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The Local - 28 okt 11 kl. 16:30

Swedish court bans Niqab-wearing women

Three women wearing head scarves completely shielding their faces were not allowed to enter a Gothenburg courtroom on Friday during the remand hearing of one of the suspects in the Rda Sten murder plot case..
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The Local - 13 nov 15 kl. 15:50

Swedish school killer 'was wearing make-up'

Swedish police have described the moment they shot dead a 21-year-old swordman who killed two in an attack on a school in Trollhättan in western Sweden in October..

The Local - 27 aug 15 kl. 17:28

Swedish smuggler busted using fake leg casts

A 49-year-old Swede sealed his own fate after trying to smuggle drugs in fake leg casts – and then getting caught when he tried to run while wearing them. A Dubai court has now sentenced him to ten years in jail..

The Local - 03 apr 17 kl. 12:06

Swedish football fans protest mask ban by wearing niqabs

A group of Swedish football fans have launched a protest against a new ban on wearing masks at stadiums, exploiting an exception to the ban by wearing niqabs to cover their faces..

The Local - 27 jul 12 kl. 13:12

Swedish girl in bikini pic goes viral

On Wednesday a 20-year-old Swedish woman posted a photo of herself wearing a bikini, by Friday afternoon the picture had generated over 70,000 likes, almost 4,000 comments, and over 2,300 emailed response..

The Local - 27 mar 14 kl. 13:58

'We need Muslim headscarf emojis': Swedish prof

A Swedish art professor has applauded Apple's promise to diversify its emoticon options, including figures wearing religious headgear such as the hijab..

The Local - 13 okt 15 kl. 12:46

Should Swedish fashion firms use hijab models?

Protestors gathered in Stockholm this week to campaign against H&M and Swedish department store Åhlens using women wearing hijabs in recent fashion campaigns. But other Muslims are celebrating their new "role models"..

The Local - 27 okt 15 kl. 10:06

Swedish book offers 'tactile' porn for blind

An image of woman wearing a strap on and a picture of five people having sex with each other at the same time are among the scenes depicted in a new Swedish book designed to offer porn for visually impaired people..

The Local - 10 feb 16 kl. 11:59

'Dildo T-shirt' photo defended by Swedish newspaper

A Swedish newspaper has strongly defended its decision to publish a photo of a boy wearing this printed T-shirt, claiming critics used the picture as an "excuse" to whip up racist sentiment against the 15-year-old, who is an asylum seeker..

The Local - 30 maj 16 kl. 13:03

Swedish woman turned down for job over head scarf

A Swedish woman has told The Local how she was denied a job at a factory on the basis of wearing a veil..

The Local - 28 jul 16 kl. 14:45

Did this Swedish cop just make the arrest of the year?

The Swedish off-duty police officer has told The Local about the story behind this viral picture capturing the moment she wrestled a brazen criminal to the ground – while wearing a bikini..

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The Local - 20 apr 20 kl. 15:35

Watch: Who were the 1.3 million Swedes who once emigrated to the US?

More than 1.3 million Swedes emigrated to the US between 1850 and 1930. This is their amazing story..

The Local - 20 apr 20 kl. 16:04

Coronavirus: Will Sweden ever have a total lockdown?

Sweden has followed a different strategy in fighting the coronavirus compared to many other countries – though the aim of protecting vulnerable groups and reducing social contacts is the same, the Nordic country has stood out for its focus on voluntary measures rather than enforcing a lockdown. Should we expect a change any time soon?.

The Local - 21 apr 20 kl. 08:07

Sweden to introduce new civics classes for asylum seekers

Sweden is planning to introduce a compulsory civics introduction programme for asylum seekers, as part of a deal between the government and two of its parliamentary partners..

The Local - 21 apr 20 kl. 09:16

Stockholm shooting: Two men accused of killing 18-year-old woman just days after her wedding

Two men face trial over the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old woman in Sweden. Her husband is believed to have been the intended target..

The Local - 21 apr 20 kl. 13:59

13 Swedish words we've learned during the coronavirus outbreak

From the scientific vocab we've all had to try to learn to understand what's happening, to the political terms unique to Sweden, here are some of the words that have entered our Swedish vocabularies since the start of the crisis – and which could help you better understand what's going on..

The Local - 21 apr 20 kl. 16:42

Swedes warned: Vodka won't protect you from the coronavirus

Sweden's state-run alcohol chain Systembolaget has advised customers not to buy its spirits as a substitute for hand sanitiser..

The Local - 21 apr 20 kl. 16:45

Can you keep dating and having sex in Sweden despite social distancing rules?

After Denmark's health chief on Monday gave the green light to dating and casual sex during the coronavirus outbreak, The Local asked Sweden's Public Health Agency for its guidelines..

The Local - 22 apr 20 kl. 06:59

Readers reveal: What's it like moving overseas during a pandemic?

Moving to a foreign country is a combination of excitement, stress, and careful planning at any time. The Local spoke to four women who relocated to Sweden very recently, to find out what it's like undertaking an overseas move during a pandemic..

The Local - 22 apr 20 kl. 10:57

Quiz: How well do you know this Swedish springtime vocabulary?

Like each of the seasons, spring in Sweden comes with its own set of traditions, recipes, and wildlife. Test your knowledge of Swedish spring vocabulary in this quick quiz..

The Local - 22 apr 20 kl. 11:00

Opinion: An American perspective on the Swedish coronavirus strategy

How do we measure the human and social costs of our countries' coronavirus strategies, ask Stockholm-based researchers Andrea M Voyer and Jason J Czarnezki.. i Sociala medier

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