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'A question of education': What Rinkeby residents think about the riots
Rinkeby in Stockholm made global headlines this week after riots broke out involving car fires just days after Donald Trump thrust the spotlight on Sweden. But what do the people who actually live and work in the suburb think about it? The Local spoke to them to find out.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:42:30 +0100)

This Malmö restaurant just got the city's first two Michelin stars
A Malmö restaurant has become Sweden's sixth eatery ever to be awarded two stars by Guide Michelin, and the first restaurant in the southern city to get the double nod.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:30:10 +0100)

Not a terrorist attack: Swede stole truck in Barcelona after wild night partying
A Swede who took police on a high-speed chase through Barcelona at the wheel of a stolen truck full of gas cylinders had partied hard the previous night, local authorities said Wednesday.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:17:52 +0100)

No arrests after Rinkeby riots
Police have responded to criticism that they did not do enough to stop riots in the Rinkeby suburb north-west of Stockholm on Monday night.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:54:31 +0100)

Stockholm stock market climbs to record high
The Stockholm stock exchange notched up a new all-time high on Wednesday morning.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:56:40 +0100)

Swedish-Swiss ABB uncovers $100 million fraud
Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB has uncovered significant embezzlement at its South Korean subsidiary, which it warned would heavily impact its 2016 earnings.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:00:10 +0100)

Russian domestic violence law 'problematic': Swedish foreign minister
Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström has called a recent Russian legal change which decriminalized some forms of domestic violence "problematic", after meeting with human rights organizations in Moscow.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:41:14 +0100)

Electric cars tested by police in Sweden
It seems Sweden's police are not exempt from the country's green push, as electric cars are now being tested by officers in major cities.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:54:40 +0100)

One dead and several injured in Swedish pile-up
One person died and several more were left injured following a multi-vehicle accident on a highway in Sweden.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:28:28 +0100)

Six sticky facts about Sweden's Fat Tuesday
It's almost time for every glutton in Sweden's favourite moment of the year: Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday), the day before the start of Lent. In anticipation, The Local rounds up six facts about the one Swedish celebration that's guaranteed to give you a sore stomach.
(Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:59:00 +0100)

A thousand to mock Trump with Copenhagen 'Pray for Sweden' vigil
A march will be held in Copenhagen in solidarity with those affected by the "last night in Sweden" incident mentioned on Saturday by US President Donald Trump.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:48:38 +0100)

Swedes should take sex breaks at work, says politician. Sorry, but would that be before or after fika?
Not only are they known for the office fika breaks and generous parental leave, now Swedes in a town in northern Sweden could be offered the chance to have sex during work hours – without losing any pay.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:38:18 +0100)

'We need to make sure Sweden-Russia relationship is not based on lies'
Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström met her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday in an attempt to thaw frosty ties between the two countries.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:59:38 +0100)

Why Sweden is NOT the 'rape capital of the world'
Is Sweden really a 'rape capital' as repeatedly suggested by sections of the international media? The Local consulted experts to get to the bottom of the matter.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0100)

The EU is profiting from Trump: Swedish EU Commissioner
The United States' new hostility to free trade deals under President Donald Trump is benefiting the European Union, the bloc's top trade official said Tuesday.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:45:08 +0100)

Police fire on stolen truck driven by drugged out Swede in Barcelona
Spanish police said Tuesday they fired on a truck loaded with butane gas bottles which was driving the wrong way down a road in Barcelona, managing to stop it and detain the Swedish driver.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:35:50 +0100)

Swedish press photographer assaulted in Rinkeby riots
A police officer trained his gun on rioters in the Rinkeby suburb of Stockholm on Monday night.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:20:51 +0100)

Far-right editor's offer to pay travel costs to 'crime-ridden Malmö' backfires as dozens accept
An offer from the editor of a far-right website to pay travel costs and accommodation for any journalist willing to stay in "crime-ridden migrant suburbs" of Malmö appears to have backfired, after dozens of people accepted his pledge on Twitter.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:10:09 +0100)

Swedish politician admits crime in bodyguard mortgage fiasco
Sweden's former national coordinator against violent extremism has admitted that she committed a crime by writing an inaccurate certificate for her bodyguard which exaggerated his salary and helped him secure a mortgage.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:03:23 +0100)

'We must verify information that we spread': Swedish PM responds to Trump
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said on Monday that he was "surprised" by US President Donald Trump's remarks linking the arrival of a wave of migrants with a supposed rise in violence in the Scandinavian country.
(Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:58:58 +0100)