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Sweden's Rasmus Dahlin first overall pick in NHL draft

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 04:14
Rasmus Dahlin became just the second Swedish-born player to be selected first overall in the NHL draft on Friday when the Buffalo Sabres used the top pick on the rangy teenage defenceman.

Ten things to hate about Midsummer in Sweden

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 05:00
Okay, we love Midsummer. But one must admit... there are a few things that can get on your nerves.

Swedish police make arrests after new Malmö shooting

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 04:22
A 24-year-old man was shot dead in Malmö’s Lindängen district on Thursday evening, three days after a shooting resulted in three deaths in the centre of the city.

Sweden's Forsberg can hurt Germans in World Cup crunch match

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 03:29
An early German exit from the World Cup seems unthinkable, but that could be the grim reality for the reigning champions unless they get the better of Sweden this weekend.

Why thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips into themselves

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 01:00
In an article first published by The Conversation, Lund University Digital Culture lecturer Moa Petersén explains why thousands of Swedes have had microchips inserted under their skin.

Recipe: How to make Swedish sponge cake

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
Food writer John Duxbury shares a recipe for delicious Swedish sponge cake with The Local. The dessert pairs well with classic Swedish strawberries for a simple but tasty Midsummer dessert.

Will Sweden's aviation tax make a difference to greenhouse gas emissions?

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:30
The success or failure of Sweden's new aviation tax will depend on getting the price balance right, writes ScienceNordic.

Number of students taking state-subsidized Swedish classes doubles in a decade

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 04:48
The number of students enrolling in Sweden's state-subsidized language classes, Swedish for Immigrants (SFI), has more than doubled in ten years according to new figures.

The seven bizarre traditions that make up Swedish Midsummer

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 02:52
Midsummer is one of the oldest and most widely celebrated holidays of the year in Sweden, but to the uninitiated, some of the festivities can seem a little bit... odd. Here's a rundown of what to expect on the late June weekend, and how these traditions worked their way into Swedish culture.

Uma Thurman applies for Swedish citizenship ahead of planned move to Sweden

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 02:50
Hollywood actress Uma Thurman has long talked about how proud she is of her family roots in Sweden, and now the Kill Bill star wants to go one step further by becoming a Swedish citizen and relocating to the Nordic nation.

Members' quiz: Test your Swedish Midsummer knowledge

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 01:44
It's time for arguably the biggest Swedish holiday of the year (depending on whether you prefer summer or winter), but just how much do you know about Midsummer? Test your knowledge here.

WATCH: Sweden star Marcus Berg's four-year-old son in tears as dad makes World Cup debut

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 00:40
Sweden's 1-0 win over South Korea in their opening fixture of the 2018 World Cup was a special moment for many, but it was particularly special for veteran Marcus Berg and his young son.

Swedish ice hockey star Rasmus Dahlin expected to go first in NHL Draft

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 23:11
Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is expected to be chosen with the first selection of the American National Hockey League Draft, which begins on Friday in Dallas.

'Keep doors and windows closed': Rats 'the size of cats' spotted in northern Swedish town

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 23:06
Residents in Sundsvall, northern Sweden have been told to keep their doors closed and schoolchildren were kept inside during breaktimes after unusually large rats were spotted in the neighbourhood.

How Sweden is preparing for World Cup clash with Germany

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:01
Ahead of a crunch Group F tie with Germany on Saturday Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist said Wednesday he was "surprised" by the World Cup holders' tactics in their shock 1-0 opening loss to Mexico.

'Swedes likes slapsticks and British humor': Why this theatre company is putting on Shakespeare in Stockholm for free

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:59
With a new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic Twelfth Night in '98 percent English, 1.5 percent Swedish, and 0.5 percent very bad French' performing outdoors, Stockholm's Polar Eclipse Theatre isn't afraid to do something different. The international founders told The Local why they think Shakespeare is made to be performed outside.

Five of the best day trips to do from Stockholm

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 06:32
Sweden is a large country, but you don't have to go far from the capital to see a completely different side of it. From charming towns to seaside spots and cities brimming with history and culture, here are five of our favourite destinations within easy reach of Stockholm. All of them are accessible on public transport in around an hour.

'Sweden can hurt us with their physical strength': Thomas Müller

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 05:59
Germany star Thomas Müller says the reigning world champions are feeling the pressure as they prepare for this weekend's game against Sweden at risk of an unthinkably premature exit.

Rain, wind and possibly snow: here's how Sweden's Midsummer weather will look

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 05:22
Stop us if you've heard this one before, but it looks like Sweden will face yet another dreary Midsummer, as forecasters predict rain, wind and possibly even snow for the holiday weekend.

Migration needed to avoid deficit of 70,000 digital professionals in Sweden: report

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:38
Sweden faces a deficit of 70,000 digital professionals by 2022 if a number of measures including promoting migration of skilled workers are not taken, a report predicts.