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Ten common phrases in Sweden's ancient forest language Elfdalian

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:43:50 +0100

With only 3,000 speakers confined to a small area of Dalarna County, Sweden's ancient forest language Elfdalian is undoubtedly unique. Now, experts in the tongue have picked out 10 key phrases for The Local so we can all do a little to help keep it alive.

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World's first Klingon tourist centre to open in Stockholm

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:53:55 +0100

The world's first "Klingon tourist centre" is set to open in Sweden, in a collaboration between a Stockholm theatre and an organization which calls itself the Klingon Institute of Cultural Exchange.

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Swedes increasingly concerned about crime: survey

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:23:11 +0100

Swedes are increasingly worried about crime, and women are more concerned about it than men, according to new figures from the country's National Council on Crime Prevention (Brå).

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Danish inventor Peter Madsen charged with journalist's murder: prosecutors

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:20:21 +0100

Danish prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged inventor Peter Madsen with last year's murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose dismembered body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on his homemade submarine.

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In pictures: You can now buy Greta Garbo's seaside home

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:38:21 +0100

Hollywood icon Greta Garbo's villa in Sweden is now up for grabs for a minimum of 32 million kronor ($3.9 million).

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Ericsson books write-downs of 14.2 billion kronor

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:50:05 +0100

Ericsson announced write-downs of 14.2 billion kronor ($1.8 billion) on Tuesday, as well as a one-billion non-cash charge as a result of US tax reforms.

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William and Kate to meet Stellan Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander on royal visit to Sweden

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:14:29 +0100

Prince William and Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge will meet two of Sweden's biggest Hollywood stars and learn about Swedish sport, design and research during their forthcoming visit to the country.

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Weather: Snow warning issued for Sweden

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:44:38 +0100

Meteorologists warned of traffic chaos in Sweden on Tuesday due to heavy snow and wind.

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Fewer Isis sympathizers returned to Sweden last year: Säpo

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:32:06 +0100

Around ten people with links to Isis returned to Sweden last year after travelling to the terror organization's areas in Syria or Iraq, according to the head of the Swedish security police.

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Opinion: Lessons from Sweden in sustainable business

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:59:59 +0100

What can Swedish companies teach the world about sustainability? asks Susanne Arvidsson, associate professor in accounting and finance at Lund University, in this opinion piece first published by The Conversation.

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H&M's South Africa stores closed following 'monkey' ad unrest

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:12:45 +0100

Swedish clothing giant H&M's stores in South Africa remain temporarily closed after the doors were shut in response to unrest over an ad that provoked racism accusations.

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Sweden predicted to become first country with own cryptocurrency

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:45:41 +0100

Sweden could soon become the first country to launch its own cryptocurrency, an analyst at HSBC has predicted.

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Who were the first Scandinavians? Ancient DNA sheds light on mysterious origins

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:04:22 +0100

Jan Apel, senior archaeology lecturer at Lund University, explores the origins of the first Scandinavians in this piece first published by The Conversation.

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Sweden to create new authority tasked with countering disinformation

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:48:40 +0100

Sweden is to create a new public authority tasked with countering disinformation and boosting the population's resilience in the face of possible influence operations.

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Nato has no legal duty to come to Sweden's aid, says secretary-general

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:28:12 +0100

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg emphasized Nato's strong ties to Sweden in a speech on Sunday, but added that the military alliance is not obligated to assist in the event of an attack on the country.

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Police investigate fatal shootings in Malmö and Stockholm suburb

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:29:34 +0100

A 21-year-old man died after being found with gunshot wounds in Malmö late on Sunday.

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'Don't try to blend in all the time. Try to stick out, it makes a difference in Sweden'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:59:00 +0100

When a startup goes from being founded to being listed on Nasdaq within a year, it's a sign of something good. Erik Gatenholm, co-founder of award-winning bioprinting firm Cellink, talks to The Local about his roller-coaster career in Sweden.

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Sweden to re-issue booklet of world war precautions

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:42:21 +0100

A booklet containing advice on how to cope with the outbreak of world war is set for a re-release after 30 years.

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Swedish woman injured in Umeå elk attack

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:14:22 +0100

A woman was injured when she was attacked by an elk while out walking her dog in Umeå, according to a local media report.

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Man arrested after Swedish pizzeria shooting

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:43:40 +0100

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after two people were injured during a shooting at a pizzeria in the Flogsta neighbourhood in Uppsala.

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