What’s on in Sweden: July 31 – August 6

What’s on in Sweden: July 31 – August 6

What's on in Sweden: Stockholm Pride & International rugby in Stockholm; U2 in Gothenburg; African beach party & Lucy Love (DK) music in Malmö.

Taliban commander: ‘Swedes will be killed’

Taliban commander: ‘Swedes will be killed’

A regional Taliban commander has warned that Swedes serving in Afghanistan will be the target of reprisals following the killing of three of the guerrilla group’s fighters by Swedish troops last week.

Stockholm’s jumbo jet hostel put up for sale

Stockholm’s jumbo jet hostel put up for sale

The world's first jumbo jet hostel at Stockholm Arlanda Airport has been put up for sale just seven months after its opening under the attendant gaze of the world's media.

Fashion is in the bag for Sweden’s Sandqvist Accessories

Fashion is in the bag for Sweden’s Sandqvist Accessories

Simple, functional, stylish and affordable: Sandqvist Accessories is one of Sweden’s fastest growing accessories companies, and behind the bags is a true success story, The Local's Lydia Parafianowicz discovered recently.

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Swedish economy growing again: report

Growth has returned to the Swedish economy on a quarterly basis, according to a new report from the Scandinavian bank Nordea.

Government reported for English email use

Government reported for English email use

The Swedish government has been reported to the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsman - JO) for using English email addresses.

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Sturecompagniet, Sturegatan 4

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White Room, Jakobsbergsgatan 29

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Laroy, Birger Jarlsgatan 20

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Councils rapped over Swedish credits for Chinese students

The Swedish National Agency for School Inspection (Skolinspektionen) has criticized two municipalities for awarding high school equivalency credits to Chinese students that have neither lived nor studied in Sweden.

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Afghan teens in Swedish asylum limbo

A wave of teenage Afghan refugees has arrived in Malmö and other Swedish cities in recent weeks. Many remain in limbo as most Swedish municipalities refuse to accept them.