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Swedish terror suspect 'dumped bomb in toilet'
A Swedish suspect in the Brussels and Paris attacks is reported to have told investigators that he dumped the explosives that he carried onto the Belgian capital's metro system, into the toilet.
(Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:59:40 +0200)

Sesame Street helps Syrian mum transform Arabic language learning in Sweden
Learn how Kermit, Grover, and Cookie Monster have inspired a way help kids from Syria now living in Sweden connect with their mother tongue without relying on religion.
(Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:50:17 +0200)

Regional politicians hit out at Sweden's Eurovision flag ban
Spanish politicians have criticized Eurovision organizers after the popular singing contest banned a regional flag alongside that of Isis from the competition in Stockholm next month.
(Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:53:45 +0200)

Eight charged over shooting at Gothenburg restaurant
Eight men are to stand trial over an attack at a restaurant in a Gothenburg suburb last spring that left two people dead in one of the most high-profile shootings in Sweden in recent years.
(Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:08:19 +0200)

No sweat! Sweden pays for armpit treatment in Denmark
Thousands of Swedes with sweat problems who travel to Denmark for treatment will have all their healthcare costs covered after a new court ruling.
(Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:00:04 +0200)

Two historic shipwrecks found right in central Stockholm
Another two shipwrecks dating back to at least the 1600s have been found in central Stockholm.
(Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:49:36 +0200)

Migrants cling to trucks in bid to reach Sweden
Growing numbers of asylum seekers are trying to get to Sweden from Denmark by clinging to trucks, a ferry company has warned.
(Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:10:35 +0200)

Swedes want answers from Russia after Nato warning
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has slammed Russia’s foreign minister after he warned Moscow would take action if Sweden joined Nato.
(Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:48:48 +0200)

Alicia Vikander scoops lead role in new Tomb Raider
Sweden’s Oscar-wining actress Alicia Vikander will play the prized Lara Croft role in a new version of Tomb Raider, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
(Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:46:02 +0200)

How to make Sweden's famous veal burgers
These delicious veal burgers, known as Wallenbergare, were first made by a member of one of Sweden's wealthiest family dynasties. But you don't have to be rich to make them at home. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.
(Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:07:10 +0200)

Swedes create world's first crowdsourced singing voice
A Swedish telecom giant is inviting music fans across Europe to take part in a project to create the world's first crowdsourced singing voice to celebrate the values of Eurovision Song Contest.
(Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:17:58 +0200)

Swedish Electrolux sees profits more than double
Swedish appliance giant Electrolux celebrated on Thursday after it saw its first quarter profit more than double from a year ago thanks to robust markets in western Europe and the US.
(Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:52:16 +0200)

Sweden set to keep ID checks over summer
Swedish politicians have proposed changing the law to avoid a two-week gap to the ID checks on public transport into Sweden this summer, which were introduced to stem a rising flow of asylum seekers.
(Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:26:58 +0200)

How Stockholm looks when you're dangling at 50 metres
Johan Lindqvist spent some blissful minutes hanging from gymnastics rings high above Stockholm this month.
(Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:06:37 +0200)

Eat, learn, live: unforgettable holidays in France
When you think ‘science’, do you recall school projects and baking soda volcanos? Perhaps it’s time for a change of scene – a trip to Chantilly, France, for instance.
(Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:53:00 +0200)

Sweden Democrat steps down over church-burning posts
A politician for the far-right Sweden Democrats has taken a temporary break from politics after allegedly threatening to carry out a suicide bombing against a mosque, Swedish media report.
(Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:52:53 +0200)

Doctor who kept woman in bunker has sentence cut
A 38-year-old doctor who locked a woman in a soundproofed bunker has had his sentence reduced.
(Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:22:53 +0200)

King says his letter helped Sweden end spat with Saudis
Remember when Sweden was locked in a diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia last year? A previously unidentified saviour has stepped up to claim credit for ending the conflict: King Carl XVI Gustaf.
(Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:02:00 +0200)

You're kidding, right? More snow on the way in Sweden
Wrap up warm, folks. Large parts of central and northern Sweden are going to get snowed upon today, forecasters warn.
(Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:35:07 +0200)

Green Party politician 'invited bin Laden's mentor to Malmö'
A Green Party politician in Malmö has taken a break from politics after it emerged that he had invited a notorious Islamist to speak in Malmö.
(Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:57:55 +0200)