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Sweden's king celebrates 70th birthday
King Carl XVI Gustaf joins in with a rendition of All You Need Is Love with the Tensta Gospel Choir and their leader Cedwin Sandanam. Photo: TT

But Norwegian royals stay at home after deadly helicopter crash.

PLO seeks apology over Sweden Eurovision flag ban
Sweden was the first EU member state in Western Europe to officially recognise the State of Palestine. Photo: TT

First it was the Basques...

Brussels attacks
Swedish terror suspect 'dumped bomb in toilet'
Osama Krayem. Photo: Facebook

Belgian media report that Osama Krayem tried to dispose of the explosives before carrying them onto the Brussels metro system.

Eurovision 2016
Regional politicians hit out at Sweden's Eurovision flag ban
Lots of flag-waving at Eurovision. Photo: AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson

Spanish politicians have criticized Swedish Eurovision organizers after a regional flag was banned alongside that of Isis from the competition in Stockholm.

Eight charged over shooting at Gothenburg restaurant
People leaving flowers at the scene of the fatal shooting last year. Photo: TT

The attack last spring left two people dead in one of the most high-profile shootings in Sweden in recent years.

No sweat! Sweden pays for armpit treatment in Denmark
File photo: Ana Fernandez

Thousands of Swedes with sweat problems who travel to Denmark for treatment will have all their healthcare costs covered after a new court ruling.

Swedes want answers from Russia after Nato warning
Russian T-14 Armata tanks make their way to Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in May. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

UPDATED: What exactly does Russia's foreign minister mean when he says his country will "take action" if Sweden joins Nato?

Two historic shipwrecks found right in central Stockholm
Divers looking for a ship in central Stockholm. Photo: Anders P Näsberg/Statens maritima museer

Another two shipwrecks dating back to at least the 1600s have been found in central Stockholm.

Migrants cling to trucks in bid to reach Sweden
Two HH Ferries meet in the water between Helsingør and Helsingborg. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Growing numbers of asylum seekers are trying to get to Sweden from Denmark by clinging to trucks, a ferry company has warned.

Alicia Vikander scoops lead role in new Tomb Raider
Alicia Vikander poses at the Scandinavian terrace during the 68th Cannes film festival last May. Photo: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP

The next Lara Croft will be a Swede.

Features
The Local List
Seven brilliant historical snaps of Sweden's King at 70
The King of Sweden back when he was a Crown Prince sailor on a stopover in Dublin on his 21st birthday. Photo: Olle Lindberg/TT

King Carl XVI Gustaf turns 70 this Saturday. We mark the occasion with a look back at some of the monarch's best birthdays. Expect owls, horses, and very young firemen.

Opinion
'Why all of Sweden needs to fight extremism'
Mona Sahlin. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Sweden's national coordinator against violent extremism, Mona Sahlin, argues that all parts of Sweden must join the fight against terror.

My Swedish Career
'Sweden's the closest thing to perfect I've ever experienced'
Shaena Harrison. Photo: Andy Foster/studiofotos.se

Meet the Stockholm-based Canadian working for an events marketplace to help expats and locals get out and meet each other.

The Local Recipes
How to make Sweden's posh potato cakes at home
Roe is very similar to caviar. Photo: John Duxbury

Known as 'Råraka' in Swedish, this dish is common in luxury restaurants, but it's easier than you might think to make at home.

Meet the Swedish man putting the Messi into baby changing
Leo Messi and a baby in his number 10 nappy. Photo: AFP / blog moda bebe

A Swedish entrepreneur is branding baby nappies especially for Barcelona football fans.

More news
The Local Recipes
How to make Sweden's famous veal burgers
Photo: John Duxbury

These mouth-watering burgers, or Wallenbergare, are a classic at Swedish restaurants. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.

Eurovision 2016
Swedes create world's first crowdsourced singing voice
Screenshot from the 'Sound of Europe' video by Tele2.

Can tech, connectivity and Eurovision help the world unite?

Swedish Electrolux sees profits more than double
Electrolux CEO Jonas Samuelson. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

It comes after a troublesome start to the year.

Border checks
Sweden set to keep ID checks over summer
ID checks at Copenhagen airport's Kastrup train station. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Swedish politicians have proposed changing the law to avoid a two-week gap to ID checks on public transport into Sweden this summer.

Video
How Stockholm looks when you're dangling at 50 metres
Photo: Screenshot/Arla Sverige

You'll see that it looks very pretty. But it's cold up there!

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From our other editions
Teen confesses to gang rape attack in Vienna
CHRISTIAN BRUNA/EPA

Teenager admits to being involved in an alleged gang rape attack on a student in a public toilet in Vienna.

Council-funded brothel touted for Zurich
File photo: Joshua Rindner

A Zurich politician files a motion to open a municipal brothel.

The Local List
Germany's most bizarre May 1st traditions
Locals from Ruhpolding, Bavaria ride a stolen Maibaum down the street. Photo: DPA.

May 1st brings out weird and wonderful traditions in Germany, from mountain-top witch parties to day-drinking and dancing. Something wicked this way comes...

Could Danes face a 'red meat tax' to help climate?
The council said that consumers should be prompted to eat less meat through a tax. Photo: Bjarke Bo Olsen/Scanpix

“Danes are ethically obligated to change their eating habits," the Danish Council on Ethics said in suggesting a tax on meat.

Couple caught on camera having sex on metro platform
Screen grab: Krroks/YouTube

The hunt is on for a couple filmed getting a bit too frisky on a metro platform in Barcelona on Saturday night.

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