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Sweden hotels win Booking.com price row
A hotel near Gothenburg. Photo: Fredrik Broman/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden hotels win Booking.com price row

UPDATED: Hotel reservation website Booking.com has agreed to allow hoteliers in Sweden to charge cheaper online prices elsewhere, following a long legal battle. READ  

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Brits in Sweden face NHS access clampdown
British Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to a British hospital in Whitby, England earlier this month. Photo: TT

Brits in Sweden face NHS access clampdown

UPDATED: British people living in Sweden and other EU countries could find themselves forced to take out private health insurance, due to a fresh clampdown on expats using the UK's National Health Service. READ  

No charges after 'attack' at Swedish rail station
A screenshot of the controversial incident from YouTube.

No charges after 'attack' at Swedish rail station

Two police security guards filmed having a controversial altercation with a refugee child at Malmö train station in southern Sweden in February will not face charges. READ  

Migrant boat tragedy
'Swedes will compare this to the Holocaust'
Swedish MEP Cecilia Wikström. Photo: TT

'Swedes will compare this to the Holocaust'

A Swedish MEP is stepping up a pan-European cross-party campaign for "legal and safe routes to Europe" for migrants in the wake of the latest Mediterranean boat disaster. Cecilia Wikström, has told The Local that EU member states are currently doing so little to help guarantee safe passage that future generations will compare their actions to Sweden "turning a blind eye" to the Holocaust. READ  

Swedish streaker strikes at Skellefteå wedding
A different streaker in Sydney in 2008. Photo: Rob Griffith/TT

Swedish streaker strikes at Skellefteå wedding

UPDATED: A man in his forties ran naked into a wedding ceremony in Skellefteå in northern Sweden over the weekend, following a bet with the groom. The officiant at the wedding has bared all to The Local. READ  

Swedish baby groups help immigrant parents
Parenthood in a foreign country can feel lonely. Photo: Shutterstock

Swedish baby groups help immigrant parents

Sweden has just been rated the top place in the world for expats to raise families, as The Local reported last week. But there is a flip side and immigrant parents often report feeling isolated from their native neighbours, so some Swedes are helping to break the ice. READ  

Feminist leader to take sick leave for exhaustion
Sissela Nordling Blanco at Stockholm's City Hall. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman/SvD/TT

Feminist leader to take sick leave for exhaustion

One of the leaders of the feminist party which came close to entering parliament in last year's Swedish election is set to take a break from politics following exhaustion symptoms, a spokesperson announced on Friday. But party figurehead Gudrun Schyman has told The Local that she will stay on. READ  

Sweden sees boom in computing specialists
Sweden has a growing computing industry. Photo: TT

Sweden sees boom in computing specialists

The number of computing experts in Sweden increased by 20 percent in just five years, according to a new report by a leading think tank. READ  

Swedish museum gets gender neutral toilet sign
The new gender neutral toilet signs at Sigtuna Museum. Picture courtesy of Stockholm Graphics

Swedish museum gets gender neutral toilet sign

Gender neutral toilet signs at a Swedish museum have sparked debate in the Nordic country, known for its openness and tolerance. The Local has spoken to the graphic designer behind the idea. READ  

Second fatal shooting in 12 hours in Gothenburg
Police at the scene on Thursday morning. Photo: TT

Second fatal shooting in 12 hours in Gothenburg

A man in his thirties has been killed in a parking lot in Gothenburg, just twelve hours after a fatal shooting at an apartment block in the city. READ  

Royal Wedding
Sweden's royal wedding invitations posted out
The royal couple pictured in December 2014. Photo: TT

Sweden's royal wedding invitations posted out

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist are understood to have sent out the invitations to their summer wedding in the Swedish capital, with guests set to include British and Danish royalty. READ  

World gets stronger taste for Swedish sweet treats
Swedish crispbread is selling like hotcakes. Photo: Janus Langhorn/Image Bank Sweden

World gets stronger taste for Swedish sweet treats

Food and drink account for an increasing share of Swedish exports, with France and the US among the countries gobbling up a growing number of cakes, breads and pastries from the Nordic nation. READ  

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'If you only do something once, do it 100 percent'
The Stockholm School of Economics. Photo: Lasse Lynchell

'If you only do something once, do it 100 percent'

The Executive MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) isn’t for everyone – but for those with the courage to take the leap, it’s life-changing. The Local speaks with a recent graduate about his experience. READ  

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Is the world wrong to link Sweden with sexiness?
Shoes from a previous collection of Swedish Hasbeens. Photo: Swedish Habeens

Is the world wrong to link Sweden with sexiness?

The world has misunderstood why Sweden is sexy, claims the woman behind one of Sweden’s hottest new brands who now travels the world promoting a new generation of Swedishness. READ  

Boom in Sweden’s digital sharing economy
A music studio in Sweden. Photo: TT

Boom in Sweden’s digital sharing economy

Following the success of apartment and car sharing websites such as Airbnb, Lägenhetsbyte and Uber, a music studio swapping business is the latest company to enter the market in tech savvy Sweden. READ  

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