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Measles outbreak spreads to Sweden
MMR vaccine. File photo: Eric Risberg/AP

Measles outbreak spreads to Sweden

Sweden has recorded its first case of measles linked to the recent massive outbreak across Europe with healthcare services responding with calls for extra vigilance. READ  

Sweden raps 'brutal' Assyrian abductions
Assyrians citizens during a sit-in for abducted Christians in Beirut, Lebanon on Thursday. Photo: TT

Sweden raps 'brutal' Assyrian abductions

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has slammed the abduction of Christians in Syria earlier this week and pledged to keep supporting communities affected by the ongoing fighting in the Middle East. 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  

Copenhagen shootings
Third arrest over fatal Danish terror shootings
The window of the Copenhagen cultural centre where one man was shot. Photo: TT

Third arrest over fatal Danish terror shootings

A man has been arrested for "complicity" in the Copenhagen shootings that killed two people earlier this month, with the Swedish artist Lars Vilks among the presumed targets of the attacks. READ  

Swedish firm to fund huge Danish wind project
Vattenfall's Stockholm office. Photo: TT

Swedish firm to fund huge Danish wind project

A massive new offshore wind farm off the west coast of Denmark is being built by the state-owned Swedish company Vattenfall, it has emerged. READ  

Copenhagen shootings
Sweden artist talk halted after Denmark attacks
Swedish artist Lars Vilks. Photo: TT

Sweden artist talk halted after Denmark attacks

A planned lecture at Sweden's Karlstad University by the controversial Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, the presumed target of the terror attack at a cultural event in Copenhagen earlier this month, has been scrapped by organisers. READ  

Swedes' coffee passion could cut nerve disease
Swedes are among Europe's biggest coffee drinkers. Photo: Helena Wahlman/Image Bank Sweden

Swedes' coffee passion could cut nerve disease

Few people drink more coffee than the Swedes and now research funded by the Swedish Medical Council has suggested that those who have four to six cups a day may be less likely to get multiple sclerosis (MS). READ  

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Dylan guitarist to take Ice Music stage in Sweden
Charlie Sexton (l) and Phoebe Hunt (r) look on as Ice Music co-founder Tim Linhart examines an ice violin. Photo: Luleåfotograferna

Dylan guitarist to take Ice Music stage in Sweden

Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton and other Texas musicians are in a race against the clock to get acquainted with "magical" ice instruments just days before performing on the Ice Music stage in Luleå in northern Sweden. READ  

Opinion
'With Swedish childcare everyone's a winner'
British father Paul Connolly's twins are growing up in northern Sweden. Photo: Private

'With Swedish childcare everyone's a winner'

Our northern Sweden correspondent, Paul Connolly, loves the Swedish "dagis" system - luckily so do his twin daughters, who have just started daycare in the Nordic nation. READ  

Five years in Swedish jail for Syrian 'torture' man
Free Syrian Army fighters in a separate incident in Raqqa in 2012. Photo: TT

Five years in Swedish jail for Syrian 'torture' man

UPDATED: A 28-year-old Syrian man living in Sweden has been sentenced to five years in jail for violence in Syria in 2012. The former Free Syrian Army fighter is one of just three people convicted in the Nordic nation over the past decade for crimes carried out abroad. READ  

First Swedish woman wins Michelin star
Titti Qvarnström, the first female head chef at a Michelin-starred Swedish restaurant. Photo: Bloom in the Park

First Swedish woman wins Michelin star

Three restaurants in Malmö in southern Sweden have become the first in the city to be awarded a Michelin star, with one head chef the first woman in the country to score the top culinary honour. READ  

Sweden rapped for 'too white' company boards
A business meeting in Sweden. Photo: Henry Trygg/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden rapped for 'too white' company boards

The ten largest listed companies in Sweden are being criticised for failing to display diversity on company boards, with just eleven out of ninety top staff having a non-European background according to the latest figures. READ  

Julian Assange launches 'final' arrest appeal
Julian Assange with Ecuador's ambassador in London in 2013. Photo: TT

Julian Assange launches 'final' arrest appeal

UPDATED: The Wikileaks founder's lawyers have asked Sweden's Supreme Court to throw out the European arrest warrant against him, on the grounds that his freedoms have been unreasonably restricted since he sought asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. 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  

The Local List
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  

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