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Terror situation in Europe is the 'new normal', says Swedish security boss:

August 18th, 2017

The head of Sweden's security police called the threat of terrorism in Europe the 'new normal' on Friday as his Spanish counterparts continued to investigate Thursday's deadly attacks in Spain.


Don't fly to Arlanda without extra fuel, pilots warn after drone incidents:

August 18th, 2017

A Swedish pilots' union is urging their colleagues to consider carrying extra fuel when flying to Stockholm's Arlanda airport, after a number of incidents when drones have forced the airport to close.


Family of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall appeals for closure:

August 18th, 2017

The family of journalist Kim Wall, who was last seen on the UC3 Nautilus submarine off Copenhagen last week, has said that the likelihood they will see her alive again has all but disappeared.


VIDEO: Watch the first trailer for the final season of The Bridge:

August 18th, 2017

The writer behind Swedish-Danish crime drama hit 'The Bridge' has revealed more details about what's in store for Saga Norén – as viewers were treated to the first trailer for the final season.


Sweden calls for new probe into murders of UN experts:

August 18th, 2017

Sweden has urged the United Nations to launch a criminal investigation into the murder of two UN experts, including Swede Zaida Catalán, and their interpreter in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Sweden rejects 'world's oldest refugee's' asylum application:

August 18th, 2017

Bibihal Uzbeki, 106, travelled to Sweden from Afghanistan with her family to seek asylum. She has now been told to leave after her application was rejected, reports Blankspot.


It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner:

August 17th, 2017

Ever wanted to own an airport? A man in western Sweden is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for someone to do just that and purchase one he built himself – provided they meet his high standards.


Russian court to hear plea for files on vanished Holocaust hero Wallenberg:

August 17th, 2017

Russia has set a September hearing date for descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who vanished after being jailed in the Stalin-era USSR, as they sue the security service for access to its archive.


Kim Wall presumed dead: Copenhagen Police:

August 17th, 2017

Copenhagen Police have confirmed that they are looking for a body in the ongoing search for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall.


Protesters to march against 'chaos' in Swedish maternity care:

August 17th, 2017

A series of demonstrations have been organized in 15 towns and cities across Sweden to protest against the "chaos" at the country's maternity wards.


'Swedish police should prioritize crimes against freedom of speech':

August 17th, 2017

The Local speaks to Sweden's Culture and Democracy Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke about the government's plan to crack down on threats and hate against politicians, journalists and artists.


Who will defend the defenders of free speech? How Sweden is tackling threats against politicians and journalists:

August 17th, 2017

Why Sweden, considered one of the world's top countries for free speech, is worried about attacks on politicians and journalists.


Relative 'used scissors to stab victim's neck' in suspected honour killing in Sweden:

August 17th, 2017

A man in central Sweden has been accused of murder after a younger family member was stabbed to death in a suspected honour-related killing.


Swedish soldiers to fend off pirates near Somalia:

August 17th, 2017

Thirty-four Swedish soldiers are heading to east Africa as part of international efforts to prevent attacks from Somali pirates.


The first snow of the season just fell in Sweden:

August 17th, 2017

The first snow of the season has fallen in northern Sweden, but most of the country still remains flake-free.


Too outrageous for public eyes? Swede's 'offensive' personal number plate request rejected:

August 16th, 2017

Yet another offensive number plate aficionado has had their hopes dashed in Sweden after a man failed to convince the country's transport authorities that his personalized plate attempt was innocent.


Sweden the best performing Nordic nation in new ranking of world's top universities:

August 16th, 2017

Sweden is the best performing Nordic nation in the latest edition of an annual global university ranking, with 11 of its academic institutions in the top 500, and three in the top 100.


Technical problems force SAS planes to turn back three times in a week:

August 16th, 2017

A Scandinavian Airlines flight from Copenhagen to Shanghai was forced to turn back due to a technical problem on Tuesday evening.


Sweden's government and opposition parties agree new defence deal worth billions:

August 16th, 2017

Sweden's coalition government has agreed a new defence deal worth 2.7 billion kronor ($334 million) per year with two of the centre-right opposition parties.


Almost 580,000 now waiting for apartments in Stockholm:

August 16th, 2017

The waiting time to get a rental apartment from Stockholm's housing queue has grown almost a year longer in the space of a year.


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