Snow replaces May heatwave

Snow replaces May heatwave

Meteorological agency SMHI has issued a weather warning for central and northern Sweden, with heavy snowfalls forecast for Thursday night and Friday morning.

Webcams: see Sweden in sixty seconds

Webcams: see Sweden in sixty seconds

While properly traversing Europe's fourth largest country (when measured by total area) would take weeks—or even months, an easy alternative is taking The Local's virtual tour of Sweden as seen from a series of webcams.

Email scam targets Nordea

Email scam targets Nordea

Customers banking with Nordea have been the victims of a new fraud attempt.

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Report: Sweden 9th most competitive country

Sweden has maintained its ninth place ranking among the world’s most competitive countries, according to an annual list compiled by the Swiss business school IMD.

Sharks threatened by overfishing in Swedish waters

Sharks threatened by overfishing in Swedish waters

Continued fishing threatens to kill off several species of sharks from Swedish waters, researchers warn.

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Gothenburg club and concert tips – May 16 – 18

Where to go out in Gothenburg this weekend? Monthly Magazine has the answers (Click links for more information)

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What’s on in Sweden: May 16 – 22

What's on this week in Sweden: Nick Cave in Stockholm, major running event in Gothenburg, musical sailing tour in Malmö.

‘Sweden can no longer defend itself’

‘Sweden can no longer defend itself’

Armed Forces Supreme Commander Håkan Syrén fears that proposed cuts to the military will diminish its capacity to defend Sweden's borders.

Internet dating goes to the movies

Internet dating goes to the movies

Internet dating has begun taking its first tentative steps into the offline world. Allegra Grevelius attends a movie dating event and meets everyone from a youngster with a hankering for yummy mummies to older singles looking for love.

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‘I must have looked threatening in my underpants’

A burglar in Linköping thought he was in luck on Tuesday night when he spotted an open door on a balcony leading to a 79-year-old woman's apartment - but he hadn't reckoned on an encounter with her well-built son.

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Sweden’s oldest person dies

Astrid Zachrison, Sweden’s oldest person, passed away on Wednesday night, just shy of what would have been her 113th birthday on Thursday.

Man sets new Swedish drunk driving record

Man sets new Swedish drunk driving record

A 22-year-old from Varberg in western Sweden may have arranged his own sad entry in the record books.

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Mobile-hating grandpa makes granddaughter’s ears ring

When a grandfather saw his granddaughter talking on a mobile phone while holding her newborn child during a family outing, he became furious.

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Free care for illegal immigrants

Migration Minister Tobias Billström hinted that he is open to offering healthcare to immigrants who find themselves in Sweden without proper residence permits.

Tre Kronor ekes out OT win against Czechs

Tre Kronor ekes out OT win against Czechs

Mattias Weinhandl scored the game winner in overtime as Sweden beat the Czech Republic 3-2 in the quarter-finals of the World Ice Hockey Championships on Wednesday.