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Frustrated Ibrahimovic coy on Galaxy future

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 01:55
Zlatan Ibrahimovic plans to discuss his future with Los Angeles Galaxy chiefs after a frustrating first season in Major League Soccer.

Swedish company removes Sami costume from website after criticism

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 07:27
Partykungen, a Swedish company that supplies fancy dress outfits, has removed a costume resembling traditional Sami dress from its website after complaints.

Man arrested after tear gas attack at Swedish police station

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:11
A police station in the town of Gävle was the target of a tear gas attack during Friday night.

Sweden Democrats to vote for Alliance candidate as parliamentary speaker

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 05:01
The Sweden Democrats have stated they will vote for the candidate from the centre-right alliance bloc in Monday’s vote to confirm the new speaker of parliament.

Malmö residents harassed by Folkets Park drug pushers

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:15
Pushers openly selling drugs in broad daylight, children's playgrounds used for punishment beatings and drug storage, and local residents attacked for daring to go to the police: that's the situation residents described to The Local in one part of the southern city of Malmö.

Archaeologists find medieval seal on Swedish island

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 04:09
During the construction of new pipelines, archaeologists uncovered an unusual find on a small island in central Sweden.

Medical age tests on asylum seekers likely to have 'misclassified' minors: study

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 03:09
Age tests carried out on migrants to determine whether they were over 18 may have been inaccurate in many cases, according to a new study published in a medical journal.

Members' Q&A: The Local's guide to Swedish parental leave

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 02:51
Sweden's parental leave policy is generous enough to have earned media coverage around the world, and for many families it's a factor in choosing to live in the Nordic nation. But the specific terms, and the process for applying for benefits, can be tough to get to grips with.

Trains and ferries cancelled as storm approaches western Sweden

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 01:58
Trains and boats across western Sweden have been cancelled as a heavy storm draws in over the country on Friday.

Interview: 'India and Sweden are very different in size, but similar in principles'

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 01:51
The Local spoke to Sweden's Ambassador to India, Klas Molin, about the opening of Ikea, collaboration in the tech industry, and why the two countries share many of the same values.

British comedies compete on the Malmö stage

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:21
There are two British comedy shows on the Malmö stage simultaneously this week. Do people in Skåne have more of a British sense of humour?

Recipe: How to make Swedish cardamom cake

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:59
Food writer John Duxbury shares a recipe for delicious Swedish cardamom cake, a classic fika treat, with The Local.

Spotify just announced a move that could shake up the music industry

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:31
Spotify has said it will allow select artists to upload songs directly, bypassing record labels or distributors.

Members' geography quiz: How well do you know the cities of Sweden?

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 06:41
How well-travelled are you? Take The Local's quick quiz to see how much you know about the cities of Sweden.

Sweden told to brace for storm: 'Stay at home'

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:51
People in western Sweden have been warned to stay inside when harsh winds hit on Friday.

Schengen report criticizes Swedish border checks as not fit for purpose

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:46
Sweden has been harshly criticized over its border controls in a forthcoming Schengen report which has prompted Swedish police to draw up a plan of action.

One Brit’s European tour to spell 'Stop Brexit' with GPS

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:05
Andy Pardy, who grew up in Germany, has carved an ‘O’ in the Arctic Circle, an ‘S’ that starts in a Scottish loch and wraps around Ireland and slept amidst wild dogs in Romania.

Man accidentally reveals hidden gun after lighting a cigarette

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:21
A man was seized by police in Malmö's Möllevången square on Wednesday after he revealed a hidden pistol when raising his arm to light a cigarette. He was picked up shortly afterwards with help from surveillance cameras.

Rush-hour power cut caused travel chaos for Stockholm commuters

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 22:54
The Stockholm metro is again running as normal after a power cut brought all trains on the green line to a standstill during rush hour, causing travel chaos for more than 100,000 commuters.

Student held on suspicion of raping teacher

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:21
A student has been held on suspicion of raping a teacher at a senior high school in Småland, southern Sweden.