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Number of bomb attacks in Sweden has surged this year
The number of attacks with explosives has increased significantly so far this year, according to the latest official figures, with 93 attacks up until the end of May.
(Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:35:07 +0200)

In pictures: Lightning strikes Öresund Bridge pylons
Lightning struck the pylons holding up the Öresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen on Saturday, doing no damage but yielding some spectacular images.
(Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:05:03 +0200)

Swedish police seized record number of weapons in 2018
Swedish police seized a record 1,180 weapons last year as they sought to bring the wave of gang criminality of the last few years under control.
(Sat, 15 Jun 2019 09:17:09 +0200)

Sweden hosts meeting of 'key Venezuela actors'
Sweden has hosted a meeting with "some key international actors," to support a solution to the political crisis in Venezuela, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Friday.
(Sat, 15 Jun 2019 07:25:43 +0200)

Sweden is one of the world's best places to raise a family: Unicef
Sweden was ranked the best place to raise a family out of 31 wealthy countries in a new report from Unicef which rated how family-friendly different countries' policies were.
(Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:43:23 +0200)

Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what's Switzerland's problem with the EU?
Here's our latest Europe & You newsletter covering everything from a French warning for Boris Johnson, an interesting new Brexit poll and a look at Switzerland's problem with the EU.
(Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:33:30 +0200)

Sweden cracks down on black market rentals: what the new laws mean for you
A number of changes to Sweden's housing law will come into effect from October. Here's what the new rules mean for anyone subletting or renting out an apartment.
(Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:59:57 +0200)

Book Club: Join us at our June event in Stockholm
Come and chat about June's book and all things Sweden- or reading-related at our third Book Club event in Stockholm.
(Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:40:28 +0200)

'We don't want to be an island. We are all Swedish people'
Järvaveckan, a political festival held in the suburbs of Stockholm, attracts people from across the country but still maintains its local roots.
(Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:27:43 +0200)

#MySweden: 'I have found a little Budapest here – in terms of culture and art'
Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram. Today, Barbara Majsa shows us her Sweden.
(Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:38:23 +0200)

Homes evacuated as fire tears through Malmö apartments
More than 30 apartments were evacuated as firefighters battled a blaze in central Malmö.
(Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:02:34 +0200)

Man shot by police in Malmö detained over weapons threats
The man who was shot in the leg by police at Malmö's central train station after claiming he had a bomb has now been remanded in custody.
(Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:36:12 +0200)

Swedish word of the day: skyfall
Not just the title of a James Bond movie, today's word describes a kind of weather that most people try to avoid.
(Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:45:43 +0200)

Summer? Not yet. Heavy rain and thunderstorms batter Sweden
After a warm start to June, Sweden's summer weather has disappeared, with huge amounts of rain and thunderstorms this week affecting travel and even causing fires.
(Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:27:11 +0200)

Sweden Democrat council bans staff from praying at work
A local council controlled by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats has banned praying during work hours in its schools, old people's homes and council offices.
(Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:39:47 +0200)

Obama is in Stockholm – but good luck getting a chance to meet him
Former US President Barack Obama is in Stockholm to speak to entrepreneurs at an invite-only conference.
(Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:23:35 +0200)

Sweden to deport Iraqi imam and his son
Sweden is to deport the imam of a mosque in Gävle, and two other foreigners suspected of playing a role in Islamist circles.
(Thu, 13 Jun 2019 07:50:45 +0200)

'There are many ways of being Swedish, and being Jewish is just one of them'
When The Local visited Stockholm's newly reopened Jewish Museum, its director explained that her hope is to help combat anti-Semitism and xenophobia by integrating Jewish stories into Swedish history.
(Thu, 13 Jun 2019 06:59:59 +0200)

Northvolt closes funding round with $1 billion cash boost for northern Sweden hub
Northvolt on Wednesday secured enough capital for its 'Tesla rival' car battery factory in northern Sweden, with another $1 billion (9 billion kronor) raised.
(Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:32:11 +0200)

Swedish court frees Uzbek accused of planning bomb attack
An appeals court in Sweden has freed the last of three men arrested last May on suspicion of planning a terror attack, judging it could not be proven he had decided to carry it out.
(Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:56:38 +0200)