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Smuggling Swede busted using fake leg casts
A 49-year-old Swede sealed his own fate after trying to smuggle drugs in fake leg casts – and then getting caught when he tried to run while wearing them. A Dubai court has now sentenced him to ten years in jail.
(2015-08-27 17:28:21)

Swedish man feared dead after joining Isis
A man from central Sweden who is believed to have been fighting alongside Isis is reported to have been killed.
(2015-08-27 16:52:05)

Stockholm schools to teach LGBT lessons
Sweden's famously gender equal capital is now planning to spend millions of kronor on lessons to teach 'LGBT-awareness' to schoolchildren.
(2015-08-27 15:29:00)

Swedish woman hit by first Airbnb rent ‘ban’
A woman in Stockholm has been banned from renting out her apartment via the home-sharing website Airbnb after a rent tribunal likened the letting with running a "hotel business" on the premises.
(2015-08-27 13:58:14)

Norway and Sweden join forces to save Arctic fox
Norway and Sweden are combining forces to save the Arctic fox, which is under threat from climate change and the incursion into its territory of the common red fox, which is almost twice the size.
(2015-08-27 13:50:29)

Swedes take 600 rescued migrants to dock in Italy
A Swedish coastguard ship carrying more than 600 migrants plucked from boats drifting off Libya's coast was to dock in Palermo late on Thursday, Swedish officials said. But 52 of those on board are understood to be dead.
(2015-08-27 10:45:17)

Ikea stops selling alcohol at Swedish restaurants
Global flat-pack furniture giant Ikea is in the midst of clearing out all the alcoholic beverages from shelves in the restaurants at its Swedish stores, after alcohol sales dwindled.
(2015-08-27 10:32:00)

Sweden pushes for emergency UN Isis talks
Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström is calling for a United Nations emergency meeting to discuss the violence towards women and children by the terror group Isis which she says is "unmatched in modern times".
(2015-08-27 08:19:34)

Desperate fans queue for Millennium sequel book
The eagerly-awaited sequel to best-selling Swedish author Stieg Larsson's Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries on Thursday, as the author admitted he wrote the book in a manic depressive state.
(2015-08-27 07:35:01)

Six reasons to stay outdoors this week
We don't want to scare you, but the autumn is drawing in. So this week we've pulled together six fun events to help you make the most of the end of summer, alongside our regular interactive listings.
(2015-08-27 06:41:29)

New pole vault record but no medal for Swede
Swedish athletics star Angelica Bengtsson set a new Swedish pole vault record of 4.70 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, but failed to take home a bronze for the Nordic nation.
(2015-08-26 17:59:38)

'Manic depressive' state drove Millennium author
David Lagercrantz wrote the highly-anticipated sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy in a manic depressive state, he told reporters on Wednesday, amid ongoing controversy over the decision to continue the series.
(2015-08-26 17:20:24)

Swedes discover dead migrants off Libya coast
The Swedish coastguard has found the bodies of around 40 people in the hold of a stricken migrant boat off the coast of Libya.
(2015-08-26 17:00:00)

'Largest job initiative in many, many years': PM
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has insisted he will achieve his goal of Sweden having the lowest unemployment rate in the EU by 2020 and said that the government's autumn budget will focus on job creation and affordable housing.
(2015-08-26 16:37:00)

Nordic home tax breaks are most generous in EU
Sweden's controversial tax breaks for households are the most generous in the EU. But a Swedish homeowners' association has told The Local that ditching them could spark a crisis, despite other calls that they are stalling the country's economy.
(2015-08-26 15:45:00)

Russia sends 'murder' suspect back to Sweden
Russia has extradited a man wanted for the attempted murder of an Uzbek dissident (pictured) in Sweden in 2012, Swedish and Russian officials confirmed on Wednesday.
(2015-08-26 13:44:03)

Bomb threat over at Gothenburg City Hall
UPDATED: Police say that a suspected bomb left inside Gothenburg City Hall during the morning rush hour did not explode when bomb squad officers attempted to detonate it.
(2015-08-26 09:13:16)

Swedish author backs Millennium boycott
The Swedish author of the highly-anticipated sequel to the Millennium crime trilogy has come out in support of a number of media that have decided to boycott him, after his publishing house asked them to agree to rigorous conditions in order to be granted interviews.
(2015-08-26 08:05:29)

Seven hot tips to blend in on a Swedish beach
Swedes have been flocking to the seaside to enjoy the current heatwave. But before you follow them, read The Local's ultimate guide to how to pass for a true Swede when you're on the beach.
(2015-08-26 08:00:00)

Tributes for Malmö after stunning play-off victory
Swedish star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic was among those celebrating after his former Malmö club overturned a deficit against Celtic to reach the Champions League for the second year running.
(2015-08-26 07:10:15)