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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)

Rush-hour power cut caused travel chaos for Stockholm commuters
The Stockholm metro is again running as normal after a power cut brought all trains on the green line to a standstill during rush hour, causing travel chaos for more than 100,000 commuters.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:54:13 +0200)

Student held on suspicion of raping teacher
A student has been held on suspicion of raping a teacher at a senior high school in Småland, southern Sweden.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:21:15 +0200)

28 brilliant and bizarre world records held by Sweden and the Swedes
From statistics about coffee and twins to plainly unbelievable skills in frog-jumping and match-throwing, this country and its citizens got a lot of interesting things to offer. Here are 28 of the most interesting world records held by Sweden and the Swedes.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:15:39 +0200)

Swedish authorities urge hunters to shoot young elk
The county administrative board in Östergötland, southern Sweden, has changed the rules for the hunting season following the unusually warm summer, and called for as many calves to be shot as possible.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:42:51 +0200)

Sweden accused of breaking EU law over long residence permit wait times
Sweden's Migration Agency has violated EU law by failing to issue residence permits within agreed time limits, a new complaint to the European Commission claims.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:15:46 +0200)

Jail for boozed-up Russian captain who ran ship aground in Sweden
A Russian captain who ran his ship aground off the coast of Helsingborg in southern Sweden and then tried to hide a whisky bottle has been sentenced to four months in jail for being drunk at sea.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:33:03 +0200)

Trial of Frenchman at centre of Swedish Academy scandal starts
The man at the centre of rape and sexual assault allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize faced trial today.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:33:02 +0200)

Centre-right Alliance declines offer of 'cross-bloc' parliamentary speaker
Sweden's Social Democrats have called for discussion on presenting a 'cross-bloc' candidate for parliamentary speaker, but the centre-right parties show no sign of accepting the offer.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:00:44 +0200)

'We need examples': Malmö founder on female-led startups
Malmö startup incubator Minc is committed to getting more women into the city's startup world. The Local went to its Nordic Female Investor Meetup to find out how.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:06:23 +0200)

Stockholm startup launches quiz to test your 'Jante level'
Most foreigners in Scandinavia will have their own experiences, good or bad, with the concept of 'Jante'. Now you can complete an online quiz to determine whether your personality and behaviour is in conflict with the unspoken code of conduct.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:36:54 +0200)

Is Sweden's gaming industry running out of workers?
The Swedish gaming industry is growing fast. This might sound positive, but the industry is now warning that it's running out of people to hire. Why is that, and what does it mean for the sector?
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:18:25 +0200)

Sweden the best country for global development, new study declares
Sweden is the world leader at contributing to positive development in the world's poorer nations, thanks in part to strong migration policy, according to a new report by the US-based Centre for Global Development (CGD).
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:09:04 +0200)

Finns accused of smuggling tonnes of Swedish snus across the border
Prosecutors believe the Finns had been running a snus smuggling ring for years.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:15:30 +0200)

In stats: How gender equal is Sweden's new parliament?
Sweden's new parliament is made up of 188 men and 161 women, but some parties are less gender equal than others.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:29:43 +0200)

Opinion: Protectionism and nationalism won't stop startups
Swedish startups have a bright outlook and are keen to grow internationally, despite nationalist trade wars, write business chiefs Daniel Sonesson and Erik Olofsson.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:47:00 +0200)