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Missing Swedish teen calls mum from Syria
A photo from Nusra Front's Twitter feed in March 2015. Photo: TT

Missing Swedish teen calls mum from Syria

A 15-year-old girl from southern Sweden who has been missing since last month, has phoned her family to say she’s in Homs in Syria, Swedish media are reporting. READ  

Swede wins $18m in Wall Street harassment case
A Swedish woman sued her Wall Street boss. Photo: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Swede wins $18m in Wall Street harassment case

A New York court has ordered a Wall Street mogul to pay $18 million (nearly 150 million kronor) to a Swedish woman who sued her boss for sexual harassment. READ  

'There's no cold weather in sight for Sweden'
Swedes soaking up the sun on the island of Gotland. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

'There's no cold weather in sight for Sweden'

Sweden has waited. And waited. And waited. But it finally looks as if summer is here to stay, with the mercury climbing to 30C later this week. READ  

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'Biofuels critical for climate-friendly flights'
Sweden's Karlstad Airport was first in the world to have a dedicated pump for aviation biofuel. File photo: Karlstad Airport

'Biofuels critical for climate-friendly flights'

Sweden could become a leading producer of aviation biofuel, but industry efforts to stimulate demand for 'green flights' risk falling short if politicians don’t join the effort. READ  

Swedes to tie the knot for free at next Pride party
Around 60,000 people took part in Stockholm's Pride Parade last year. Photo: Annika af Klercker/TT

Swedes to tie the knot for free at next Pride party

Want to walk down the aisle without paying a krona? Lovebirds hoping to make their affection permanent are being offered the chance to get married for free during Stockholm's Pride Week later this summer. READ  

Swedish Ship to Gaza boarded by Israeli troops
Ship to Gaza crew members on board Marianne of Gothenburg. Photo: Ship to Gaza

Swedish Ship to Gaza boarded by Israeli troops

Sweden-based activist group Ship to Gaza said it had failed to reach members of its crew after the vessel they were on was boarded by Israeli soldiers in the early hours of Monday. READ  

Greece crisis
Europe's tourists urged to take cash to Greece
People line up to withdraw cash from an ATM outside a Piraeus Bank branch on the island of Crete, Greece. Photo: Stefanos Rapanis/Reuters

Europe's tourists urged to take cash to Greece

UPDATED: European nations on Sunday told their nationals to carry cash with them when vacationing in Greece as the country hurtles towards a banking crisis. READ  

Almedalen 2015 with Swedavia
Backstage at the hottest Almedalen hangout
A view inside Gate Almedalen from 2014. Photo: Swedavia

Backstage at the hottest Almedalen hangout

As the Baltic island of Gotland welcomes swarms of Swedish powerbrokers, The Local takes a sneak peek at Gate Almedalen, a massive airport-inspired tent where everyone who’s anyone can be found. READ  

European Under-21 Championship
Sweden thrash Denmark to reach Euro final
Sweden's U-21s team celebrates their victory in the European Championship semi-final against Denmark in Prague. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Sweden thrash Denmark to reach Euro final

Sweden booked their place in the final of the European Under-21 Championship with a memorable 4-1 victory over Denmark in Prague in the Czech Republic on Saturday night. READ  

British sailor wins rare double in Gothenburg
The crew of Abu Dhabi race team celebrate their double victory in the Volvo Ocean Race. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT

British sailor wins rare double in Gothenburg

The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, skippered by Briton Ian Walker, scored a rare double win in the global Volvo Ocean Race double, which finished in Gothenburg on Saturday. READ  

Tunisia Terror Attack
'Sweden should focus on women to fight terror'
Flowers at the scene of the shooting in Sousse, Tunisia on Saturday. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

'Sweden should focus on women to fight terror'

UPDATED: As the world reacts with shock and disgust to the recent terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, a Swedish extremism expert, Hans Brun, has suggested that a stronger focus on women is needed to help stop global terrorism. READ  

Tunisia Terror Attack
Swedes stuck in Tunisia after deadly terror attack
Wounded being treated in this screen grab from Tunisian television. Photo: Tunisia TV1 via AP

Swedes stuck in Tunisia after deadly terror attack

UPDATED: Sweden's foreign minister has condemned a terror attack which killed dozens of holidaymakers at a Tunisian tourist resort on Friday, where around 200 Swedes were staying. READ  

Tourist hash brown order leads to drug confusion
Left, hash browns. Right, a hash brownie. Photos: Janerik Henriksson/TT, Fredrik Sandberg/SCANPIX

Tourist hash brown order leads to drug confusion

A foreign tourist ran into problems on a Midsummer visit to Stockholm when a restaurant misunderstood her English and thought she had ordered marijuana instead of a traditional Swedish potato dish. READ  

Swedish military moves after Russia worries
Swedish submarine HMS Gotland in Stockholm earlier this year. Photo: TT

Swedish military moves after Russia worries

Sweden is stepping up its military capabilities and exercises with Nato amid concerns over Russia's military resurgence, Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said on Friday. READ  

Police turn to Facebook to stop bike thefts
Cycling is popular across Sweden. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Police turn to Facebook to stop bike thefts

After figures suggested more than 70,000 bikes were stolen in Sweden last year, police turned to Facebook to help people keep hold of their cycles for the rest of the summer. READ  

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