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Stockholm Pokémon hunter impaled on metal fence spike
Another Swede playing Pokémon Go in Stockholm. Photo: Izabelle Nordfjell/TT

He tried to climb a fence to find more Pokémon.

Swedish group trumps Trump over wind farm
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Photo: AP Photo/Scott Heppell

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has vowed to develop a controversial wind farm despite fierce opposition from none other than Donald Trump.

Why everyone is talking about Sweden's GTA pride parade
An image from the Los Santos Pride mod. Photo: Garbergs

The Los Santos Pride modification adds a pride parade to computer game Grand Theft Auto V. Its co-creator told The Local that it has sparked plenty of debate only a week after launching.

My humiliating experience hunting Pokémon in Sweden
The Local's Lee Roden playing Pokémon Go in Stockholm – guaranteed to embarrass. Photo: Lee Roden

From embarrassment on a bridge to punishing Pikachu in a park, playing Pokémon Go in Stockholm can be a frustrating experience.

Sweden named Europe's most innovative country
Computer servers in Luleå, northern Sweden. Photo: Susanne Lindholm/TT

It seems the Swedes still aren't bored of coming first in every race.

Suspected gunman was Swede with smartphone
Oh, Swedes... Photo: AP Photo/Richard Vogel

Poor guy was only trying to catch Pokemon.

Sweden trials electrified highway for trucks
The truck draws power as it moves at speeds of up to 90km/h (56mph) while putting out no emissions. Photo: Scania AB

The Swedish truck firm Scania, in partnership with German engineering company, Siemens, is developing the world’s first “eHighway”, a four kilometre stretch of highway north of Stockholm.

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Marvel at Sweden's new levitating plants
What happens if a plant grows in mid-air? One Stockholm company decided to find out. Photo: Flyte

No, your eyes do not deceive you. Those plants are floating.

Mystery 'extinct' space rock found in Sweden
Photo: Birger Schmitz

A morsel of never-before-seen alien rock has been dug up in a limestone quarry in Sweden, where it had lain deeply buried for about 470 million years, scientists have said.

Transport authorities call for probe into tech glitch
SAS aircraft grounded at Arlanda airport last week. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

But officials say it was not sabotage that caused last week's network failure, which knocked out large parts of Swedish air traffic.

Report: Swedish information security 'not good enough'
Information security in government agencies has been criticised. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Low levels of security could lead to significant consequences, the state auditor warned.

My Swedish Career
'Sweden has some of the world's best innovation help'
Stephen Batley. Photo: Private

Meet the Australian ex-firefighter helping foreigners navigate Sweden's startup scene.

Startups
Swedish talent matchmaker helps refugees land IT jobs
Could immigration boost Sweden's startup scene? Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Can the refugee crisis help solve Sweden's skills shortage?

Want to date a Swede? Head to these cities
What's the best place for dating in Sweden? Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

It seems Stockholm and Gothenburg are no romantic hotspots.

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