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Sweden set for brief burst of spring sunshine
Photo: TT

Sweden set for brief burst of spring sunshine

April is a notoriously whimsical weather month and is set to take a turn for the better in Sweden as spring sunshine is set to make a return to many parts of the country . READ  

Swedish teens in hurry to leave home
A housing queue protest in Stockholm in April 2015. Photo: TT

Swedish teens in hurry to leave home

Swedish youngsters leave home earlier their European counterparts, surprising housing researchers. READ  

Swedish study explains coffee cancer link
Cutting cancer, one cup at a time. Photo: TT

Swedish study explains coffee cancer link

Swedish researchers have explained why drinking coffee is thought to lower the risk of contracting breast and other cancers. READ  

Zlatan's French rant ban reduced to three matches
Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Zlatan's French rant ban reduced to three matches

Controversial Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ban for his foul-mouthed rant at a referee in which he blasted France as a “shit country” has been reduced from four matches to three, French newspaper Le Parisien reported on Friday. READ  

Syria: ‘most dangerous’ Isis leaders Scandinavian
President Assad. Photo: TT

Syria: ‘most dangerous’ Isis leaders Scandinavian

President Bashar al-Assad has thanked Sweden for taking in record numbers of refugees during the war, but warned about a growing danger from ‘Scandinavian’ Islamist extremists in his country. READ  

New Swedes picked for airport Hall of Fame
Fashion blogger Kenza Zouiten is one of the new faces. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

New Swedes picked for airport Hall of Fame

The new faces that are going to represent Sweden at the Stockholm Hall of Fame at Arlanda airport have been revealed. The gallery of famous Swedes is meant to reflect the country's contemporary icons, but this is its first update in almost nine years. READ  

Swedish Robocop star in Wikileaks email scandal
Joel Kinnaman, left, and his co-star Abblie Cornish in Robocop. Photo: AP Photo/Sony/Columbia Pictures/Kerry Hayes

Swedish Robocop star in Wikileaks email scandal

Sweden's hottest Hollywood star Joel Kinnaman is the latest name to emerge from a Wikileaks' publication of over 170,000 internal Sony Pictures emails stolen in a massive hacker attack last year, alongside one of the Pirate Bay founders and information about the fourth book in the famous Swedish Millennium series. READ  

Feminist leader to take sick leave for exhaustion
Sissela Nordling Blanco at Stockholm's City Hall. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman/SvD/TT

Feminist leader to take sick leave for exhaustion

One of the leaders of the feminist party which came close to entering parliament in last year's Swedish election is set to take a break from politics following exhaustion symptoms, a spokesperson announced on Friday. But party figurehead Gudrun Schyman has told The Local that she will stay on. READ  

First 'city warehouse' in Scandinavia for Ikea
What the new store will look like. Photo: Ikea

First 'city warehouse' in Scandinavia for Ikea

Swedish furniture giant has announced plans to open its first 'city warehouse' in Scandinavia, with a massive new store set to be built in the centre of Copenhagen, as plans for a similar project in Stockholm remain in doubt. READ  

New defence deal agreed between Swedish parties
Swedish soldiers on a mission in Afghanistan. Photo: TT

New defence deal agreed between Swedish parties

UPDATED: Sweden's centre-left coalition government has agreed a new 10.2 billion kronor ($111.9 million) defence deal with three of the four parties that make up the opposition Alliance after days of debate. READ  

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Sweden's best beautiful bargain property spots
A home for sale in Tomelillia, Skåne this week. Photo: TT

Sweden's best beautiful bargain property spots

Fancy owning a stunning home in Sweden for the same price as a shed in London or New York? It's the best time in years for Brits and Americans to invest in the Nordic nation, thanks to the weak kronor. Here's The Local's guide to snapping up a gorgeous property for less than €100,000 (£72,000, $106,009, 933,210 kronor). READ  

My Swedish Career
'Running's for creatives, not just nerds'
Stockholm has numerous running trails. Photo: Richard Ortega

'Running's for creatives, not just nerds'

From working front of house at Stockholm's biggest summer club to launching a running and lifestyle brand aimed at hipsters, 35-year-old Australian Kristian Hell is one of the hottest names on the capital's creative scene and says networking is the key to his success. READ  

The Local Music
The Local's top Swedish songs of  the month: April
Sweden's Seinabo Sey is one of the stars with a new track out this month. Photo: TT

The Local's top Swedish songs of the month: April

The Local's music guru, Paul Connolly, chooses six songs to take you through the first bright days of spring as part of our monthly series of top Swedish tracks. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make eggs on toast Swedish-style
Swedish 'Gubbröra', which means 'Old Man's Mix', on a slice of toast. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make eggs on toast Swedish-style

One of Sweden's most famous dishes, 'Gubbröra' (literally 'Old Man's Mix') is a great recipe if you've still got any leftover eggs in the fridge after Easter. It's tasty on a slice of bread as a starter or a light spring lunch. John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local. READ  

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'Sweden has met every test of global citizenship'
Madeleine Albright (right) with President Obama in 2008. Photo: TT

'Sweden has met every test of global citizenship'

The first woman to represent the US in foreign affairs, veteran politician Madeleine Albright spoke to The Local's blogger Natalia Brzezinski following a recent visit to Stockholm and reflected on Sweden's role in shaping global democracy. READ  

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Sweden sees boom in computing specialists
Sweden has a growing computing industry. Photo: TT

Sweden sees boom in computing specialists

The number of computing experts in Sweden increased by 20 percent in just five years, according to a new report by a leading think tank. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish cardamom ice cream
Cardamom ice cream. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Swedish cardamom ice cream

As Sweden edges closer to summer, how about learning how to make a cool dessert with one of Swedes' favourite spices? This creamy cardamom ice cream (kardemummaglass in Swedish) is easy to make and easy to scoop. John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local. READ  

Julian Assange
Assange agrees to be questioned in London
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Photo: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Assange agrees to be questioned in London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has now formally agreed to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors at Ecuador's London embassy over rape allegations, his defence has said. READ  

Cleared serial killer freed from psychiatric care
Sture Bergwall after a court ordered he no longer has to undergo psychiatric treatment. Photo: Ulf Palm/TT

Cleared serial killer freed from psychiatric care

A Swedish court has ruled that Sture Bergwall, who was cleared of murder a year ago after over 20 years locked up as Sweden's most prolific serial killer, is no longer obliged to undergo assisted psychiatric treatment. READ  

Uppsala bid to 'ban' snus sparks debate in Sweden
Snus is Sweden's most popular tobacco product. Photo: Hasse Holmberg/SCANPIX

Uppsala bid to 'ban' snus sparks debate in Sweden

A proposal to forbid council workers in Uppsala from smelling of 'snus' sparked outcry in Sweden on Thursday, where the peculiar moist tobacco is used by almost a quarter of the Nordic country's male population. READ  

Swedish foreign minister quizzed on Palestine
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström being quizzed by a parliamentary committee. Photo: Nora Lorek/TT

Swedish foreign minister quizzed on Palestine

The Swedish government did not act unilaterally to recognize Palestine without informing parliament, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said as she was quizzed by a parliamentary committee on Thursday over the controversial decision. READ  

Swedish museum gets gender neutral toilet sign
The new gender neutral toilet signs at Sigtuna Museum. Picture courtesy of Stockholm Graphics

Swedish museum gets gender neutral toilet sign

Gender neutral toilet signs at a Swedish museum have sparked debate in the Nordic country, known for its openness and tolerance. The Local has spoken to the graphic designer behind the idea. READ  

Second fatal shooting in 12 hours in Gothenburg
Police at the scene on Thursday morning. Photo: TT

Second fatal shooting in 12 hours in Gothenburg

A man in his thirties has been killed in a parking lot in Gothenburg, just twelve hours after a fatal shooting at an apartment block in the city. READ  

Ministers in row over government plane use
Stefan Löfven arriving in Finland on a government plane last year. Photo: TT

Ministers in row over government plane use

UPDATED: Sweden’s Prime Minister is facing a backlash after a Swedish military spokesperson revealed that government planes have been flying between between Stockholm’s Arlanda and Bromma airports, the latter of which local politicians from his Social Democrat party in Stockholm are fighting to close. READ  

Man dead after fresh Gothenburg shooting
Police investigating the attack on Wednesday. Photo: TT

Man dead after fresh Gothenburg shooting

Police in Gothenburg say a man in his fifties has died after a shooting in the Hisingen area on Wednesday night, a month after an attack on a restaurant in the same part of the city. READ  

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Austrian survives ten hours under avalanche
The rescue team. Photo: zeitungsfoto.at

Austrian survives ten hours under avalanche

An Austrian man survived being buried under a massive avalanche in Gschnitztal, Tyrol, for ten hours on Sunday. READ  

CERN 'in shock' over fatal Valais avalanche
The Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN. Photo: Adam Nieman/Flickr

CERN 'in shock' over fatal Valais avalanche

UPDATE: An official from the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Monday the organization was in shock over an avalanche that killed one of its employees and critically injured another in the canton of Valais on Sunday. READ  

German is world's fourth most popular language
An international German class point to where they are from on the map. Photo: DPA

German is world's fourth most popular language

After 15 years of research and a 1,300 page book on the subject, sociolinguistics professor Dr. Ulrich Ammon found that German is surprisingly popular with language learners all over the world. READ  

Turkey angered by Copenhagen sculpture
Artists' illustration of how the sculpture will look when placed in Kultorvet. Photo: Invivia/Folkedrab100

Turkey angered by Copenhagen sculpture

Plans to install a sculpture commemorating the Armenian Genocide in one of Copenhagen's busiest squares have Turkish officials up in arms. READ  

Marbella tragedy
Teacher drowned trying to save deaf students

Teacher drowned trying to save deaf students

The Turkish teacher who drowned trying to save the lives of his deaf students off a Marbella beach on Monday was due to marry later this year, it has emerged. READ  

When French tourists behave badly abroad
A quokka in western Australia. Photo: OzinOH/Flickr

When French tourists behave badly abroad

As two French tourists are fined for burning a small Australian mammal, we take a look at some of the worst examples of the French misbehaving abroad - including orgies in Pompeii to near-naked dancing in Roman fountains... READ  

Italian woman gives birth ten days after abortion
Despite an ultrasound, the woman's gynecologist allegedly failed to realize the abortion had gone wrong. Ultrasound photo: Shutterstock

Italian woman gives birth ten days after abortion

A woman is taking her gynecologist to court after having to give birth to her dead fetus ten days after she thought she had gone through a successful abortion. READ  

Earthworms rain from sky over Norway
The mystery worms spotted lying on the snow by Karstein Erstad on Sunday. Photo: Karstein Erstad

Earthworms rain from sky over Norway

Earthworms have been raining down from heaven over large areas of southern Norway, leaving biologists and meteorologists scratching their heads. READ  

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