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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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
All eyes are on Sweden as North Korea's top diplomat and his Swedish counterpart meet in Stockholm for high-level talks.
Spotify has announced the date when it will list on the New York Stock Exchange.
A new report suggests that two fifths of residents in Sweden's vulnerable areas feel unsafe when they are outdoors at night.
The owners of Swedish banking giant Nordea have voted in favour of moving the company's head office from Stockholm to Helsinki.
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.
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 is to visit Sweden today and tomorrow, the Swedish government has confirmed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is to meet Germany's Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday.