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Nuclear freeze agreed by new government
Sweden's Social Democrats and Greens Party have announced a coalition agreement to halt nuclear energy development.
(2014-10-01 17:29:00)

Sweden rethinks Afghan translators' asylum
The Migration Court in Malmö has ruled that Sweden's Migration Board was wrong to reject the residence applications of seven Afghan interpreters without assessing their protection needs.
(2014-10-01 16:40:00)

Top five winter festivals in Sweden
Autumn has swept into the country and chilly days lie ahead. But there are plenty of winter festivals where you can warm up in the coming months. With tickets already selling fast, here are The Local's top tips.
(2014-10-01 16:17:00)

Swedish Saab plant sheds a third of workers
Swedish car maker Saab has announced it has axed 155 workers, close to a third of its workforce.
(2014-10-01 14:38:00)

Sweden's 'most dangerous art' on sale
Work by controversial jailed Swedish artist Dan Park is on sale online and could reach a gallery in Copenhagen, despite a previous exhibition being pulled.
(2014-10-01 12:21:00)

Sweden is 'second best' place to grow old
Sweden has dropped to second place in an annual index measuring the quality of life of elderly people in 96 countries around the world.
(2014-10-01 11:49:00)

Coalition promise to boost welfare and jobs
UPDATED: The Social Democrats and the Greens have agreed to raise unemployment payments and promised to create more jobs in the construction industry, The Local has learned.
(2014-10-01 09:22:00)

Ikea recalls elk pasta
Ikea has pulled two different types of elk-shaped pasta from its stores in Sweden.
(2014-10-01 09:08:00)

How to get your own great office in Stockholm
Stockholm's business climate is hotter than ever, which leaves start-ups and business travellers hunting high and low for flexible office space. The solution is easier than they think.
(2014-10-01 09:00:00)

Top Swedish skier killed in Chile avalanche
UPDATED: The bodies of two of the world's top skiers, Sweden's Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair from Canada, were found on Tuesday after they were reported missing in an avalanche in the Andes.
(2014-10-01 08:27:00)

King Carl XVI Gustaf opens parliament
BREAKING: Sweden's post-election parliament is meeting for the first time following a fanfare opening from King Carl XVI Gustaf.
(2014-09-30 15:44:00)

Should Sweden's school age be raised?
After the new coalition announced plans to extend Sweden's compulsory schooling until the age of 18, The Local asked two Swedes at high school if they agreed with the idea.
(2014-09-30 14:48:00)

JohannaN: beautiful jewellery with a story
Just 27 and already living off of her own designs, some may consider Johanna Nilsson lucky. But she doesn't believe in luck. She's the founder of a jewellery line blending sustainability, subtle style, and Scandinavian simplicity - and it's taking the world by storm.
(2014-09-30 14:39:00)

Sweden slammed for ecological footprint
Sweden is among the world's top ten polluters according to one of the largest scientific studies looking at the impact of humans on earth, produced by the WWF.
(2014-09-30 13:28:00)

Swede's necklace found after 52 years in lake
A 66-year-old Swedish woman got the surprise of her life when a fisherman returned the necklace she dropped in a lake at the age of 14.
(2014-09-30 11:29:00)

Apology for Swedish model's stolen photos
A British newspaper has apologised after a freelance journalist stole a Sweden's Next Top Model contestant's photo and created a fake Twitter account used to trick a UK minister.
(2014-09-30 10:31:00)

Heel injury sidelines Zlatan in Barcelona clash
Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Tuesday's Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Parc des Princes due to a nagging heel problem, the French club have confirmed.
(2014-09-30 09:59:00)

Stockholm patient tests negative after Ebola fears
A patient in a Stockholm hospital who was suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus was given the all clear on Tuesday morning.
(2014-09-30 08:44:00)

New coalition agrees on defence and migration
UPDATED: The Green Party has committed itself to expanding Sweden's defence force, while the Social Democrats have compromised on work permits for migrants.
(2014-09-30 08:26:00)

Fresh Ebola case investigated in Sweden
Doctors in Stockholm are checking a patient suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus.
(2014-09-29 18:31:00)