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Word of the day: höstrusk
Höstrusk is about as Swedish as a Swedish word can get, and doesn't just describe an undesired autumnal weather condition, it also encompasses the mood and feeling that goes with it.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:26:08 +0100)

'Astonishing findings' in new Swedish report on extremism and organized crime
A new Swedish report on extremism and organized crime paints a completely new picture of what the stereotypical offender behind those types of crimes looks like. 'We've been totally astonished by the findings,' the head author of the study told The Local.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:49:05 +0100)

Man at centre of Swedish Academy scandal appeals rape conviction
Jean-Claude Arnault, the Frenchman jailed two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize, was set to appeal his verdict on Monday.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:21:41 +0100)

Swedish conservative leader to face prime minister vote with minority coalition
Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson will try to form a government with the Christian Democrats, but without their other two centre-right Alliance partners. But his coalition looks likely to fail.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:22:32 +0100)

Snap election would cost Sweden millions of kronor
If Sweden fails to form a new government, a snap election could set the country back by quite a few million kronor.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:27:05 +0100)

Sweden imports British waste to heat homes – but where's the post-Brexit solution?
British waste helps heat Swedish homes – but concern is growing for how Brexit will affect this scheme.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:47:13 +0100)

Malmö Lunch: Idli, vadai and dosa at The South Indian
It can't have been hard to land a job in Sweden for Suresh Kumar, the chef at Malmö's newly-opened The South Indian, as no trained chef in the Nordic country can whip up batter for Indian dosa pancakes the way he can.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 06:59:24 +0100)

Analysis: A historic week ahead for the Swedish Parliament
It is highly likely that next Wednesday Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson will become the first prime ministerial candidate in modern times to be rejected by Sweden’s parliament.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:15:44 +0100)

Will Swedish Dads to share child leave equally by mid 2030s?
Swedish Dads will share child leave equally by the mid 2030s, if the current trend in the latest figures from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency continues.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 14:25:27 +0100)

Mother publishes book on murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall
The mother of Kim Wall, the Swedish journalist who was brutally murdered last year on board a submarine, has written a book commemorating the life of her talented and strong-willed daughter.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 10:29:18 +0100)

Swedish air travel growth stalls after flight tax comes in
The rate air travel in Sweden is growing has slowed this year, suggesting that the flight tax which came into effect this April may be having an effect.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 16:04:15 +0100)

Town in Sweden mourns boy with Down syndrome
Mourners lit hundreds of candles around the main square of the city of Falkenberg on Friday evening after the suspected body of a missing boy with Down syndrome was found.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:13:01 +0100)

'I am perverse': Swedish shrink charged for filming man in Ikea toilet
A psychologist in Sweden has admitted to secretly filming other men naked in toilets and changing rooms, after one of his victims collared him at a branch of Ikea.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 12:00:37 +0100)

Police find body during search for missing boy
Police believe a dead body found in Falkenberg in western Sweden is that of a 12-year-old boy who went missing three days ago.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:19:59 +0100)

Malmö sees four shooting incidents in 24 hours
Malmö's tit-for-tat gang war looks to have flared into life again with four shootings in less than 24 hours and one young man left seriously wounded.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:38:55 +0100)

For internationals, 'reliance on social media is sometimes greater because we are more disconnected'
Over-reliance on social media can cause stress and loneliness, and is a particularly easy trap to fall into for those dealing with life in a new country, writes psychologist and The Local guest columnist Edita Petojevic.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:25:10 +0100)

Malmö 'street artist' Dan Park jailed again for hate crimes
The Malmö-based provocateur Dan Park has been sentenced to three months in jail for hate crimes, after tweets in which he used the term 'blattar' to describe immigrants, and claimed rape was normal in their cultures.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:57:47 +0100)

Man jailed for sending death threats to Swedish ministers
The 43-year-old man was also convicted of sending a letter bomb to a UK cryptocurrency firm and targeting other high-profile Swedes via written death threats and white powder letters.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:50:16 +0100)

A Swedish town accidentally sold its fire station and is now trying to get it back
The municipality of Storuman in northern Sweden has accidentally sold off its fire station to a private real estate broker and is now trying to sue the buyer to get it back.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:14:57 +0100)

Brexit road-tripper: 'It has made me appreciate what Europe has to offer and what we have to lose'
Brit Andy Pardy quit his job to undertake an epic odyssey across Europe in order to write ‘Stop Brexit’ with the resulting GPS route. Having recently concluded his more than 35,000-kilometre journey across 27 European nations, The Local caught up again with ‘The rogue consultant’ and his ode to freedom of movement.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:07:11 +0100)