Fire alert as Sweden sizzles in heatwave

Fire alert as Sweden sizzles in heatwave

Swedish authorities issued a warning of forest fires on Wednesday across large parts of the country as meteorologists predicted the current summer heatwave should stick around until at least the weekend.

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Aug. 28 – 30: The Coffee Festival (Stockholm)

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Aug. 28 – 30: Popaganda Music Festival (Stockholm)

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Aug. 23 – 28: World Water Week (Stockholm)

US senator warns of Putin on visit to Sweden

US senator warns of Putin on visit to Sweden

US senator and former presidential candidate John McCain slammed Russia over its increased military activity in the Baltic region on a visit to Stockholm on Wednesday.

Welcome to Sweden: Tips for settling in

Welcome to Sweden: Tips for settling in

Welcome to Sweden and congrats on joining the NFGL network of SI scholars! Now what? What about learning the language, meeting Swedes, surviving the winter, and even dating? We've got all the answers.

Five events to keep you calm after the holidays

Five events to keep you calm after the holidays

Feeling stressed back at work following your summer break? Here's our pick of relaxing events in Sweden over the next seven days as well as our regular interactive guide to the biggest cultural, sporting and family activities across the country.

Volvo stays in fast lane despite China dip

Volvo stays in fast lane despite China dip

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars, owned by China's Geely, reported Wednesday a rise in first half profits even as sales tumbled in its biggest market, China.

Swedish SAS bosses face claims of bullying

Swedish SAS bosses face claims of bullying

An anonymous poll of flight crew at Scandinavian airline SAS has uncovered accounts of sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying among its Stockholm-based staff.

Soldier ‘fakes’ first Isis attack in Sweden

Soldier ‘fakes’ first Isis attack in Sweden

UPDATED: A soldier from west Sweden says he was stabbed by two Isis fighters in the first attack by the extremist Islamist group on Swedish soil, but the region's chief police commissioner has told The Local there is no evidence to back up his claims.

Swedish beaver knocks out power for thousands

Swedish beaver knocks out power for thousands

A spokesman for Sweden's state-owned energy provider has revealed the identity of the vandal behind a blackout which saw 15,000 Swedish homes left without power.

Swede stays crazy for Norway’s mass killer

Swede stays crazy for Norway’s mass killer

A Swedish woman has described how she writes letters to Anders Behring Breivik, the man behind Norway's worst peacetime killing in modern times, and admitted that she is attracted to the mass murderer.

Emergency call for help as refugee children rise

Emergency call for help as refugee children rise

Swedish authorities need to work more closely together to deal with an “extraordinary” surge in refugee children, the head of Sweden’s migration board has said.

Six snappy facts about Swedish crayfish

Six snappy facts about Swedish crayfish

Swedes are obsessed with crayfish and in August, when the annual fishing season starts, families up and down the nation hold parties to celebrate. But what's so special about the tasty crustaceans? Feast your eyes on our top trivia.