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Evidence Game of Thrones is set in Sweden

Evidence Game of Thrones is set in Sweden

With Swedish Game of Thrones fans frothing at the mouth at the season four premiere, The Local revisits its list of ten reasons why the hit books and show are (probably) based in Sweden. READ () »

Swedish Hobbit actor jailed in cocaine case
Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt. File photo: TT

Swedish Hobbit actor jailed in cocaine case

Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt has appealed a five-month prison sentence, handed down on Tuesday after he was found guilty of buying cocaine. READ () »

Property of the Week
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
The property in Skinskatteberg. Photo: Fastighetsbyrån

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

The Swedish countryside is littered with small second homes, many up for a steal if you can see beyond dated wallpaper and imagine a country retreat with chanterelles and lingonberries growing in your backyard. READ () »

How do expat families pick books for their kids?
Varnika (L) shows her Pippi-style plats. Files: Private, TT

How do expat families pick books for their kids?

There's a small child shouting at me with glee. "Pippi lifts the horse! She lifts the horse!" Varnika, 4, was born in Sweden to Indian parents, who tell The Local why a mixture of Swedish and Indian literature keeps everyone happy. READ () »

Swedish creatives set sail for 'design Olympics'
Swedish designer Jangir Maddadi's Swarm lamp in a forest setting. Photo: Swedish Design Goes Milan

Swedish creatives set sail for 'design Olympics'

IN PICTURES: The trade minister will add government clout to Sweden's attempt to seduce design lovers in Milan, a key hub for the global design industry. Sweden is already a top EU exporter of furniture. READ () »

Fooled Swedes sign up for 'cold yoga classes'
A frozen yogi, not a frozen yoghurt. Screengrab: Sats

Fooled Swedes sign up for 'cold yoga classes'

VIDEO: Nordic gym chain Sats wowed the Swedish public on Tuesday with their April Fools' offer of "cold yoga" - a mind and body experience undertaken in sub-zero temperatures. The clip had wannabe cold yogis calling to sign up. READ () »

Pictures: Property of the Week - Malmö
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Pictures: Property of the Week - Malmö

IN PICTURES: Malmö is considered the edgier of two cities, putting staid civil-servant Stockholm to shame. This five-room duplex in the Swedish fusion of La Croisette and Venice Beach is a case in point. READ () »

'Young Swedes must face reality': housing survey
Swedish new-build apartments. File photo. TT

'Young Swedes must face reality': housing survey

Young Swedes are increasingly living with their parents, with the majority hoping to save enough money for a head start in the property market, a new survey has found. READ () »

Welcome to Sweden gets US premiere date
Greg Poehler in a scene from Welcome to Sweden. Photo: David Einar/TV4

Welcome to Sweden gets US premiere date

NBC has announced dates for the US premiere of Welcome to Sweden, a romantic comedy about an American's move to Stockholm. The second episode, meanwhile, will hit Swedish screens on Friday with a cameo from a Hollywood giant. READ () »

Swede of the Week
Mother of Wild Baby gets top kids book nod
Barbro Lindgren. File photo: Dan Hansson/TT

Mother of Wild Baby gets top kids book nod

A stern letter from Astrid Lindgren did not put a stop to Barbo Lindgren (no relation) in 1964. But it would take five decades for this week's Swede of the Week to get a final nod from the grave, as it were, from Astrid. READ () »

'We need emojis with Muslim headscarves'
A crown, a halo, and a turban... but no hijab or kippah. Photo: The Local

'We need emojis with Muslim headscarves'

A Swedish art professor has applauded Apple's promise to diversify its emoticon options, including figures wearing religious headgear such as the hijab. READ () »

Swedes work out the most in all of Europe
Swedes working up a sweat. File photo: TT

Swedes work out the most in all of Europe

Swedes work out more than any other Europeans do - at least if they are truthful about their exercise habits in the new Eurobarometer poll. READ () »

Op-Ed
I can't embrace Swedes' obsession with the hug
Swedish entertainers Danny Saucedo and Måns Zelmerlöw are HFF now. File: TT

I can't embrace Swedes' obsession with the hug

Despite years of life in Sweden under his belt, The Local's Oliver Gee simply can't come to grips with Swedes and their fascination with hugging. And he's not alone. READ () »

Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Poolside or beach? Why not both... Photo: Fastighetsbyrån

Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

A pool of your own, a stone's throw away from the beach, and three storeys of modern living. Sounds like The Local's Property of the Week... Coming to you this time from Gothenburg. READ () »

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28 October 15:16

The Green Growth Group Summit »

"Today on the 28 October in Brussels, a large group of key EU Ministers and business people, including UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey, and Swedish Environment Minister Lena Ek, will meet to discuss green growth. They all have a stake in resolving a challenge which, although it is crucial..." READ »

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