Trump documents classified by Swedish foreign ministry

Trump documents classified by Swedish foreign ministry

Sweden's embassy in Washington D.C has produced reports on what the result of the forthcoming US election may mean for relations with the US, but large sections on Trump have been blacked out.

Prepare to be hit by ‘snow cannons’, Sweden warned

Prepare to be hit by ‘snow cannons’, Sweden warned

Add this one to your list of brilliant Swedish terms.

Michael Björklund: ‘Being a chef is crazy work’
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Michael Björklund: ‘Being a chef is crazy work’

Chef Michael Björklund tells The Local how he incorporates the uniqueness of the Åland islands into his cooking – and what more Nordic chefs need to do to put their food on the global map.

Mette Helbæk: ‘We have a basic human need to connect’
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Mette Helbæk: ‘We have a basic human need to connect’

Minimalism permeates Nordic culture, from design to small talk to food. But what is it about such simple cuisine that keeps Nordic restaurants fully booked? Star Danish chef Mette Helbæk tells The Local about simplicity, sustainability, and the beauty of scarcity.

Marianne Vikkula: the unlikely Nordic startup star
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Marianne Vikkula: the unlikely Nordic startup star

Marianne Vikkula had dreams of being a star gymnast. Find how how a chance volunteer gig led to her heading up Slush, the Nordic tech event that's spreading across the globe.

Terje Håkonsen: ‘I try to make everything count’
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Terje Håkonsen: ‘I try to make everything count’

Meet Terje Håkonsen, the daredevil Norwegian who helped make snowboarding into a global phenomenon and who’s now trying to revolutionize how we think about sustainability – one birthday party at a time.

‘You have to understand the Swedish concept of lagom if you want to find work’

‘You have to understand the Swedish concept of lagom if you want to find work’

When Laras Pinji started looking for jobs in Sweden she kept running into brick walls, but once she had grasped the meaning of ‘lagom’ she soon found her way into the world of work.

Programmers’ bootcamp: Change your life in 12 weeks
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Programmers’ bootcamp: Change your life in 12 weeks

It can be hard to find a job in Sweden, but with Craft Academy's programming bootcamp it can be a lot easier.

Why Stockholm startups are teaching kids to program
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Why Stockholm startups are teaching kids to program

Startups are doing their part to make sure children know how to code - not just to prevent a shortage in the labour market, but for the sake of democracy.

This Swedish company wants to help Americans flee Trump

This Swedish company wants to help Americans flee Trump

'You are looking for a new country, we are looking for new talent!'

In pictures: Step inside this futuristic green Malmö home

In pictures: Step inside this futuristic green Malmö home

Houzz.se's Alehke Gunnarsson looks at this apartment with its orangery, sustainable energy system and heated pool.

Sweden wants Assange DNA sample from interrogation

Sweden wants Assange DNA sample from interrogation

The WikiLeaks founder will be questioned in the Ecuadorian embassy in London next week, while a DNA sample will also be taken provided he agrees to it.

Swedish pop icon Zara Larsson wins two MTV awards

Swedish pop icon Zara Larsson wins two MTV awards

The international rise of Swedish pop icon Zara Larsson has taken a further step forward as the singer took home two honours at the 2016 MTV European Music Awards in Rotterdam.

Katrin Ottarsdóttir: ‘Loneliness gives me strength’
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Katrin Ottarsdóttir: ‘Loneliness gives me strength’

Pioneering filmmaker Katrin Ottarsdóttir tells The Local about Nordic cinema, making the Faroe Islands' first feature film, and why she has no desire to make it in Hollywood.

Flight declares emergency minutes after takeoff

Flight declares emergency minutes after takeoff

A passenger plane had to make a controlled landing minutes after taking off from Gothenburg.

Foreign degree holders face language hurdle

Foreign degree holders face language hurdle

Many university educated immigrants struggle to get their foreign degrees validated in Sweden because of limited language skills.

‘Sweden isn’t for everyone. You have to be open to change’

‘Sweden isn’t for everyone. You have to be open to change’

Brazilian guitarist Thiago Trinsi has studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and taught in three continents. He has now brought his music to rural Härjedalen in western Sweden.

Zlatan breaks barren streak with historic goal

Zlatan breaks barren streak with historic goal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was unfazed as the Manchester United striker enjoyed a landmark double in a 3-1 win against Swansea.