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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
Many Swedes are opting for warmer climes during Christmas. File photo: puroticorico/Flickr

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
A frozen river in Sweden. Photo: Shutterstock

'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
Thailand is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Swedes. Photo: Shutterstock

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
Ryanair is stopping flights from Sweden's Malmö. Photo: Shawn Potgatchnik

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
Chocolate and liquorice are on the menu in Gothenburg this weekend. Photo: Shutterstock

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
Top supercross stars are riding into Stockholm. Photo: TT

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  

Lifestyle
What's On in Sweden: October 2nd - 9th
The Weeping is on sale this weekend. Photo: Stockholm's Affordable Art Fair

What's On in Sweden: October 2nd - 9th

Stockholm's Affordable Art Fair returns, British rocker Midge Ure is in Malmö and one of Gothenburg's most creative spaces is hosting a ten-year anniversary party. READ  

Technology
World car record on Malmö bridge

World car record on Malmö bridge

The longest electric car parade on a bridge between two countries was formed on the Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark on Sunday, with environmental campaigners breaking several other world records in the process. READ  

National
Swedish airfares to get cheaper in 2015

Swedish airfares to get cheaper in 2015

Sweden is set to buck the European trend of rising air prices with fares expected to drop next year according to a new report. READ  

National
SAS recovers after website problems
Photo: TT

SAS recovers after website problems

UPDATED: Scandinavian Airlines says its website is functioning normally again after technical problems on Monday and Tuesday. READ  

Oslo and Gothenburg plan direct rail link
Oslo and Gothenburg (above) set to connect. Photo: Colorful roofs of Gothenburg Sweden

Oslo and Gothenburg plan direct rail link

Sweden and Norway have agreed to start planning a direct train connection between the Norwegian capital and Sweden's second-biggest city. READ  

Sweden's highest peak to lose title next year
The view of Kebnekaise's southern peak, soon to be the second highest peak in the country. Photo: Stockholm University

Sweden's highest peak to lose title next year

Mount Kebnekaise's southern peak will no longer be the highest point in Sweden by 2015, researchers predicted on Thursday, adding that the change will spell a major blow for tourism in the region. READ  

Stockholm
What do the Swedes do when summer's over?
Photo: Isabela Vrba

What do the Swedes do when summer's over?

The heatwave is well and truly over, the days are getting shorter, and winter is coming. With this in mind, The Local's Isabela Vrba chatted to ten Stockholmers about how they plan to tackle the autumn. READ  

Stockholm braces for zombie invasion
Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

Stockholm braces for zombie invasion

Stockholm is preparing itself for a zombie invasion this weekend, as the walking dead hit the streets in droves for the annual Zombie Walk. READ  

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