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Facebook deletes Swedish fake fact-checker page

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:55:19 +0100

Facebook has deleted a Swedish fake fact-checking page drawn attention to by Britain’s Guardian newspaper, in a new sign of the seriousness with which the US social media company is taking its role as a news platform.

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Man in Sweden 'live-streamed gang rape on Facebook'

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:04:50 +0100

The men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of gang-raping a woman, after one allegedly live-streamed the crime on a closed Facebook page.

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Another teenager shot in Malmö on Saturday night

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:27:41 +0100

Yet another teenager has been shot in Sweden’s third city of Malmö — but this time the youth’s life was saved because he was wearing a bullet-proof jacket.

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Wolf filmed prowling near Swedish nursery school

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:16:20 +0100

A Swedish family from a residential area outside Linköping got a shock on Wednesday when they sat down to breakfast only to see a large wolf lurking in their garden.

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More than a thousand march against Trump in Stockholm

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:51:03 +0100

More than a thousand gathered in Stockholm’s central Norrmalmstorg on Saturday in a peaceful protest against the inauguration of US reality TV star Donald Trump as US president.

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Sweden's 'next Zlatan' set to snub Real Madrid for Dortmund

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:33:55 +0100

Swedish football prodigy Alexander Isak -- dubbed the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic -- is on the verge of signing with Borussia Dortmund, snubbing an offer from Real Madrid, Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported on Saturday.

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'Sweden's Eton' probed after new abuse claims

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:13:53 +0100

Sweden’s Schools Inspectorate has demanded answers from Sweden's most elite boarding school, after one or more pupils were reported to the local police for alleged sex crimes.

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'Trump's views on Russia could be a problem if Sweden wants to join Nato'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:25:50 +0100

Donald Trump’s presidency has the potential to be a stumbling block for Sweden’s future relationship with Nato, a security policy expert has told The Local.

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Lost photographs of David Bowie found after 40 years

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:31:06 +0100

A Swedish photographer's lost images of David Bowie which were left undeveloped and forgotten in a box for 40 years are finally being exhibited, a year after the icon's death.

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Has Sweden invented the road of the future? How the world's first electric highway works

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:10:38 +0100

Sweden is a country with a reputation for using innovation to come up with inventive answers to big problems, and one example is the "E16 Elväg" in Gävle – the world's first electricity powered highway.

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Success of Swedish 'escape Trump' campaign 'regrettable for the world'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:22:01 +0100

The Swedish company which offered Americans the chance to flee Donald Trump's presidency says the overwhelming attention given to their campaign has provoked mixed emotions, as they prepare to bring it to a close.

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Sweden's population reaches historic ten million milestone

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:03:59 +0100

The population of Sweden now for the first time in history exceeds ten million people.

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Spectacular Viking manor discovered near Birka

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:42:50 +0100

A large Viking manor has been found near the ancient town of Birka in Lake Mälaren.

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Swedish food: How to make salmon gratin

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:59:59 +0100

Food writer John Duxbury shows us how to turn this simple meal with salmon and potatoes into a special delight.

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Green Sweden to get its first energy self-sufficient village

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:24:26 +0100

A village in southern Sweden is set to become the first energy self-sufficient settlement in the country thanks to a trial of a new local energy system.

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Countdown to Jokkmokk's Sami market under way

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:17:00 +0100

Fewer than 3,000 people live in Jokkmokk, north of the Arctic Circle. But in just a fortnight, more than 40,000 visitors are expected to descend on the town for the annual winter market. The Local spoke to Birgitta Nilsson, who leads the team organizing the four-century-old event.

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Why Stockholmers will join over a million in the Women's March

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:06:07 +0100

On January 21st, thousands are expected to walk in Washington DC's Women's March in favour of equality, women's and human rights. On the same day, hundreds of other cities including Swedish capital Stockholm will hold "sister marches" in solidarity, with the number of people registered to participate across the global network now over the 1.3 million mark.

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Campaigners hail change in rules for foreign postgrads in Sweden

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:33:25 +0100

Campaigners have hailed a rule change in Sweden which should make life easier for foreign postgraduates in the country, who have previously lived in an uncertain situation caused by short residence permits.

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Swedish Moderate leader's power play backfires leaving opposition divisions exposed

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:51:30 +0100

An attempt to put pressure on the Swedish government may have turned into a political own-goal for Sweden's Moderates, whose threat to topple the coalition government by putting forward a joint opposition Alliance budget proposal was quickly shot down by two of the other centre-right parties.

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