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Sweden warns of 'certain foreign powers' meddling in the 2018 election:

February 22nd, 2018

Sweden's intelligence service has warned "foreign powers" could try to meddle in the country's upcoming general election, singling out Russia in light of alleged interference in the last US vote.


'The threats to Sweden are greater than in a long time':

February 22nd, 2018

Sweden's security service Säpo warns in a new report that the threats to the country are greater than in a long time, citing rising extremism and tension in the rest of the world.


WATCH: Spaniards try Swedish fermented herring, with hilarious results:

February 22nd, 2018

If there is one thing that never gets old it's watching foreigners tackle Sweden's fermented herring delicacy surströmming. Now it's Spain's turn, after one of the country's most popular TV programmes asked a few locals to test the smelly fish for the first time.


Secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking' explored in new Lindgren biopic:

February 22nd, 2018

A dark secret long held by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren led her to create one of the most beloved heroines of children's literature, Pippi Longstocking, according to a new biopic at the Berlin film festival.


No hometown statue for Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad:

February 22nd, 2018

The town in rural Sweden where Ikea was born will not erect a statue in tribute to the company’s founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed away in January.


Sweden's Myhrer wins shock gold in Olympic men's slalom:

February 22nd, 2018

Swedish veteran Andre Myhrer took a shock slalom men's gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday as the two favourites both spectacularly bombed out.


UN Security Council to vote on Sweden's Syria ceasefire resolution:

February 22nd, 2018

The UN Security Council is expected to vote, probably on Thursday, on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations, diplomats said.


Fika on the job in Sweden: where does it come from and will it survive?:

February 22nd, 2018

Where exactly do Sweden's famous fika breaks come from, and are they really important, or on their way out? The Local takes a look.


Sweden seeks closure as 'unique' terror trial progresses:

February 21st, 2018

Expected to run for months before a verdict is delivered in June, the trial of Stockholm terror suspect Rakhmat Akilov is one of the biggest and most important in Sweden's history. "Unique" is how prosecutor Hans Ihrman described it, after a day where Akilov was grilled by lawyers representing the many plaintiffs with The Local in attendance.


Stockholm attacker appears baffled over lack of Isis claim:

February 21st, 2018

A self-proclaimed Isis soldier who killed five people in a Stockholm truck attack last year appeared confused when he was told the group never claimed responsibility for the assault.


WATCH: Five tips for safe winter driving in Sweden:

February 21st, 2018

The winter season brings new risks for drivers, sometimes ones you didn't even anticipate. Watch the video below to make sure you stay safe on Sweden's roads even when temperatures drop.


Quota set for lynx hunt in Sweden:

February 21st, 2018

Swedish officials have given hunters permission to curb a county's lynx population in a licensed hunt.


Swedish minister on Google charm offensive:

February 21st, 2018

Enterprise and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg is in London to discuss the tech scene in Sweden and the UK with his British counterparts – and also hopes to convince Google to expand its operations in Sweden.


Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg's family denied appeal to open his files:

February 21st, 2018

A Moscow court has upheld the Russian security service's refusal to open the files of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to his family.


German court jails Sweden's 'laser man' shooter for life:

February 21st, 2018

A German court on Wednesday found one of Sweden's most notorious far-right killers guilty of murdering a Jewish woman in 1992.


Nine things to know about your Swedish tax return:

February 21st, 2018

It's almost time for the dreaded Skatteverket booklet to drop through Swedish mailboxes, as tax return season draws near. Don't despair: these nine tips should make the process a bit easier to understand.


Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Donald Trump in the White House:

February 20th, 2018

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is set to meet US President Donald Trump at the White House this spring, the two countries' respective governments have announced.


Don't worry, robots aren't coming to take our jobs: Swedish report:

February 20th, 2018

A new Swedish report concludes there is little risk of robots making humans in the workforce obsolete – at least not across all industries.


Robyn hints her new album will be out sooner than you think:

February 20th, 2018

We're no longer dancing on our own! Swedish pop star Robyn has revealed when she will release her next album.


Stockholm terror suspect wanted to 'kill Swedish citizens':

February 20th, 2018

Rakhmat Akilov said he wanted to murder Swedish citizens when he stole a truck and drove it down a busy shopping street in Stockholm last April, killing five and injuring several others.


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