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Elections 2014
Parties duel as refugee costs skyrocket
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Parties duel as refugee costs skyrocket

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Opposition Leader Stefan Löfven clashed on Wednesday after the Migration Board asked for more money to handle Sweden's influx of refugees. READ  

Introducing: Sweden's five minority languages
The Sami in northern Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Introducing: Sweden's five minority languages

Did you know there are five official minority languages in Sweden? The Local's Isabela Vrba finds out what they are, how they're protected, and what rights their speakers have. READ  

Swedish docs puzzled by deformed penis trend

Swedish docs puzzled by deformed penis trend

More and more Swedish boys are born with deformed penises, and researchers are uncertain exactly what's behind the increase. READ  

The Local List
What Sweden means to you in just one Tweet
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What Sweden means to you in just one Tweet

The Local Sweden has been asking readers to squeeze their view of Sweden into just 140 characters or less. Here's what you came up with up for #SwedeninaTweet. READ  

Getinge Floods
Swedish floods hit day two as rain continues
Photo: Anders Andersson/TT

Swedish floods hit day two as rain continues

UPDATED: The flood in southern Sweden showed no signs of abating on Wednesday, with forecasters predicting that the rains are unlikely to stop any time soon. READ  

Sweden and the Bronx
Swedes celebrate 375th anniversary of the Bronx
The Bronx. Photo:Shutterstock.

Swedes celebrate 375th anniversary of the Bronx

What do the Bronx and Sweden have in common? More than an affiliation with the Yankees, it turns out. And one small Swedish town is about to make that abundantly clear. READ  

Bildt: 'We must increase efforts in Iraq'
Bildt in Baghdad on Monday. Photo: Karim Kadim/TT

Bildt: 'We must increase efforts in Iraq'

After meeting with refugees and politicians in Iraq on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said Sweden must increase its efforts to help Iraq reach a lasting solution. READ  

Swedes slam 'racist' art show from Denmark
One of the participants in the art project. Photo: Anna Andrea Malzer, Global Stories

Swedes slam 'racist' art show from Denmark

Swedes have gathered in numbers to protest against a Danish "blackface" art show in Malmö, which organizers say is supposed to give "a deeper understanding of discrimination". READ  

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Swedish school with executive appeal
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Swedish school with executive appeal

More and more executives are combining work with further education, namely an MBA. The Local explains just how the process works at the Stockholm School of Economics with its Executive MBA program. READ  

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
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In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

Ever wanted to live in a loft-like apartment on the hip district of Södermalm, with a view like something out of a colourful children's book? Check out The Local's Property of the Week. READ  

Features
JobTalk Sweden
The Swedish mentor (and why you may need one)
The road to mentorship. Photo:Shutterstock.

The Swedish mentor (and why you may need one)

Sometimes the key to advancing your Swedish career is latching onto a mentor. A career expert talks us through exactly what a mentor does, how you can get one for yourself, and why you might need one. READ  

Top ten literal Swedish words

Top ten literal Swedish words

Swedish can at times be a hilariously literal language and The Local has put together a few choice cuts for your light-hearted amusement. READ  

Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Sweden has not actively taken part in a war since 1814 - breaking even Switzerland's record for peace. One peace and conflict expert has told The Local that Swedes learned the hard way to take the non-confrontational stance. READ  

Islamic extremist shakes Sweden with TV threat
Säpo's head offices. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Islamic extremist shakes Sweden with TV threat

An Islamic extremist who threatened Sweden on Arabic TV has police on alert. One terror expert says the threat should be taken seriously, and that Sweden is in desperate need of a counter-extremism programme. READ  

Kiruna residents talk life in a town on the move
Johanna says it's strange to think the town where she learned to ride a bike will be gone. Photo: Oliver Gee

Kiruna residents talk life in a town on the move

Not everyone in the mining town of Kiruna is happy that the town is being shifted three kilometres down the road. The Local catches up with residents of Sweden's northernmost town to find out more. READ  

More News
Swedish town on alert over toilet invader
The man pictured is not the Bajsmannen. Photo:Shutterstock.

Swedish town on alert over toilet invader

A town in central Sweden is on the lookout after a mystery suspect has repeatedly broken into apartments and defecated in their toilets. READ  

Riksbank: We must take action on household debt
Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Riksbank: We must take action on household debt

The Swedish economy is beginning to recover after several difficult years - but the risk for household indebtedness remains high, Swedish Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves warned. READ  

Sweden to get 100,000 refugees in 2014: report
Refugees in Iraq. Photo: Khalid Mohammed/TT

Sweden to get 100,000 refugees in 2014: report

UPDATED: Sweden can expect a record-breaking 100,000 refugees to arrive this year, reported Swedish media on Tuesday. The Migration Board said the prognosis was officially 60,000 in July. READ  

Assange extradition battle
'Assange to stay put until US guarantee': lawyer
Photo: John Stillwell/TT

'Assange to stay put until US guarantee': lawyer

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted in Sweden for rape allegations, has made it clear he will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London until it is guaranteed he will not be extradited to the US. READ  

Öland excavations
Gold coin may be key to solve Sweden's 'Pompeii'
Photo: Museiarkeologi sydost

Gold coin may be key to solve Sweden's 'Pompeii'

Swedish archaeologists found a rare and valuable golden coin from ancient Rome on Monday. And they think it may explain a key part of the Sweden's history. READ  

Christian Democrat leader attacked with cake
Göran Hägglund. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Christian Democrat leader attacked with cake

Christian Democrat party leader Göran Hägglund got an unexpected surprise during his visit to Gothenburg on Monday, when a spectator slammed a cake into his face. READ  

Sweden 'caved to banker' in Saudi arms deal
Former Defense Minister Tolgfors and Prime Minister Reinfeldt at the time of Tolgfors' resignation. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/TT

Sweden 'caved to banker' in Saudi arms deal

A new book has ignited debate in Sweden after revealing that the Swedish government gave into a banker's pressure and helped build a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia. READ  

Serial chicken smuggler caught at Norway border
The chicken in this picture is not the smuggled chicken from the story. Photo: Shutterstock.

Serial chicken smuggler caught at Norway border

A Swedish man in a Volvo has been caught trying to smuggle half a tonne of frozen chicken into Norway. The incident marks the ninth of its kind for the Swede. READ  

Elections 2014
Löfven promises hike in teacher salaries
Stefan Löfven and Magdalena Andersson at a school visit on Monday. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Löfven promises hike in teacher salaries

The Social Democrats want to make teaching a more attractive profession by increasing funding by 3.5 billion kronor ($511 million), the majority of which will go into the teachers' own pockets. READ  

Russian kids in Sweden after 'gay adoption ban'

Russian kids in Sweden after 'gay adoption ban'

Thirteen Russian children have been united with their adoptive parents in Sweden, ten months after they were denied the opportunity due to Russia's disapproval of Sweden's same-sex marriage laws. READ  

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Austrian wins name fight with Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was not amused. Photo: APA/epa

Austrian wins name fight with Lady Gaga

Pop diva Lady Gaga has lost her battle to stop an Austrian man from calling his energy drink GaGa. READ  

Rhaetian Railway derailment
Landslide derails Swiss passenger train
Trees prevent one carriage from dropping into a river while another one dangles above the ravine. Photo: Graubünden cantonal police

Landslide derails Swiss passenger train

Five passengers were seriously injured when a landslide derailed a train in a mountainous area of the canton of Graubünden in eastern Switzerland on Wednesday, following heavy rain in the region. READ  

Stomach bug behind Berlin 'Ebola' scare
A doctor at the Job Centre in Berlin. Photo:DPA

Stomach bug behind Berlin 'Ebola' scare

Update: Around 600 people were held for several hours in emergency quarantine at a Berlin Job Centre on Tuesday after a West African woman collapsed with Ebola-like symptoms. READ  

Danish art project deemed racist by Swedes
Through Other Eyes gives "individuals an opportunity to try another ethnicity and possibly a different gender". Photo: Anna Andrea Malzer, Global Stories

Danish art project deemed racist by Swedes

A performance art project designed to give "a deeper understanding of discrimination" is accused of being an offensive blackface performance and removed from the Malmö Festival. READ  

Woman on Madrid plane had 1.7kg coke in breasts
The woman's breast implants were found to contain 1.7 kilos (3.74 pounds) of cocaine. Breast implant photo: Shutterstock

Woman on Madrid plane had 1.7kg coke in breasts

A Venezuelan woman with 1.7 kilos of cocaine hidden in her breast implants was arrested at Madrid airport after arriving on a flight from Colombia, police said on Friday. READ  

Air France staff object to flying to Ebola countries
Air France staff want flights to Ebola hit countries to be suspended. Photo: AFP

Air France staff object to flying to Ebola countries

Air France cabin crew are so concerned about the threat of the Ebola epidemic that unions have started a petition calling for flights to be stopped to those West African countries most affected by the disease. READ  

'Take down Facebook honeymoon snaps': court
Honeymoon photo: Shutterstock

'Take down Facebook honeymoon snaps': court

A court in Naples has ordered a woman to take down photos posted on Facebook from her honeymoon after her husband complained that he did not give his permission for her to post them. She may even have to pay damages. READ  

Second death within hours at Chess Olympics
A second man has died at the Chess Olympiad in Norway. Photo: Shutterstock

Second death within hours at Chess Olympics

A second chess player died at the Norway Chess Olympiad in Tromsø on Thursday. READ  

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"I’m going to keep this post short and sweet as its not something I take any pleasure in writing. After much deliberation I have made the heartbreaking decision to abandon my trip after 1200km due to reoccurring injury. It is not a decision I have made lightly and it is one that has been truly devastating..." READ »

 

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"It’s typically a bad sign when my hometown makes news in Sweden. St. Louis was in the headlines here a few years ago when a tornado struck the airport. The city also caught attention after a politician talked about ‘legitimate rape’. Now, shooting and riots this week in Ferguson, a part of St. Louis, are..." READ »

 
 
 
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