Singers drown out Sweden’s World Cup woes

Singers drown out Sweden’s World Cup woes

Having failed to qualify for the World Cup, Sweden isn’t exactly gripped by football fever. Cue a musical collective of international Stockholmers who are hyping up the tournament with the help of a handful of Swedes. The Local’s Christine Demsteader meets The Grippers.

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Adopted daughter left behind in The Gambia

A 13-year-old adopted girl has been left behind in her homeland of The Gambia by her adoptive parents. She had lived in Sweden since March 2007.

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New pilots’ strike threatens major airlines

Tens of thousands of Swedish airline passengers face being grounded on Wednesday after talks to avert a pilots’ strike broke down.

Brits highlight Gothenburg links

Brits highlight Gothenburg links

If you’re in Gothenburg this week, you might notice that there’s rather a British feel to the place. From a Queen’s tea party at the city’s Röhsska Museum to the presence of warship HMS Kent in the harbour, the city is making a fuss of all things British.

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Swedish Armed Forces rejects ad films criticism

National service comes to an end in Sweden on June 30th, and a recruitment drive launched to attract new voluntary recruits has come in for criticism for allegedly painting a false picture of life in the armed forces.

Volvo sales continue rise in Europe

Volvo sales continue rise in Europe

Volvo Cars is continuing to triumph in the European market. In May, the company increased sales by 18.6 percent while the overall market shrank compared to the same period last year

Madeleine expresses thanks for public support

Madeleine expresses thanks for public support

Princess Madeleine, who has been on a time out after breaking off her engagement in April, has expressed her thanks for the support of the Swedish people after returning to Sweden in time for her sister's wedding.

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Fewer Swedes favour euro over krona: poll

A clear majority of Swedes would vote against switching from the krona to the euro if a referendum on whether Sweden should adopt the common European currency were held today, a new poll shows.

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City property prices continue to cool

Apartments prices fell in Stockholm and Gothenburg in May, with house prices remaining stable, according to new broker statistics which show that supply remains larger than normal.

Left Party calls for municipal hairdressers

Left Party calls for municipal hairdressers

The Left Party in Sjöbo in southern Sweden has called for municipality-owned hairdressers in order to challenge the existing private "monopoly", reports the local Skånska Dagbladet daily.

Boiled coffee cuts breast cancer risk: study

Boiled coffee cuts breast cancer risk: study

Women who drink boiled coffee more than four times per day have a lower risk of contracting breast cancer than those drinking less than one cup a day, a new Swedish study shows.