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'Sexsomnia' addict cleared of rape

'Sexsomnia' addict cleared of rape

A Swedish man who had sex with a woman while he was asleep has been acquitted of rape because he suffers from "sexsomnia". READ  

National
Teens in intensive care after school 'initiation'
Photo: Peder Skrivares school

Teens in intensive care after school 'initiation'

School inspectors are investigating after an initiation ceremony at a high school in Varberg in south west Sweden left four girls in hospital. READ  

Analysis
'Evolution' for Sweden's crowd-funding scene
Photo: Victor1558/Flickr

'Evolution' for Sweden's crowd-funding scene

The Local checks out crowd-funding in Sweden as US giant Kickstarter announces plans to launch in Scandinavia. READ  

My Swedish Career
How I became a surf blogger in Sweden
John Brodie's back. Photo: Private

How I became a surf blogger in Sweden

Surf's up with The Local's Swedish Career chat this week. We've taken a turn from the norm and talked to John Brodie who's kicking off what looks like a promising career in surf writing. READ  

Elections 2014
Sweden Democrats head hit by gambling scandal
Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Sweden Democrats head hit by gambling scandal

UPDATED: The nationalist Sweden Democrats were dealt two more blows on Friday as party leader Jimmie Åkesson was revealed to have a high-stakes gambling habit and footage was leaked of party members secretly filming foreigners. READ  

Elections 2014
Row over early exit poll
Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Row over early exit poll

An exit poll for Sweden's national election will be released four hours before voting closes on Sunday night. But critics argue the move is unethical and could influence voters. READ  

Lifestyle
Museum celebrates polls with whale wordplay
Photo: Gothenburg's Natural History Museum

Museum celebrates polls with whale wordplay

The word "val" in Swedish can mean either election or whale - and staff over at the Gothenburg Natural History Museum plan to celebrate this weekend's "whale day" in unusual style. READ  

Lifestyle
What's On in Sweden
The Hollies are heading to Sweden. Photo: TT

What's On in Sweden

Sweden is taking a trip back to the 1960s, with British rock group The Hollies heading to Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, while one of the country's top modern art museums is getting a makeover. READ  

Lifestyle
Why is Stockholm's Södermalm so cool?
Photo: Oliver Gee

Why is Stockholm's Södermalm so cool?

Södermalm was ranked as the "coolest" neighbourhood in Europe in Vogue magazine this month and the article's gone viral. So we asked people in Söder if they believe the hype. READ  

Elections 2014
Northern Swedes get airborne voting booths
Photo: Westhelicopter AB/Facebook

Northern Swedes get airborne voting booths

Helicopter pilots in far northern Sweden have created a "flying voting station" - complete with private voting booth - to reach out to Swedes who can't make it to normal voting stations. READ  

National
Swedish woman attacked by bear
A brown bear. Photo: Shutterstock

Swedish woman attacked by bear

A Swedish woman was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after she was attacked by a bear in northern Sweden. READ  

Analysis
Immigrants speak out as election looms
An asylum center in southern Sweden. Photo: TT

Immigrants speak out as election looms

With elections on Sunday and immigration a hotter topic than ever, we head inside an asylum centre in southern Sweden to find out more. READ  

Malmström is Europe's new trade minister
Photo: Per Larsson/TT

Malmström is Europe's new trade minister

Cecilia Malmström was given the post of the EU's Trade Minister on Wednesday, marking the Swedish politician's second term in the European Commission. READ  

Opinion
Should men vote for Sweden's feminists?
Matti White (left) will voting for the Feminist party but Pieter-Jan van Eggermont (right) won't

Should men vote for Sweden's feminists?

The Local asked two first-time male voters in Sweden if they would cast a ballot for the Feminist party. READ  

National
Jailed killer suspected of murdering another child
Anders Eklund in police interrogation. Photo: Polisen

Jailed killer suspected of murdering another child

A man serving a life sentence for murdering two people is now suspected of killing a schoolgirl. READ  

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17 September

Deep election analysis (Blogweiser) »

"You think you’re bad? Well I’m American. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFbomLID0vU Deep deep analysis on Swedish election results. Vlog post: https://t.co/tjQgfa5Yie #svpol #val2014 #politics pic.twitter.com/oEK5ADFT8L — Joel Sherwood (@joeldsherwood) September 17, 2014 " READ »

 

15 September

Liten, litet, små & lilla (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej igen! Have you ever been confused about when to use “liten”, “litet”, “små” and “lilla”? Today I’m going to sort out how use the adjective “liten” (small) and the different forms of it. Liten or litet? “Liten” is the form we will use when referring to a noun with the gender “en”. For example: Min pappa har en..." READ »

 
 
 
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