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Sweden’s fries could get shorter after hot summer
French fries in Sweden could be about to get shorter, with hot summer resulting in poor harvests across Europe.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:56:19 +0200)

Sweden’s Green Party to vote for left-wing deputy speaker candidate
A candidate from the Left party is likely to be selected as the second deputy speaker of Sweden’s parliament.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:47:55 +0200)

Frustrated Ibrahimovic coy on Galaxy future
Zlatan Ibrahimovic plans to discuss his future with Los Angeles Galaxy chiefs after a frustrating first season in Major League Soccer.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:55:56 +0200)

Swedish company removes Sami costume from website after criticism
Partykungen, a Swedish company that supplies fancy dress outfits, has removed a costume resembling traditional Sami dress from its website after complaints.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:27:51 +0200)

Man arrested after tear gas attack at Swedish police station
A police station in the town of Gävle was the target of a tear gas attack during Friday night.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:11:31 +0200)

Sweden Democrats to vote for Alliance candidate as parliamentary speaker
The Sweden Democrats have stated they will vote for the candidate from the centre-right alliance bloc in Monday’s vote to confirm the new speaker of parliament.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:01:52 +0200)

Malmö residents harassed by Folkets Park drug pushers
Pushers openly selling drugs in broad daylight, children's playgrounds used for punishment beatings and drug storage, and local residents attacked for daring to go to the police: that's the situation residents described to The Local in one part of the southern city of Malmö.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:15:23 +0200)

Archaeologists find medieval seal on Swedish island
During the construction of new pipelines, archaeologists uncovered an unusual find on a small island in central Sweden.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:09:15 +0200)

Medical age tests on asylum seekers likely to have 'misclassified' minors: study
Age tests carried out on migrants to determine whether they were over 18 may have been inaccurate in many cases, according to a new study published in a medical journal.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:09:30 +0200)

Members' Q&A: The Local's guide to Swedish parental leave
Sweden's parental leave policy is generous enough to have earned media coverage around the world, and for many families it's a factor in choosing to live in the Nordic nation. But the specific terms, and the process for applying for benefits, can be tough to get to grips with.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:51:14 +0200)

Trains and ferries cancelled as storm approaches western Sweden
Trains and boats across western Sweden have been cancelled as a heavy storm draws in over the country on Friday.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:58:22 +0200)

Interview: 'India and Sweden are very different in size, but similar in principles'
The Local spoke to Sweden's Ambassador to India, Klas Molin, about the opening of Ikea, collaboration in the tech industry, and why the two countries share many of the same values.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:51:22 +0200)

British comedies compete on the Malmö stage
There are two British comedy shows on the Malmö stage simultaneously this week. Do people in Skåne have more of a British sense of humour?
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:21:31 +0200)

Recipe: How to make Swedish cardamom cake
Food writer John Duxbury shares a recipe for delicious Swedish cardamom cake, a classic fika treat, with The Local.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:59:59 +0200)

Spotify just announced a move that could shake up the music industry
Spotify has said it will allow select artists to upload songs directly, bypassing record labels or distributors.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:31:27 +0200)

Members' geography quiz: How well do you know the cities of Sweden?
How well-travelled are you? Take The Local's quick quiz to see how much you know about the cities of Sweden.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:41:08 +0200)

Sweden told to brace for storm: 'Stay at home'
People in western Sweden have been warned to stay inside when harsh winds hit on Friday.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:51:55 +0200)

Schengen report criticizes Swedish border checks as not fit for purpose
Sweden has been harshly criticized over its border controls in a forthcoming Schengen report which has prompted Swedish police to draw up a plan of action.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:46:47 +0200)

One Brit's European tour to spell 'Stop Brexit' with GPS
Andy Pardy, who grew up in Germany, has carved an ‘O’ in the Arctic Circle, an ‘S’ that starts in a Scottish loch and wraps around Ireland and slept amidst wild dogs in Romania.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:05:33 +0200)

Man accidentally reveals hidden gun after lighting a cigarette
A man was seized by police in Malmö's Möllevången square on Wednesday after he revealed a hidden pistol when raising his arm to light a cigarette. He was picked up shortly afterwards with help from surveillance cameras.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:21:09 +0200)