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Is Anglicization a threat to the Swedish language?

Is Anglicization a threat to the Swedish language?

If you've spent time in Sweden, you'll have noticed that English (and Swenglish) is everywhere: in adverts, on TV, in schools, and probably in the responses you get from well-meaning Swedes when
Swedish court halts construction of 'gigantic' Nobel Center

Swedish court halts construction of 'gigantic' Nobel Center

A Swedish court on Tuesday ruled against the construction of the huge Nobel Center which critics such as King Carl XVI Gustaf fear would damage a historic area in the capital of Stockholm.
'Every country has its weird dishes': Swedish PM invites Nordic leaders to try fermented herring

'Every country has its weird dishes': Swedish PM invites Nordic leaders to try fermented herring

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven opted to give his Nordic counterparts a unique taste of Swedish hospitality at a meeting of leaders in his hometown Örnsköldsvik – by serving up the country's
Hot and dry weather creates risk of wildfires across Sweden, weather agency warns

Hot and dry weather creates risk of wildfires across Sweden, weather agency warns

Exceptionally dry and sunny weather has created a risk of wildfires across most of Sweden, the country's weather agency warned, with several fires already breaking out on Tuesday.
Swedish landlord told to pay quarter of a million in excess rent back to tenant

Swedish landlord told to pay quarter of a million in excess rent back to tenant

A Swedish landlord has been told to pay back almost a quarter of a million kronor in excess rent to a German citizen who paid what was judged to be well over a reasonable amount to live in a Stockholm
VIDEO: Drunk Swedish women on rampage reveals why Spaniards hate tourist rentals

VIDEO: Drunk Swedish women on rampage reveals why Spaniards hate tourist rentals

A video of Swedish women behaving badly on a night out shows just why residents don't want tourists in their building.
IN PICTURES: Thawing snow causes floods in northern Sweden

IN PICTURES: Thawing snow causes floods in northern Sweden

Few would complain about the warmer weather Sweden is basking in these days, but in some parts of the country it has caused problems, thawing vast bodies of snow at a faster rate than usual.
Swedish town that approved a mosque's calls to prayer did not reject church bells permit

Swedish town that approved a mosque's calls to prayer did not reject church bells permit

A Swedish church which made headlines when it claimed requests for a permit to ring bells were denied never actually made a formal application to do so, it has emerged.
More and more abortions completed at home in Sweden: in stats

More and more abortions completed at home in Sweden: in stats

More abortions are being carried out during the early stages of pregnancy in Sweden, new figures show. It is also becoming more common to have the procedure at home rather than hospital.
More international students are heading to Stockholm: here's where you're all from

More international students are heading to Stockholm: here's where you're all from

Sweden's international student body is growing, according to a new report.
What rights do I have as a second-hand renter in Sweden?

What rights do I have as a second-hand renter in Sweden?

Renting second-hand in Sweden is tough, with high competition for homes in the big cities and contracts usually limited to a year at most. But the bright side is that you have a lot of rights as a
Sweden releases updated booklet of war precautions in English

Sweden releases updated booklet of war precautions in English

After 30 years Sweden has reissued a booklet of advice on how to cope with a potential outbreak of war, saying that climate change, IT attacks, terrorism and a worsening geopolitical situation mean
Hugh Grant to marry Swedish partner Anna Eberstein

Hugh Grant to marry Swedish partner Anna Eberstein

Veteran bachelor Hugh Grant, star of a string of romantic comedies including "Four Weddings and a Funeral", is finally getting married for the first time to his Swedish girlfriend.
Eight perfect ways to enjoy the Swedish outdoors this summer

Eight perfect ways to enjoy the Swedish outdoors this summer

With the summer weather now taking hold, it's time to leave your house and take in the Swedish fresh air. Here are some of the best outdoor activities in Sweden that will help you enjoy the country's
Tributes to 'massive influence' Avicii at Billboard Music Awards

Tributes to 'massive influence' Avicii at Billboard Music Awards

Tributes were paid to Swedish DJ and producer Avicii at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, where he was hailed as an inspiration and influence by other artists.
Police investigate gang links after Gothenburg murder

Police investigate gang links after Gothenburg murder

Police are investigating links to gang crime after a man was shot dead in Gothenburg last night.
Sweden's hockey heroes to greet fans in Stockholm today

Sweden's hockey heroes to greet fans in Stockholm today

Sweden's ice hockey champs are set to enjoy a triumphant homecoming on Monday after retaining their world championship title with a dramatic shoot-out victory.
'Swedes respond well to people showing they want to integrate'

'Swedes respond well to people showing they want to integrate'

MY SWEDISH CAREER: For British communications professional Georgina Varadi, moving to Sweden has meant being more engaged and also having a more fulfilling work-life balance.
Mosque in southern Sweden target of arson attack

Mosque in southern Sweden target of arson attack

The Islamic Cultural Center of Hässleholm was destroyed in a fire on Saturday night.
Swedes flout ban on texting behind the wheel

Swedes flout ban on texting behind the wheel

A four-month-old law banning the use of mobile phones in the car has not had much of an effect on Sweden’s motorists.