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How to understand the 2018 Swedish election through Abba songs

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 21:59
Swedish politics can be a tough sell, but with a general election on the horizon it's important to understand the state of play. To make it all easier to digest, The Local has called upon the help of Sweden's most universal language – Abba hits.

All eyes on Spotify as it debuts on the stock market

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 09:27
Spotify on Tuesday made its long-awaited debut on the stock market as the streaming platform that has shaken up the music industry hopes to strike a chord with investors.

Spotify: Swiss or Swedish? Whatevs, says New York, flies the wrong flag

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 06:18
When you're trying to honour a Swedish company on its first day of public trading on the world's largest stock market there's one thing you don't want to do. Hoist the Swiss flag.

In pictures: Sweden's most beloved star Lill-Babs dies aged 80

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 02:57
Sweden paid tribute to late artist Barbro 'Lill-Babs' Svensson, who passed away on Tuesday. She leaves behind a legacy spanning more than six decades. Here are some of her finest moments.

To win votes at home, Swedish politicians must discuss Sweden abroad

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 02:32
The world is talking about Sweden but Swedish politicians are nowhere to be seen. As former Trump aide and Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon declares that he is to visit Sweden, Paul Rapacioli argues that Swedish politicians will soon regret their failure to engage with the international media.

Spotify moves to 'bigger stage' with New York Stock Exchange debut

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 23:25
Swedish streaming giant Spotify on Tuesday debuts as a publicly traded company, hoping that its model will be a hit with investors and a boon to artists.

Man in Sweden jailed after admitting rape on Snapchat

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:57
A 21-year-old man has been handed a two-year prison sentence for rape after he admitted he knew the victim did not want to have sex with him in a message on app Snapchat.

Swedish underdog Lindberg upsets favourite to win first major title

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:15
Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg held her nerve to claim her first major title on Monday, winning the ANA Inspiration on the eighth hole of a thrilling playoff duel with South Korean star Park In-bee.

Here's the most pointless pastime of the Swedes

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:59
No matter how hard he tried, Australian Oliver Gee just couldn't figure out why Swedes enjoy cross-country skiing so much.

Sweden's record-breaking Sedin twins to retire from NHL

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:59
Vancouver Canucks' twin brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin announced their retirements from the NHL on Monday after 18 seasons.

'Norway is buying our electric cars', slowing green conversion: Sweden

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 06:39
Interest in used Swedish electric cars is surging in neighbouring Norway.

Sweden becomes first Nordic country to X-ray living giraffe

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 02:24
Veterinarians and keepers at Kolmården wildlife park have X-rayed one of the zoo’s giraffes, becoming the first in Scandinavia to conduct the challenging examination.

First sign of spring in Sweden? 'Double-digit' temperatures forecast as April begins

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 01:28
The first signs of spring could be about to appear with warmer temperatures forecast for the first week of April.

Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 21:59
Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. But when you're still struggling to learn the language and cultural rules of a new country, it's easy to feel like you're alone in the world. Victoria Martínez writes about the ups and downs of immigrant parents.

Self-driving test buses in Sweden to go faster

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 06:29
Testing of self-driving buses in Stockholm is set to be expanded.

Sweden introduces eco-friendly aviation tax

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 02:03
Sweden introduced a new aviation tax on Sunday that will add an extra charge to all passenger flights from the country in a bid to lessen air travel's impact on the climate.

'I heard the crowd saying "We want Zlatan"... So I gave them Zlatan'

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 01:39
Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his arrival in Major League Soccer with a 40-yard screamer and an injury-time winner as the Los Angeles Galaxy fought back from three goals down to beat Los Angeles FC 4-3 on Saturday.

Ice-skating speed record broken in Luleå, Sweden

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 07:54
What better place to break the world ice skating speed record than the vast expanses of ice in the Luleå archipelago in northern Sweden?

Swedish village rebuilds giant Easter bonfire after vandal attack

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 06:30
Vandals on Friday night burnt down the traditional Easter bonfire, or ‘påskbrasa’, at the tourist village of Smögen a day early, only for volunteers to rebuild it again in record time.

Heavy snow could bring summer mosquito plague: expert

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 05:03
Sweden risks an invasion of hyper-aggressive floodwater mosquitoes this summer, which could leave some barely able to leave their houses, an expert has warned.