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Violent upbringing and feeling of hopelessness leaves kids vulnerable to Islamic extremism: Swedish report

8 hours 9 min ago
A new report looking at how children in Sweden are pulled into violent Islamic extremism shows that they often live with the presence of violence and a feeling of hopelessness in their everyday lives.

Bring in the military to fight gangs, Sweden's PM told at debate

10 hours 20 min ago
The idea of getting the military involved was floated when Sweden's political leaders debated how to combat problems with gang crime in the country.

Sweden's most watched movies of 2017: Star Wars beaten by film you've never heard of

13 hours 13 min ago
With the likes of Wonder Woman, Dunkirk, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi released, 2017 was a huge year for blockbusters, and the big-hitters grossed billions at box-offices across the globe.

How to beat the January post-holiday blues in Sweden

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:59
We asked The Local's readers to share your top tips for how to get over the post-holiday blues. Here's what you said.

Dads in Sweden took more paternity leave than ever in 2017

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:32
More and more dads claim their share of Sweden's parental leave, according to fresh figures.

Everything you need to know about Swedish driving licences

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:59
Driving is a great way to explore Sweden, and in many parts of the country, having a car will make life much easier. But it's crucial to make sure you're doing things legally. Here's everything you need to know about driving licences in Sweden.

Ten common phrases in Sweden's ancient forest language Elfdalian

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:43
With only 3,000 speakers confined to a small area of Dalarna County, Sweden's ancient forest language Elfdalian is undoubtedly unique. Now, experts in the tongue have picked out 10 key phrases for The Local so we can all do a little to help keep it alive.

World's first Klingon tourist centre to open in Stockholm

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:53
The world's first "Klingon tourist centre" is set to open in Sweden, in a collaboration between a Stockholm theatre and an organization which calls itself the Klingon Institute of Cultural Exchange.

Swedes increasingly concerned about crime: survey

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:23
Swedes are increasingly worried about crime, and women are more concerned about it than men, according to new figures from the country's National Council on Crime Prevention (Brå).

Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with journalist's murder: prosecutors

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:20
Danish prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged inventor Peter Madsen with last year's murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose dismembered body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on his homemade submarine.

In pictures: You can now buy Greta Garbo's seaside home

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 02:38
Hollywood icon Greta Garbo's villa in Sweden is now up for grabs for a minimum of 32 million kronor ($3.9 million).

Ericsson books write-downs of 14.2 billion kronor

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:50
Ericsson announced write-downs of 14.2 billion kronor ($1.8 billion) on Tuesday, as well as a one-billion non-cash charge as a result of US tax reforms.

William and Kate to meet Stellan Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander on royal visit to Sweden

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:14
Prince William and Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge will meet two of Sweden's biggest Hollywood stars and learn about Swedish sport, design and research during their forthcoming visit to the country.

Weather: Snow warning issued for Sweden

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:44
Meteorologists warned of traffic chaos in Sweden on Tuesday due to heavy snow and wind.

Fewer Isis sympathizers returned to Sweden last year: Säpo

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:32
Around ten people with links to Isis returned to Sweden last year after travelling to the terror organization's areas in Syria or Iraq, according to the head of the Swedish security police.

Opinion: Lessons from Sweden in sustainable business

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:59
What can Swedish companies teach the world about sustainability? asks Susanne Arvidsson, associate professor in accounting and finance at Lund University, in this opinion piece first published by The Conversation.

H&M's South Africa stores closed following 'monkey' ad unrest

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:12
Swedish clothing giant H&M's stores in South Africa remain temporarily closed after the doors were shut in response to unrest over an ad that provoked racism accusations.

Sweden predicted to become first country with own cryptocurrency

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:45
Sweden could soon become the first country to launch its own cryptocurrency, an analyst at HSBC has predicted.

Who were the first Scandinavians? Ancient DNA sheds light on mysterious origins

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:04
Jan Apel, senior archaeology lecturer at Lund University, explores the origins of the first Scandinavians in this piece first published by The Conversation.

Sweden to create new authority tasked with countering disinformation

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:48
Sweden is to create a new public authority tasked with countering disinformation and boosting the population's resilience in the face of possible influence operations.

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