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ABB and Volvo in electric buses tie-up
Volvo hybrid bus. Photo: Volvo Buses

ABB and Volvo in electric buses tie-up

Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB and Volvo Buses of Sweden have announced a joint project to develop a system for electric buses to recharge their batteries fast when at bus stops. READ  

New rules threaten microbreweries
File photo: Systembolaget

New rules threaten microbreweries

Swedish microbreweries have reacted with concern to new distribution regulations being imposed by the state controlled alcohol monopoly Systembolaget, which they fear may put them out of business. READ  

'First ever' heat warning issued for Sweden
Photo: TT

'First ever' heat warning issued for Sweden

Swedish weather agency SMHI has issued its first ever warning for high temperatures with the many areas set to bask in plus 30C heat. READ  

Top Brazilian football star signs for Malmö club
Marta celebrates after scoring in the 2014 Uefa Champions League Women's Final. Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Top Brazilian football star signs for Malmö club

Brazilian superstar Marta will be donning the colours of FC Rosengård this season with the Swedish club hoping the investment will keep them at the top of the women's game. READ  

Swede feared kidnapped by Ukrainian separatists
Rebel tanks on the road to Horlivka in June. Photo: TT

Swede feared kidnapped by Ukrainian separatists

Swedish police are investigating the suspected kidnapping of a Swedish citizen by pro-Russian separatists at a road block in eastern Ukraine. READ  

Saab pulls out of Denmark fighter bidding

Saab pulls out of Denmark fighter bidding

Swedish defence firm Saab has declined to provide a bid for a 30 billion ($4.37 billion) Danish fighter contract while reports indicate that US firm Lockheed Martin is set to land the deal. READ  

Volvo Trucks mulls appeal over US fine
Photo: Volvo Penta

Volvo Trucks mulls appeal over US fine

Swedish truck maker Volvo Group said Monday that it is considering considering its legal options after a US appeals court upheld a multimillion fine on environmental infringements of its marine engines. READ  

Swede wins Australia's 'ultimate intern' prize
Angeliqa Jonsson (second from right) pictured with her three friends during their Experience Oz adventure. Photo: Ruby PR

Swede wins Australia's 'ultimate intern' prize

A 26-year-old Swedish woman has been named Australia's best intern and is set to travel 3000km across the country to take part in a series of adventures as part of her prize. READ  

Syrians face longer wait for Sweden reunion

Syrians face longer wait for Sweden reunion

UPDATED: Syrian refugees seeking a better life in Sweden are being made to wait up for a year to get an embassy interview as the number of asylum applications has increased dramatically in the past year. READ  

Swedes soak up sun as beaches ban bathing
A sign urging bathers not to go swimming in Malmö taken on July 20th 2014. Johan Nilsson / TT

Swedes soak up sun as beaches ban bathing

Sweden's long hot summer looks set to continue for a while yet with temperatures expected to stay around the 26C mark in places but some beaches have had to turn bathers away due to high levels of bacteria in the water. READ  

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US envoy gets on his bike to back trade deal
US Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski completes his trans-Sweden bike trip in Stockholm. Photo: The Local

US envoy gets on his bike to back trade deal

The US Ambassador to Sweden pedalled in to Stockholm on Thursday after completing a trans-Sweden bike trip to promote a US-EU free trade agreement and to see a little more of his adopted country. READ  

The Local List
Top ten Swedish beach hot spots
Photo: Conny Fridh/Image Bank Sweden

Top ten Swedish beach hot spots

While Sweden is a popular destination for the great outdoors, northern lights and big city sights of Stockholm, few connect the country with a beach holiday. Here are ten reasons to think again. READ  

My Swedish Career
Hope springs eternal for expat pet shop owner
Photo: Lisa Mikulski

Hope springs eternal for expat pet shop owner

Jenna Iwanchuk had never visited Europe, let alone Sweden, before she moved from Canada to Gothenburg two years ago, she tells The Local. Now she runs a local pet shop ably assisted by her dog, Tindra. READ  

The Local interview
Swede shoots world's longest film: 720 hours
Swedish visual artist Anders Weberg at work in his studio. Photo: Private

Swede shoots world's longest film: 720 hours

VIDEO: Anders Weberg tells The Local about the inspiration behind the the world's longest film, coping with the tragic loss of his son, and the 72 minute 'trailer' which has been wowing audiences. READ  

The Local List
Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö
Taking a dip into the Öresund after a sauna in the local Kallbadhus features in our top 10. L.E Daniel Larsson/Flickr

Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö

There's more to the capital of the Swedish south than falafels and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Our man in Malmö, Patrick Reilly, rounds up ten of the best things to do when in the city. READ  

More News
Topless politician stripped of election post
A topless protester from Femen is dragged away after attempting to interrupt Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's speech during Almedalen. Henrik Montgomery/TT

Topless politician stripped of election post

A Swedish politician who took part in a topless protest against Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has been ousted from her party's list of candidates in southern Sweden. READ  

Swedish YouTube celebs find worldwide audience
Felix 'Pewdiepie' Kjellberg. Photo: TT

Swedish YouTube celebs find worldwide audience

Known as a tech-savvy and trend sensitive bunch, Swedes are predictably punching above their weight when it comes to YouTube with several "super celebs" reaching out to global audiences in their millions. READ  

Woman suspected over Malmö murder

Woman suspected over Malmö murder

A woman in her 50s has been arrested in southern Sweden on suspicion of killing a man of a similar age. He was discovered in an apartment with severe stab wounds and later died in hospital. READ  

Germany's Barthel wins Swedish Open
Photo: TT

Germany's Barthel wins Swedish Open

Germany Mona Barthel claimed the Swedish Open title on Sunday with a a 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) win over South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers, her third career title. READ  

Swedish journalists detained in Ukraine
An armed man looks at charred debris at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Photo: TT

Swedish journalists detained in Ukraine

Two journalists from a major Swedish daily reporting from the Malaysian Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine were taken into detention by pro-Russian rebels on Sunday. READ  

Mental health groups call for 'suicide agency'
Depression photo: Shutterstock

Mental health groups call for 'suicide agency'

Charities working with mental health issues in Sweden have called for the creation of a new state agency tasked with cutting the rate of suicide in the country. READ  

Swedish-Lebanese bomb suspect killed in raid

A Lebanese-Swedish man wanted in connection with a June hotel bombing was killed on Sunday by a grenade he was handling as police moved to arrest him, a security official said. READ  

Gender roles 'entrenched' in Swedish football
Swedish national team coach Pia Sundhage. Photo: TT

Gender roles 'entrenched' in Swedish football

Swedish football coach Pia Sundhage has spoken out, the coaches concerned are under review and gender experts have warned that prejudice remains after two young players were accused of being boys. READ  

Electrolux blames World Cup for sales dip
File photo: Fredrik Persson/TT

Electrolux blames World Cup for sales dip

Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux reported a loss in the second quarter 2014 citing weaker demand during the World Cup and weaker sales in Asia, Australia and Latin American markets. READ  

Volvo trucks profits up after layoffs

Volvo trucks profits up after layoffs

Swedish heavy truck and construction equipment maker Volvo Trucks on Friday reported strong profit growth for the second quarter 2014 as the company continue to cut back labour costs. READ  

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Burgenland's 'Stonehenge' discovery
Reconstruction of circular ditches at Heldenberg, Lower Austria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Burgenland's 'Stonehenge' discovery

In a sensational find for Austrian archaeologists, aerial photographs taken two years ago on the southern outskirts of the Burgenland town of Rechnitz have revealed the existence of circular trenches dating back to the Neolithic Period. READ  

Swiss expats threatened by ‘absurd’ proposal
Ecopop says overpopulation is threatening the environment. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss expats threatened by ‘absurd’ proposal

A proposal to limit population growth in Switzerland could mean Swiss expats cannot return to their native country, says an organization representing citizens living abroad. READ  

World Cup 2014
Football chief: No offence meant by 'gaucho' dance
Six of Germany's players performed the dance. Photo: DPA

Football chief: No offence meant by 'gaucho' dance

UPDATE: President of the German Football Association Wolfgang Niersbach said on Wednesday he was sorry if anyone had "misunderstood" a controversial victory dance by Germany's World Cup winning side. READ  

Denmark to host biggest weapons store in Europe
Giant gun stores: no longer just for Americans! Photo: Steve Helber/POLFOTO

Denmark to host biggest weapons store in Europe

A 5,000 square metre gun shop in Jutland has been built "like a fortress" to address security concerns. The owners hope weapons enthusiasts from around the world will visit the store for their gun and ammo needs. READ  

Barcelona beaches reopened after shark alert

Barcelona beaches reopened after shark alert

Six beaches in Barcelona were reopened on Wednesday morning after being closed when lifeguards spotted several sharks very close to shore on Tuesday. READ  

Report - 'Little Jerusalem'
'Anti-Semitic' riots: 'We may leave France'
Police in Sarcelles face-off with rioters who targeted the Jewish community in Sarcelles, to the north of Paris. Photo: AFP

'Anti-Semitic' riots: 'We may leave France'

The anxious Jewish community in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles was left picking up the pieces on Monday a day after being targeted by "anti-Semitic" rioters. The Local visited the town, where some French Jews said they were considering leaving the country. READ  

European Union
Critics scramble to block Mogherini from EU job
Italy's Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini meets Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 9th 2014. Photo: Maxim Shipenkov/AFP

Critics scramble to block Mogherini from EU job

Italy’s foreign minister is dangerously pro-Russian and an “inexperienced lightweight” and should be blocked from becoming EU foreign policy chief, according to a growing band of opponents. READ  

Road workers smash 1,000-year-old monument
Ancient longstone similar to the one damaged in Steigen. Photo: Shutterstock

Road workers smash 1,000-year-old monument

A northern county on Thursday began proceedings to sue a Norwegian government sub-contractor for destroying a 1,000-year-old ancient stone during a roadside project in Nordland. READ  

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