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Stockholm bin men rescue doomed kitten
'It trembled like a leaf'. Photo: Bekir Mercil/Private

Stockholm bin men rescue doomed kitten

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Stockholm waste collector Bekir Mercil and his two colleagues were on Friday hailed heroes of the day after they saved a terrified kitten who had fallen into a garbage truck, stuck in tonnes of food waste headed for the incinerator.

The Local investigates
Should more people live on boats in Stockholm?
House boats at Pampas Marina. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Should more people live on boats in Stockholm?

3 hours ago

Living on a boat in Stockholm used to be the preserve of the rich. But as the city's housing crisis swells, could more affordable floating accommodation help provide a solution to the shortage? The Local investigates.

Julian Assange
Sweden and Ecuador set to launch Assange talks
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Photo: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Sweden and Ecuador set to launch Assange talks

22 hours ago

Sweden is seeking to reach a deal to pave the way for prosecutors to question Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London where the Wikileaks founder has been holed up for over three years as he fights an extradition to Sweden over rape allegations.

Trio in court over attack on Swedish serial rapist
Umeå held a demonstration against sexual violence toward women when Lindgren was released in July. Photo: John Gunseum/TT

Trio in court over attack on Swedish serial rapist

1 day ago

UPDATED: Three men have been remanded in custody over a weekend golf club attack on one of Sweden's most notorious serial rapists who was released from prison earlier this month.

Swedes debate capital's first Airbnb rent ‘ban’
The apartment is located in Stockholm's trendy Södermalm neighbourhood. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Swedes debate capital's first Airbnb rent ‘ban’

2 days ago

UPDATED: A landmark ruling banning a woman in Stockholm from renting out her apartment via the home-sharing website Airbnb after a rent tribunal likened the letting with running a "hotel business" on the premises has sparked debate in Sweden.

Text messages to warn Swedes of terror attacks
Swedish Interior Minister Anders Ygeman. Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

Text messages to warn Swedes of terror attacks

1 day ago

The Swedish government wants to step up its fight against terror with a new strategy that includes warning civilians to stay away from certain geographical areas via text message.

Champions League
Zlatan breaks internet in Malmö rush for tickets
Former Malmö player Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photo: Audun Braastad/NTB scanpix/TT

Zlatan breaks internet in Malmö rush for tickets

1 day ago

The excitement in Malmö knew no limits after its football champions were drawn in the same Champions League group as Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Paris Saint-Germain.

Migrant crisis
Were human smugglers on board boat of death?
The Swedish coastguard ship reaching the port of Palermo. Photo: Kustbevakningen

Were human smugglers on board boat of death?

1 day ago

Swedish officials suspect that people involved in human smuggling were on board a migrant boat rescued by the coastguard's ship off the Libyan coast in a catastrophe that claimed 52 lives.

Abba piano to raise money, money, money
Actors perform on the Abba piano at Sotheby's Auction House. Photo: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

Abba piano to raise money, money, money

1 day ago

The piano that featured on many of Swedish pop legends Abba's greatest hits is going under the hammer next month in London, said auctioneers Sotheby's.

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish blueberry compote
It's the perfect time to pick your own blueberries in Sweden. Photo: TT

How to make Swedish blueberry compote

1 day ago

August is blueberry season in Sweden. Whether you pick your own or buy in bulk from the supermarket, don't miss John Duxbury's favourite recipe for creating this delicious compote, perfect with toast, yoghurt, pancakes or waffles.

Features
Opinion
'Sweden should help foreign entrepreneurs'
Should Sweden help foreign-born entrepreneurs more? Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se

'Sweden should help foreign entrepreneurs'

August 25, 2015

It is important for immigrants to get on to the Swedish jobs ladder. But too much focus is being placed on traditional employment instead of encouraging entrepreneurship, argues Mariah ben Salem Dynehäll.

The Local investigates
'You get street smart when you live in Malmö'
The scene of an explosion in the Möllevången area of Malmö in August. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

'You get street smart when you live in Malmö'

August 24, 2015

Since the start of the new year Malmö has on average been rocked by an explosion a week. The deputy police chief and residents speak to The Local about the Swedish city's summer of violence.

My Swedish Career
'Japan inspired us to make a drink for Swedes'
Lukas Von Grebmer (right) and the co-founders of Akuo. Photo: Akuo

'Japan inspired us to make a drink for Swedes'

August 24, 2015

Three years ago, four international students in Stockholm invented a drink to improve concentration. Italian-born Lukas Von Grebmer explains how they went on to co-found a company that's proved to be thirsty work, but highly rewarding.

The Local List
Five ways to race to the end of Sweden's summer
A previous Color Run. Photo: Jens Skovgaard

Five ways to race to the end of Sweden's summer

August 22, 2015

If you're bored by the idea of a standard 10km running event or a session at the gym, check out these incredibly inventive races still to take place in Sweden before the end of the summer. They all look very fun to watch, too.

The Local Guide
How to steer Sweden's crazy rental market
Accommodation in Sweden is a big talking point. Photo: Magnus Liam Karlsson/Image Bank Sweden

How to steer Sweden's crazy rental market

August 21, 2015

Whether you've moved to Sweden to study or are about to get kicked out of your third short sublet in a year, don't miss The Local's ultimate guide to tackling one of the trickiest rental markets in Europe in 2015.

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Smuggling Swede busted using fake leg casts
The man had made sure he could move his knees. Photo: Erhan Güner/TT

Smuggling Swede busted using fake leg casts

1 day ago

A 49-year-old Swede sealed his own fate after trying to smuggle drugs in fake leg casts – and then getting caught when he tried to run while wearing them. A Dubai court has now sentenced him to ten years in jail.

Swedish man feared dead after joining Isis
An image of fighters published on a website for Islamic State militants in June. Photo: Uncredited/TT

Swedish man feared dead after joining Isis

1 day ago

A man from central Sweden who is believed to have been fighting alongside Isis is reported to have been killed.

Stockholm schools to teach LGBT lessons
Sweden has earned top marks for its attitude towards the LGBT community. Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

Stockholm schools to teach LGBT lessons

1 day ago

Sweden's famously gender equal capital is now planning to spend millions of kronor on lessons to teach 'LGBT-awareness' to schoolchildren.

Norway and Sweden join forces to save Arctic fox
One of two Arctic fox cubs released at Dovrefjell in 2007. Photo: Gorm Kallestad/Scanpix

Norway and Sweden join forces to save Arctic fox

2 days ago

Norway and Sweden are combining forces to save the Arctic fox, which is under threat from climate change and the incursion into its territory of the common red fox, which is almost twice the size.

Ikea stops selling alcohol at Swedish restaurants
The alcohol is gradually being phased out. Photo: Bjorn Lindgren/TT

Ikea stops selling alcohol at Swedish restaurants

2 days ago

Global flat-pack furniture giant Ikea is in the midst of clearing out all the alcoholic beverages from shelves in the restaurants at its Swedish stores, after alcohol sales dwindled.

Sweden pushes for emergency UN Isis talks
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. Photo: Vilhelm/TT

Sweden pushes for emergency UN Isis talks

2 days ago

Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström is calling for a United Nations emergency meeting to discuss the violence towards women and children by the terror group Isis which she says is "unmatched in modern times".

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Desperate fans queue for Millennium sequel book
The book on sale in Stockholm. Photo: Henrik Montgoery/TT

Desperate fans queue for Millennium sequel book

2 days ago

The eagerly-awaited sequel to best-selling Swedish author Stieg Larsson's Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries on Thursday, as the author admitted he wrote the book in a manic depressive state.

New pole vault record but no medal for Swede
Sweden's Angelica Bengtsson. Photo: TT/AP/Andy Wong

New pole vault record but no medal for Swede

2 days ago

Swedish athletics star Angelica Bengtsson set a new Swedish pole vault record of 4.70 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, but failed to take home a bronze for the Nordic nation.

Migrant crisis
Swedes discover dead migrants off Libya coast
The Swedish Coast Guard discovered the bodies. Photo: AP/TT/Carmelo Imbesi

Swedes discover dead migrants off Libya coast

2 days ago

The Swedish coastguard has found the bodies of around 40 people in the hold of a stricken migrant boat off the coast of Libya.

Budget 2016
'Largest job initiative in many, many years': PM
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on Wednesday. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

'Largest job initiative in many, many years': PM

2 days ago

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has insisted he will achieve his goal of Sweden having the lowest unemployment rate in the EU by 2020 and said that the government's autumn budget will focus on job creation and affordable housing.

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Six-year-old girl being sued for €38,000
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Six-year-old girl being sued for €38,000

2 days ago

A six-year-old girl is being sued by a woman for €38,000 for causing a skiing accident in Vorarlberg that left the adult with serious injuries.

School tells Muslim pupil to take off veil in class
The student (not pictured) was sent home from school. Photo: Heng Fu Ming

School tells Muslim pupil to take off veil in class

August 24, 2015

A high school in the canton of Bern has forbidden a pupil from wearing the hijab in class, Swiss media reported on Monday.

Gabriel visits Saxony after weekend of violence
Protests in Heidenau turned violent as right-wing demonstrators clashed with police at the weekend. Photo:DPA.

Gabriel visits Saxony after weekend of violence

August 24, 2015

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel is to visit the Saxon town of Heidenau on Monday after far right demonstrators clashed with police outside a refugee home in the town over the weekend.

Denmark considers citizenship rule changes
Inger Støjberg said she is considering changes to Danish citizenship requirements. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Denmark considers citizenship rule changes

August 25, 2015

The Danish government is considering changes to the nation’s citizenship laws that may make it harder to get citizenship in the future and pull the rug out from under 1,950 foreigners who have already satisfied the current requirements.

Fury as archaeological site ruined and replaced with picnic table
The picnic bench was positioned on top of the ancient tomb. Stock photo: Michael Coghlan/Flickr

Fury as archaeological site ruined and replaced with picnic table

3 days ago

Builders in a Galician village confused a neolithic tomb with a broken stone picnic table and replaced the 6,000-year-old artefact with a brand spanking new concrete bench.

Two men jailed after 'Charlie Hebdo 2' scare
The two men have been sentenced to prison for their threats. Photo: AFP

Two men jailed after 'Charlie Hebdo 2' scare

3 days ago

Two men have been sent to prison after their "joke" about kicking off a "second" Charlie Hebdo attack while on a train in France saw them arrested.

Italy rescues 4,400 migrants in one day
Migrants on more than 20 boats (not the one pictured) have sent out distress calls. Photo: DPA/Italian Navy

Italy rescues 4,400 migrants in one day

August 22, 2015

UPDATE: Italy's coastguard coordinated the rescue of 4,400 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean in a single day on Saturday, officials said Sunday as three new rescue operations were launched.

Syrians cross Norway's Arctic border on bicyles
The Storskog border station between Norway and Russia. Photo: Cornelius Poppe/NTB scanpix

Syrians cross Norway's Arctic border on bicyles

2 days ago

More than 100 Syrian refugees have crossed the Arctic border into Norway from Russia on bicycles, exploiting a loophole in the country's border regulations.

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