Swedish energy giant reveals reward wish

Swedish energy giant reveals reward wish

UPDATED: Sweden's state-owned energy company Vattenfall says it wants 43 billion kronor in compensation from Germany, after nuclear power provided by the firm was phased out by Angela Merkel's government.

Housing could replace Bromma airport

Housing could replace Bromma airport

Bromma airport should be closed down by 2022, with the plot used to build new homes, Stockholm City Council has proposed.

‘Handsome minister’ reacts to global fan club

‘Handsome minister’ reacts to global fan club

Sweden's Public Health Minister Gabriel Wikström has told The Local he's "honoured" he ended up with thousands of new Twitter followers after a user in Turkey started sharing his photo.

Forest fire zone becomes ‘tourist hit’ for Sweden

Forest fire zone becomes ‘tourist hit’ for Sweden

After the worst forest fire in modern times hit Sweden this summer, the area has become a hotspot for sightseers keen to inspect the damage. But residents and the local council aren't impressed.

Cleaning surge sweeps into Sweden

Cleaning surge sweeps into Sweden

There's been a big rise in the number of Swedes hiring cleaners, as new start-ups target apps and online booking services.

Swedish ‘no burqa’ film tipped for Emmy

Swedish ‘no burqa’ film tipped for Emmy

A Swedish documentary about everyday life for women in an Afghan prison has been nominated for an international award at the Emmys, one of the hottest prizes in the film industry.

Ten things expat men notice in Sweden

Ten things expat men notice in Sweden

Last month The Local's list of things expat women notice when they move to Sweden got people talking. But what about expat men? Our Deputy Editor Oliver Gee has been living here for four years and takes on the topic with some of his foreign friends.

How IT can close the educational divide of Bangladesh

How IT can close the educational divide of Bangladesh

IN MY VOICE: NFGL member Redwan Hasan discusses the need for education in his home country Bangladesh as a crucial factor for rural development – and how IT can play a role.

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Oct. 19: Campus art walk (Umeå)

Outdoor smoking ban plan in Sweden

Outdoor smoking ban plan in Sweden

Smoking should be banned at bus stops, outdoor cafes and playgrounds according to a new report from Sweden's Public Health Agency, which is being considered by the government.

Dewani sex life in focus at Cape Town trial

Dewani sex life in focus at Cape Town trial

The sex life of British businessman Shrien Dewani was probed anew on Tuesday during his trial for the murder of his Swedish-born bride on their honeymoon in Cape Town.