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Zlatan coy on World Cup plans as joins Galaxy

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 00:18
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has refused to rule out his chances of playing for Sweden in the World Cup as he launched his Major League Soccer career with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Russia to expel Swedish diplomat in tit-for-tat response

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 07:50
Russia has decided to expel a Swedish diplomat from Moscow, a foreign ministry has told The Local.

Swede to get $2.2m for 13 years wrongful imprisonment

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 05:28
A Swedish man who was last year found innocent of murder after spending 13 years behind bars is to receive 18m Swedish kroner ($2.2m) in compensation, the largest such payment in the country’s legal history.

This March up to 4 degrees below normal: SMHI

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 04:02
No, it didn’t just feel that way. This March was as much as 4C below normal in Sweden, according to a weather forecaster SMHI.

This March up to 4 degrees below normal: SMHI

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 04:02
No, it didn’t just feel that way. This March was as much as 4C below normal in Sweden, according to a weather forecaster SMHI.

Sweden 'obsessed with gender' complains chat show host

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 02:57
The Norwegian host of Sweden’s leading chat show has complained that the country is “almost obsessed with gender”, after coming under fire for his treatment of women interviewees.

Zlatan mobbed by Galaxy fans in Los Angeles

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 23:49
Hundreds of LA Galaxy supporters mobbed Swedish soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night.

Snow causes Easter chaos in southern Sweden

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:13
Bad weather has caused havoc in the south of Sweden ahead of the Easter weekend as snow and strong winds combined to cause multiple accidents.

After seven days: key points from Peter Madsen’s trial

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:10
Seven out of twelve days are complete in the trial of Peter Madsen, who is accused of killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

Swedish agency backtracks following child marriage brochure storm

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:08
Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has withdrawn an information brochure targeted towards people moving to the country while married to children after it provoked widespread outrage.

Ikea develops new mealworm meatballs and 'dogless' hotdogs

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:12
Burgers made of bugs, meatballs made of worms, and hotdogs served in algae buns at your local Ikea restaurant?

UK would gain £180 billion GDP boost by matching Sweden's female employment rate: study

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 01:35
A new index charting female economic empowerment cites Sweden as the example for other OECD countries to follow, predicting that there would be a $6 trillion boost to OECD GDP if female employment rates were boosted to match the Nordic country.

Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon plans to visit Sweden this spring

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 23:52
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has told a Swedish newspaper he is coming to Sweden this spring to meet the Sweden Democrats. But the anti-immigration party says it has no such plans.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic? 'Not a normal, mortal human,' says new coach

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 22:47
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's new manager has said the footballer's debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy could come as soon as Saturday.

Baby boom: Sweden near top of European fertility table

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:27
France and Sweden have the highest fertility rates in Europe but births across the EU are less than needed to replenish the population naturally, the bloc's statistics agency said on Wednesday.

'Their hubris became enormous': new book details rise and fall of the Södertälje mafia

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:20
Almost a decade after a gang war rocked Swedish city Södertälje, former The Local journalist Ann Törnkvist's detailed account of the tumultuous period has finally been released. Törnkvist spoke to The Local about meeting mafia members face to face, and why her book was derailed for a year.

Ten excellent reasons to become a Member of The Local

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 06:53
After 14 years of being completely free, we are asking loyal readers of The Local to become paying Members. But why are we doing this? In the time-honoured tradition of The Local, co-founder James Savage gives ten reasons.

That's pant! The story behind Sweden's bottle recycling scheme

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 06:17
The UK plans to adopt a new recycling scheme that would see consumers pay a deposit on plastic bottles and cans. In Sweden, such rules have been in place for three decades.

Swedish Öresund commuters could suffer as Danish rail strike looms

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 02:52
Potential industrial action in April could affect train journeys across the Öresund Bridge commuter link between Denmark and Sweden, forcing Skåne's regional transport authority to put contingency plans in place.

Airbnb users pick their favourite Swedish towns

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:34
A new ranking shows which towns in Sweden were awarded the best accommodation reviews in 2017.