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The Local's guide to Lucia in Sweden

The Local's guide to Lucia in Sweden

It's one of the most enduring Swedish winter traditions. Lucia brings some much needed light into Sweden's winter darkness as The Local's James Savage explains.

Sweden bomber 'friendly' immigrant turned radical

Sweden bomber 'friendly' immigrant turned radical

The man suspected of being the suicide bomber behind two Stockholm bombings on Saturday was described on Monday as an ordinary friendly young immigrant to Sweden who drastically changed after moving to the UK to study.

More bright signs for Sweden's labour market

The number of Swedes registered as unemployed dropped by nearly a full percent in November, while the number of available jobs rose by more the 50 percent compared to a year ago.

Assange accusers had 'an agenda': lawyer

Assange accusers had 'an agenda': lawyer

As WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange awaits his extradition hearing in London related to rape and sexual molestation allegations, his Swedish attorney lashed out at his client's accusers, claiming they had “an agenda”.

Sweden's Assa Abloy buys out Cardo

Sweden's Assa Abloy buys out Cardo

Swedish lock giant Assa Abloy has offered to buy industrial and garage door maker Cardo for 11.3 billion kronor ($1.64 billion).

Swedish Lucia: a celebration with song

Swedish Lucia: a celebration with song

For anyone unable to make it to a Lucia concert this year, contributor Fern Scott Olsson sets the scene and offers some serene video footage of a renowned youth choir in Stockholm taking part in one of Sweden's most cherished holiday traditions.

UK police search home of Swedish suicide bomber

UK police search home of Swedish suicide bomber

Police in the UK are continuing their search of a house in southeastern England on Monday that is believed to be the home of a man who blew up a car and then himself in Stockholm on Saturday.

Sweden attack message 'very serious': Reinfeldt

Sweden attack message 'very serious': Reinfeldt

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt believes that everyone should take "very seriously" the message urging more people to commit acts of violence in the audio file that news agency TT received on Saturday.

Suicide bomber was 'unknown' to Säpo

Suicide bomber was 'unknown' to Säpo

Swedish intelligence officials on Monday said they are "98 percent" certain about the identity of the man who blew himself up in central Stockholm on Saturday, adding he appeared to have three separate bombs.

Malmö shooter may suffer from mental illness

Malmö shooter may suffer from mental illness

Peter Mangs, who is in currently in detention for murder and five attempted murders after a string of shootings in Malmö, is now under suspicion for two additional attempted murders.

Sweden bomber fulfilled al-Qaeda threat: will

Sweden bomber fulfilled al-Qaeda threat: will

The perpetrator suspected of carrying out Saturday's bomb attacks in Stockholm claimed in a purported will that he was fulfilling a threat by al-Qaeda in Iraq to attack Sweden, according to a group that tracks the online activity of terrorist organisations on Monday.

Police probe Dewani case link to 2007 murder

Police probe Dewani case link to 2007 murder

South African police are investigating a possible link between the murder of Swedish newlywed Anni Dewani and the 2007 killing of a local doctor under similar circumstances, media reported on Sunday.

AC Milan pull away atop Serie A on Zlatan goal

AC Milan pull away atop Serie A on Zlatan goal

AC Milan went six points clear at the top of Serie A on Sunday after earning its 10th win in 12 league games with a 3-0 romp over Bologna, sealed by a goal from Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.