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Ibrahimovic confirms Manchester United move
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put months of speculation over his future to an end by confirming that he will join Manchester United.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:15:57 +0200)

Man detained in Sweden over poison plot
A man has been remanded in custody in Sweden on the suspicion of stealing poisonous substances from Uppsala University. The poisons were allegedly then used to try and blackmail the Czech state into paying large sums of money in bitcoin.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:24:15 +0200)

Fifty Stockholm heart patients hit by superbug
A potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria has spread to more than 50 heart patients at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Stockholm.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:23:34 +0200)

Two jailed for match-fixing in Swedish football
A Swedish appeals court has jailed two football players and handed suspended sentences to four others for their involvement in a match-fixing scandal.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:04:34 +0200)

How many Swedes were unfaithful last year?
A third of Swedes cheated on their partners last year. Or three percent. It depends on how you define infidelity, a new study shows.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:49:33 +0200)

'A Swedish passport means more than a British one now'
It is now exactly a week since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. With that in mind, The Local spoke to British expats in Sweden on how they feel about the outcome of the vote, seven days later.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:09:00 +0200)

Want a job? Here’s where Sweden needs people
It’s not always easy to find work in Sweden, but there are quite a few professions crying out for new workers in the coming year.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:03:04 +0200)

Top Swedish businesswomen slam boardroom quota plan
Four prominent Swedish businesswomen have voiced their strong opposition to plans for a law requiring greater gender equality on the boards of listed companies.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:46:40 +0200)

Five great ways to kick off July in Stockholm
The first weekend of July will soon be upon us, and as summer rolls on, the Swedish capital only becomes a better place to spend time. From visiting Vikings, to walking with ghosts and late night shopping, The Local looks at five of the best ways to kick off July in Stockholm.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:59:00 +0200)

In pictures: Eight cool compact Scandinavian houses
Size isn't everything, and Houzz.se's editor in chief Sara Norrman proves it with this looks at nine brilliant uses of compact Scandinavian houses.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:38:53 +0200)

Brexit and the growing digital divide
Modern tech hubs like Stockholm are thriving while smaller regions struggle. We need to close this gap and we need to do it quickly, argues Leif Rehnström, CEO of the Skellefteå-based Hello Future!
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:21:08 +0200)

'Brexit is an opportunity for businesses in Stockholm'
Brexit may be a huge issue for the United Kingdom, but it will also have an impact on its trading partners within the EU, not least the many Brits running companies in other EU countries. With that in mind, The Local spoke to British business owners in Sweden about the aftermath of the vote.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:39:26 +0200)

Swedish police to hand out anti-groping armbands
Swedish police have launched a campaign aimed at curbing sexual harassment among young people.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:09:47 +0200)

Meat-free days soaring in Swedish schools
A new review from an environmental magazine has praised Sweden’s municipalities for their green credentials, with meat-free days in Swedish schools highlighted as a growing trend.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:40:49 +0200)

Why these recalled Ikea drawers ‘can result in death’
Ikea has urged millions of North American customers to "act immediately" on its advice over chest of drawers models that are potentially hazardous to children.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:11:40 +0200)

Five things to do in Stockholm when it empties for summer
Summer is here, and that means Stockholm will soon be emptied of its inhabitants... and filled with tourists. Already bored? Fear not, here are five things you can do.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:59:43 +0200)

'My Swedish friends and I talk about moving to Scotland'
The fallout from the United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU continues, and one group that will be affected significantly is EU nationals living in Britain. The Local spoke to Swedes in the UK about Brexit, and its potential impact on their future plans.
(Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:45:11 +0200)

Sweden wins seat on UN Security Council
Sweden has beaten off stiff opposition from the Netherlands and Italy to claim a much-coveted seat on the UN Security Council.
(Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:24:01 +0200)

Swedish billionaire missing at sea
A high profile Swedish businessman is missing at sea after a boat accident near Marstrand off the Gothenburg coast.
(Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:10:52 +0200)

Ikea to recall chests of drawers after child deaths
Swedish Furniture giant Ikea said on Tuesday that it would recall its hugely popular Malm model of chest of drawers after six children were crushed to death when the chests tipped over.
(Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:26:52 +0200)