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Gothenburg rabbi reacts to death threats
Rabbi Hillel Ḥayyim Lavery-Yisraëli. Photo: Private

Gothenburg rabbi reacts to death threats

Gothenburg's rabbi received death threats following an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem earlier this week. Leading figures in the Jewish community have told The Local they fear that anti-Semitism is spreading across Sweden, with Malmö already a key target. READ  

The Local's Countdown to Christmas
Decorating your home for Swedish Christmas
Swedish Christmas decorations on the tree. Photo: Imagebank Sweden

Decorating your home for Swedish Christmas

With Advent just a week away, Swedes are already itching to put out their Christmas decorations. Wondering how to get that Scandinavian Christmas feeling in your own home? Here are The Local's top ten decorating tips for a 'God Jul'. READ  

What's On in Sweden
What's on in Sweden: November 20th to 27th
A Sami handler in traditional clothing. Photo: TT

What's on in Sweden: November 20th to 27th

Another weekend on the way and the temperature is fast plummeting. Here's our pick of the best things to do around Sweden as you wrap up this weekend - from the arrival of Sami winter to the largest photo fair in the Nordics. READ  

Offbeat
Swedish women vote on stimulating word
Kristina Ljungros from the sex education group behind the contest. Photo: RFSU

Swedish women vote on stimulating word

Women 'flying solo' remains a taboo topic in many countries and there is no commonly accepted word for it in Swedish. A sex education group is trying to change that and has already received more than a thousand suggestions after launching a competition earlier this month. READ  

National
Six in hospital after Gothenburg Spice scare
Sahlgrenska University Hospital where the patients were taken. Photo: TT

Six in hospital after Gothenburg Spice scare

Six people believed to be in their late teens were taken to hospital in Gothenburg on Monday night after taking Spice, a form of synthetic marijuana that has already killed at least two people in Sweden. READ  

Opinion
'Why can't Swedes look me in the eyes?'
Canadian expat Mitchell Rearden. Photo: Private

'Why can't Swedes look me in the eyes?'

Living in Sweden offers nature, culture and the chance to live in a highly efficient society. But Swedish shyness, unstable housing and employment issues are forcing people to move home, says 29-year-old Canadian Mitchell Rearden. READ  

National
Swedish elk hunter attacked by bear
A brown bear. File pic: Mastassus/Flickr

Swedish elk hunter attacked by bear

A hunter was rushed to hospital after being attacked by a bear in Jämtland in eastern Sweden on Saturday. READ  

International
Bangladesh murder mayor 'hides' in Sweden
Protestors outside the war crimes tribunal in Dhaka. Photo: A.M. Ahad

Bangladesh murder mayor 'hides' in Sweden

A 70-year-old former mayor of Bangladesh who has been sentenced to death for mass killings and torture in the 1970s, is believed to be hiding in Sweden, according to Bangladesh's chief police commissioner. READ  

Analysis
'There's no risk of Ebola spreading in Europe'
Training in an Ebola protection suit. Photo: TT

'There's no risk of Ebola spreading in Europe'

Stockholm is home to the EU's agency focused on fighting Ebola, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The Local stopped by to find out how officials in the Swedish capital are working to solve a global problem. READ  

Presented by Business Region Skåne
Six ways to boost your career in Skåne
The Helsingborg Festival in Norra Hamnen, Skåne. Photo: Tannus Photography

Six ways to boost your career in Skåne

Skåne boasts unique history and diversity, and a spirit of innovation that makes for an exciting array of career opportunities. Six international locals offer up the secrets to a successful career in Sweden’s far south. READ  

The Local List
Ten things you should never say to a Swede
Photo: Shutterstock

Ten things you should never say to a Swede

Making new friends in Sweden? Here are ten things you should never say to a Swede if you want to remain mates with them. The Local's latest list features everything from drinks and drugs to one very irritating Swedish chef. READ  

National
Jail for Swede accused of fifty stab wounds
Police in Uddevalla investigated the attack. Photo: TT

Jail for Swede accused of fifty stab wounds

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for stabbing a man in his 60s more than fifty times in an attack in west Sweden. READ  

My Swedish Career
Young Serbian shouts for students in Sweden
Dejan Bojanic is passionate about education. Photo: Private

Young Serbian shouts for students in Sweden

For this week’s My Swedish Career we meet Dejan Bojanic, an international youth coordinator working for Save the Children in Stockholm. With a beating heart for education, he’s moved from Serbia to Sweden to create a global youth network. READ  

Racism
Parents racially abuse child handball player
An anti-racism demonstration in Stockholm in September. Photo: TT

Parents racially abuse child handball player

An eleven-year-old handball player was called a "negro bastard" and told to go back "home" to Africa by parents of the opposing team at a youth tournament in Eslöv last weekend, according to a police report. READ  

National
Arrest after 'bomb' in Stockholm mall
Police and Sweden's Security Service were called to the scene. Photo: TT

Arrest after 'bomb' in Stockholm mall

UPDATED: Police in Stockholm's Liljeholmen have arrested a 43-year-old man after a bag of explosives was left at a cafe in a local shopping centre. READ  

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