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Recipe: Duck breast with lingonberry sauce

It is lingonberry season! Food writer John Duxbury pairs duck with this Swedish cuisine essential.

MEPs urge Spain to release Swedish-Turkish writer Hamza Yalcin

Nine Swedish members of the European Parliament have written to Spain's prime minister and justice minister, demanding the release of Swedish-Turkish journalist Hamza Yalcin.

Danish family smuggled 69 dogs, 10 horses and 4 goats to Sweden

A Danish family of four have been found guilty of smuggling after they moved from Denmark to Sweden and brought their 83 animals without the proper paperwork.

Swedish security police investigate terror threat in Stockholm

Sweden's security police are investigating a terror threat made against Stockholm.

Summer heat to return to Sweden sooner than you think

After what seemed like a miserably cold and damp summer, it looks like Sweden is about to get a last chance to enjoy some sunshine before the winter season moves in.

Human rights group appeals move to introduce Sweden's first begging ban

A human rights organization has launched an appeal against a potential begging ban that moved one step closer to becoming the first of its kind in Sweden after a municipal council gave its approval.

Sweden's Foreign Minister Wallström awarded UN prize for gender equality work

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has been awarded a prize by a United Nations agency for her work on gender equality.

Swedish PM Löfven hits out at Gothenburg neo-Nazi march

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has criticized a neo-Nazi march through Gothenburg, saying it is time to think about how to counteract extremist forces in the country.

How to get Swedish citizenship or stay permanently in Sweden

Like Sweden so much you want to stay forever – or even become a Swede? The process can seem daunting, so in an effort to help, The Local has summarized what you need to know about getting Swedish citizenship or the right to stay in Sweden permanently.

Meet the Swede who went undercover for a whole year with the alt-right in the US and UK

Swedish student Patrik Hermansson, 25, talks to The Local about what he learned when he went undercover for a year with the international alt-right movement.

The Local's Swedish film of the month: Cries and Whispers

Film writer Peter Larkin reviews Ingmar Bergman's film Cries and Whispers.

Gothenburg and Malmö voted among world's friendliest cities

The two Swedish cities were ranked among the world's top-15 friendliest cities by an international travel magazine.

Sweden's unusually wet September is good news for water shortage recovery

A miserably wet Swedish September may not seem like cause for celebration, but the weather has helped ease the water shortage the country was fretting over earlier in 2017, with two to three times the usual precipitation making sure groundwater reserves are starting to replenish.

Man shot by police in Malmö after attacking officers

A man in Malmö has been seriously injured after police opened fire when he responded to an attempted arrest by attacking them.

Gothenburg police bust Tinder scam where dates were lured to muggings by teen posing as woman

A Gothenburg youth in his late teens is believed to be the brains behind a string of date robberies in the city where someone pretended to be a woman on dating app Tinder, then had their unsuspecting date robbed after luring them to meetings.

Healthcare, policing and climate among six key points in Sweden's 2018 budget

As the Swedish government presents its budget proposal for 2018, The Local picks out some of the key points to look out for.

Did a Swedish council buy apartments for a man and his three wives?

A Swedish municipality has hit back after it was criticized for offering a man and his three wives housing in apartments bought for more than 13.9 million kronor in total.

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Donald Trump for the first time

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is expected to meet US President Donald Trump for the first time on Tuesday, and has revealed what he plans to tell the American leader.

How I fled from a Taliban training centre to Sweden

Shaheen, a young asylum seeker who fled to Sweden from Afghanistan, tells his story to journalists Joshua Evangelista and Hanna Tuulonen, and Freshta Dost of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan.

Swedish fintech startup iZettle just landed €30m to fund AI and next-gen research

Swedish fintech startup iZettle has been awarded 30 million euros in debt funding from the European Investment Bank to develop financial tools for small businesses.

Police admit they failed to act on tip-off about neo-Nazi march in Gothenburg

Swedish police have confirmed they received an anonymous tip-off warning that a neo-Nazi group was planning to march through Gothenburg two days before it took place, but failed to act on the information.

Police launch attempted murder investigation after 'explosive object' is thrown at Gothenburg apartment

An attempted murder investigation has been launched after an explosive object was thrown at an apartment in Gothenburg.

Russian court rejects family bid for files on vanished Holocaust hero Wallenberg

A Russian court on Monday rejected a bid by the descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to force the FSB security service to release details on his presumed death in a Soviet jail.

Opinion: Getting foreign-born Swedes to vote in 2018 should be a key issue

Getting more foreigners to become politically integrated in Sweden should be a key issue in the build-up to the 2018 election, argue migration professor Pieter Bevelander and political scientist Mikael Spång.

Raoul Wallenberg's family in Moscow court over Swedish diplomat's death

A Russian court has begun hearing a lawsuit from the family of Swedish Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg, who are suing Russian security services in an effort to clarify the circumstances of his death.

Multi-million data breach and fraud trial to get under way in Sweden

A startup, four banks and a superstore are understood to be among a number of organizations hit by a Swedish hacking and fraud attack that has now led to trial.

Police defend decision to let neo-Nazis march through Gothenburg

Swedish police have hit back at criticism after a neo-Nazi group was allowed to march through the streets of central Gothenburg despite not having an official permit to demonstrate.

Alexander Skarsgård thanks his mum in Emmy speech

Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård kissed Nicole Kidman and thanked his mother after winning his first Emmy for his role in HBO's drama series 'Big Little Lies'.

Sweden's church election sees highest turnout since 1950

More than 900,000 people voted in Sweden's 2017 church election, producing the highest turnout since 1950.

In pictures: Storm floods basements and shops in Malmö

Heavy rain over Skåne in southern Sweden caused basements, garages and shops to flood while hail also proved a nuisance.

'I grew up in Sweden, I'm used to playing in bad weather': Nordqvist beats hail and fever to win second major

Sweden's Anna Nordqvist overcame glandular fever and terrible weather to claim her second major title with a play-off win over American Brittany Altomare at the Evian Championship on Sunday.

What lessons can Sweden learn from its Yugoslavian refugees?

Two decades ago thousands of refugees fled war in Yugoslavia and made Sweden their home, where today they are a well-integrated part of society. The Local explores what Sweden can learn from that experience, as part of our Sweden in Focus series.

Nazis march through central Gothenburg

The Nazi group Nordic Resistance Movement paraded through the streets of Sweden's second-largest city on Sunday.

Two dead in Swedish train accident

Two people were killed after being struck by a train in central Sundsvall, Swedish police said on Sunday.

Soaked western Sweden told to brace for more rain

A Friday storm brought heavy rainfall, hail and thunder storms to Götaland and the downpours continued on Saturday.

Zlatan vows to return better than ever

Swedish football great Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will surprise many by performing better for Manchester United than he did before suffering a serious knee injury earlier this year.

Questions raised over the details of Sweden's 'man-free' music festival

The organizers behind Sweden's Statement Festival are facing questions over how they will define and enforce their "man free" policy.

In pictures: The book showing Donald Trump what really happened 'last night in Sweden'

The finished product from a photo project crowdfunded by a publisher in response to Donald Trump's "last night in Sweden" comments has been released, with the collection of images detailing the reality of Swedish life across the country.

Swedish PM survives no-confidence vote by wide margin

Sweden's Prime Minister had an attempted motion of no-confidence against him voted down by a wide margin as the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats failed in their push to oust Stefan Löfven.

Chickens run for it: 1,000 birds escape truck without the driver noticing

At least 1,000 chickens fell off a truck in southern Sweden.

E6 motorway closed after suspicious object found

The E6 motorway in southern Sweden was closed in both directions on Friday morning after police discovered a potentially explosive object in a car.

Swedish politician: 'I was raped at knifepoint'

Police are investigating after a Left Party politician said he was attacked and raped because of his political beliefs.

Video: Animated genitals spread chlamydia awareness in Sweden

A new public information film from a Swedish county stars anthropomorphic genitals in the main roles.

How to make Swedish apple tart with cardamom

It's apple season in Sweden, and there are few things better than this apple tart with one of Swedes' favourite spices.

No-confidence motion against Sweden's Defence Minister collapses as two opposition parties back out

Two of the four parties in Sweden's centre-right Alliance coalition have announced that they will not back a no-confidence motion the same group threatened to bring forward against Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, arguing that new information had changed the situation.