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Royal couple blames tax woes on identity theft
Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill in December 2014. Photo: TT

Royal couple blames tax woes on identity theft

Chris O'Neill, the British-American banker married to Sweden’s Princess Madeleine, has admitted to having had problems over unpaid US taxes, explaining that he had been the victim of identity theft. READ  

Swedish WW2 soldier buried 70 yrs after death
Vetlanda church. Photo: Karin Thuresson

Swedish WW2 soldier buried 70 yrs after death

A Swedish soldier has been buried 70 years after he died fighting with Finland against Soviet troops during World War Two. Remarkably, his sister was still alive to attend the service. READ  

World's first limousine snowplough for hire
Håkan Andersson's limousine snowplough. Photo: Haga Limo

World's first limousine snowplough for hire

A businessman in central Sweden is advertising what he claims is the world’s first Hummer limousine snowplough for hire on Blocket, Sweden’s version of eBay. READ  

Breastmilk drug could fight resistant bacteria

Breastmilk drug could fight resistant bacteria

Swedish researchers may have found a solution to the growing resistance to antibiotics in the most unlikely of places — breastmilk. READ  

Video
Swedish baby wins TV fame in US
A screenshot of Alma and Maja before the collision from America's Funniest Home Videos

Swedish baby wins TV fame in US

A Swedish baby and her King Charles Spaniel scored more than three million views on America’s Funniest Home Videos in just one day, after the baby's father sent a video of the then six-month-old being bowled over by the puppy. READ  

Up to four subs feared in Stockholm waters
An enlarged look at the mystery sighting of a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago in October. Photo: TT

Up to four subs feared in Stockholm waters

Sweden’s armed forces now estimate that as many as four submarines were operating in the Stockholm Archipelago in mid-October, the country’s Dagens Industri (DI) newspaper reported on Saturday. READ  

Sweden mulls ticket controls for jihadis
The war in Syria and Iraq has attracted many young Swedish Muslims. Photo: STRINGER/Scanpix

Sweden mulls ticket controls for jihadis

Sweden could introduce controls over airline ticket sales and border crossings as part of a new anti-terror strategy aimed at preventing citizens going abroad to fight for extremist groups. READ  

'Frozen' hanging woman died 'climbing fence'
The fence in Norrköping where the woman was found hanging. Photo: TT

'Frozen' hanging woman died 'climbing fence'

A woman found hanging dead on a fence in Norrköping, about one hour south of Stockholm, was pierced by razor-sharp spikes, but probably ended up there 'by accident', police have concluded. READ  

Sweden's first LGBT pool makes a loud splash
Sweden's first LGBT swimming pool. Photo: Sundbyberg Stad

Sweden's first LGBT pool makes a loud splash

The first swimming pool in Sweden designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is making waves in the Swedish media, ahead of its official opening next week. READ  

Princess Madeleine 'not involved in any debt'
Princess Madeleine at the Nobel Prize ceremony in December 2014. Photo: TT

Princess Madeleine 'not involved in any debt'

Sweden's royal family has strongly denied claims that Princess Madeleine's husband Chris O'Neill has debts in the US, saying the US tax authorities 'made a mistake'. READ  

Features
The Local Recipes
How to make traditional Swedish semlor buns
Photo: swedishfood.com/John Duxbury

How to make traditional Swedish semlor buns

Semlor are delicious buns filled with cream and almond paste. This week they made news headlines after one cafe in Stockholm converted them into a fast food wrap. But we prefer the classic shape and food writer John Duxbury has shared his recipe with The Local. READ  

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Ten unique words you need to date in Sweden
Swedes love getting married...and divorced. Photo: Sonia Jansson/Image Bank Sweden

Ten unique words you need to date in Sweden

Dating is relatively new to Sweden - bumping into a new partner at a night club or getting off with a colleague is a more common way into a relationship. But if you are single, here are ten unique (and often untranslatable) Swedish words you should know about. READ  

Opinion
'Something is going wrong in Sweden'
Swedish entrepreneur Asim Mehmood. Photo: Private

'Something is going wrong in Sweden'

A fortnight after the Paris attacks, Asim Mehmood, 31, who is a Muslim and an entrepreneur in Umeå, northern Sweden, says he's feeling increasingly afraid about growing Islamophobia in Sweden. READ  

Interview
'I can't wait to catch the vibe in Stockholm'
The Waterfront venue hosting Stockholm's Sonar festival in 2015. Photo: Sonar

'I can't wait to catch the vibe in Stockholm'

Stockholm will host one of the world's leading electronic music festivals, Sonar, next month. Co-director Enric Palau chats to The Local about why an event born in the Spanish sunshine is now warming up cities across Scandinavia. READ  

The Local List
The five strangest habits of the Swedes
The Swedish flag. Photo:Shutterstock.

The five strangest habits of the Swedes

The Local's Oliver Gee has just left Sweden after four years, and reflects on what he found to be the five oddest habits of Swedish people. READ  

More News
Romania and Sweden to cooperate on beggars
From l to r: Ministers Rovana Plumb, Annika Strandhäll and Åsa Regnér. Photo: TT

Romania and Sweden to cooperate on beggars

Sweden and Romania have said they will cooperate and work against fighting poverty within the Roma community, following key talks between ministers from both countries in Stockholm. READ  

Begging scheme seeks to button up critics
Members of the Ejtiggare team, including Rosie (centre) and Staffan (right). Photo: Ejtiggare

Begging scheme seeks to button up critics

A breakthrough project is aiming to help more of Sweden's growing Roma community into work, by selling buttons designed to challenge discrimination against the group, as The Local's Norhan Elkaheem reports. READ  

Analysis
How private jets took down a Swedish giant
Sverker Martin-Löf is stepping down as chairman of Industrivärden. Photo: TT

How private jets took down a Swedish giant

One of Sweden's top businessmen Sverker Martin-Löf quit as chairman of industry giant Industrivärden this week amid a scandal over private jets and hunting trips. The Local looks at one of the biggest corporate scandals in Sweden in decades. READ  

Explosion outside Malmö apartment building
Police outside the apartment building on Friday. Photo: TT

Explosion outside Malmö apartment building

Police in Malmö are investigating after an explosion outside an apartment block, the latest in a string of bombings in the city. READ  

One in three fears terror attack in Sweden
Police in Paris just after the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Photo: TT

One in three fears terror attack in Sweden

A new poll carried out after the deadly shootings in France this month suggests that one in three Swedes are concerned about a terror attack in their home country. READ  

New EU tax plot despite Sweden criticism
Photo: TT

New EU tax plot despite Sweden criticism

A new plan for a revamped financial transactions tax (FTT) across 11 members of the Eurozone has been mooted by Austria and France - despite opposition to the concept from Sweden and the UK. READ  

Third aid worker from Sweden in Ebola scare
Aid workers in Sierra Leone in October. Photo: TT

Third aid worker from Sweden in Ebola scare

A Swedish aid worker is being prepped to return home after a potential Ebola contamination in West Africa, the third to be recalled from the region where the deadly virus is still spreading. READ  

Afghan student 'escaped' on secret Swedish plane
Former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt who was on the plane. Photo: TT

Afghan student 'escaped' on secret Swedish plane

Sweden's former Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has admitted that he helped an Afghan student escape from Kabul in 2009 by sneaking him on to a Swedish government plane. READ  

Princess Madeleine linked to US tax scandal
Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill in December 2014. Photo: TT

Princess Madeleine linked to US tax scandal

Chris O'Neill, the British-American financier husband of Sweden's Princess Madeleine, is reportedly being chased for unpaid taxes and debts of almost 350,000 kronor ($43,030) in New York. READ  

Dozens of Roma beggars 'helped' to move home
A Roma beggar in Sweden. Photo: TT

Dozens of Roma beggars 'helped' to move home

Around 60 Roma migrants living in southern Sweden are going home, after Romania promised financial help on their return. READ  

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Man leaves baby on U6 metro
File photo: Shutterstock

Man leaves baby on U6 metro

A desperate young father realized only after exiting the carriage of the U6 metro train that he'd left his baby on board. READ  

Switzerland tops global cost of living study
Countries in brown have highest costs, according to data. Map: Movehub.com

Switzerland tops global cost of living study

A new report shows Switzerland has the highest cost of living in the world, ahead of Norway. READ  

Judge: Landlords can't stop men standing to pee
Toilet photo: Shutterstock

Judge: Landlords can't stop men standing to pee

Splashy urinators may now micturate in peace, after a man won a court battle against his landlord for the right to tinkle as nature intended. READ  

The Local List
Ten Danish words the world should start using
Impress your friends by casually dropping one of these ten Danish words into your next conversation. Photo: Colourbox

Ten Danish words the world should start using

Danish is a tough language, but it has some real gems. We guide you through ten Danish words that are just so good that we should all start using them. READ  

Spain among Europe's cheapest nations: study

Spain among Europe's cheapest nations: study

Spain is one of the cheapest places to live in Western Europe and is 35 percent cheaper than New York according to new figures. READ  

The Local List
The ten 'real' no-go zones in Paris
There are no-go zones in the City of Light after all. Photo: AFP

The ten 'real' no-go zones in Paris

Fox News came under fire recently for listing areas in Paris they claimed were "no-go zones". But what do they know? We've listed the real places in the City of Light that you'd want to avoid. Although they're more "don't-go" zones than "no-go". READ  

Another nun gives birth in Italy
The nun was taken to the maternity ward, where her waters broke and she gave birth. Baby photo: Shutterstock

Another nun gives birth in Italy

A nun has given birth in Italy after going to hospital with a stomach ache, a year after a similar case in a country still strongly influenced by the Catholic Church. READ  

Police: Don’t report that it’s snowing in Norway
Snow is quite common in Norway. Photo: Håkon Aarthun/NTB Scanpix

Police: Don’t report that it’s snowing in Norway

Police in southern Norway say they are not prioritizing complaints about snow and are urging people to remember that they live in Norway. READ  

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