Sweden

Jamie Dimon is being accused of market abuse in Sweden for badmouthing bitcoin

Remember when Jamie Dimon called bitcoin “a fraud” a week ago? Well, it turns out that the JPMorgan chief executive could have been flouting European market abuse laws by shooting his mouth off. At least, that’s what one complaint to the Swedish financial regulator alleges.<p>The complaint was lodged …

Jamie Dimon

Where the iPhone 8 is cheapest and most expensive—in dollars, pounds, and yuan

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available for purchase starting tomorrow (Sept. 22).<p>Based on the retail prices listed on Apple’s various global sites, we looked at the cost* of the 64GB iPhone 8 in the countries where the iPhone 8 will be available for purchase this month and ranked them in terms …

IPhone 8

DogBuddy, the European dog sitting marketplace, scores €5M Series A

DogBuddy, a pan-European online marketplace for dog sitting, has closed €5 million in Series A funding, money it plans for further expansion. Backing the London-headquartered startup in this round is existing investor Sweet Capital, the investment fund started by the founders of King.com, and a …

Startups

Britain should follow Sweden’s ‘cashless’ example

Swish, a popular Swedish innovation used by more than 50 per cent of the Nordic nation’s 10 million people and supported by major banks, allows …

Banking

Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease

A new study of people living in Sweden has found that children with inflammatory bowel disease have a higher risk of cancer - especially …

Research

Acast raises $19.5 million to grow its podcasting platform in the U.S. and enter new markets

Audio and podcasting platform Acast has raised $19.5 million from a group of Swedish investors, including Swedbank Robur funds Ny Teknik and Microcap.<p>Founded out of Stockholm in 2014, Acast is an all-encompassing podcast platform that seeks to join the dots between creators, listeners, and …

Startups

Asylum seekers create EU 'limbo' nation

At least 250,000 of the 550,000 or so people who sought protection so far this year also do not know, according to EUobserver's estimate, which …

Refugees

Find Your Viking Warrior Groove at These 10 Historical Sites

In September 2017, DNA evidence confirmed that a decorated Viking warrior grave discovered in Birka, Sweden, was actually a female warrior.<p>Considered …

Archaeology

Asylum seekers in Europe left waiting, says study

By the start of this year, more than half of Europe's asylum-seeker arrivals over a two-year period had yet to be processed, a study shows. For many, …

World News

Swedish podcast platform Acast raises $19.5 million to go global

Podcast platform Acast, based in Stockholm, has raised $19.5 million in a Series B round from Swedbank Robur’s Ny Teknik and Microcap funds to …

Startups

Is There a Revival of Sweden's Lost Forest Language?

Known as <i>älvdalska</i> in Swedish and <i>övdalsk</i> in the actual language, Elfdalian is currently only spoken by about 2,500 people, but while it has its roots …

Culture

How Calle Rosén went from an unknown to knocking on Maple Leafs door

TORONTO – Calle Rosén skated so well as a kid that they called him “Coffey.” But what really set him apart from other young hockey players in …

Ice Hockey

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 …

Immigration

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 …

Rights & Freedoms

Nordea: Move To Finland May Lead To Higher Dividends

After several months of analysis, Nordea has recently decided to re-domicile to Finland<p>It should have a friendlier regulatory environment and lower …

Business

Women's World Cup

The FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying group stage has begun with the likes of England, Norway, Germany, Iceland and Austria in goalscoring form. Here …

FIFA

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

Hermansson spent a whole year with far-right extremist groups in the UK and US on behalf of anti-racism organization Hope Not Hate. Pretending to be …

Racism

Roykas Marthinsen lives out fantasy during Capitals training camp

"When I saw the lineup I was really shocked," Roykas Marthinsen said. "I was nervous, but when you get out there and the drills start you just forget …

Ice Hockey

Sweden's Big Solution To Their Migrant Rape Crisis: A Booklet Explaining How Rape Is Wrong

As Islamic migrants continue to perpetuate Sweden's ongoing rape crisis, the country where the infamous phrase "Stockholm Syndrome" originated from …

Conservative View

Lavrov scoffs at Swedish-US defense question

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday scoffed at the suggestion that the United States might have to defend Sweden against a Russian …

Russia

Nordea Move to Trigger Broad Review of Swedish Banking Rules

Sweden’s minister in charge of bank legislation says the country is reviewing its regulatory framework after Nordea Bank AB announced it was moving …

Business

How I fled from a Taliban training centre to Sweden

My name is Shaheen* and I was trained in Pakistan to be a Taliban soldier. I was 15 years old when I was told that I was ready to kill American and …

Afghanistan

Buy-to-let Britain tumbles out of top European ranks as yields fall

Tougher times for Britain's small army of buy-to-let investors have seen the UK tumble down the rankings of the best places to invest in property in …

Real Estate

25 Delightful Pictures of Sweden's South to Make you Visit Now

<b>Southern Sweden is my home region (Swedish: Skåne), and it's a bliss to visit during spring and summer. However, most tourists tends to focus on</b> …

Europe

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

Newspaper ETC reported on Monday that the anonymous tip-off was not passed forward to the police operations department after it was received through …

Gothenburg

Stormy Scandinavian Wedding Inspiration Featuring a Dramatic Blue Gown

Sometimes those usually pesky clouds can provide the most incredibly romantic backdrop. Shared with us from the Stockholm Archipelago by Snowflake …

Weddings

Kempe Seeks Job in NHL

The Coyotes signed Kempe to a one-year, two-way contract in May in an effort to bolster the team's forward depth and address the need for speed.<p>Kempe …

Ice Hockey

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

There is a year to go until the 2018 election and debates over what form of government can be built are already underway. The same of course applies …

Demographics

U.S. Business Travelers Are Confident Emerging Tech Will Improve Travel Experience, but Fear Impact on Mankind

Egencia, the business travel arm of Expedia, Inc., found surprising differences in the perceptions and confidence levels of global business travelers …

United States

The Ominous, Massive Military Exercises in Eastern Europe

“When Moscow clears its throat, the region will hear it.”<p>On September 14, Russia and Belarus launched a massive military exercise along their western borders and in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. It’s meant to mimic war with three invented adversaries: Veishnoriya, the Western-backed aggressor …

Russia