Dark weekend looms for southern Sweden

Dark weekend looms for southern Sweden

Southern Sweden looks set to stay under a blanket of cloud until at least Tuesday, as the darkest November in decades continues.

Gothenburg rabbi reacts to death threats

Gothenburg rabbi reacts to death threats

Gothenburg's rabbi received death threats following an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem earlier this week. Leading figures in the Jewish community have told The Local they fear that anti-Semitism is spreading across Sweden, with Malmö already a key target.

Abba’s Björn defends Sweden’s Spotify

Abba’s Björn defends Sweden’s Spotify

Björn Ulvaeus has joined the row over Spotify's streaming costs, saying the music industry had to evolve but admitting that songwriters are losing money. He spoke to The Local's blogger Natalia Brzezinski from his newly adopted home, New York.

Decorating your home for Swedish Christmas
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Decorating your home for Swedish Christmas

Wondering how to get that Scandinavian Christmas feeling in your own home? Here are The Local's top ten decorating tips for a Swedish-style 'God Jul'.

Rush hour chaos after train signal failure

Rush hour chaos after train signal failure

Passengers travelling to and from the Swedish capital were forced to make alternative travel arrangements on Friday morning after a signal failure ground the rail service between Södertälje and Stockholm to a standstill.

How to make Swedish mulled wine: glögg

How to make Swedish mulled wine: glögg

One drink in particular keeps the Swedes warm in winter: glögg. The beverage has been a Christmas tradition in Sweden since the 1890s. John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local.

Swedes’ blonde only school photo goes viral

Swedes’ blonde only school photo goes viral

A protest school photo by Swedish students to highlight the anti-immigration polices of the Sweden Democrats has generated a storm on social media.

Sweden to implement Unicef rights of child law

Sweden to implement Unicef rights of child law

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has said that the government will incorporate the Unicef convention on the rights of the child into Swedish law, following talks in New York during his state visit.

Israel ambassador to make Sweden return

Israel ambassador to make Sweden return

Isaac Bachman will come back to Stockholm on November 29th stating that it was a "compromise" when he was recalled to Israel following Sweden's decision to recognize Palestine.

Umeå museum rewrites Swedish history

Umeå museum rewrites Swedish history

Sweden's first women's history museum opens in Umeå this weekend. Deviating from traditional history, it aims to raise questions about sex, power, and identity. But can the concept pull more female - and male - visitors to the region? The Local asked director Maria Perstedt.