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Swedish police arrest two in connection with Danish tax agency blast:

August 22nd, 2019

Two men have been arrested in connection with investigation at Denmark’s Skattestyrelsen (Tax Agency) earlier this month.


Sweden at risk of far-right copycat attacks: security police:

August 22nd, 2019

Sweden faces a heightened risk of copy-cat attacks by far-right extremists, the country's Säpo security police have warned, following recent attacks in Texas, Norway, and New Zealand.


Hunter bitten in head by bear on first day of Swedish cull:

August 22nd, 2019

A hunter who was bitten in the head on the first day of Sweden's annual bear hunt now faces potential charges for hunting crimes, a Swedish prosecutor has told The Local.


Train delays in Stockholm after accident:

August 22nd, 2019

Trains ground to a halt on Thursday after an accident south of Stockholm.


Swedish MP under fire over Twitter attack on former prime minister:

August 22nd, 2019

Swedish conservative party the Moderates have asked one of their most high-profile MPs to give up some of his parliamentary posts after accusing him of repeatedly overstepping the line on Twitter.


A New Yorker's guide to surviving the first few months in Stockholm:

August 22nd, 2019

Opinion: Moving to a new city is anything but easy, and in Stockholm there is a particular set of challenges from alcohol restrictions to making friends, writes New York native Madeline Tersigni, who shares the highs and lows of her time in Stockholm as well as her tips for fellow first-timers navigating the city and its culture.


Swedish hunters shoot nearly 50 bears as annual hunt begins:

August 21st, 2019

Thousands of hunters in Sweden were out in the forests from the crack of dawn on Wednesday, racing to shoot one of the 300 bears that can legally be shot before the season ends in October.


How to have an argument without offending a Swede:

August 21st, 2019

Italians get worked up when discussing pasta sauces. The Brits and French have arguments for fun. But in Sweden, even raising your voice is like taking a glass and smashing it on the floor. Here is The Local's guide to the delicate art of having a discussion with a Swede.


Swedish word of the day: medelsvensson:

August 21st, 2019

This is a useful Swedish word to know if you're looking at statistics or talking about Swedes and Swedishness.


Fidel Castro's crocodile attacks man at Stockholm crayfish party:

August 21st, 2019

A man was taken to hospital in Stockholm last night after he was bitten by a crocodile that once belonged to a Russian cosmonaut and Fidel Castro.


Everything you need to know about getting divorced in Sweden:

August 20th, 2019

Whether you moved to Sweden for love or relocated there with a partner, sometimes a relationship just doesn't work out and you'll need to consider the option of divorce. While this is rarely a pleasant task, understanding how to navigate the legal and administrative side can at least make it more straightforward.


Where do Sweden's immigrants come from in 2019?:

August 20th, 2019

Most of the people who have moved to Sweden so far this year are people originally born here. Let's take a look at the stats...


The top vegan-friendly places in Stockholm:

August 20th, 2019

The traditional Swedish diet is quite heavy on meat and dairy, but if you follow a vegan diet, don't worry – there are plenty of plant-based options in Stockholm for a meal out or stocking up on snacks. Many of them will even tempt carnivores...


The six waves of migration that made Malmö:

August 20th, 2019

One third of Malmö's residents were born abroad, and the city is home to people from more than 180 different countries. These newcomers have helped transform the city.


Sweden to launch new online divorce service:

August 20th, 2019

Divorcing your partner will soon become a slightly easier process in Sweden – at least in an administrative sense, as Swedish courts launch a new digital system for filing your divorce.


Parent anger as international school in Malmö slashes teaching hours:

August 19th, 2019

Malmö's oldest international school has slashed teaching hours by as much as half for some subjects in the face of growing financial problems and a dramatic reduction in teaching staff.


This is the sunniest place in Sweden this summer:

August 19th, 2019

Sweden's sunniest place this summer was a small island where hardly anyone lives.


Swedish word of the day: nollning:

August 19th, 2019

This Swedish word is useful to know if you're starting at a university in Sweden this autumn, or if you live in a university town.


Police shoot suspect in Stockholm apartment:

August 19th, 2019

A man was shot by police after they were called out to an apartment in Stockholm.


Trains still cancelled after major fire in southern Sweden:

August 19th, 2019

Train traffic to and from southern Sweden remains disrupted, following a serious fire at one of the region's most important railway hubs last week.



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