Warnings as winter storm heads toward Sweden

Warnings as winter storm heads toward Sweden

Sweden's first major winter storm of the season is expected bring strong winds and heavy snow on Thursday night into Friday, prompting warnings of power outages and dangerous road conditions in many parts of the country.

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Swedish realtors predict drop in house prices

A survey, carried out by the Association of Swedish Real Estate Agents (Mäklarsamfundet) on 1,800 realtors countrywide, shows that 54 percent believe that small houses prices will fall in the near future.

Swede acquitted over Greece ‘fake rape’ claim

Swede acquitted over Greece ‘fake rape’ claim

A Swedish woman accused of making false rape accusations while on holiday in Greece was acquitted of defamation charges on Thursday by a Greek court.

Bring on the snow: are you ready for winter?

Bring on the snow: are you ready for winter?

Mild temperatures and a lack of snow have delayed the start of winter in many parts of Sweden, prompting some to rejoice and others to grumble. The Local invites you to have your say about the (lack of?) winter weather.

Sweden to let would-be residents apply online

Sweden to let would-be residents apply online

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) is promising to speed up applications for residence permits by offering a new web-based application service.

Creating a Christmas home, Swedish style

Creating a Christmas home, Swedish style

Looking for tips for how to give your home some Swedish Christmas flare? Interior design blogger Niki Brantmark provides a few ideas to help turn your home into a cutting edge Swedish winter wonderland.

‘Give police access to snoop agency intel’

‘Give police access to snoop agency intel’

Swedish law enforcement agencies should have access to signals intelligence gathered by the National Defence Radio Establishment (Försvarets radioanstalt, FRA) to help combat terrorism, the ministry of justice proposed on Thursday.

Reinfeldt: markets ‘don’t want’ EU treaty changes

Reinfeldt: markets ‘don’t want’ EU treaty changes

European Union treaty changes are not the euro debt crisis solution the markets want, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Thursday ahead of a crucial EU summit in Brussels.

King’s friend: ‘I lied to gangsters out of fear’

King’s friend: ‘I lied to gangsters out of fear’

Anders Lettström, the beleaguered friend of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, on Thursday rejected claims that he had acted on behalf of the King, admitting that he sometimes told his criminal contacts untruths out of fear.

Britain’s ‘rudest’ comic confronts PC Sweden

Britain’s ‘rudest’ comic confronts PC Sweden

Roy 'Chubby' Brown, is coming to Sweden, leaving many - including Brown - wondering how somewhat more politically correct Swedes will react to his off-colour brand of humour, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

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Police chase results in explosives discovery

After police apprehended three men, following a car chase in Stockholm on Tuesday, officers discovered a large stash of explosives in their vehicle.