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Lukewarm support for 'alternative pride march'
Participants were outnumbered by some 100 counter-demonstrators. Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

Lukewarm support for 'alternative pride march'

Fewer than a couple of dozen demonstrators turned up to walk in a controversial gay rights parade organized by far-right campaigners in Sweden on Wednesday, according to police. READ  

Swedish police probe mysterious powder
A Swedish police car. File photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT

Swedish police probe mysterious powder

UPDATED: Suspicious white powder sent to Sweden's public broadcaster SVT's offices in Blekinge has been found to be harmless, a police spokesperson told The Local on Wednesday afternoon. READ  

Hedgehogs 'kicked like footballs' in Sweden
The centre suspects that at least ten of the 118 hedgehogs the centre has taken in so far this year have been hurt by people. File photo: Drago Prvulovic/Scanpix

Hedgehogs 'kicked like footballs' in Sweden

Shocking reports from a rescue centre in western Sweden about cruel abuse of hedgehogs have put the Nordic country's reputation as an animal-friendly nation in a different light. READ  

Swedish streaming site to shut down after raid
Swefilmer administrator Ola Johansson has announced that the site will close for good on Friday July 31st. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad / TT

Swedish streaming site to shut down after raid

A popular Swedish film-streaming site has announced that it will shut down after police arrested and searched the home of one of the site’s administrators. READ  

Sweden sitcom pulled over 'craptastical' ratings
Welcome to Sweden actors Lena Olin, Greg Poehler and Josephine Bornebusch. Photo: Nora Lorek/TT

Sweden sitcom pulled over 'craptastical' ratings

The creator of 'Welcome to Sweden' has announced that NBC has cancelled the Swedish-American sitcom in the US because of "craptastically low ratings". READ  

Salvagers deny Swedish sub wreck was PR stunt
Ocean X Team members Peter Lindberg and Dennis Åsberg. Photo: Ocean X Team

Salvagers deny Swedish sub wreck was PR stunt

Speculation was running high on Wednesday over the discovery of a wrecked submarine off the coast of Sweden, after the military said it was likely a Russian vessel which ran aground a century ago. READ  

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Nine ways to become a truly Swedish woman
How to become a Swedish woman. Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se

Nine ways to become a truly Swedish woman

Have you ever paid for yourself on a date - or yelled at a man for whistling at you on the street? Then you may be more typically Swedish than you think. We’ve put together a list of nine experiences that make a truly Swedish woman. READ  

Malmö police shortages 'putting public at risk'
Police investigating the latest in a series of explosions in Malmö on Sunday. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Malmö police shortages 'putting public at risk'

Malmö's summer of violence coupled with police staff shortages over the holiday season could be putting the public at risk in Sweden's third biggest city, a police union said on Wednesday. READ  

More jobs going to foreigners in Sweden
The number of immigrants getting jobs in Sweden has increased from 11,200 in January to 16,800 in June. Photo: Henrik Trygg/imagebank.sweden.se

More jobs going to foreigners in Sweden

Increasing numbers of new jobs are going to people born outside of Sweden, as the country’s native working population continues to shrink, new figures have shown. READ  

Swedish ice hockey club launches LGBT appeal
The ice hockey club at the Stockholm Pride Parade in 2014. Photo: TT

Swedish ice hockey club launches LGBT appeal

A Swedish ice hockey club which frequently campaigns for gay rights has told The Local why they are appealing to sports clubs to join them at the annual Stockholm Pride Parade this weekend. READ  

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'We can't spend a whole year waiting for summer'
What Swedish summer? Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

'We can't spend a whole year waiting for summer'

This year's rainy summer has dampened the spirit of many a Swede. But in this week's debate article Swedish-Iranian comedian Zinat Pirzadeh explains why her love for the Nordic summer remains solid. READ  

My Swedish Career
'Indian traditions bring us together in Sweden'
Ravi Shankar and his son Rudra Singh. Photo: Private

'Indian traditions bring us together in Sweden'

Ravi Shankar, 36, was born in Ranchi in central India. But after six years working on projects for Ikea in southern Sweden he reckons he and his family are settled in Scandinavia for good. READ  

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Six stunning parks you can't miss in Stockholm
Djurgården, Stockholm. Photo: Werner Nystrand/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se

Six stunning parks you can't miss in Stockholm

Stockholm is practically a synonym for outdoor living, with parks and green spaces making up more than a third of the city. But how many of The Local's top pick of parks have you been to? READ  

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How to make Swedish smoked eel canapés
Smoked eel canapés. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Swedish smoked eel canapés

Throwing a summer party? Impress your guests with these tasty smoked eel (rökt ål) snacks. Food writer John Duxbury shares his top tips for making them with The Local. READ  

Analysis
Why Sweden and Russia are fighting over soil
Poltava, where much of the black soil is. Photo: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP/TT

Why Sweden and Russia are fighting over soil

Both Russian and Swedish media have been debating whether the Nordic nation is set to seal a controversial deal to buy Ukranian soil. Russia analyst Elena Bazina shares her take on what the fuss is about. READ  

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'I try to shape my boys into something'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, and his partner Helena Seger. Photo: AP Photo/Francois Mori

'I try to shape my boys into something'

Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has spoken about how he is trying to raise his sons to walk in his footsteps. READ  

Swedish serial rapist released from prison
The Skogome prison where Niklas Lindgren has been kept locked up. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Swedish serial rapist released from prison

One of Sweden's most infamous serial rapists who kept a northern Swedish town locked in fear for nearly a decade was released from prison on Tuesday. READ  

Sweden footballers claim another Euro triumph
Sweden celebrates after beating Spain. Photo: AFP/TT

Sweden footballers claim another Euro triumph

Sweden was still celebrating on Tuesday after its under-19 women's team triumphed against Spain in the European championship final, claiming the Nordic country's second such title. READ  

Sweden sees fall in public urination fines
Public urinators in the western county of Västra Götaland were found to be the worst offenders. File photo: TT

Sweden sees fall in public urination fines

At least 1,500 people have been fined for urinating in public in Sweden so far this year, showing a decrease in the offence compared with the same period last year. READ  

Lisa Holm murder
Lisa Holm suspect to remain in custody
Lisa Holm disappeared after her shift at a café. Photo: TT

Lisa Holm suspect to remain in custody

UPDATED: A Swedish court has ordered a 35-year-old arrested on suspicion of murdering 17-year-old Lisa Holm to remain in custody after a hearing on Tuesday. READ  

Swedish summer sun set to make a comeback
This week will see more rain pass through Sweden. File photo: TT

Swedish summer sun set to make a comeback

Could it be true? After weeks of grim weather, summer is once again on the horizon for Sweden (albeit temporarily.) READ  

Swedish Facebook debut for gender neutral 'hen'
Facebook has introduced a list of new gender neutral words for Swedish-language users. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Swedish Facebook debut for gender neutral 'hen'

UPDATED: A new gender neutral pronoun sparked headlines in Sweden on Monday when it made its debut on social media as Scandinavia's biggest gay pride festival kicked off in Stockholm. READ  

Swedish town in shock over girl's tragic death
Flowers left outside the apartment block where the girl lived. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Swedish town in shock over girl's tragic death

Residents in the small Swedish town of Bro north of Stockholm were mourning on Monday after a seven-year-old girl was found dead in an apartment over the weekend. READ  

Sweden drawn in World Cup 'group of death'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, captain of Sweden. Photo: TT

Sweden drawn in World Cup 'group of death'

At a lavish ceremony in St Petersburg on Saturday, Swedish football captain, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, saw his team thrown together in a tough group with France and Netherlands in the qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. READ  

Malmö shaken by another grenade attack
Police inspecting a vehicle at the crime site. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT.

Malmö shaken by another grenade attack

Malmö in southern Sweden was last night hit by a fourth hand grenade attack in under a week – just 48 hours after another explosion rocked residents in a series of blasts in Sweden's third largest city this summer. READ  

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The harshest TripAdvisor comments about Austria
The roof of the Stephansdom. Photo: Unesco/Vincent Ko Hon Chiu

The harshest TripAdvisor comments about Austria

Austria has something to offer every visitor, whether for a winter or summer break. First class ski resorts, cities buzzing with culture, magnificent palaces, beautiful mountains with spectacular hiking, and lakes so clear and clean you can drink from them. But not everyone is convinced of the alpine republic’s charms… READ  

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital
The Unesco World Heritage Site of Le Locle is Switzerland's third smallest city. Photo: Swiss Tourism

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital

Residents of the Swiss city of Le Locle, world famous for its watch production, have been laid low by a nasty infection with authorities warning people not to drink the water. READ  

Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland
Right-wing protests in Freital on the outskirts of Dresden in June. Photo: DPA.

Politician's car blown up in far-right heartland

The car of a left-wing politician was blown up early on Monday morning in an east German town that has been the scene of fierce anti-refugee protests, with the politician claiming he is "top of the hit list" for the far-right. READ  

Denmark to run anti-refugee advertisements
Integration Minister Inger Støjberg. Photo: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix

Denmark to run anti-refugee advertisements

The government plans to launch an information campaign in foreign newspapers to deter refugees in response to human smugglers publishing comparative information on refugee benefits in EU countries. READ  

Fake policeman caught using Hollywood actor ID
The man was carrying a police ID badge with a picture of Hollywood actor, Adrian Brody. Photo: Policia Local Valencia

Fake policeman caught using Hollywood actor ID

A Spanish man has been caught using a fake police ID with the photograph of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor, Adrien Brody. READ  

The daftest TripAdvisor comments about France
The ever-splendid Gorges du Verdon. Photo: Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho/Flickr

The daftest TripAdvisor comments about France

France opens its doors to over 80 million tourists a year, who enjoy everything from world-class museums to pristine natural wonders. But you can't please them all... READ  

Italy set to sizzle under yet another heatwave
A tourist cools off in central Rome's Ara Pacis fountain in early July. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Italy set to sizzle under yet another heatwave

The dip in temperatures over the weekend across Italy, after an almost month-long heatwave, was simply a respite. READ  

Queen Sonja comes to aid of Norwegian teens
Queen Sonja. Photo: Lisa Åserud

Queen Sonja comes to aid of Norwegian teens

Two teenagers who came to the aid of an injured girl off the island of Tjøme this week after the girl fell off a boat, were offered assistance by Queen Sonja who was spending her summer holidays at her family’s vacation home nearby. READ  

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