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British press savages Assange and UN panel
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holding a U.N. report on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Photo: Katy Wrigglesworth/AP

British press savages Assange and UN panel
1 day ago

UK newspaper columnists on Saturday took aim at Julian Assange and the UN panel that found the anti-secrecy campaigner had been "arbitrarily detained".

Man dies after falling four floors in Swedish nightclub
People queuing outside the Yaki-Da nightclub in Gothenburg last year. Photo: Yaki-Da Facebook

Man dies after falling four floors in Swedish nightclub
23 hours ago

A man in his 30s has died after falling from the fourth floor inside the Yaki-Da nightclub in Gothenburg late on Friday night.

Julian Assange
Assange: 'Today is a significant victory for us'
Julian Assange's press conference on Friday. Photo: Mattias Areskog/TT

Assange: 'Today is a significant victory for us'
1 day ago

Will Julian Assange be able to walk free?

Julian Assange
Swedish rape activists slam UN on Assange
The board of Swedish women's refuge lobby Roks. (Zozan Inci front left). Photo: Roks

Swedish rape activists slam UN on Assange
1 day ago

“The UN thinks that the justice of the women who have been assaulted and raped is less important than the right of a possible offender to walk freely in the streets.”

Ikea loses right to own trademark in Indonesia
What four yellow letters can Ikea put up at its store outside Jakarta. Photo: Flickr/BxHxTxCx

Ikea loses right to own trademark in Indonesia
1 day ago

You thought that Ikea was a Swedish purveyor of flatpack furniture? Well not in Indonesia it isn't, at least not any more.

The Local List
Four fab facts about Sweden's 'Melodifestivalen' mania
Måns Zelmerlöw won Eurovision song contest 2015. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Four fab facts about Sweden's 'Melodifestivalen' mania
1 day ago

Christmas, Midsummer and Lucia are all important holidays in Sweden. But there is one event that is bigger than them all.

The Local music
Ten fantastic Swedish songs for February
Maja Francis. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

Ten fantastic Swedish songs for February
2 days ago

February brings a haul of great new Swedish pop - let our music writer, Paul Connolly, take you through the very best.

Elderly Swedes arrested in Thailand for playing bridge
Stock picture of playing cards. Photo: Ingvar Karmhed/SCANPIX

Elderly Swedes arrested in Thailand for playing bridge
2 days ago

A game of bridge had an unexpected ending for 32 club members in Thailand, including three Swedes.

Swedish Volvo's offloads costs for big profit rise
A Volvo trucks plant in the US. Photo: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Swedish Volvo's offloads costs for big profit rise
2 days ago

Truck maker Volvo reported a big profit boost on Friday following a massive cost-cutting programme.

Swede finds 86-year-old condom at grandma's
The condoms were made out of silk. Photo: SVT

Swede finds 86-year-old condom at grandma's
2 days ago

Would you trust a silk condom?

Features
This Syrian boy wants to meet the King of Sweden
Ahmed wants to tell his story to the king. Photo: Pooja Sharafi

This Syrian boy wants to meet the King of Sweden
2 days ago

Ahmed fled from Syria four months ago. Now he wants to meet the King of Sweden to tell him his story.

What's on
Five exciting events for expats in Sweden this week
You'll feel like a true Swede in no time. Photo: Karim Jaafar/Al-Watan Doha/AFP

Five exciting events for expats in Sweden this week
3 days ago

From comedy to cinema to sports, The Local's guide to expat events around Sweden this week, alongside our regular listings, will give you a reason to get out and embrace Swedish culture.

The Local List
The 10 free apps you need for your trip to Stockholm
What apps do you need for a trip to Stockholm? Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

The 10 free apps you need for your trip to Stockholm
February 03, 2016

From transport to food to events, The Local has picked out the smartphone apps you need to get the most out of Stockholm. And did we mention they're all free?

Opinion
'Sex attacks and fascism are not the new Swedish norm'
Pro-refugee campaigners welcoming new arrivals to Stockholm in September 2015. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

'Sex attacks and fascism are not the new Swedish norm'
February 01, 2016

The global media is presenting an exaggerated picture of tensions between locals and refugees, argues The Local's Editor Maddy Savage.

My Swedish Career
Meet the Brit bringing cricket to Sweden
David Williman at a Sweden-Norway cricket match. Photo: Private

Meet the Brit bringing cricket to Sweden
February 01, 2016

49-year-old David Williman tells The Local how he forged a very English career in Sweden, coaching and promoting cricket.

More news
Swedish church admits it ran 'racist' Sami schools
Stock picture of people wearing Sami clothes. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/SCANPIX

Swedish church admits it ran 'racist' Sami schools
2 days ago

'It was a form of school whose ideology was based on racist ideas of superior and inferior races,' said Archbishop Antje Jackelén.

Swedes invite you to 'trump Donald Trump'
Picture: Animal

Swedes invite you to 'trump Donald Trump'
2 days ago

A website created by Swedes is getting millions of users to blast a digital version of the US politician with a trumpet.

Refugee crisis
Here is Sweden's latest asylum seeker forecast
Refugees arriving in Malmö in December. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Here is Sweden's latest asylum seeker forecast
2 days ago

Between 70,000 and 140,000 people could seek asylum in Sweden in 2016, according to the migration agency.

Italian celeb surgeon told to quit Swedish hospital
Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini. Photo: AP Photo/Lorenzo Galassi

Italian celeb surgeon told to quit Swedish hospital
2 days ago

The end of the road for Paolo Macchiarini's Swedish surgery stardom?

Sweden could lift block on Turkish scandal ship
Whiskey Trio at the harbour in Varberg, Sweden. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Sweden could lift block on Turkish scandal ship
3 days ago

But first, mystery explosives on board the ship are set to be offloaded.

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From our other editions
Asylum seeker found guilty of rape will not be deported
The Traiskirchen refugee camp. Photo: Voice of America/Wikimedia

Asylum seeker found guilty of rape will not be deported
AUSTRIA

A 17-year-old asylum seeker who raped a 72-year-old pensioner has been jailed for 20 months.

Swiss to vote on guaranteed income for all
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss to vote on guaranteed income for all
SWITZERLAND

Pipe dream or practical plan? Swiss voters will soon be voting on a proposal to give every resident — whether they work or not — a guaranteed payment of 2,500 francs a month.

Germany tells Moscow to back off on alleged teen rape
Russian-Germans demonstrate over 'rape' incident in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Germany tells Moscow to back off on alleged teen rape
GERMANY

Germany on Wednesday warned Russia against "exploiting" a murky case involving the alleged rape of a German-Russian teenager in Berlin after Moscow hinted at an official cover-up.

Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine
Police said the girl will be fined, even though the pepper spray stopped her attacker. Photo: Colourbox

Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine
DENMARK

A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sønderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant.

Video
Horror as man plunges to his death after forgetting his keys
Screen grab: LaSexta

Horror as man plunges to his death after forgetting his keys
SPAIN

A man plummeted to his death after trying to scale his apartment building in Alicante after locking himself out.

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