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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  

Swedish cabin crew plan 'sympathy' walkout
Norwegian is increasingly hiring cheaper crews from Thailand and Eastern Europe. Photo: Norwegian Air Shuttle

Swedish cabin crew plan 'sympathy' walkout

The Swedish Pilot’s Union has pledged to mount a sympathy strike in support of staff working for budget airline Norwegian, if a planned walkout goes ahead over the border this Sunday. READ  

Early spring brings pollen misery for some
A hazel plant in Sweden. Photo: Stefan Holm

Early spring brings pollen misery for some

Spring has sprung in southern Sweden where the new season is deemed to have arrived when temperatures remain above freezing for seven says in a row. But the milder weather isn't all good news for hayfever sufferers. READ  

Athletes help with escalator shutdown
A shot from the video Reebok made about the athletes. Photo: TT

Athletes help with escalator shutdown

With 39 subway station escalators still out of action in the Swedish capital as a precaution after a woman was hurt in an accident last weekend, athletes have been carrying tired travellers up the stairs. READ  

Gothenburg launches 'scientist' air link to UK
What AstraZeneca's new UK headquarters will look like. Picture: Herzog & de Meuron

Gothenburg launches 'scientist' air link to UK

Flights between Sweden's second city and Cambridge in the UK take off next Monday, with the move designed to improve travel for staff working for Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in both locations. READ  

Aircraft lifted despite cabin crew walk-off
The cabin crew that walked off will be grounded while the incident is being investigated. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT

Aircraft lifted despite cabin crew walk-off

A pilot manning a Norwegian airlines aircraft scheduled to fly between New York and Stockholm last month decided to fly the plane despite almost half of the cabin crew having walked off after a fight over a snow storm. READ  

Swedish man released after rhino poaching row
Investigators look at the body of a poached rhino on the Mozambique border in 2014. Photo: TT

Swedish man released after rhino poaching row

A Swedish journalist and his German photographer were held briefly by police on Monday while investigating rhino poaching in southern Mozambique, one of them revealed on Tuesday. READ  

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Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?

Are you a lifer or a tourist? Photo: Shutterstock

Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?

The adventurous (or lost) souls who choose to start up life in another country come in all shapes and sizes, and relate to their home and adopted countries in different ways. See where on the spectrum you fit in. READ  

Gothenburg basks in record February sun
Gothenburg on February 9th. Photo: Linnea Wiklund/Twitter

Gothenburg basks in record February sun

Sweden's second largest city enjoyed the hottest February temperature ever recorded in the region on Monday, reaching 11.6C. But while sunshine continued to warm up west Sweden's capital on Tuesday, colder weather was forecast for the rest of the week. READ  

Zlatan proud to unveil another Ibrahimovic
Which one is which? Photo: TT

Zlatan proud to unveil another Ibrahimovic

It's often said the biggest fan of Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is himself, so it's no surprise that he was over the moon to see his waxwork model unveiled at the Grevin Museum in central Paris on Monday. READ  

TEDx Stockholm 2015
Why travel is broken - and how to fix it
Photo: Patrik Pettersson

Why travel is broken - and how to fix it

Next week, TEDx Stockholm will be hosting its biggest set of talks yet. For a taster of what’s to come, we caught up with the Stockholm-based American travel writer Doug Lansky, who will be speaking about why tourism is destroying the planet. READ  

Record-breaking 113cm of snow falls in Luleå
Luleå resident Anitha Andesson enjoying the record snowfall. Photo: TT

Record-breaking 113cm of snow falls in Luleå

UPDATED: The people of Luleå in northern Sweden are used to white winters, but this Tuesday the snowfall hit new heights - or new depths - breaking a record set almost 50 years ago. READ  

What's on in Sweden
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  

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