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US election
What Americans in Sweden think of Trump and Clinton
The Local spoke to Americans in Sweden after the first US presidential debate. Photo: David Goldman/AP/TT

The Local spoke to four US voters based in Sweden about who they are planning on voting for in the November election, and it looks like it's complicated.

Opinion
Swedish leaders need to be prepared for tech challenges
Will robots take over your jobs? Photo: Eric Piermont/AP

Will your job still exist in ten years' time? How will society and businesses adapt to the advancements that are on their way?

My Swedish Career
'As long as you hook Swedes on the first try, they'll be back'
Kerryn Beattie (left) and Craig Donovan (right), founders of the Nordic Kiwi Brewers. Photo: Nordic Kiwi Brewers

The Local speaks to a Kiwi expat who took on the tricky world of microbreweries in Stockholm and won.

What's On in Sweden
Five unique exhibitions in Sweden this weekend
Fans of the vinyl revival won't want to miss one Swedish event this Saturday. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT

Music fans, bookworms, design fanatics and even food-lovers are all well catered for in Sweden this weekend.

Opinion
'It's not that I'm good, it's that your husband is bad'
Stefan Lagergren with his daughter Alice. Photo: Angelica Lagergren

This Swedish blogger has a message for dads who aren't pulling their weight with the kids.

The Local Recipes
How to make this weird but delicious cheese snack
Who can say no to cheese? Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Cheese marinated in brandy with vanilla. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.

The Local List
Six quick autumn getaways both in and around Sweden
It's really easy to travel abroad, too. Here's Bergen in Norway. Photo: Sergey Ashmarin/Wikimedia Commons

From northern Denmark to the Stockholm archipelago, the Arctic to Estonia, there's a wealth of places to spend a weekend this autumn in Sweden or nearby.

In pictures
Spectacular photos show stunning Sweden at night
Sweden's west coast. Photo: Andreas Joakimson

Fall in love with Sweden all over again through these incredible photos.

Opinion
'Swedish politics not immune to grassroots movements'
Could someone like Donald Trump gain a following in Sweden? Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Swedish parties should look at political shakeups abroad and take heed, warn two representatives from high-profile democracy thinktanks on the opening day of parliament.

My Swedish Career
How an Italian brought Sicily to Malmö through ice cream
Opening Dolce Sicilia in Malmö was a chance for Francesca Maugeri to reconnect with her homeland. Photo: Silvia La Rosa

Blogger Silvia La Rosa tells the story of Francesca Maugeri, founder of Malmö's own authentic Italian ice cream parlour, Dolce Sicilia.

Interview
Don't let size fool you! Meet Sweden's tiniest firefighter
Louise Carlsson, part-time firefighter. Photo: Private

Part-time firefighter Louise Carlsson, who stands at 148cm (or 4ft 10in), tells The Local she hopes her story will help break down barriers.

What's on in Sweden
Eight great free things to do in Sweden this weekend
The Stockholm Half Marathon is one of the highlights this weekend. Photo: Leif R Jansson / TT

Feeling the pinch after spending all your summer cash? Luckily, Sweden has plenty of fun to offer this weekend that won’t cost a penny to enjoy.

Opinion
'Male rape should be taken more seriously'
A file photo of a man. Photo: Simon Paulin/SvD/TT

Though it is more common for women to be victims of rape, male rape must also be seen as a serious problem in society, write Umeå University's Jens Lindberg and Stefan Sjöström.

My Swedish Career
'Sweden is a country that has children at its heart'
Jill Leckie and her family. Photo: Private

Having children can be a daunting experience, even more so in a new country. Meet the Scotswoman helping international parents navigate family life in Sweden.

The Local List
Travel: The six most beautiful autumn walks in Värmland
The gorgeous Finnskog area of Värmland. Photo: Clarissa Hirst

Värmland-based travel writer Clarissa Hirst introduces you to six of the most delightful places to stretch your legs this season.

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Analysis & Opinion
'If Sweden really wants startups, drop the red tape on migration'
Blog updates

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