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#MySweden: 'In the morning you could go for a run along the beach'
Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram account. Today Zubair Ahmed from Pakistan shows us his Jönköping.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:08:54 +0100)

US-North Korea meeting to take place in Sweden: reports
A high-level meeting between representatives of North Korea is taking place in Sweden, several Swedish media reported on Friday.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:37:49 +0100)

Malmö sees lowest crime stats in 17 years: new figures
With recent high-profile shootings, you'd think Malmö was in the middle of a crime wave. But according to preliminary official statistics, 2018 saw the lowest number of crimes reported in the city in 17 years.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:35:08 +0100)

Swedish word of the day: äntligen
Today's chosen Swedish word means 'finally', but language-learners should be careful about when they use it.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:59:36 +0100)

How did Stefan Löfven secure a second term as PM against all odds?
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has managed to hold on to power for a second term, after months of political wrangling.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:45:03 +0100)

Fragile southern Swedish delicacy driven to Berlin but crushed on arrival
A team of Scanian food ambassadors painstakingly drove one of the region's delicate 'spettekaka' desserts overland to Berlin food festival only for a clumsy helper to destroy it as it was placed on the stand.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:13:56 +0100)

Stefan Löfven voted back in as Swedish prime minister
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven will return to his role as Swedish prime minister, leading a Social Democrat-Green Party coalition after parliament voted on the proposal on Friday.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:59:15 +0100)

How reported crime rates changed in Sweden in 2018
The number of reported crimes in Sweden increased slightly in 2018, according to statistics from Sweden's National Council on Crime Prevention (Brå).
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:26:53 +0100)

Stefan Löfven expected to be voted back in as Swedish prime minister
Centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven is expected to be voted back in as prime minister by Sweden's parliament on Friday, ending a 131-day political deadlock.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:20:07 +0100)

Facing the January blues as an immigrant family in Sweden
The January blues may exist all around the world, but they hit particularly hard in Sweden, especially for those who live here far from friends and family, writes Victoria Martínez.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:26:16 +0100)

Politics Q&A: What happens now and how did Sweden get here?
UPDATED: For those of you trying to wrap your heads around the political situation in Sweden, here are the answers to the questions you might have.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:41:21 +0100)

Snoop Dogg just invested in Klarna, ya dig?
Swedish fintech giant Klarna got an unlikely minority owner on Thursday in the form of American rapper Snoop Dogg, who will also front the company's marketing campaign.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:38:34 +0100)

Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying out for kids
The Nordic countries were long a bastion of strong fertility rates, but that is no longer the case on an Old Continent that is rapidly getting older.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:24:17 +0100)

Heavy snow causes transport problems across Sweden
After heavy snowfall on Wednesday night mixed with rain and falling temperatures, conditions on the roads are expected to be difficult across much of the country on Thursday.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:34:56 +0100)

100 apartments evacuated after fire in western Sweden
Around 100 apartments were evacuated late on Wednesday night after a large fire broke out in Skövde, western Sweden.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:26:20 +0100)

Lamborghini hits 200kmh as driver flees police in central Malmö
A 28-year-old man in a Lamborghini sports car raced at over 200 kilometres per hour down Regementsgatan in central Malmö on Wednesday as he sought to escape a police vehicle check.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:32:31 +0100)

Swedish word of the day: vågmästare
Today, we're looking at a word that might help you understand the current political situation a little better.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:29:57 +0100)

Sweden to train 'cyber soldiers' during military service
The Swedish Armed Forces will increase the number of military conscripts from next year, and for the first time will train 'cyber soldiers' to defend the country from possible cyber attacks.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:44:07 +0100)

Twenty images that show Malmö through the ages
No city in Sweden has transformed itself quite as much as Malmö. So to help you keep track of the changes, we've dug some pictures out of the archives.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:59:59 +0100)

BLOG: Stefan Löfven set to be Swedish PM again after Left Party gives go-ahead
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has enough votes to become prime minister after the Left Party on Wednesday said it would abstain in a parliamentary vote on Friday.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:57:15 +0100)