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Honeymoon suspect seeks instant aquittal
A British millionaire businessman, Shrien Dewani, has argued that he should be cleared of the honeymoon murder of his bride because South African prosecutors have failed to prove their case.
(2014-11-24 13:42:00)

'Racist' Black Pete party scrapped in Sweden
A Dutch club in Stockholm that was planning a festive party featuring Santa alongside a servant with a black painted face has shelved the idea following numerous complaints of racism.
(2014-11-24 12:24:00)

Swedish expert says Ebola risk has reduced
A leading Swedish expert on global health has said that the threat of the Ebola virus has decreased and suggested that the battle against the epidemic is entering a new phase.
(2014-11-24 11:05:00)

Snow forecast for north as capital enjoys sun
The Swedish Meteorological Institute has issued a class one warning following snowstorms in northern Sweden, but there is better news for Stockholmers who enjoyed sunshine over the weekend and can expect more good weather towards the end of this week.
(2014-11-24 10:45:00)

Get your own office anywhere in the world
Sweden’s startup scene is booming – making central office space in Stockholm and Gothenburg even harder to find. So where does a new small business set up shop? Two seasoned entrepreneurs share their secret with The Local.
(2014-11-24 09:16:00)

Three in four Swedes believe submarine 'proof'
A new survey has revealed that 75 percent of Swedes trust that the Swedish military did find enough evidence to prove that a foreign submarine was present in the Stockholm archipelago last month. The results contrast with a more sceptical public during previous submarine incidents in the 1980s.
(2014-11-24 07:50:00)

Thirty Swedes in Turkish resort bus crash
Up to thirty Swedish tourists were caught up in an accident involving two buses near the resort of Antalya in Turkey on Sunday afternoon, with ten taken to hospital after the crash.
(2014-11-24 07:00:00)

Nursery burned down in southern Stockholm
A fire has destroyed a preschool in southern Stockholm overnight, with firefighters unable to contain the flames because of heavy winds.
(2014-11-24 06:12:00)

'I'm spreading Japan's 'cute' culture in Sweden'
For this week’s My Swedish Career we meet American Carolynn Piittisjärvi, an entrepreneur who has already managed to turn several hobbies into Swedish businesses. She has just launched a store selling Japanese clothes, toys and stationary in the hope of spreading ‘kawaii’.
(2014-11-24 05:03:00)

Swede Stenson defends DP World Tour title
Sweden's Henrik Stenson made two birdies on the final two holes to successfully defended his title at the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Sunday by two shots.
(2014-11-23 16:07:00)

Up to 300 Swedes fighting with Isis: report
As many as 300 Swedes could have joined the Islamic State insurgency, Sweden's intelligence chief said Saturday.
(2014-11-23 12:07:00)

Swede Stenson on track for Dubai defence
Swedish world number four Henrik Stenson is on course to successfully defend his title at the DP World Tour Championship, the red-hot Rafael Cabrera-Bello may still pose a threat after Saturday's third round.
(2014-11-23 09:18:00)

Stolen ancient gold rings returned by post
A collection of gold rings which date back some 3,000 years mysteriously turned up at the offices of a Swedish newspaper after they had gone missing from a museum collection years ago.
(2014-11-23 08:47:00)

Body of Irishman found in Stockholm
The body of an Irishman who had been missing since November 10th was found in the harbour by Stockholm's Old Town on Thursday, it has emerged.
(2014-11-22 10:43:00)

Ibrahimovic returns as PSG claim top spot
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his first start for two months as Ligue 1 Champions Paris Saint-Germain went top for the first time this season with a 3-2 win at mid-table Metz on Friday night
(2014-11-22 08:59:00)

Ecuador 'guarantees' Assange asylum
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was on Friday guaranteed political asylum by Ecuador for "as long as necessary," one day after he lost an appeal against a Swedish warrant for his arrest.
(2014-11-22 08:51:00)

Dark weekend looms for southern Sweden
Southern Sweden looks set to stay under a blanket of cloud until at least Tuesday, as the darkest November in decades continues.
(2014-11-21 16:51:00)

Gothenburg rabbi reacts to death threats
Gothenburg's rabbi received death threats following an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem earlier this week. Leading figures in the Jewish community have told The Local they fear that anti-Semitism is spreading across Sweden, with Malmö already a key target.
(2014-11-21 15:31:00)

Abba's Björn defends Sweden's Spotify
Björn Ulvaeus has joined the row over Spotify's streaming costs, saying the music industry had to evolve but admitting that songwriters are losing money. He spoke to The Local's blogger Natalia Brzezinski from his newly adopted home, New York.
(2014-11-21 13:53:00)

Decorating your home for Swedish Christmas
With Advent just a week away, Swedes are already itching to put out their Christmas decorations. Wondering how to get that Scandinavian Christmas feeling in your own home? Here are The Local's top ten decorating tips for a 'God Jul'.
(2014-11-21 10:31:00)