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What's behind the car burnings in western Sweden?

What's behind the car burnings in western Sweden?

After a spate of car fires in western Sweden and other parts of the country, The Local spoke to experts and a local resident to learn more about the causes of the unrest, and the possible consequences
Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought

Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought

Sweden's indigenous Sami reindeer herders have called for urgent economic support to counter the effects of the unusually warm summer this year, as well as long-term measures to mitigate climate
H&M pulls nursing bra ads after protest over unrealistic body image

H&M pulls nursing bra ads after protest over unrealistic body image

Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M has pulled pictures advertising breastfeeding bras after saying it "understood" criticism over the lack of body diversity in the images.
Barbecue bans now lifted across most of Sweden

Barbecue bans now lifted across most of Sweden

There’s still time to throw a few ‘varmkorv’ sausages on the grill before the long winter nights draw in. Over the last week the summer’s barbecue bans have been lifted across most of Sweden.
Swedes overseas start voting in the September election

Swedes overseas start voting in the September election

Sweden's general election is fast approaching, with party campaign posters appearing on the country's streets and political promises making headlines. But while there are still more than three weeks
Sweden's Left Party calls for free tampons and pads for under-20-year-olds

Sweden's Left Party calls for free tampons and pads for under-20-year-olds

Sweden's Left Party on Thursday called for free menstrual hygiene products for all girls and women under 20 years old.
Nationalist leader calls again for 'Swexit' referendum

Nationalist leader calls again for 'Swexit' referendum

Leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats Jimmy Åkesson has reiterated his party’s support for a “Swexit” referendum on Sweden’s EU membership, in an interview on state broadcaster Sveriges Radio.
Cyclist saves ancient rune stone from being crushed

Cyclist saves ancient rune stone from being crushed

A passing cyclist has saved a thousand-year-old rune stone from being crushed into tiny pieces, after spotting it by the side of a cycle path being built near Sweden’s Lake Mälaren.
Woman wins handshake discrimination case in Sweden

Woman wins handshake discrimination case in Sweden

A Muslim woman whose job interview was cut short when it became known that she would not shake hands with male colleagues for religious reasons, was indirectly discriminated against, the Swedish
Members' quiz: Do you know what these strange Swedish words mean?

Members' quiz: Do you know what these strange Swedish words mean?

Try our quick and fun quiz to find out how good your Swedish skills really are.
UK letter bomb suspect charged with threatening Swedish ministers

UK letter bomb suspect charged with threatening Swedish ministers

A 42-year-old man will face trial in Sweden on suspicion of having sent threatening letters to Swedish ministers.
Swedish forest agency calls for more elk to be killed off

Swedish forest agency calls for more elk to be killed off

Swedish forest authorities want to shoot more elk in future hunts, because the animals cause too much damage to trees across the country.
Swede arrested with 19 guns in his suitcase

Swede arrested with 19 guns in his suitcase

A Swedish man has been arrested in Albania on suspicion of smuggling weapons.
Arson suspect held in Turkey over Sweden car fires

Arson suspect held in Turkey over Sweden car fires

UPDATED: A third man suspected of being involved in a spate of car fires in Sweden has been caught by Turkish police.
VIDEO: Masked thugs torch cars in Swedish suburb

VIDEO: Masked thugs torch cars in Swedish suburb

A gang of black-clad thugs set several cars on fire in a car park in the Frölunda suburb of Gothenburg on Monday evening.
The Swedish island that's suffering a water crisis

The Swedish island that's suffering a water crisis

The story of how an island with an 800 kilometre coastline is running out of water, and what is being done to stop it (text and video).
Which party leader do people in Sweden trust most?

Which party leader do people in Sweden trust most?

With only weeks to go to the general election, a new survey hints at how Sweden feels about the various party leaders.
'What the hell are you doing?' Swedish politicians react to car fires

'What the hell are you doing?' Swedish politicians react to car fires

Swedish politicians were quick to react after a spate of car fires in the greater Gothenburg region.
Two arson suspects held over West Sweden car fires

Two arson suspects held over West Sweden car fires

UPDATED: Two people have been arrested in connection with a spate of car fires in the Gothenburg area.
Sweden, is this fur real? Dog's paw print needed to pick up parcel from post office