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Wild weather set to strike Sweden anew
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Wild weather set to strike Sweden anew

With Sunday's thunderstorm reported as the worst of the year so far, Sweden is bracing for round two on Monday as meteorologists predict more of the same. READ  

Pirate Bay inmate claims religious persecution
Photo: TT/The Missionary Church of Kopimism

Pirate Bay inmate claims religious persecution

Peter Sunde has complained that his religious rights have been impinged after he was refused permission to meet a representative of a church inspired by the keyboard shortcuts for cut and paste. READ  

Swedish inmates to receive digital tablets
Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

Swedish inmates to receive digital tablets

Sweden's Prison and Probation Services are beginning a project in which suspected criminals will be given surf tablets to look at evidence against them. READ  

Sweden agency hikes heat warning to 'extreme'
This canine friend is not amused. Photo: TT

Sweden agency hikes heat warning to 'extreme'

Swedish weather agency SMHI has raised its weather warning to class 2, giving notice of "extremely high temperatures" in parts of the country. READ  

Swedes suffer as buses boil in the summer sun
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Swedes suffer as buses boil in the summer sun

Stockholm's local traffic authority has received almost 300 complaints since June 1st with many regarding stifling heat on the city's buses, which lack air con. READ  

ABB and Volvo in electric buses tie-up
Volvo hybrid bus. Photo: Volvo Buses

ABB and Volvo in electric buses tie-up

Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB and Volvo Buses of Sweden have announced a joint project to develop a system for electric buses to recharge their batteries fast when at bus stops. READ  

'First ever' heat warning issued for Sweden
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'First ever' heat warning issued for Sweden

Swedish weather agency SMHI has issued its first ever warning for high temperatures with the many areas set to bask in plus 30C heat. READ  

Swedish YouTube celebs find worldwide audience
Felix 'Pewdiepie' Kjellberg. Photo: TT

Swedish YouTube celebs find worldwide audience

Known as a tech-savvy and trend sensitive bunch, Swedes are predictably punching above their weight when it comes to YouTube with several "super celebs" reaching out to global audiences in their millions. READ  

Swedish ornithologists keep webcam watch
Birdwatchers in Sweden. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Swedish ornithologists keep webcam watch

The latest trend among internet-savvy Swedish bird-watchers is to kick back in the comfort of their own homes and observe their feathered friends live-streamed via nested webcams. READ  

Sweden's Saab soars as cost-cuts boost profits
File photo: TT

Sweden's Saab soars as cost-cuts boost profits

Swedish defence and security group Saab posted a substantial growth in profit on Friday on the back of an aggressive programme of cost-cutting. READ  

Sweden falls to third in global innovation index
Swedish firm Spotify is a music streaming market leader. File photo: TT

Sweden falls to third in global innovation index

Sweden has been ranked as the third most innovative country in the world, a step down from last year, according to the 2014 Global Innovation Index. READ  

Swedish Wiki vet sets new content record
File photo: TT

Swedish Wiki vet sets new content record

With 2,7 million articles under his belt, a Swede tops the list over the amount of items published on online encyclopedia Wikipedia, making up almost one tenth of the total content on the site. READ  

Sci-fi robot drama new Swedish global success
Screenwriter Lars Lindström (L) together with director Harald Hamell. Photo: TT

Sci-fi robot drama new Swedish global success

The creator of a Swedish sci-fi drama that pits robots against humans has struck a nerve among viewers and set to become the next big TV export after being bought by some 50 countries since its 2012 premier. READ  

Sweden gets tough on e-cig sales
An e-cigarette. File photo: Osseous/Flickr

Sweden gets tough on e-cig sales

A Swedish court has ruled that e-cigs should be treated as a pharmaceutical product subject to approval and thus illegal for sale in grocery and convenience stores. READ  

Assange extradition battle
Swedes react to Assange court ruling
Swedish prosecutor Marianne Nye holds a press conference following Wednesday's court hearing. Photo: TT

Swedes react to Assange court ruling

A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld an arrest warrant for Julian Assange, a decision which has generated debate worldwide. The Local has asked local Swedes for their reaction to the legal impasse. READ  

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27 July

Approaching Stockholm (Around Sweden in a kayak) »

"I woke up in the comfort of my own little cabin on Eva and Rolf’s boat, it was 7:30am and I was feeling a bit groggy after a couple of beers with all the lovely locals the night before. The previous day had really taken its toll on my body and I was very stiff and..." READ »

 

24 July

Sharing our Pride: Celebrating Love & the LGBT Community! (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"It’s mid- July in Stockholm, and with much of the city on vacation, things can seem a little quiet – the streets, the bus, and the grocery store. One thing that has not paused for a summer break, though, is preparation for Stockholm’s Pride Festival, which will take place from July 28 to August 2...." READ »

 
 
 
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