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China interested in Sweden-Denmark tunnel: report

China interested in Sweden-Denmark tunnel: report

A Chinese company will put forth a proposal to build a tunnel between Helsingborg in Sweden and Helsingør in Denmark, the so-called HH-tunnel.
Swedish teenagers accused of attacking teacher with cucumber in social media prank

Swedish teenagers accused of attacking teacher with cucumber in social media prank

Two boys aged between 15 and 18 are suspected of physically assaulting a teacher at a school in Karlstad by hitting her on the head with a cucumber.
USA curlers celebrate after beating Sweden in Olympic final, despite medal mishap

USA curlers celebrate after beating Sweden in Olympic final, despite medal mishap

America's men's curlers produced a dramatic win over Sweden to win their first Olympic gold medal and delight a growing army of fans back home -- and then received the wrong medals.
Sweden's armed forces want to double defence budget by 2035

Sweden's armed forces want to double defence budget by 2035

Sweden's defence budget should be doubled by 2035, the armed forces have said.
How to manage your pension in Sweden – even if you're not planning to stay

How to manage your pension in Sweden – even if you're not planning to stay

In the excitement of getting stuck into life in a new country and tackling all the challenges that presents, it's easy for pensions to slip down the list of things to keep track of. This is especially
Swedish PM to hold joint press conference with Donald Trump

Swedish PM to hold joint press conference with Donald Trump

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will hold a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump when the Nordic leader visits the US in March.
Boy survives as car plunges into freezing water in Sweden, killing one

Boy survives as car plunges into freezing water in Sweden, killing one

A nine-year-old boy survived a plunge into almost freezing water after the car he was in drove under the surface at a Swedish ferry port, killing one.
Recipe: Delicious Swedish baked cod with spinach

Recipe: Delicious Swedish baked cod with spinach

This Swedish recipe for cod with spinach by food writer John Duxbury makes a great warm weekend meal.
Östersund's European adventure ends with famous victory over Arsenal

Östersund's European adventure ends with famous victory over Arsenal

Östersund's unfathomable European adventure came to an end as they went out of the Europa League despite defeating giants Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates in London.
The Swedish village where winter never arrived

The Swedish village where winter never arrived

If you live anywhere north of Skåne you may be loath to believe this, but spring is here! And one village even missed out on winter altogether.
Sweden warns of 'certain foreign powers' meddling in the 2018 election

Sweden warns of 'certain foreign powers' meddling in the 2018 election

Sweden's intelligence service has warned "foreign powers" could try to meddle in the country's upcoming general election, singling out Russia in light of alleged interference in the last US vote.
'The threats to Sweden are greater than in a long time'

'The threats to Sweden are greater than in a long time'

Sweden's security service Säpo warns in a new report that the threats to the country are greater than in a long time, citing rising extremism and tension in the rest of the world.
WATCH: Spaniards try Swedish fermented herring, with hilarious results

WATCH: Spaniards try Swedish fermented herring, with hilarious results

If there is one thing that never gets old it's watching foreigners tackle Sweden's fermented herring delicacy surströmming. Now it's Spain's turn, after one of the country's most popular TV programmes
Secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking' explored in new Lindgren biopic

Secret scandal behind 'Pippi Longstocking' explored in new Lindgren biopic

A dark secret long held by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren led her to create one of the most beloved heroines of children's literature, Pippi Longstocking, according to a new biopic at the Berlin film
No hometown statue for Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad

No hometown statue for Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad

The town in rural Sweden where Ikea was born will not erect a statue in tribute to the company’s founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed away in January.
Sweden's Myhrer wins shock gold in Olympic men's slalom

Sweden's Myhrer wins shock gold in Olympic men's slalom

Swedish veteran Andre Myhrer took a shock slalom men's gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday as the two favourites both spectacularly bombed out.
UN Security Council to vote on Sweden's Syria ceasefire resolution

UN Security Council to vote on Sweden's Syria ceasefire resolution

The UN Security Council is expected to vote, probably on Thursday, on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations,
Fika on the job in Sweden: where does it come from and will it survive?

Fika on the job in Sweden: where does it come from and will it survive?

Where exactly do Sweden's famous fika breaks come from, and are they really important, or on their way out? The Local takes a look.
Sweden seeks closure as 'unique' terror trial progresses

Sweden seeks closure as 'unique' terror trial progresses

Expected to run for months before a verdict is delivered in June, the trial of Stockholm terror suspect Rakhmat Akilov is one of the biggest and most important in Sweden's history. "Unique" is how
Stockholm attacker appears baffled over lack of Isis claim

Stockholm attacker appears baffled over lack of Isis claim

A self-proclaimed Isis soldier who killed five people in a Stockholm truck attack last year appeared confused when he was told the group never claimed responsibility for the assault.