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Swedish pensioner 'pulled fake gun' on salesman
A file photo of an airsoft gun not linked to the story. Photo: AP Photo/Eric Risberg

We know that many of you have probably had your patience tried by salespeople in the past. But don't do this at home, kids.

Swedish PM shakes up cabinet in key reshuffle
Ann Linde, Peter Eriksson, Isabella Lövin, Stefan Löfven, Karolina Skog and Ibrahim Baylan. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

UPDATED: Will this turn a page on weeks of scandals for Sweden's coalition?

Why this Swedish handyman wore high heels to work
Not the ideal footwear for manual labour. Photo: Emil Andersson

Laying a floor in a fourth floor apartment turned out to be pretty difficult in high heels.

Julian Assange
Stockholm court upholds Assange arrest warrant
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Photo: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

UPDATED: A Stockholm district court has maintained a European arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

SAS to increase winter capacity by half million
SAS is boosting capacity in preparation for winter travel. Photo: Kentaro Iemoto/ Wikimedia

SAS is expanding its network and will grow established flights across Scandinavia when it rolls out its 2016/2017 winter programme in October.

Nordic Noir
The Bridge creator reveals fourth season Halloween plot
Sofia Helin and Thure Lindhardt. Photo: Therese Jahnson/SvD/Stig-Åke Jönsson/TT

Saga Norén fans, it's time to get excited.

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Ten ridiculous things Zlatan has compared himself to
Thinking about that time he compared himself to Rambo? Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Is it a Ferrari? Is it a shark? No, it's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Sweden sees dramatic rise in syphilis cases
New figures show a significant increase in Swedish syphilis cases. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Syphilis is on the increase in Sweden, with the number of new cases more than tripling in some parts of the country.

Why Sweden's teachers have no time for their students
A Swedish classroom. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Teachers in Sweden are drowning in paperwork and have insufficient time to properly plan lessons, a new report suggests.

Features
Opinion
'Bigotry is not dead in Sweden – we still need to talk'
Stockholm Pride 2015. Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

Sweden still needs to do more to confront intolerance, argues columnist Paul Connolly.

Interview
'Fika is a coffee break, with emphasis on break'
All pictures from the documentary 'Fika: to have coffee'. Photo: Fabian Schmid

The Local speaks to Zürich-based budding filmmaker Fabian Schmid about why he decided to travel to Sweden to shoot a documentary about the unique Nordic 'fika' concept.

My Swedish Career
'Sweden has some of the world's best innovation help'
Stephen Batley. Photo: Private

Meet the Australian ex-firefighter helping foreigners navigate Sweden's startup scene.

The Local Recipes
Swedish summer strawberries with elderflower parfait
Elderflower parfait with strawberries. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Simple to make, delicious to taste. Here's our favourite summer dessert recipe.

Interview
How Arthur the jungle dog 'opened doors and minds'
Arthur the Ecuadorian dog. Photo: Håkan Nordström/TT

The Local speaks to Swede Mikael Lindnord, on the day he releases a book about the rescue of stray dog Arthur from the Ecuadorian rainforest – a story which warmed hearts across the globe.

More news
Foreigners in Sweden still more likely to be unemployed
A grim outlook is predicted for foreigners in Sweden. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Unemployment is falling among native Swedes, but foreign-born citizens are struggling to keep pace.

'Help! My name is Jihad'
Jihad Eshmawi. Photo: Private

My name doesn’t make life easy for me, Jihad Eshmawi tells us.

Why fewer Swedes are using condoms in 2016
Photo: Robert Henriksson / SvD / TT

Younger Swedes are better at protecting themselves than their older compatriots.

Swedish economic growth 'best in Nordics'
A new report says Sweden has the best growth prospects of the Nordics. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Sweden's economy is out-pacing its Nordic rivals, but high levels of household debt are still a problem.

IN PICTURES: 8 of Sweden’s wondrous national parks
Vadvetjåkka is Sweden's northernmost national park. Photo: Peter Rosén/Rosénmedia

It’s National Parks Day in Sweden. Who knew? A perfect opportunity surely to take a closer look at some of the country’s most amazing natural wonders…

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From our other editions
A gift for Euroskeptics?
A choice between green and blue at the ballot. Photo: Monusco Photos/Wikimedia

Austria's presidential runoff, which could see a far-right candidate grab power this Sunday, is a test for the European Union as it battles the rise of eurosceptic and populist parties across the continent.

Swiss court vetoes wedding of couple with 50-year age gap
File photo: Abhishek Jacob

The 71-year-old Swiss great-grandmother and her 21-year-old Tunisian fiancé had their marriage application refused.

The Local List
6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever
Photo: DPA

Leaving Munich can be a heart-wrenching experience. No German city rivals it for extremities of kitsch, good taste, beauty, and unabashed pride in its roots.

Strangest political story in Denmark just got stranger
DF's 'Our Denmark' campaign as seen at Nørreport Station. Photo: Justin Cremer

UPDATED: The heated debate surrounding an advertising campaign by the Danish People’s Party has now ripped open old wounds about the n-word and may result in a lawsuit – over a font.

Plane forced to dodge THREE drones to land in Bilbao
Photo: Don McCullough/Flickr

The plane was attempting to land at Bilbao airport in the Basque Country.

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