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Meet Dynamite Erik, a Swede who blows things up for fun
Sparsely populated and cold for large stretches of the year, at times you need to be a creative sort to make fun in northern Sweden.
(Mon, 30 May 2016 16:38:07 +0200)

'Bringing my camera to Sweden was the best thing I ever did'
29-year-old Ahmad Aldurra, originally from Damascus, arrived in Sweden in October last year. He tells The Local how he already feels "part of a family" thanks to a photography internship.
(Mon, 30 May 2016 16:09:17 +0200)

Swedish police to trial use of taser guns
Police in Sweden are set to trial the use of electroshock weapons in a move that has been welcomed by the country’s union for law enforcement.
(Mon, 30 May 2016 14:18:52 +0200)

Swedish woman denied job because of her head scarf
A Swedish woman has told The Local how she was denied a job at a factory on the basis of wearing a veil.
(Mon, 30 May 2016 13:03:48 +0200)

Fans threatening boycott of Johnny Depp's Stockholm gig
An iconic Stockholm venue has defended its decision to let Johnny Depp and his Hollywood Vampires band perform, despite fans threatening to boycott the gig following domestic violence claims by the actor's wife.
(Mon, 30 May 2016 11:37:55 +0200)

Good news: The Swedish summer has returned
Heavy rainfall over the last few days may have put the breaks on the early steps of the Swedish summer, but fear not, the mercury is about to rise once more.
(Mon, 30 May 2016 10:26:23 +0200)

Zlatan's sore calf forces him to sit out Sweden's friendly
Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will sit out Sweden's friendly against Slovenia on Monday in order to rest a sore calf, coach Erik Hamrén has said.
(Mon, 30 May 2016 08:10:59 +0200)

'Sweden would not be able to defend Gotland'
Sweden would not be able to make a stand if foreign forces invaded Gotland, the strategically located Baltic Sea island at the centre of its military defence, one expert has said.
(Mon, 30 May 2016 07:28:04 +0200)

'Sweden is the ideal place for my business'
Meet Emilie Terstegge, the globe-trotting Dutch entrepreneur who is trying to get Sweden's mothers to feel physically strong and energetic with her unique outdoor workouts.
(Mon, 30 May 2016 06:38:59 +0200)

Police shoot knife man in central Stockholm
A knife-wielding man was shot by police officers in Stockholm’s Sergel Square after he attacked officers.
(Sun, 29 May 2016 14:21:52 +0200)

More flight delays hit Swedish airport
Travellers at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport were beset again with delays on Saturday afternoon after technical problems with flightplan management software.
(Sat, 28 May 2016 17:41:09 +0200)

Transport authorities call for probe into tech glitch
Authorities have called for a full investigation into a network failure that knocked out large parts of Swedish air traffic and closed Stockholm airspace last week.
(Fri, 27 May 2016 17:15:01 +0200)

Why northern Swedes get the hots for sex toys
Where in Sweden do people buy the most sex toys? Kiruna in the far north, apparently.
(Fri, 27 May 2016 15:22:20 +0200)

Giant replica of Swedish 18th century ship up for sale
A Swedish ship that is the world's largest seaworthy wooden vessel of its class is up for sale, after owners ran out of funds for its upkeep.
(Fri, 27 May 2016 12:10:51 +0200)

'Many Swedes think all refugees are under-educated. That's not true'
Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) has launched a new programme, RAMP, aimed at equipping highly educated refugees with the skills they need to thrive in the Swedish marketplace. Director Maria Frithz Warg gives us the lowdown.
(Fri, 27 May 2016 12:10:20 +0200)

The top reactions to Swedish high heels handyman video
The Swedish handyman behind the high heel challenge video that went viral has told The Local that the reaction to his clip has been beyond his wildest dreams.
(Fri, 27 May 2016 11:23:26 +0200)

First migrants make it from Denmark to Sweden on foot
A group of five asylum seekers have for the first time successfully crossed the Öresund bridge on foot. But a police spokesperson has told The Local that the total figure may well be higher.
(Fri, 27 May 2016 10:50:53 +0200)

Royal baptism day for Sweden's Prince Oscar
UPDATED: It was a big day in Sweden as Prince Oscar was christened in Stockholm, and even rainy conditions over the capital did not dampen the occasion.
(Fri, 27 May 2016 08:47:08 +0200)

Poll: Swedes are worried about Brexit consequences
Swedes fear the consequences of Brexit and have a pessimistic view on the future of the EU, a new poll shows.
(Fri, 27 May 2016 07:39:57 +0200)

Fend off the bad weather with a Swedish beetroot salad
It's easy to let the rain get to you when it arrives out of nowhere in the Swedish summer, and there's no better pick me up than a hearty meal that's both colourful and tasty. Food writer John Duxbury's recipe for beetroot salad with cumin and feta ticks all the boxes.
(Fri, 27 May 2016 06:59:00 +0200)