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Sweden honours imprisoned writer despite Chinese threats
Sweden's culture minister on Friday defied a Chinese threat of "counter-measures" by awarding a Swedish rights prize to detained Chinese-Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai.
(Sat, 16 Nov 2019 21:55:37 +0100)

Abba duo to collaborate on Pippi Longstocking circus show
The songwriting duo behind the Swedish pop group Abba is collaborating on a new circus show based on Sweden's other great cultural export, Pippi Longstocking.
(Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:06:12 +0100)

Far-right Sweden Democrats top opinion poll in historic shift
The Sweden Democrats party has overtaken the ruling Social Democrats to top an opinion poll for the first time in Sweden, which represents a new landmark for the far-right party.
(Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:24:32 +0100)

Swedish central bank sells bonds 'for climate reasons'
Sweden's Riksbank has sold government bonds issued by Canadian and Australian states "for climate reasons", in one of the first cases of a central bank joining the global divestment movement.
(Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:09:07 +0100)

Sweden's Justice Minister survives no-confidence motion
Sweden's Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has survived a no-confidence motion proposed by the populist Sweden Democrats over his handling of gang crime.
(Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:57:57 +0100)

Swedish PM hits back at China over literature prize threat
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has promised to stand firm in the face of threats from China over a prize for the imprisoned dissident writer Gui Minhai.
(Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:12:56 +0100)

Six Glock-17 pistols stolen from building where Swedish PM works
Six Glock-17 pistols and 300 dumdum bullets have been stolen from the building that houses the offices of Sweden's prime minister, to the embarrassment of the country's government.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:29:46 +0100)

Reindeer herders battle with a changing climate
Indigenous Sami reindeer herders are being severely affected by climate change. After last year's drought left reindeer short of food, this year there's been an excess of early snow.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:33:39 +0100)

Swedish word of the day: nollåtta
You can still hear this Swedish relic from the pre-mobile phone age, sometimes even in Stockholm.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:52:15 +0100)

Sweden arrests Iranian man for 1988 prison executions
Sweden on Wednesday remanded an Iranian man in custody, suspected of war crimes and murders committed in Iran in the summer of 1988, Swedish prosecutors said.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:23:41 +0100)

Zlatan tells US fans to 'go back to watching baseball' after quitting LA Galaxy
Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed his departure from the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, but gave no clue over his future plans or possible retirement.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:00:18 +0100)

Gay suicide rate falls in Denmark and Sweden after legalization of same-sex marriage
The number of suicides among homosexual women and men has dropped by nearly half in Sweden and Denmark since the countries legalised gay marriage, a new study has shown.
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 07:35:01 +0100)

Malmö pushes ahead with US anti-gang method after shootings
The recent spate of explosions and shootings in Malmö has not knocked the local police's pioneering anti-gang project off course, local police chief Stefan Sintéus said on Wednesday.
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:36:02 +0100)

The stats that explain how Sweden has been affected by gun crime
A total of 33 people have died in shootings in Sweden in 2019 so far. The Local looked into police statistics to find out how this compares to recent years, and which regions have seen the biggest rises and falls in gun crime.
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:47:52 +0100)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for Europe
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg departed the United States on Wednesday, hitching a ride to Europe aboard a catamaran to attend a UN climate summit in Madrid.
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:25:39 +0100)

Swedish word of the day: smörgåstårta
Here's a word to describe a Swedish food that may, on first glance, sound quite bizarre: smörgåstårta.
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:35:40 +0100)

How much can you expect to earn as a teacher in Sweden?
Teaching is a popular career for newcomers to Sweden, in part thanks to a large number of international schools where lessons take place in English. We've taken a look at the numbers to calculate how much you can expect to earn as a teacher in Sweden, both before and after tax.
(Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:54:00 +0100)

Long-term unemployment rises in Sweden
Long-term unemployment has risen in Sweden for the first time in 16 months.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:49:17 +0100)

Swedish word of the day: folkkär
This Swedish word is one to help you talk about the things and people you love the most.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:44:13 +0100)

Why did Sweden's public warning siren sound last night?
Residents of a town in central-southern Sweden got a shock late on Monday evening when they heard the country's emergency warning siren, and it's not yet clear what caused the alarm to sound.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:05:00 +0100)