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Pregnant Swede among eight injured in Georgia ski lift crush

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:50
At least eight tourists, including a pregnant woman from Sweden, were injured on Friday when a chair lift ran out of control in the Georgian ski resort of Gudauri, officials said.

'Give back for old cheese': Alicia Vikander teaches Swedish slang to the world

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:01
Ever wanted to call someone a brat in Swedish but can't quite find the word? With the help of Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander now you can, thanks to a new video teaching the world some useful slang phrases in her native tongue.

What they don't tell you about moving to Sweden for love

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 08:47
"I suppose that we were a little naïve towards the whole process," says Casey McCorry. She moved to Sweden almost a year ago, but her husband is still in Australia waiting for his own residence permit to be approved. Their experience is not uncommon, and highlights the challenges of people who move to Sweden – or try to – for love.

WATCH: Spectacular real time video of Northern Lights over Swedish Lapland

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 07:59
A photographer in northern Sweden has captured a spectacular real time video of a geomagnetic storm over Lapland, showing the Northern Lights in full force.

Jewish leader: Banning Islamic calls to prayer won't help integration in Sweden

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:52
The head of one of Sweden’s leading Jewish organizations says that indiscriminately preventing Mosques from holding calls to prayer would damage integration in the country.

Why talking wardrobes could help save the planet

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 03:48
Sustainability is a challenge for every industry, but in fashion where consumers buy products shipped from a far off land only to throw them away when they get bored, it's particularly pertinent. Aiming to be a "Nobel Prize of fashion", the non-profit H&M foundation's Global Change Award is designed to help tackle those problems, providing funding to innovators who come up with solutions for making the fashion industry circular and protect the planet.

How to make Swedish blueberry soup: recipe

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:35
'Blåbärssoppa' is often served warm in winter or cold in summer. It can also be lovely served in a small cup as a pre-dessert amuse bouche for a special occasion. Food writer John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe.

North Korea's foreign minister in Sweden for key talks

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 23:57
All eyes are on Sweden as North Korea's top diplomat and his Swedish counterpart meet in Stockholm for high-level talks.

Spotify reveals the exact date when it will go public

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 23:15
Spotify has announced the date when it will list on the New York Stock Exchange.

'Exceptional' problems in Sweden's vulnerable suburbs: report

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:23
A new report suggests that two fifths of residents in Sweden's vulnerable areas feel unsafe when they are outdoors at night.

Nordea owners vote to move headquarters to Finland

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:00
The owners of Swedish banking giant Nordea have voted in favour of moving the company's head office from Stockholm to Helsinki.

VIDEO: Watch how this duo reacted to finding an abandoned piano in Stockholm

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:31
Aussie/Swedish pop duo Ell & Hart found this abandoned piano in Stockholm on a rainy evening, and decided to give the instrument a final send off.

What does North Korean minister's Sweden visit mean for world politics?

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:24
The news that North Korea's Minister for Foreign Affairs Ri Yong-Ho will meet Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has sparked speculation that a meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un could follow in Sweden. But a Swedish expert experienced in dealing with North Korea has urged caution, saying that scenario is still far from certain.

North Korea's foreign minister to visit Sweden today

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 00:31
North Korea's foreign minister is to visit Sweden today and tomorrow, the Swedish government has confirmed.

Meet the blogger who found her dream life in rural northern Sweden

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 00:04
Swedish bloggers have become some of the country's most high-profile influencers, attracting readers from around the world. In The Local's 'Meet the blogger' series, our contributor Ellie Day asks these online entrepreneurs about the highs and lows of the industry, and their advice to would-be influencers.

Swedish expert helps Duolingo create first ever Klingon course

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 23:29
Language-learning app Duolingo is launching its first official course in Klingon thanks to the help of a Swede fluent in the complicated tongue used by Star Trek's infamous aliens.

Working parents in Sweden: what you need to know when your child is sick

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:49
It's never nice for a child or their parent when a little one is ill, but families in Sweden benefit from generous policies allowing mums, dads, and other caregivers time off when a child is unwell. Here's what working parents should know about their rights.

Truck carrying barrels of stinky herring dumps load on Swedish road

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:13
Drivers on the busy E45 road in western Sweden were met with an odd smell as they approached the town of Mellerud after a truck dumped more than 100 barrels of pickled herring in an accident.

10 words English borrowed from Swedish (and what they really mean)

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:41
It's well known that Sweden's parent language Old Norse had an influence on English thanks to those pesky raiding Vikings, but did you know that Swedish itself has also left its mark on the tongue? Here are 10 words English borrowed from Swedish, and what they really mean.

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 04:37
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is to meet Germany's Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday.