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Man charged with groping girls at kids' football cup
A 36-year-old sports manager whose team was sent home from Sweden after he was accused of groping three teenage girls at an international children's football tournament now faces trial.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:28:14 +0200)

Police hunt suspected gunman, 22, in Malmö
Malmö police are looking for a 22-year-old suspect in connection with a shooting at a shopping centre in Rosengård.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:49:48 +0200)

Really old stinky cheese found on royal Swedish shipwreck
Swedish scientists have discovered what is believed to be 340-year-old cheese on board an iconic shipwreck.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:51:37 +0200)

'Let refugees go to uni while they wait': demand
Asylum seekers in Sweden should be allowed to start university studies while they are waiting for decisions on their cases, it has been proposed.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:11:58 +0200)

Concern over barrage of fake Russian news in Sweden
Sweden is being subjected to constant disinformation campaigns by Russia and Isis, according to authorities.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:42:39 +0200)

Swedish kids' TV cooks up storm with condom haggis
Swedish parents have complained after they turned on their television and sat down with their kids… only to watch a puppet character use a condom to make the Scottish delicacy haggis.
(Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:10:42 +0200)

So Sweden has high taxes? Not as high as you might think
Swedes pay less in tax than many other Europeans, a new study shows.
(Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:27:32 +0200)

Swedes outgrown as world's tallest people
Forget the myth about the tall, blond, modern Viking. Swedes are not the world's tallest.
(Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:34:46 +0200)

Record number of drowning deaths in Sweden this year
More people have drowned in Sweden so far this year than in any other year this century. The good weather is getting the blame.
(Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:57:49 +0200)

Pupils' school photo Nazi salute 'wasn't criminal'
Four high school students who performed a Nazi salute in a school photo have had their convictions for inciting racial hatred quashed by an appeal court.
(Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:13:53 +0200)

Silly season: seven strange Swedish summer stories
What are Swedish journalists to do during the long dry news spell of summer? Here are the most bizarre stories we could find.
(Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:08:10 +0200)

'We don't know how Brexit will affect our time in Sweden'
One month after the Brexit referendum Sarah Campbell, a British reader based in Uppsala, pens a love letter to her European Union.
(Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:59:59 +0200)

Which of these two Swedes is Vincent van Gogh's lost twin?
Question: What is even more bizarre than a Swede who really, really looks like Vincent van Gogh? Answer: TWO Swedes who look like Vincent van Gogh.
(Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:16:59 +0200)

Date set for verdict in asylum home murder trial in Sweden
The trial of a man accused of killing a worker at a home for young refugees earlier this year has ended.
(Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:30:03 +0200)

High security as Orlando top of mind at Stockholm Pride
Security will be high at this week’s Stockholm’s Pride festival, with last month’s massacre at a gay club in Orlando a reminder that gay and transgender people are potential targets for attacks.
(Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:01:44 +0200)

Sweden halves migration forecast figures for 2016
The Swedish Migration Agency has cut its predictions for how many asylum seekers they expect will come to Sweden this year.
(Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:42:57 +0200)

Royal husband: 'Britain should not leave the EU'
The British-American husband of a Swedish princess has blamed the UK's decision to leave the EU on low turnout by voters supporting the remain campaign.
(Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:41:14 +0200)

Fired Ericsson boss to get millions in payouts
Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has fired its long-standing CEO Hans Vestberg, but said he will receive a severance package amounting to millions of kronor.
(Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:46:22 +0200)

Private holiday rentals boom in Sweden
The number of Swedes who are renting private holiday accommodation in Sweden from the likes of Airbnb has jumped dramatically this summer, according to a new survey.
(Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:26:59 +0200)

'Fashion is this big industry that can really do better'
The Local talks to US social entrepreneur Stefanie Smith about transparent fashion and why Sweden's startup scene is about more than just tech.
(Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:59:59 +0200)