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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 02:07
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Names of Nobel Prize winners were leaked: report

12 hours 49 min ago
An investigation ordered by the Swedish Academy claims one of its members leaked the names of Nobel Prize winners to her husband, who has been jailed for raping a woman.

Hipster barber for mice opens in Malmö

13 hours 22 min ago
Rodent realtors AnonyMouse have returned to Malmö, this time with Hair and Furever, a mouse-sized addition to of the city’s ever growing cadre of hipster barber shops.

Swedish word of the day: julklapp

14 hours 53 min ago
Our early Christmas gift to you is a festive word of the day: en julklapp means 'a Christmas present'.

Reader voices: How Brits in Sweden are (and aren't) preparing for Brexit

17 hours 3 min ago
For the 20,000 Brits currently living in Sweden, the impact of Brexit remains uncertain in the absence of an agreed deal between the UK and EU. The Local asked our British readers to let us know if and how the referendum result has affected them so far, from worries over freelance contracts to citizenship applications.

Sweden's 'man-free' festival was discriminatory, rules Swedish ombudsman

18 hours 2 min ago
Describing an event as 'man-free' is discriminatory, according to a ruling from Sweden's Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) relating to a music festival aimed at women earlier this year.

Where to next? Join The Local’s new travel group on Facebook

19 hours 36 min ago
The Local has launched a new travel-focussed Facebook group and we’d love you to share your insights. You’ll also be in with a chance to win flight vouchers.

#SwedishChristmas: How the julbock went from demonic creature to straw figure

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 23:49
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.

Holiday forecast: Snow may bring white Christmas to Sweden

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 23:14
The chances of a white Christmas are growing in many parts of Sweden.

Eight comforting Swedish Christmas recipes

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 21:59
In Sweden, a big part of Christmas is eating, drinking and merriment, so to help you prepare, The Local has collected eight traditional and popular dishes that are guaranteed to get you into the Swedish Christmas spirit.

Two explosions rock Malmö as gang conflict continues

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 07:00
Malmö's ongoing gang violence is showing no signs of abating, with explosives detonated on Sunday night in apartment buildings in the districts of Fosie and Rosengård.

Swedish word of the day: snölykta

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 05:45
Today's word is just as beautiful as the object it describes. Here's the story of 'snölykta' or 'snow lantern'.

Swedish Christmas gift guide: What to get everyone on your list this year

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 04:59
Sweden is a shopping destination for everything from cutting edge art and design to traditional handcrafts. Here's our guide to giving everyone on your list a little piece of Sweden this Christmas, without needing to resort to an elk-shaped cheese slicer from an overpriced souvenir shop.

Sweden's first begging ban comes into force

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 02:26
The top administrative court in Sweden has given the go-ahead to a begging ban in a town in Skåne, the first to introduce such a regulation.

Tech giant ABB sells power grids to Hitachi

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:51
Japan's Hitachi said it would buy a majority stake in Swedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB's power grid business for $6.4 billion.

#SwedishChristmas: How Elsa Beskow created a timeless Swedish Christmas

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:33
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.

Drivers urged to take care as snow flurries move in

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00
The snow that fell over central Sweden on Sunday is heading north, and meteorologists urged drivers to take it easy on the road.

Swedish PM wants new talks to break deadlock

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 06:50
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has offered to make new concessions in order to win the support of the Centre and Liberal parties, just two days after they voted him down in parliament as the next Prime Minister.

Sweden hails Katowice as 'most important decision since Paris'

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 04:20
Sweden’s climate minister Isabella Lövin has hailed the common rulebook for fighting climate change agreed in Katowice as “the most important decision since the Paris Agreement”.

Smaller Gävle goat set on fire but big sibling unscathed

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 00:51
A small straw Christmas goat has been set alight in the Swedish city of Gävle, but the larger version — long the target of yuletide arsonists — remains untouched with just over a week to go.