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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.

What's on
Five quirky fairs and festivals across Sweden this week
Photo: Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se

From liquorice to beer to poetry, there's something for everyone.

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.

The Local List
Six secret ways to enjoy Stockholm on a shoestring
Friends hanging out in Stockholm's Old Town. Photo: Simon Paulin/Image Bank Sweden

Taxis, booze and meals might cost more than elsewhere in Europe, but Sweden's capital's a surprisingly easy place to hang out, even if you're short on cash.

Nordic Noir
Four facts to know about the new Millennium book
Naomi Rapace as Millennium heroine Lisbeth Salander. Photo: Knut Koivisto/Yellow Bird/DPA

Hint: it involves Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Opinion
'Refugees must be taught the Swedish way of doing things'
A woman teaching Swedish. Photo: Emelie Asplund/TT

Sweden should be proud of the way it has dealt with the refugee crisis but the hard work has only just begun, argues columnist Paul Connolly.

My Swedish Career
'Sweden has to be able to attract global talent'
Jason Dainter. Photo: Private

Why British entrepreneur Jason Dainter loves Sweden's startup scene, but thinks it is high time it stepped up its game.

Interview
'When can Sweden start being grateful to us?'
Lejla Hastor and Nivin Yosef. Photo: Helén Karlsson

The editors behind a new anthology about immigrants' battle to reconcile their background with life in Sweden tell The Local why they chose to focus on women.

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish smoked salmon and asparagus tart

Spring is the season of asparagus in Sweden. Try this delicious tart with smoked salmon.

What's on in Sweden
Four spring exhibitions for you and your arty friends
From Gothenburg exhibition Afghan Tales. Photo: Fardin Waezi

Spring has arrived in Sweden and you may finally be able to convince your friends living abroad to visit, even if the sun doesn't keep shining.

The Local List
The ten weirdest taboos you must never break in Sweden
Don't jump the queue for the coffee. Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Don't. Just... don't.

Opinion – Brexit
This is how Stockholm could benefit from Brexit
Could Stockholm benefit from Brexit? Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Sweden can't sit idle and hope for the best. It needs to start planning for a future in which the UK has left the EU, argue two Swedish business experts.

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