Thousands saved by Swedish rescue ship

Thousands saved by Swedish rescue ship

After saving the lives of 5,295 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea during a three-month mission, Swedish rescue ship Poseidon has begun its journey home.

Alumni stories: How to mentor and make friends

Alumni stories: How to mentor and make friends

The learning process doesn't end after you graduate. Anna Kryvenda is an SI Alumn who stayed in Sweden after her programme - and found a way to continue her education while helping teenagers and making new friends. Anna tells SI News what it's like to be a mentor.

Russian jets spotted off Sweden’s east coast

Russian jets spotted off Sweden’s east coast

UPDATED: Swedish military identified and followed two Russian TU-22 fighter planes escorted by a pair of SU-27 aircraft flying east of the island of Gotland on Monday morning.

Chinese firm in bid to build Swedish railway

Chinese firm in bid to build Swedish railway

A Chinese company has made an offer to build a planned Swedish high-speed railway in record time and at a much lower price than previously estimated, Swedish media has reported.

Sweden moves to save disputed Gotland forest

Sweden moves to save disputed Gotland forest

A long-running dispute over a proposed limestone quarry for the Swedish island of Gotland could be coming to an end after the government moved to turn the forest into a protected area.

Swedes show world how to eat fermented herring

Swedes show world how to eat fermented herring

A fermented herring expert has teamed up with a Swedish tourism company to show the world how surströmming is supposed to be eaten in response to a BuzzFeed video in which Americans turn their noses up at the Swedish delicacy.

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Sept. 6: The Autumn Festival (Stockholm)

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Sept. 2: Student orchestra welcoming new members (Umeå)

EU calls migrant crisis emergency talks

EU calls migrant crisis emergency talks

The European Union has called an emergency meeting of interior and justice ministers in two weeks to find concrete measures to cope with escalating migration.

‘Kidnapped’ man found dead in western Sweden

‘Kidnapped’ man found dead in western Sweden

Swedish police have launched a murder investigation after a 27-year-old man who was reportedly kidnapped in southern Gothenburg was found dead.

‘What can I bring to Sweden that is unique?’

‘What can I bring to Sweden that is unique?’

Trevor Adams, 23, tells The Local how he went from washing dishes to running his own restaurant franchise after turning his weakness in the Swedish jobs market into a unique strength.