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Sweden cuts 2016 refugee forecast by thousands
A Swedish migration authority office in Stockholm. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

The country has also slashed its prediction for 2017.

Swedish researchers plan new trucks for women drivers
File photo of trucks in Sweden. Photo: Thomas Johansson/TT

Could vehicles adapted for women attract more female truckers to the profession?

These stats show Swedish driving isn't so gender equal
File photo of a Swedish woman driving a car. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

A new survey shows that few Swedish women get behind the wheel when driving with their male partner.

Revealed: Game of Thrones could be coming to Sweden
Game of Thrones cast members at the Emmy Awards in September. Photo: Jordan Strauss/AP

The producers of the hit show have asked for three rounds of location pictures of Swedish island Gotland.

Prime Minister to meet Swedish troops in Iraq
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his Kurdish counterpart Nechervan Barzani. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Sweden's Prime Minister Löfven is set to meet Swedish troops in Iraq on Tuesday.

Swedish politicians wage war on winter time
Soon it will look like this on your way home from work in Sweden. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Should Sweden stick with summer time all year round?

'Don't turn the Pope into a global teddy bear'
Sweden's Queen Silvia and Princess Leonore visiting Pope Francis in the Vatican last year. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

It's time to hold the Pope to account and make sure he turns his words about reform into action, argues a minister of the Swedish Church ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Sweden.

Will Swedes soon be looking for fairtrade porn?
Should Swedes think fairtrade with porn? Photo: Karin Malmhav/SvD/TT

A fairtrade attitude to pornography would be beneficial, Sweden's health minister told The Local.

Referee, coach and parents in Swedish youth football fight
File photo of a referee holding a red card not related to the story. Photo: Stefan Jerrevång/TT

A football dad broke his leg in the brawl in front of 11-year-old kids after a Hammarby youth football game.

Illicit abattoir kept more than 100 bulls' penises
A couple of young bulls not related to the story. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Dried cattle genitalia, goats' heads and hundreds of litres of lard were just a few of the many strange finds discovered when police raided a property in Sweden.

The Local List
Top six things to do in Stockholm this autumn
Autumn in Djurgården, Stockholm. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Autumn in Sweden might seem dark and gloomy, but Stockholm has lots of attractions to make it easier to enjoy the changing weather.

'They call themselves clowns, but they are not'
The people taking part in the recent 'killer clown' trend are not real clowns, argue Glädjeverkstan. Photo: Glädjeverkstan

"The people wearing masks know nothing about clown work and should not be associated with serious, hard working clowns,” argue two clowns at charity organization Glädjeverkstan.

My Swedish Career
'We want people to realize it's okay to think outside the box'
Carolynn Baker and Pearly Teo have brought a slice of Alice in Wonderland to Sweden. Photo: Down the Rabbit Hole Café

Carolynn Baker and Pearly Teo have opened their own café in Gothenburg, and it's nothing like traditional Swedish fika.

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish-style venison with blackberries
Swedish venison with blackberries. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

This is a simple but delicious autumn recipe that always tastes like a special treat, says food writer John Duxbury.

Nobel Prizes
'Poetic expression' behind Bob Dylan's Literature award
Books on display at the venue of the 2016 Nobel Prize announcement. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

The 2016 Nobel Literature Prize winner's work has bridged the gap between poetry and music. The Local spoke to the head of the Swedish Academy about their choice.

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This is officially Sweden's most beautiful beard
The most beautiful beard in Sweden. Photo: Memo Göcek

According to a jury of barbers and 'well known bearded profiles', that is.

Can CCTV curb drug runs between Sweden and Norway?
File photo of a CCTV camera in Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Cameras are due to be installed along all road crossings between the two countries after a trial run resulted in treble the amount of drug runs being busted.

Injured Swedish photographer protected by 'guardian angel'
Swedish photographer Paul Hansen on another occasion. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Photographer Paul Hansen thanked his lucky stars for surviving sniper fire while covering the battle for the Isis-held city of Mosul in Iraq.

How Sweden is trying to smooth relations with Saudis
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven meeting Saudi Arabia's Trade Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has visited Saudi Arabia a year and a half after relations turned frosty in a major diplomatic row.

My Swedish Career
'Swedish people love it, but they find it quite odd'
Scottish entrepreneur William Macdonald. Photo: Michael Campanella

Meet the web developer and entrepreneur using traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing to break the ice with Swedes.

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Verdict on swimming pool rape case overturned
The Theresienbad swimming pool in Vienna. Photo: Wikimedia

An Iraqi refugee who was jailed after claiming it was a sexual emergency when he raped a boy in a swimming pool has had the sentence overturned.

Vegan wins battle to be accepted by Swiss army
Antoni Da Campo will now carry out his military service. Photo: Antoni Da Campo

A Swiss man who was told he would not be accepted for military service because of his strict veganism has finally succeeded in making the army change its mind.

Germans disobey constitution in vote on TV terror attack
Terror - Your Verdict. Photo: DPA/ARD

In an interactive show aired on German television on Monday, viewers had the chance to decide whether a fictional Luftwaffe pilot should be acquitted for shooting down an airliner - essentially voting against the first article of the constitution.

Peta slams Danish royals for animal fur stamp photo
Peta slammed Danish royals for wearing fur-lined boots. Photo: Danish Court

Denmark’s royals are making the country look “callous and out of touch”, animal rights group Peta has claimed, after they posed in fur-lined boots for a Greenland stamp.

Spain's top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia
Photo: AFP

Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday cancelled a bullfighting ban in Catalonia in what is likely to exacerbate tensions between Madrid and the separatist region, and between animal activists and fans of the tradition.

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