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What’s on: January 31st - February 7th
Jokkmokk Market is set to draw in the crowds this week. Photo: TT

What’s on: January 31st - February 7th

Gothenburg's Film Festival is underway, the Swedish capital has got its skates on as it hosts the European figure skating championships for the first time in decades, while Jokkmokk in northern Sweden is stepping back in time. READ  

Sweden mulls ticket controls for jihadis
The war in Syria and Iraq has attracted many young Swedish Muslims. Photo: STRINGER/Scanpix

Sweden mulls ticket controls for jihadis

Sweden could introduce controls over airline ticket sales and border crossings as part of a new anti-terror strategy aimed at preventing citizens going abroad to fight for extremist groups. READ  

One dead in mass crash in central Sweden
Emergency services clear the scene of the crash. Photo: TT

One dead in mass crash in central Sweden

Hours after a regional weather warning, a crash between two trucks just outside Örebro in central Sweden left one person dead and forced an ambulance and a fire engine off the road. READ  

Stockholm hit by fresh winter weather warning
Driving in the capital could be dangerous. Photo: TT

Stockholm hit by fresh winter weather warning

Sweden’s capital and several other parts of the country have been told to expect 10 centimetres of snow and dangerous driving conditions in the next few days. READ  

What you should know before a snowmobile trip
Snowmobiles in Vemdalen. Photo: Mikko Nikkinen/Image Bank Sweden

What you should know before a snowmobile trip

Enjoying Sweden's snowy weather? Mountain safety experts are warning that Swedish tourists and expats are making weekend trips on snowmobiles without learning how to use them, or trusting guides without enough experience. READ  

Sweden broadcasts baby bear births live online
A screenshot of Järvzoo's live feed. Photo: Järvzoo

Sweden broadcasts baby bear births live online

Three bear cubs were born at a zoo in central Sweden on Thursday, with the event captured by a live camera, which has been tracking the animals since December and proving addictive viewing for tens of thousands of Swedes. READ  

Snow set to cover entire country on Thursday
Snow fell in Stockholm last weekend. Photo: The Local

Snow set to cover entire country on Thursday

Heavy snowfall is expected across most of Sweden on Thursday, although it will be followed by milder temperatures in the south at the weekend. READ  

Swedes begging to fund Australia backpacking
Melbourne, Australia. Photo: TT

Swedes begging to fund Australia backpacking

As hundreds of thousands of Swedes head for sunshine over the winter holidays, police in Australia have reported a rise in young Scandinavians posing as bogus beggars. READ  

Swedes witness Sydney cafe hostage drama
Police surround a cafe in Sydney. Photo: TT

Swedes witness Sydney cafe hostage drama

Young Swedes working and living in Sydney say they were terrified as at least one armed gunman held customers and staff hostage in a cafe in the city’s central business district. READ  

Christmas sun sought by record numbers

A record number of Swedes are leaving the country to go away on holiday for Christmas, with sunny destinations like the Canary Islands and old favourite Thailand proving most popular. READ  

Offbeat

'Wild' expats wanted for Nordic TV series

People who have moved from the UK to remote corners of Scandinavia are set to appear in a new television series being filmed in 2015. READ  

Politics

Minister slams families seeking winter sun

Sweden's Education Minister Gustav Fridolin has criticized parents and schools that allow children to go on holiday during term time, but said he was not planning to introduce tougher rules to limit the practice. READ  

Travel

Ryanair halts flights from Sweden's Malmö

Budget airline Ryanair has announced it will stop flying from Malmö's Sturup airport and will instead open a base at Copenhagen Airport. READ  

Lifestyle

What's On in Sweden: October 24th - 31st

A secret gig in Stockholm, a short film festival in Uppsala and a gastronomy event in Gothenburg have caught our eye this week. READ  

Lifestyle

What's on in Sweden: October 10th - 17th

Global Supercross champions are speeding into Stockholm, Umeå has got its glad rags on for Fashion Week and Lund is hosting its annual choral festival. READ  

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