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Swedish teens injured in school bus crash

Swedish teens injured in school bus crash

Several Swedish teenagers were injured in an accident late afternoon on Monday as their school bus was hit by a truck near Borås, central Sweden.

Swedes of the Week

Swedes of the Week

Here is the archived list of every Swede to ever be featured as The Local's Swede of the Week.

Ten tips for the perfect Swedish cover letter

Ten tips for the perfect Swedish cover letter

Wondering how to write the perfect cover letter that will convince Swedish employers they've found the candidate they're looking for? A Swedish HR expert offers some important tips in the latest instalment of JobTalk Sweden, our series offering insights into working in Sweden.

Teen girls find 'human foot' in Swedish forest

Teen girls find 'human foot' in Swedish forest

Police were left scratching their heads after teenage girls playing in the woods in southern Sweden discovered what appeared to be a human foot, but which experts later revealed to be something much more unexpected.

Swedish glassmaker shifts jobs overseas

Swedish glassmaker shifts jobs overseas

Leading Swedish glassmaker Orrefors Kosta Boda in the southeastern "crystal kingdom" has said that seven out of ten glasses the company produces in the future will be made abroad, where it is also scouting for a new breed of buyers.

Swedes could cast ballots online by 2018

Swedes could cast ballots online by 2018

Internet voting could become a reality in Sweden by as early as 2018, if a new proposal by a parliamentary committee is given the green light.

How to deliver design beyond expectation

How to deliver design beyond expectation

The Local meets David V. Hughes, a US expat in Stockholm, that has brought his own label of determination and discovery to the design process.

'Weak, slow and difficult' economy ahead: Borg

'Weak, slow and difficult' economy ahead: Borg

Swedes are in for a rough economic ride in years ahead, as Finance Minister Anders Borg has warned of rising unemployment, weaker economic growth and rising public debt in the spring fiscal policy bill released on Monday.

Swedish Islamists in Syria leave Säpo 'worried'

Swedish Islamists in Syria leave Säpo 'worried'

Around 30 Islamists have travelled from Sweden recently to fight or to be trained to fight in Syria, Swedish security service Säpo revealed on Monday, expressing its concerns over the development.

Abba stars team up with Avicii for Eurovision final

Abba stars team up with Avicii for Eurovision final

The two front men of Swedish mega band Abba have teamed up once again to write the opening melody for May's Eurovision final in Malmö.

Raoul Wallenberg made honorary Australian

Raoul Wallenberg made honorary Australian

Australia paid tribute on Monday to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Jews during World War II, by making him the country's first honorary citizen.

Axe attack mars Swede's backyard barbecue

Axe attack mars Swede's backyard barbecue

A backyard barbecue in central Sweden took a sinister turn on Sunday when an irate neighour buried a hatchet in the back of the man tending the grill.

Global military spending falls: Swedish think tank

Global military spending falls: Swedish think tank

The world spent less on weapons and military services in 2012 than the year before, the first annual drop since 1998, a Swedish think tank said on Monday.