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159 miners rescued from fire in central Sweden
Emergency services outside the mine on Tuesday morning. Photo: TT

159 miners rescued from fire in central Sweden

A fire broke out at a mine in Garpenberg in central Sweden at around 9am on Tuesday morning, with 159 people rescued by 10.30am. READ  

Ikea turns furniture into wireless phone chargers
Ikea's design centre in Älmhult. Photo: TT

Ikea turns furniture into wireless phone chargers

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has become the first global budget retailer to launch a set of desks, tables and lamps that will wirelessly charge phones and other devices. READ  

Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent spat
Photo: TT

Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent spat

Swedish telecoms group Ericsson announced Friday a lawsuit against US tech giant Apple claiming that its technology was used in iPhones and other wireless devices despite a lapsed licencing agreement. READ  

Escalator return stalled in Swedish capital
Commuters using some of the stationary escalators in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Escalator return stalled in Swedish capital

Commuters in Stockholm are set for more frustration next week, with 39 escalators set to remain switched off at some of the city's busiest underground stations, following an accident a fortnight ago. READ  

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Ten tips for succeeding as a start-up in Sweden

Ten tips for succeeding as a start-up in Sweden

Swedish start-ups seem to be all the rage these days. As the country’s ranks of entrepreneurs continue to grow, The Local offers some tips for establishing a successful Swedish start-up from a company that’s been in the game for decades. READ  

Sweden is second most 'digital' nation in EU
A Swedish father and daughter look at a computer. Photo: Kristin Lidell/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden is second most 'digital' nation in EU

While neighbouring Denmark took the top spot, Sweden was dubbed the second best country in the EU for 'digital performance' on Tuesday as a new Digital Economy and Society index was unveiled. READ  

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Ten Swedish start-ups you haven't heard of

Ten Swedish start-ups you haven't heard of

...but soon will. Had enough of the hype around Spotify, Klarna, and Candy Crush? Here’s the next wave of spectacular Swedish start-ups you need to know about in 2015. READ  

Self-driving cars on Swedish roads 'by 2017'
You won't have to drive a car like this in the future. Photo: Eric Lund/TT

Self-driving cars on Swedish roads 'by 2017'

Could cars drive themselves in the future? In tech savvy Sweden, this could soon become a reality. Volvo has completed designs for self-driving motors which it plans to put on the road in two years. READ  

Sweden 'behind' in passenger data sharing
Passengers at Stockholm's Arlanda airport following a 2009 bomb scare. Photo: TT

Sweden 'behind' in passenger data sharing

Sweden is in the spotlight for failing to introduce a digital database to help airlines share passenger lists with police, despite EU regulations dating back to 2004, which call for the automatic transfer of customer information. READ  

Broken leg causes 39 escalator meltdown
Some escalators at Stockholm's Central Station have been turned off. Photo: TT

Broken leg causes 39 escalator meltdown

Dozens of escalators remained out of action across the Swedish capital during the Monday evening rush hour after some subway stations decided to take extra precautions following an accident on Saturday. READ  

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Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?

Are you a lifer or a tourist? Photo: Shutterstock

Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?

The adventurous (or lost) souls who choose to start up life in another country come in all shapes and sizes, and relate to their home and adopted countries in different ways. See where on the spectrum you fit in. READ  

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Meet the robot tweeting and biting commuters
Tove Kjellmark with her robot. Photo: The Local

Meet the robot tweeting and biting commuters

An all-action bronze sculpture is channelling locally-sourced tweets and reading them aloud at Stockholm Central Station. The Local catches up with artist Tove Kjellmark to find out more. READ  

Swedish astronaut could be among first on Mars
Jessica Meir could become the next Swede in space. Photo: NASA

Swedish astronaut could be among first on Mars

Jessica Meir, a Swedish-American astronaut, is on course to become the next Scandinavian in space and could even reach Mars. READ  

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Ten Swedish dating sites you should know about
With so many dating sites to choose from in Sweden it's difficult to know where to start. Photo: Leo Sellen/TT

Ten Swedish dating sites you should know about

Online dating – or “nätdejting” in Swedish – is booming in a country with a reputation for both shyness and tech-savvy innovations. We’ve listed ten of the most popular sites and apps and looked at what sets each of them apart - just in time to get you a date for Valentine's Day. READ  

Pirate Bay back online seven weeks after raid
The Pirate Bay's homepage on Saturday. Photo: Screen grab

Pirate Bay back online seven weeks after raid

Sweden’s seeming unquashable file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is back online, seven weeks after police seized servers hosted at a data centre in a nuclear-proof bunker deep in a mountain outside Stockholm. READ  

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