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Sweden's star striker Zlatan 'recovering well'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is recovering well from the nagging heel problem that has stopped him playing for Sweden during its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
(2014-10-31 16:35:00)

Swedish sisters create viral Syria stir
Two sisters from Södertälje near Stockholm are celebrating getting more than 1.3 million hits on YouTube, with a video calling for peace in war-torn Syria.
(2014-10-31 16:01:00)

Pirate Bay founder gets three years in prison
Swedish "hactivist" Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for hacking crimes.
(2014-10-31 15:19:00)

Princess Madeleine to make Nobel comeback
Sweden's Princess Madeleine is scheduled to appear at the Nobel Festival in Stockholm in December, after taking time out from her royal duties to focus on looking after her daughter.
(2014-10-31 14:37:00)

Plot for shared Scandi Winter Olympic bid
Norwegian sports officials have said they want to co-host the winter Olympics with Sweden in 2026. But there has so far been no official response from Sweden.
(2014-10-31 11:40:00)

'Store up your sunlight hours before winter'
Spending time outdoors this autumn will help you survive a cold, dark Swedish winter. Baba Pendse, Head of Psychiatry at Lund University shares his top tips for battling the seasonal blues with The Local.
(2014-10-31 10:52:00)

Anti-Israel graffiti 'not a race crime': Court
A teenage boy who painted anti-Israel slogans and symbols on the Concert Hall in Gothenburg has been convicted for the damages he caused, but he walked free from racial agitation charges.
(2014-10-31 09:06:00)

'We knew that Israel would be critical'
Sweden's Foreign Minister has told The Local she respects Israel's decision to recall its ambassador after Sweden officially recognized the State of Palestine, and laughed off comments about IKEA furniture made by her Israeli counterpart.
(2014-10-31 08:35:00)

A closer look at Sweden's rising stars
Like to be ahead of the game when it comes to the next big thing on the silver screen? We find out more about the Swedish nominees for the Rising Star award to be presented at Stockholm's International Film Festival next week.
(2014-10-31 07:10:00)

Swedish women in two-year sex pill study
Three hundred women from across Sweden are taking part in a study designed to demonstrate that modern contraceptive pills don't lead to decreased libido or mood swings.
(2014-10-30 15:47:00)

What's On: October 31st - November 7th
Halloween fun and an international film festival are the big events hitting Stockholm this week. We cast our eye over the capital and the rest of the country for the best activities to check out this week.
(2014-10-30 14:16:00)

Dog attack policewoman acquitted on appeal
A policewoman accused of letting her dog attack a drunk man while she repeatedly hit him with a baton, has had her conviction overturned by a court in Stockholm.
(2014-10-30 14:09:00)

Malmö loses out as rare toads move in
After a rare species of toad moved into southern Sweden's Malmö, builders have had to tone down massive expansion plans in the area.
(2014-10-30 11:50:00)

Stockholm's shocking take on Halloween
American Bill Schacht missed the spooky outfits, family feasts and charity events he associated with Halloween when he moved to Sweden. So he did something about it. The Local meets the founder of the capital's annual Shockholm parade.
(2014-10-30 10:53:00)

Pirate Bay Swede found guilty in Denmark
Sweden's Pirate Bay Founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking crimes in a Danish court on Thursday.
(2014-10-30 10:18:00)

Huge losses for energy giant Vattenfall
Swedish energy company Vattenfall has reported losses for the third quarter in a row.
(2014-10-30 10:10:00)

Palestine recognized as state by Sweden
The Swedish government has officially decided to recognize Palestine, with the move announced in a speech by the country's new Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.
(2014-10-30 08:30:00)

Cape Town 'fixer' phoned Dewani before killing
A man jailed for killing British businessman Shrien Dewani's wife during their Cape Town honeymoon said on Wednesday they spoke shortly before the murder to discuss payment.
(2014-10-30 08:15:00)

Bus drivers hit by racist and sexist messages
Police are investigating after several bus drivers were forced to read "highly inappropriate" messages sent through the Stockholm bus network's internal communications network.
(2014-10-29 14:44:00)

Top ten quotes from Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Swedish football hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes the headlines almost as much for his offhand comments as for his footballing prowess. Here are our ten favourite Zlatan quotes.
(2014-10-29 14:38:00)