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'Flammable liquid' poured through mailbox of Stockholm family home in suspected arson attack
Swedish police are investigating a suspected arson attack that left a woman in hospital after flammable liquid was poured through her letter box while she was sleeping then set alight.
(Fri, 26 May 2017 09:08:23 +0200)

Ecuador's new president warns Assange not to interfere in politics
Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno has warned Julian Assange not to interfere in the politics of the South American country, whose embassy the WikiLeaks founder has lived in for the past five years.
(Fri, 26 May 2017 08:24:37 +0200)

Recipe: How to make Swedish seeded rye bread
Swedish food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe for tasty seeded rye bread.
(Fri, 26 May 2017 06:59:12 +0200)

Star developer appeals Sweden's deportation verdict
Pakistani developer Tayyab Shabab is appealing a decision by Stockholm's Migration Court, which said Shabab and his wife would have to leave Sweden.
(Thu, 25 May 2017 16:06:41 +0200)

Swedish priest loses job after posting sex ad online
A priest who had created a profile on an online dating website deemed to be 'pornographic' has been defrocked by the Church of Sweden.
(Thu, 25 May 2017 13:21:54 +0200)

Football: Pogba sends grieving Man Utd to emotional Europa triumph
Paul Pogba dedicated victory to the victims of this week's Manchester terror attack after propelling Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax in Wednesday's Europa League final.
(Thu, 25 May 2017 09:41:11 +0200)

Sweden to fix rules that lead to deportations over admin slips
The Swedish government has proposed a change to the country's migration laws that will mean immigrant workers are no longer deported for administrative errors made by their previous employers.
(Wed, 24 May 2017 16:40:43 +0200)

Video: How a Wild West theme park became a home for refugees in Sweden
The American producers of a documentary on a Wild West amusement park in Sweden that provided housing for 500 Syrian refugees have explained to The Local why they felt the need to return to the park and finish telling its story.
(Wed, 24 May 2017 15:51:51 +0200)

The most 'Instagram-able' spots of Gotland: Europe's (second) best place
Lonely Planet recently named Gotland second on its 2017 list of the best places to see in Europe. With that in mind, The Local contributor Miriam Bade rounds up some of the prettiest spots on the Swedish island so you can take the perfect picture.
(Wed, 24 May 2017 14:40:31 +0200)

Can a 'bee friendly zone' help save Stockholm's pollinators?
A new joint initiative from diplomats, businesses and residents in Stockholm hopes to save the city's bees by creating a "bee friendly zone" in the Swedish capital.
(Wed, 24 May 2017 12:03:43 +0200)

Sweden pushes for UN to help investigate murder of expert in DRC
Sweden wants the UN to help with investigations into the murder of an expert killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), after the African country's attorney general opened a probe into allegations that a former minister played a role in her death.
(Wed, 24 May 2017 10:47:12 +0200)

Nordic fight to host Nordea heats up as rumours of Sweden departure swirl
A tug of war between Sweden, Denmark and Finland over where Nordic banking giant Nordea should base its head office in the future is beginning to heat up.
(Wed, 24 May 2017 09:06:52 +0200)

The best places to watch the Europa League final in Stockholm
If you're one of the unfortunate Manchester United and Ajax fans who came to Stockholm in the hope of buying a last minute Europa League final ticket but were unsuccessful, then fear not: here are some of the best places to watch the game in the Swedish capital.
(Wed, 24 May 2017 06:59:00 +0200)

Lego looters on the loose in Sweden
Thieves with an unusual speciality appears to be on the loose in Sweden, after a Lego store in one of the country's cities was broken into for two nights in a row.
(Tue, 23 May 2017 16:47:01 +0200)

Why a Swedish billionaire is giving away millions to help save the world
What would you do with five million dollars? Buy a football team or a Caribbean island perhaps? László Szombatfalvy, who came to Sweden as a Hungarian refugee in 1959 before becoming a successful businessman and investor, has decided to do something different. He wants his money to save the planet.
(Tue, 23 May 2017 15:17:00 +0200)

Manchester United cancel Stockholm press conference
Manchester United's preparations for Wednesday's Europa League final in Stockholm were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more.
(Tue, 23 May 2017 14:58:34 +0200)

European Commission urges Sweden to tackle housing crisis
Sweden must tackle persistent growth in house prices and the continuous rise in household debt if it wants to avoid risks to jobs and economic growth, the European Commission (EC) has warned.
(Tue, 23 May 2017 12:30:27 +0200)

Additional security measures for Manchester United Europa League final in Stockholm already in place: UEFA
Heightened security is on the cards for the forthcoming Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax in Stockholm, but not as a consequence of the suicide blast in Manchester, UEFA has explained.
(Tue, 23 May 2017 11:49:08 +0200)

Manchester attack 'breaks the heart of everyone with human empathy': Swedish PM Löfven
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has called the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester a "brutal and senseless act that breaks the heart of everyone with any human empathy".
(Tue, 23 May 2017 09:45:07 +0200)

Deregulation and freedom of choice have hurt Sweden's schools: Pisa head
Deregulation and freedom of choice have hurt Sweden's schools according to one of the people in charge of the global Pisa education ranking, but it is still possible for the country to turn things around and become a world leader in education, he believes.
(Tue, 23 May 2017 09:10:09 +0200)