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Swedish town 'like Venice' after heavy rains
Torrential rains in western Sweden have left some towns submersed as water levels have risen to 1.5 metres above normal for the season with forecasts indicating that is worse to come.
(2014-10-25 18:00:00)

Sweden pledges new aid to UN Ebola fund
Sweden has offered a new sizeable contribution to the fund set up by UN chief Ban K-moon to fight the Ebola outbreak.
(2014-10-25 10:37:00)

'Dark forces' target refugee hunting scheme
The Swedish hunting association runs a project to encourage young asylum-seekers to learn about hunting, a move which has proved controversial among some far right groups.
(2014-10-25 08:23:00)

American sales squeeze Ericsson profits
Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson reported a decline in net profit in the third quarter despite an increase in sales, boosted by business in emerging markets.
(2014-10-24 17:06:00)

US and Japan fuel surge for Volvo trucks
Sweden's Volvo, the world's second-largest maker of trucks, said Friday it saw a spike in profits in the third quarter, boosted by thriving sales in the US and Japanese markets.
(2014-10-24 16:41:38)

Inspectors attacked at rogue doc’s surgery
Inspectors who were sent to shut down a doctor’s surgery in Gothenburg were physically attacked and fled the premises to get help from the police.
(2014-10-24 16:23:28)

'Too many concerts feel the same'
Kattis Bjork founded Stockholm's secret gig scene - Sofar - a year ago. The Local caught up with her as she prepared to celebrate the project's anniversary this weekend and revealed the concept will spread to other Swedish cities in 2015.
(2014-10-24 15:00:00)

Police turn Swede’s vodka into water
Swedish police say they will pay a man 16,000 kronor ($2,200) in damages after much of the alcohol they confiscated from him was stolen, while many of the bottles they returned were filled with water.
(2014-10-24 14:52:00)

Neo-Nazis cleared of knife attack on Nigerian
A Stockholm court has cleared three neo-Nazis of stabbing a Nigerian man in an unprovoked attack. But two of the men will face jail after they were convicted of racial agitation at a riot.
(2014-10-24 12:35:00)

US to get first female ambassador in Sweden
The United States Embassy in Stockholm is set to get its first female ambassador after the White House announced it was nominating the Iranian-American ex-investment banker Azita Raji to take over from Mark Brzezinski.
(2014-10-24 09:06:00)

Sweden calls off suspect submarine search
The core search for a suspected foreign vessel in Swedish waters has been called off. The armed forces said they remained convinced foreign underwater activity had taken place but had not identified an intruder.
(2014-10-24 08:22:00)

Sweden to get EU 'Christmas present'
Sweden is set to get 1.2 billion kronor ($168 million) back from the EU on December 1st, according to leaked EU documents which suggest that other European countries will have to make large top-up payments this year.
(2014-10-24 08:03:00)

Asteroids leave mark on Sweden
Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, space scientists have reported.
(2014-10-23 16:47:00)

Swedish royal couple set wedding date
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist, who got engaged earlier this year, have announced they will marry next June.
(2014-10-23 13:12:00)

Sweden Democrat threats 'just a show'
There is talk that the nationalist Sweden Democrats could trigger a fresh election, by rejecting the new coalition's budget. But leading Political Scientist Li Bennich Björkman tells The Local that the party is just game-playing and should be focusing on getting its fatigued leader back.
(2014-10-23 11:37:00)

What's On in Sweden: October 24th - 31st
A secret gig in Stockholm, a short film festival in Uppsala and a gastronomy event in Gothenburg have caught our eye this week.
(2014-10-23 11:08:00)

Astronaut helps launch first student satellite
Sweden's debut astronaut Christer Fuglesang is helping students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology to become the first in the country to make their own satellite and send it into space.
(2014-10-23 10:43:00)

Sweden braces for ten centimetres of snow
Sweden's weather agency has warned that up to ten centimetres of snow are on the way for Sweden.
(2014-10-23 09:44:00)

New coalition reveals 'compromise' budget
UPDATED: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's Social Democrat-led coalition has revealed its first budget proposal, listing plans to spend more than 20 billion kronor.
(2014-10-23 08:15:00)

Global profit boost for Handelsbanken
Sweden's second-largest bank, Handelsbanken, has reported a rise in third-quarter profits, boosted by higher income from its loan book as it continues its expansion overseas.
(2014-10-23 07:50:00)