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Volvo teams up with Uber in self-driving car race
Could these be driving around by themselves in Sweden soon? Photo: Volvo Cars

Look, no hands!

Malmö police deploy drone to catch fire-starters
This is the kind of drone being used by police in Malmö. Photo: Saab

Police in Sweden’s third largest city have started using a drone to monitor activity in areas hit by a recent spate of car fires.

Sweden world's second most innovative country
Sweden is one of the world's top innovators. Photo: Hans-Olof Utsi/imagebank.sweden.se

Sweden has been named the second most innovative country in a global survey.

Phew! Swedes show you CAN check your smartphone in bed
All I want is to check my social media. Photo: Nina Varumo/SvD/TT

But hang on, it's not as simple as that.

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'Sweden must act now to stop online piracy'
Almost a third of Swedes watch movies illegally. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Internet providers make huge sums of money by not cracking down on piracy sites, argue researchers Karl Lallerstedt and Waldemar Ingdahl.

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Listen to this Swede's viral Pokémon theme hit
Swedish musician John Emil. Photo: Rebecka Thor

Love it or hate it, Pokémon Go has gained a huge amount of attention in the last few weeks, as a quarter of a million views of this Swedish cover of the Pokémon theme proves.

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.

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