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'Racism in Norway survived the 22/7 attack'

'Racism in Norway survived the 22/7 attack'

A Norway-based Swedish survivor of the Utøya terror attack on Monday said Norway had learned little from the massacre of 77 people, claiming that the "undergrowth of hateful rhetoric" had recovered from the right-wing extremist attacks that shocked Norway and the world.

300 bears to be killed in annual Swedish hunt

300 bears to be killed in annual Swedish hunt

Authorities announced on Monday that 305 bears will be killed this year during the annual bear hunt across Sweden, roughly one tenth of the total population.

'If only I had said no to bridesmaid slavery'

'If only I had said no to bridesmaid slavery'

In the middle of wedding season, love columnist Emilia Millicent shares why even mild-tempered bridezillas can be b*'**es, and why she wishes she'd told one particular bride to buzz off when asked to be bridesmaid.

Stockholm's Skavsta airport sold to US firm

Stockholm's Skavsta airport sold to US firm

Spanish company Abertis announced on Monday that it was selling Stockholm's Skavsta airport to US-based firm ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide.

'Be persistent, not pushy' for Swedish career

'Be persistent, not pushy' for Swedish career

Human rights expert Rhodri C. Williams tells The Local how moving from his Baltic island base to the mainland helped launch his career in Stockholm's international law community.

Heatwave on the way for southern Sweden

Heatwave on the way for southern Sweden

Sweden's weather agency has issued a message to the elderly and the sick in the lead up to a heatwave expected to hit Sweden in the coming days.

'An EU security force could have helped Syria'

'An EU security force could have helped Syria'

Sweden's foreign minister is not among the visionaries who have said it is time for the EU to have its own security force. A pity, as such a force could have helped stop the slaughter in Syria, argues Swedish Liberal Party MEP Cecilia Wikström.

Police car caught in Stockholm street race

Police car caught in Stockholm street race

A police car has been caught on film participating in what appears to be a street race in southern Stockholm.

Swedes lead the world in online music streaming

Swedes lead the world in online music streaming

Music streaming companies now account for 70 percent of all music bought in Sweden, home of Spotify, the world leader in the field, official industry figures revealed on Sunday.

Serena Williams wins Swedish Open final

Serena Williams wins Swedish Open final

World number one Serena Williams racked up her 51st win of the year on Sunday when she cruised past home player Johanna Larsson in the Swedish Open final.