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One arrested after police car explosion in Malmö

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 03:47
A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an explosion that targeted a police car in Malmö on Friday night.

Swedish church defends gender neutral pronoun for Jesus

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:42
A church in the Swedish city of Västerås has defended its decision to use the gender neutral pronoun to refer to Jesus.

Alicia Vikander to help present Golden Globes

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:50
Swedish Oscar winner Alicia Vikander is one of the stars set to present the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

Police investigate spate of rapes in Malmö

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 02:46
Police are investigating an aggravated rape in Malmö in the early hours of Friday.

One in three calls to Sweden's emergency number are unnecessary

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:15
Around one in three calls to Sweden’s 112 emergency number are unnecessary, with examples including people calling to request a ride from an ambulance, report petty theft, or asking to be forwarded to a different line. And after midnight on New Year the number gets particularly busy.

Sweden's 2017 was warm, but the summer was particularly bad

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 22:47
2017 was a warm year by Swedish standards according to national weather agency SMHI, but the summer by contrast was a bad one.

Sweden needs hundreds of new prison cells: Justice Minister

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 22:31
Sweden needs hundreds of new prison cells and detention spaces in the coming years according to Justice Minister Morgan Johansson, who thinks there will be more criminals handed sentences and therefore more space needed.

Recipe: Celebrate New Year like a Swede with this lobster cocktail

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 21:59
Lobster is the food of choice for Swedish New Year. This recipe for a lobster cocktail by food writer John Duxbury is a simple but tasty way to enjoy the favourite.

Campaigners urge Swedish court to call off wolf hunt

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 07:44
Campaigners have taken their fight to stop next year's wolf hunt to the highest court in Sweden, with only days to go until the hunt is supposed to start.

The Swedish Teacher: When to use the mysterious 's'

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 04:40
Swedish teacher Sara Hörberg explains when to use -s at the end of a verb in Swedish.

Gothenburg hospital battles measles outbreak

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 02:18
Health officials in Gothenburg are trying to track down and contain a measles outbreak in the city.

Most applications for temporary residence permit extensions in Sweden granted: Migration agency

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 23:51
The majority of people who apply to have their temporary residence permits in Sweden extended are granted the renewal, according to the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket).

Heavy snowfall causes accidents and fatalities in Sweden

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 23:04
Heavy snowfall in central parts of Sweden has caused a number of accidents, including two that resulted in fatalities, as drivers struggle with tricky conditions.

Sweden’s kebab pizza finally loses 'most popular' crown

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 22:24
The kebab pizza, Sweden's weird topping combo that has been confusing Italians for years, has finally lost its crown as the country’s most popular variation of the food.

Where to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks in Sweden

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:59
New Year's Eve in Sweden means one thing: fireworks. Here are The Local's suggestions for where to watch them across the country, from Stockholm and Gothenburg to Umeå, Uppsala and elswhere.

More than one in three Swedes watched Donald Duck on Christmas Eve

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 07:49
Donald Duck again looks set to be Sweden's biggest television event of the year, with millions of Swedes going quackers for the Christmas tradition.

Stockholm gets Scandinavia's first driverless buses on public road

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 06:14
The Swedish Transport Agency has given the go-ahead to the first driverless buses on a public road in Sweden and Scandinavia.

Chinese Geely buys stakes in Swedish truck maker Volvo

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 02:57
China's Geely has bought an estimated $3.3 billion stakes in Swedish truck maker Volvo, making it the biggest shareholder in the company and tightening its hold on that and Volvo Cars which it bought in 2010.

Sweden's Christmas miracle! Gävle straw goat survives

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 01:41
Sweden's straw yule goat Gävlebocken whose biggest claim to global fame is its tendency to get burned down every year surprisingly survived this Christmas, much to the delight of organizers.

More studying at English language schools in Sweden

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 23:28
The number of schools teaching in English alongside Swedish has increased in Sweden, with a surge in students studying at the International English Schools (IES) over the last 10 years.