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Watchdog launches probe into Swedbank after money laundering allegations

5 hours 33 min ago
Sweden's finance watchdog has announced an investigation into Swedbank over allegations that the lender may have been used for money laundering of billions of kronor, on the same day that the bank launched its own external investigation into the claims.

'I could be deported to Iran because Sweden doesn't believe I'm gay'

9 hours 47 min ago
An Italian student in Stockholm is campaigning to save his boyfriend from being deported to Iran, after the 19-year-old's asylum application was rejected.

Several Swedish airport workers linked to criminal gangs: police report

10 hours 18 min ago
Several people working at Sweden’s biggest airport have direct or indirect links to some of the country’s most notorious criminal networks, a leaked police report showed on Thursday.

Swedish word of the day: pröjsa

11 hours 35 min ago
Learning this word is sure to pay off.

Self-driving buses to hit Swedish public roads next year

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 23:49
Two full-length self-driving buses are set to start trafficking a popular Stockholm route next year, reportedly making Sweden the first country in Europe to start deploying autonomous buses on public roads.

The day Stockholm was bombed by the Soviet Union

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:59
Seventy-five years ago, Sweden's questionable wartime neutrality, a Russian spy, and three "missing" Soviet bombers led to devastation in Stockholm.

Swedish teen’s worldwide strike for climate ‘without precedent’

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:19
”Strike for climate”. With that simple plea, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg has inspired children worldwide to boycott classes under the anxious gaze of adults who don’t quite know how to react.

Skåne has become the Danes' favourite getaway

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 06:41
If you go to a spa hotel, campsite, or nature reserve in Skåne this year, you may notice a strange yelping and rasping sound echoing around you. That is Danish.

Sweden-Hungary relations turn frosty as diplomatic row escalates

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 05:05
A diplomatic row over Budapest's new family policy heated up between Sweden and Hungary on Wednesday.

Swedish word of the day: hörni

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:16
Here's one of those words which will help you fake fluency in Swedish, as long as you use it correctly.

Indian billionaire told to pay debt to Ericsson – or go to jail

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:43
An Indian businessman has been ordered to pay his multimillion debts to Sweden's Ericsson – or risk imprisonment.

Obama set to speak to creative stars at Stockholm tech bash

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:16
Former US President Barack Obama has been revealed as one of the speakers at the invite-only Brilliant Minds conference in Stockholm this summer.

Billions of kronor may have been laundered through major Swedish bank

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 23:42
One of Sweden's major banks is thought to have been used for the laundering of millions of kronor over a period of several years.

Poland summons Swedish ambassador over extradition of Stalinist-era judge

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:19
Poland on Tuesday summoned the Swedish ambassador to protest Stockholm's latest refusal to extradite a Stalinist-era judge who sentenced several Polish anti-communist dissidents to death in the early 1950s.

Vocabulary guide: the words and phrases you need to know as a student in Sweden

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 21:59
International students make up almost a tenth of Stockholm's total university student population, and the experience is likely to stick with you for the rest of your life. Here are the words and phrases you'll need to navigate Swedish student life and make the most of your time here.

Malmö police run out of remand cells to lock up suspects

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 07:04
Malmö ran out of lock-up space to hold suspected criminals remanded by courts for the first time in a decade.

Tell us: How good is Sweden for international talent?

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 06:59
How can Sweden make life better for international workers and entrepreneurs in the country? Fill out this survey to help The Local make your voice heard.

Swedish krona tumbles to worst levels against dollar in 16 years

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 06:50
A lower-than-expected inflation rate on Tuesday saw the Swedish krona slump to its worst levels against the US dollar in 16 years, fuelling fears that Sweden's Central Bank will be unable to flip the country's negative repo rate into positive territory any time soon.

Where are Sweden's Michelin-starred restaurants?

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:42
Are you looking for a culinary experience in Sweden? Well you're in luck, because the jury for the Michelin guide for the Nordics has just been out, and it has once again sprinkled its stars over the Swedish cuisine.

Sweden deports Palestinian over Gothenburg synagogue attack

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 01:11
Sweden's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the deportation of a Palestinian man convicted of involvement in a 2017 Molotov cocktail attack on a Gothenburg synagogue.

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