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Fewer shootings in Sweden's big cities in 2019

A total of 41 people were fatally shot in Sweden during 2019, a similar number to previous years, but the number of shootings in the...

Swedish word of the day: kontant

Here's a word that you might think would be a common one, but you'll probably use it less than you'd expect in Sweden.

Move Zlatan sculpture from Sweden to Milan where he's appreciated, artist says

The sculptor whose towering bronze statue of Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was vandalised on Sunday has called for it to...

'Stick Zlatan sculpture in Milan, where they appreciate him': artist after vandalism

The sculptor whose towering bronze statue of Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was vandalised on Sunday has called for it to...

Rapper topping Swedish charts arrested on murder suspicions

The rapper who currently tops the Swedish charts on Spotify being held in pre-trial detention on suspicion of involvement in the murder...

Zlatan statue toppled by vandals in Malmö

Vandals have pulled down a 2.7m statue of Malmö-born footballing legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic in apparent revenge at his decision to...

What you need to know about Sweden's new cash law

Living and working in Sweden's cashless society is easy and convenient -- until, that is, you need to get hold of or handle cash....

'Not here as a mascot': Zlatan scores in first match at AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic warned Friday he was not back at AC Milan just to act as a mascot and immediately got off the mark for his new...

How to get a mortgage in Sweden: Your complete guide

Taking out a mortgage is a big commitment not only financially, but it also ties you more closely to both Sweden and anyone you're...

Owls in the marsh? Nine animal idioms to level up your Swedish

Idiomatic expressions are some of the most fun parts of any language, but among the trickiest to master. Here are nine peculiar Swedish...

These are the Swedes' favourite car models

Yes, the most popular car is a Volvo. But that's not all.

Swedish small business boom expected as rules change

Entrepreneurs across Sweden started 100,000 more new businesses in the past decade compared to the previous ten years, and the figure...

New Year Record: Swedish straw goat survives third Christmas in a row

A famous giant yule goat that usually gets burned down by arsonists well before Christmas has survived its third consecutive holiday...

The 'satanic' name you can't call your baby in Sweden

Swedish authorities rejected a new baby's name on the basis that it could be associated with Satan.

Book Club: The Serious Game by Hjalmar Söderberg

In January, The Local Sweden's Book Club is kicking off the year by reading a classic Swedish love story, The Serious Game by Hjalmar...

Your best pictures of the spectacular sunset in Sweden

The Local's readers sent in several pictures of the spectacular sunset in Sweden on the first day of the new year. Here are some of...

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