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Missing Swedish teen calls mum from Syria
A photo from Nusra Front's Twitter feed in March 2015. Photo: TT

Missing Swedish teen calls mum from Syria

A 15-year-old girl from southern Sweden who has been missing since last month, has phoned her family to say she’s in Homs in Syria, Swedish media are reporting. READ  

Almedalen 2015
LIVE: Sweden's political power forum - Day Three
Christian Democrat leader Ebba Busch Thor arriving at Almedalen. Photo: TT

LIVE: Sweden's political power forum - Day Three

Sweden's newest and youngest leader Ebba Busch Thor takes to the stage at Almedalen on Tuesday, as the biggest week in Swedish politics continues with the Christian Democrats in focus. READ  

Swede wins $18m in Wall Street harassment case
A Swedish woman sued her Wall Street boss. Photo: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Swede wins $18m in Wall Street harassment case

A New York court has ordered a Wall Street mogul to pay $18 million (nearly 150 million kronor) to a Swedish woman who sued her boss for sexual harassment. READ  

Opinion
Why Almedalen just keeps getting better
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at Almedalen this week. Photo: TT

Why Almedalen just keeps getting better

Sweden’s annual politics week might be a slick, choreographed jamboree, but it’s also an amazing way to broaden your horizons. Other countries should learn from it, argues The Local's Managing Editor James Savage. READ  

Almedalen 2015
Prime Minister promises more jobs for young
Stefan Löfven making his keynote speech on Tuesday. Photo: TT

Prime Minister promises more jobs for young

UPDATED: Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven focussed on tackling youth unemployment and maintaining an open, liberal society in his first Almedalen speech since becoming Prime Minister. READ  

Swedes to tie the knot for free at next Pride party
Around 60,000 people took part in Stockholm's Pride Parade last year. Photo: Annika af Klercker/TT

Swedes to tie the knot for free at next Pride party

Want to walk down the aisle without paying a krona? Lovebirds hoping to make their affection permanent are being offered the chance to get married for free during Stockholm's Pride Week later this summer. READ  

Almedalen 2015
BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Two
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven speaking on Monday. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Two

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has taken to the stage at Almedalen, the Nordic nation's annual gathering of power players, and made cutting youth unemployment a key pledge. READ  

Greece crisis
Swedish bank jitters as Greece crisis swells
A woman outside a closed bank in Greece. Photo: AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis

Swedish bank jitters as Greece crisis swells

People travelling from Sweden to Greece are being warned to withdraw cash before setting off, while the Swedish Prime Minister has criticized the Greek parliament’s snap referendum on a possible Grexit. READ  

Almedalen 2015 with Swedavia
'Biofuels critical for climate-friendly flights'
Sweden's Karlstad Airport was first in the world to have a dedicated pump for aviation biofuel. File photo: Karlstad Airport

'Biofuels critical for climate-friendly flights'

Sweden could become a leading producer of aviation biofuel, but industry efforts to stimulate demand for 'green flights' risk falling short if politicians don’t join the effort. READ  

Swedish Ship to Gaza boarded by Israeli troops
Ship to Gaza crew members on board Marianne of Gothenburg. Photo: Ship to Gaza

Swedish Ship to Gaza boarded by Israeli troops

Sweden-based activist group Ship to Gaza said it had failed to reach members of its crew after the vessel they were on was boarded by Israeli soldiers in the early hours of Monday. READ  

Features
My Swedish Career
'Foreign workers need a specific kind of support'
Ameek Grewal (left) with friends from his Swedish course. Photo: Private

'Foreign workers need a specific kind of support'

After two years working in banking in London, Canadian-born Ameek Grewal, 29, relocated to Stockholm a year ago and says he's boosted his health as well as his career by living among Swedes. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish shellfish on rye bread
Shellfish on rye bread. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Swedish shellfish on rye bread

This attractive party appetiser is yummy at any time of year, but is a perfect easy treat if you're hosting guests during the summer. John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local. READ  

The Local List
Ten Swedish phrases you only hear in summer
A Swedish summer house. Photo: Ulf Lundin

Ten Swedish phrases you only hear in summer

This isn't the warmest summer in recent years, but it is still leaving plenty of foreigners baffled by Swedes' unique seasonal habits. Here's The Local's guide to navigating small talk when the sun comes out. READ  

Opinion
'How dare Swedes moan it's too light outside'
A midnight swim in Sweden. Photo. Werner Nystrand/Image Bank Sweden

'How dare Swedes moan it's too light outside'

It's the time of year when the sun never sets in the far north of Sweden and even the capital doesn't get dark until gone 10pm. So, after a sun-starved winter, The Local's Maddy Savage hasn't got time for Swedish residents moaning that it's too light at night. READ  

My Swedish Career
'There's a Swedish mentality of not mixing'
Irina Jingqi Liu enjoys meeting new people. Photo: Private

'There's a Swedish mentality of not mixing'

For this week's My Swedish Career feature, Irina Jingqi Liu from China tells of her struggles to make it on Stockholm's start-up scene. READ  

More News
Fires and suspect bomb in new Malmö unrest
A police officer in Malmö investigating separate violence earlier this month. Photo: TT

Fires and suspect bomb in new Malmö unrest

Fresh violence erupted in Malmö in southern Sweden overnight, with several cars set on fire and suspected explosives found in a grocery store. READ  

Greece crisis
Europe's tourists urged to take cash to Greece
People line up to withdraw cash from an ATM outside a Piraeus Bank branch on the island of Crete, Greece. Photo: Stefanos Rapanis/Reuters

Europe's tourists urged to take cash to Greece

UPDATED: European nations on Sunday told their nationals to carry cash with them when vacationing in Greece as the country hurtles towards a banking crisis. READ  

Nationalist leader keeps male support base
Photo: TT

Nationalist leader keeps male support base

UPDATED: A new poll for Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has confirmed that Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrats continues to have a strong male support base. READ  

Almedalen 2015 with Swedavia
Backstage at the hottest Almedalen hangout
A view inside Gate Almedalen from 2014. Photo: Swedavia

Backstage at the hottest Almedalen hangout

As the Baltic island of Gotland welcomes swarms of Swedish powerbrokers, The Local takes a sneak peek at Gate Almedalen, a massive airport-inspired tent where everyone who’s anyone can be found. READ  

Almedalen 2015
BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day One
Centre Party leader, Annie Lööf, giving her keynote speech. Photo: TT

BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day One

Centre Party leader Annie Lööf kicked off Almedalen on Sunday, the annual conference where Swedish politicians, lobbyists, journalists and campaigners gather to debate on the island of Gotland. READ  

European Under-21 Championship
Sweden thrash Denmark to reach Euro final
Sweden's U-21s team celebrates their victory in the European Championship semi-final against Denmark in Prague. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Sweden thrash Denmark to reach Euro final

Sweden booked their place in the final of the European Under-21 Championship with a memorable 4-1 victory over Denmark in Prague in the Czech Republic on Saturday night. READ  

British sailor wins rare double in Gothenburg
The crew of Abu Dhabi race team celebrate their double victory in the Volvo Ocean Race. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT

British sailor wins rare double in Gothenburg

The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, skippered by Briton Ian Walker, scored a rare double win in the global Volvo Ocean Race double, which finished in Gothenburg on Saturday. READ  

Tunisia Terror Attack
'Sweden should focus on women to fight terror'
Flowers at the scene of the shooting in Sousse, Tunisia on Saturday. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

'Sweden should focus on women to fight terror'

UPDATED: As the world reacts with shock and disgust to the recent terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, a Swedish extremism expert, Hans Brun, has suggested that a stronger focus on women is needed to help stop global terrorism. READ  

Almedalen 2015
Welcome to Sweden's power players week
Centre Party leader Annie Lööf, speaking on Sunday. Photo: TT

Welcome to Sweden's power players week

You're going to hear the word Almedalen a lot this week. Whether you love or loathe politics, this is annual gathering of Sweden's power players on the island of Gotland is an event you need to know about. READ  

Tunisia Terror Attack
Swedes stuck in Tunisia after deadly terror attack
Wounded being treated in this screen grab from Tunisian television. Photo: Tunisia TV1 via AP

Swedes stuck in Tunisia after deadly terror attack

UPDATED: Sweden's foreign minister has condemned a terror attack which killed dozens of holidaymakers at a Tunisian tourist resort on Friday, where around 200 Swedes were staying. READ  

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EU Commissioner 'to ban roaming fees by 2017'
Photo: John T. Heffernan

EU Commissioner 'to ban roaming fees by 2017'

European Digital Economy Commissioner Günther Oettinger has said he wants to abolish roaming fees for mobile phone users within the EU by 2017. READ  

Greek minister slams Swiss over tax evasion
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Photo: AFP

Greek minister slams Swiss over tax evasion

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has taken a swipe at Switzerland for providing only limited information about wealthy tax evaders from cash-strapped Greece who are believed to have stashed billions of euros in Swiss banks. READ  

Germans say US doesn't respect freedom: poll
Photo: DPA.

Germans say US doesn't respect freedom: poll

Germans are more negative about the United States than the rest of Europe, but still largely support Americans' efforts to fight Isis, according to a new poll. READ  

Danish theme park rejects racism charge
The "Hottentot Carousel" at Djurs Sommerland. Photo: Everyday Racism Project DK

Danish theme park rejects racism charge

A 20-year-old attraction in Djurs Sommerland suddenly became a hot topic this week after a group accused it of being racist and many others rushed to defend it. READ  

Unvaccinated boy dies from diptheria in Spain
Electron microscope image of the bacterium that causes diphtheria. Photo: Sanofi Pasteur / Flickr

Unvaccinated boy dies from diptheria in Spain

A six-year-old boy from Catalonia, whose parents chose not to have him vaccinated has died, almost a month after he became the first child to contract diphtheria in Spain in almost thirty years. READ  

French air traffic controllers call for strike
France looks set to see more empty airports next month. Photo: AFP

French air traffic controllers call for strike

Air traffic controllers announced on Tuesday that they will hold a two-day strike early next month to protest their wages. READ  

Fake Italian restaurant tops TripAdvisor ranking
The fake restaurant profile has now been removed from the TripAdvisor website. Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

Fake Italian restaurant tops TripAdvisor ranking

A restaurant in the northern Italian town of Moniga del Garda has received rave reviews earning it a top spot on the review website TripAdvisor. There’s just one small problem: the establishment does not exist. READ  

Video
Is this the worst summer job ever?
A screen grab from RFSU's video. Photo: Screen grab

Is this the worst summer job ever?

A nineteen-year-old in Norway has been hired by a sexual health charity to play a giant penis who surprises passers-by by spraying them with golden confetti. READ  

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