

Swedish word of the day: julpynt

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 22:00
Merry Christmas! Today we're exploring the story of one of the most festive words in the Swedish language.

Swedish word of the day: jultomte

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 23:59
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Swedish-learners were wondering, 'where does the word jultomte come from, anyway?'

#SwedishChristmas: Christmas is here… and will be for another 20 days

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 22:59
Every day this month, The Local has explained the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar. Today we reach the grande finale.

#SwedishChristmas: The Day Before Dipping Day is here!

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 22:59
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.

Swedish word of the day: uppesittarkväll

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 22:56
Over the Christmas period, The Local’s Swedish words of the day have got a festive flavour. Did you know that the Swedes have a special name for the night before the night before Christmas?

#SwedishChristmas: The tradition that's not really all about Kalle Anka

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 22:59
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.

Swedish word of the day: pumla

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 07:50
Today we're looking into a festive Swedish word that might just spark a lively debate around the julbord.

How I learned to love Swedish Christmas

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 07:02
Richard Orange initially found Christmas in Sweden strangely quiet and uneventful. But now, he writes, he's come to appreciate it.