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Swedish Royal couple hail 'huge' power of #MeToo movement

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 22:29
The #MeToo movement is a 'huge force' that will make a significant difference to society, according to two of Sweden's royals.

Sweden reveals its 38 new words of the year

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 21:59
Here's what the Swedes were talking about in 2017.

Swede among 'terror' suspects arrested in the Netherlands

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 06:18
Dutch police have arrested four men including a Swedish citizen suspected of being involved in terror-related activities, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Seven reasons why Swedes make the best housemates in the world

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 22:59
There's no one better to live with than a Swede, according to Oliver Gee, who's lived among Swedes for eight years.

An extraordinary year for Sweden: 2017 in review

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 22:59
Here are some of the in-depth features our small team brought you from Sweden in 2017. If you want to support our journalism, you can now become a Member of The Local. Read more here.

Danish police arrest Sweden-based Syrian over planned 'terrorist' attack

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 01:20
Danish police on Friday said they had arrested a Syrian asylum seeker from Sweden for "attempting to commit a terrorist act" in Copenhagen.

Why is it so hard to make friends with the Swedes?

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 22:59
Sweden tops international surveys in many areas, from gender equality to environmental policy, but it is consistently rated as one of the world's worst places for making friends as a foreigner. But how true is this – and is there an explanation? The Local spoke to experts to find out.

'Donald Trump is like a teenage boy who always has to answer with more testosterone'

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 05:32
Nuclear war as a result of North Korea's actions is a genuine possibility, and Donald Trump isn't helping, says Sweden's former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

Donald Duck so popular Swedes put down their mobiles

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 04:20
He may be American, but Donald Duck is so much of a staple of Swedish Christmas culture that even smartphone zombies are compelled by him.

In figures: 2017's shootings in Sweden

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 02:20
Sweden’s police have released new figures detailing the number of confirmed shootings in the country during 2017, of which many are judged to be gang-related.

OPINION: The UK blew its precious chance to guarantee our post-Brexit rights

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:54
Theresa May’s letter to UK nationals living in Europe on the progress of Brexit negotiations is likely to prompt us to save up Brussels sprouts for a New Year’s pelting ceremony at Downing Street, writes Laura Shields from citizens' group British in Europe.

Member offer: Stockholm trays from Olle Eksell

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:41
Become a Member of The Local today and get 30 percent off one of these beautiful Stockholm trays, designed by legendary Swedish designer Olle Eksell.

Will Sweden have a white Christmas this year? Forecast points to... yes, no, maybe

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 23:27
If you want a white Christmas, you have to head north. At least according to the weather forecast.

Murder conviction expected for Hudiksvall man suspected of killing ex-girlfriend

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 22:55
A man accused of murdering his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before the court can pronounce its sentence – but the decision means a guilty verdict is likely.

'It's a disgrace': Swedish PM and other leaders protest anti-Semitism

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 07:23
More needs to be done to battle anti-Semitism from religious and political extremists according to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who was speaking at a demonstration in Stockholm.

The words and phrases you need to know to survive a Swedish Christmas

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 05:43
Sweden's festive season is a time when even the most well-integrated foreigner can feel like an outsider, miles from home with a set of traditions, recipes, and songs familiar to everyone but you.

Families start testing self-driving Volvos on Swedish roads

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 05:35
A select group of families have started testing Swedish car giant Volvo's new self-driving XC90s in the west of the country, marking a key period in the company's push to unleash the technology by 2021.

Police try to piece together final hours of Australian killed in Gothenburg

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 02:22
Police in Gothenburg are trying to piece together the final hours of an Australian citizen who died from severe stab wounds after being found in a central area of the Swedish city.

Prosecutor's deadline for charging Stockholm terror suspect

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 00:55
Stockholm terror suspect Rahkmat Akilov faces charges early next year, Sweden's Prosecution Authority says.

Mini bookstore for mice opens in Malmö

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:21
A year after they first wowed the world with their anonymous(e) mystery mini artwork, Sweden's most famous mice have opened a tiny bookstore in Malmö just in time for the Christmas holidays.