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Midsummer holiday chaos leaves thousands of travellers stranded

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:27:50 +0200

Thousands of holidaymakers and commuters were caught up in travel chaos as a fire in Stockholm sparked train delays just a day before one of Sweden's biggest holidays.

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'I'm pregnant but my husband is being deported from Sweden'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:17:23 +0200

Hana Zrida and Chakib Ammar have jobs in Sweden, are married and expecting a child. But because authorities do not consider them to be living together, Ammar now risks being deported.

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Sweden agrees to exchange fingerprints with the US

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:26:44 +0200

A new government decision paves the way for Swedish police to strike a deal with their American counterparts to get permission to use each other's fingerprint databases to look for suspects.

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RECIPE: Pickled mackerel and beetroot salad

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:59:28 +0200

If you like pickled herring, then you will surely like pickled mackerel too, and food writer John Duxbury knows exactly how to make it.

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Ten things to hate about Midsummer in Sweden

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:01:22 +0200

Okay, we love Midsummer. But one must admit... there are a few things that can get on your nerves.

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Sweden summons Russian ambassador over air incident

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:16:04 +0200

Sweden summoned Russia's ambassador after a Russian SU-27 fighter jet flew unusually close to a Swedish reconnaissance plane in international airspace above the Baltic Sea.

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So... are they no-go zones? What you need to know about Sweden's vulnerable areas

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:34:23 +0200

The Swedish police have released a new report on vulnerable areas in Sweden. The Local takes a closer look at what that actually means.

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5,000 criminals in Sweden's vulnerable areas: police

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:01:37 +0200

Sweden's national police chief has presented a new report about the country's problem areas, increasing the number of districts classified as vulnerable or especially vulnerable.

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VIDEO: Ikea investigates after 'bowl sets Swede's grapes on fire'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:54:58 +0200

Ikea is investigating after a man reported his grapes caught fire in one of their bowls.

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Swedes' love for EU grows stronger after Brexit vote

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:52:16 +0200

Swedes' attitude towards the EU has warmed significantly after Britain's Brexit vote to leave the union, according to a new survey.

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IN PICTURES: First Aid Kit at Gröna Lund, Stockholm

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:08:43 +0200

On June 19th, Swedish folk-rock sisters First Aid Kit played a gig at Gröna Lund, Stockholm, before their summer tour.

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Why Klarna wants to be the 'Ryanair' of banking

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:19:30 +0200

Sweden's financial watchdog has approved online payment company Klarna's request to get a banking licence – with the fintech startup saying it wants to become the Ryanair of the industry.

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Tourists turn their back on rural Sweden to holiday in towns and cities

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:29:55 +0200

Summer tourists are flocking to Sweden's towns and cities in record figures, but fewer and fewer people choose to discover less populated areas, according to new statistics.

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Ten Instagram pictures that prove Sweden is the best summer country

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:12:52 +0200

Summer in Sweden doesn't last long, and for this reason, when it arrives Swedes make the best of it.

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Meet the 2017 international Swede of the year

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:26:44 +0200

Top Swedish football coach Pia Sundhage has been named 2017 Swede of the Year Abroad by Swedes Worldwide, a non-profit organization for Swedes living abroad.

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Armed Forces: Missing Mali Swede found safe

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:11:31 +0200

A Swede stationed in Mali has been found after going missing following an attack on a luxury resort near Bamako the Armed Forces have confirmed.

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Swedish PM Stefan Löfven slams attacks on police and emergency services: 'Don't touch our heroes'

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:44:17 +0200

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven pledged to step up the fight against drug gangs in vulnerable areas in Sweden in a speech at the Järva Week political forum in the north-western Stockholm suburb.

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Sweden to send SMS warnings by location during dangerous incidents

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:57:18 +0200

Sweden’s SOS Alarm emergency control centre is to introduce SMS warnings to people in areas that it considers to be in danger.

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