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Rush-hour chaos in Stockholm after truck overturns

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TheLocals · News

The motorway south of Stockholm was blocked on Monday morning after a truck toppled over.

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Opinion: Protectionism and nationalism won't stop startups

2 |  |  2018-09-18
TheLocals · News

Swedish startups have a bright outlook and are keen to grow internationally, despite nationalist trade wars, write business chiefs Daniel...

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Centre-right Alliance declines offer of 'cross-bloc' parliamentary speaker

0 |  |  2018-09-18
TheLocals · News

Sweden's Social Democrats have called for discussion on presenting a 'cross-bloc' candidate for parliamentary speaker, but the centre-...

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Eight charged with human trafficking for forcing Bulgarians to beg in Sweden

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

As many as 60 people Bulgarians were exploited in Sweden, forced to beg on the streets and hand over their money to the masterminds who b...

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Trial of Frenchman at centre of Swedish Academy scandal starts

0 |  |  2018-09-19
TheLocals · News

The man at the centre of rape and sexual assault allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize fac...

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Sweden's final election result delayed by two days

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

Counting the votes cast in Sweden's election has taken longer than expected, meaning the final result has been delayed and now won't be...

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Opinion: How to counter Russian interference like a Swede

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

No other European country was more prepared to face off Russian influence operation than Sweden. But for Moscow, the main goal is to keep...

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Swedes win 'alternative Nobel' for study on chimps and humans

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

A Swedish study on how humans and chimpanzees imitate each other has been honoured with an "Ig Nobel" prize, a Harvard University award...

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Is Sweden's gaming industry running out of workers?

0 |  |  2018-09-18
TheLocals · News

The Swedish gaming industry is growing fast. This might sound positive, but the industry is now warning that it's running out of people ...

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Sweden the best country for global development, new study declares

0 |  |  2018-09-18
TheLocals · News

Sweden is the world leader at contributing to positive development in the world's poorer nations, thanks in part to strong migration pol...

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Finns accused of smuggling tonnes of Swedish snus across the border

0 |  |  2018-09-18
TheLocals · News

Prosecutors believe the Finns had been running a snus smuggling ring for years.

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Climate expert defends limits on Skåne towns building near sea

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

A climate change expert at Sweden’s largest insurance group has defended a recommendation that cover be denied to buildings on the Skå...

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Sweden accused of breaking EU law over long residence permit wait times

0 |  |  2018-09-19
TheLocals · News

Sweden's Migration Agency has violated EU law by failing to issue residence permits within agreed time limits, a new complaint to the Eu...

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Detention requested for first suspect in Swedish crown jewels theft

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

A request has been made to detain the first person arrested over the theft of priceless royal jewels from a Swedish cathedral earlier thi...

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Student held on suspicion of raping teacher

0 |  |  2018-09-19
TheLocals · News

A student has been held on suspicion of raping a teacher at a senior high school in Småland, southern Sweden.

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28 brilliant and bizarre world records held by Sweden and the Swedes

0 |  |  2018-09-19
TheLocals · News

From statistics about coffee and twins to plainly unbelievable skills in frog-jumping and match-throwing, this country and its citizens g...

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Swedish Election Authority finishes vote count

0 |  |  2018-09-16
TheLocals · News

Sweden’s election authority completed its final count on on Sunday morning without any significant changes to the preliminary result.

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Shots fired at home in Malmö suburb

0 |  |  2018-09-17
TheLocals · News

Police were called out to investigate after shots were fired at a home in Malmö on Sunday.

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Stockholm startup launches quiz to test your 'Jante level'

0 |  |  2018-09-18
TheLocals · News

Most foreigners in Scandinavia will have their own experiences, good or bad, with the concept of 'Jante'. Now you can complete an onlin...

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Swedish student whose flight disruption went viral now faces charges

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

The Swedish student who livestreamed her onboard protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker over the summer is being char...

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In stats: How gender equal is Sweden's new parliament?

0 |  |  2018-09-18
TheLocals · News

Sweden's new parliament is made up of 188 men and 161 women, but some parties are less gender equal than others.

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Jail for boozed-up Russian captain who ran ship aground in Sweden

0 |  |  2018-09-19
TheLocals · News

A Russian captain who ran his ship aground off the coast of Helsingborg in southern Sweden and then tried to hide a whisky bottle has bee...

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Swedish authorities urge hunters to shoot young elk

0 |  |  2018-09-19
TheLocals · News

The county administrative board in Östergötland, southern Sweden, has changed the rules for the hunting season following the unusually ...

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How a hostel dispute became a diplomatic row between China and Sweden

0 |  |  2018-09-17
TheLocals · News

An apparent mix-up over check-in time between a group of Chinese tourists in Stockholm and the hostel they were staying in has escalated ...

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Why a railway caused a major upset in Gothenburg elections

0 |  |  2018-09-17
TheLocals · News

Sweden's general election provided an inconclusive result on the national level, with neither bloc winning a majority. But in the countr...

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Swedish star Zetterberg retires after 15 NHL seasons

0 |  |  2018-09-15
TheLocals · News

Swedish star Henrik Zetterberg, who was named MVP of the 2008 Stanley Cup finals, announced his retirement Friday after 15 seasons in the...

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Volvo's self-driving cars will soon hit the streets in Sweden

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

Volvo will begin testing self-driving vehicles in the Gothenburg area, Di Digital reported on Friday.

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QUIZ: Can you tell Sweden and Switzerland apart?

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

The confusion between Switzerland and Sweden is an ongoing headache (and source of humour) for people around the world. But do you know t...

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90-year-old Swede suffering from dementia stuck with massive cat bill

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

An elderly man in Nortbotten in northern Sweden is being billed nearly a quarter million kronor as a result of his willingness to care fo...

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Opposition hits back at Swedish PM: 'Alliance is still the biggest'

0 |  |  2018-09-16
TheLocals · News

The leader of Sweden’s centre-right Moderate party pledged once again to oust the country’s prime minister Stefan Löfven after the f...

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Swedish Academy publishes new statutes after summer of scandals

0 |  |  2018-09-14
TheLocals · News

The Swedish Academy, the prestigious body responsible for awarding the Nobel Literature Prize, has made its new statutes public following...

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Japanese novelist Murakami pulls out of Sweden's 'new Nobel'

0 |  |  2018-09-16
TheLocals · News

The Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami has asked for his nomination for the 'New Nobel Prize’ to be withdrawn, so that he can concentra...

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'We need examples': Malmö founder on female-led startups

0 |  |  2018-09-18
TheLocals · News

Malmö startup incubator Minc is committed to getting more women into the city's startup world. The Local went to its Nordic Female Inve...

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Zlatan becomes third active player to score 500 goals

0 |  |  2018-09-16
TheLocals · News

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic made history on Saturday, scoring his 500th career goal in stunning fashion, but it wasn't enough to ...

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'Classical music attracts everyone, even gangsters'

0 |  |  2018-09-17
TheLocals · News

MY SWEDISH CAREER: Justina Auskelyte is Malmö's Violinist on a Bike. Not that such a job ever existed – but the Lithuanian created i...

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