Meet the American trans activist seeking asylum in Sweeden


Danni Askini, the trans activist seeking asylum in Sweden. Photo: John Victory By:Ruben Dieleman/The Local MY SWEDISH CAREER: Danni Askini, 36, has been in Sweden since July 9th, but she has visited the country ‘some 20 times’ previously. This time however, Askini hopes to stay: she has had to flee the United States after her … More Meet the American trans activist seeking asylum in Sweeden

Ikea: black Swede is not a fit for the Greek Market?


Photo: Private  From: The Local Sweden UPDATED: A Swedish actor has complained of discrimination after he was told he “can’t be black for the Greek market”, in an e-mail rejecting him for a role in an Ikea advert. But the casting company says he was put forward for the job. Fernando, a Stockholm-based stand-up comedian … More Ikea: black Swede is not a fit for the Greek Market?

Sweden Opinion: The fakers’ little lies are eating our brains


File photo not related to the story. Photo: Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix Information is one of the biggest weapons in modern warfare, and as fake news sites lose their power, real news organizations risk being hijacked by the spread of little lies. Journalists and audiences need to fight back. The warning in a Cold War Swedish … More Sweden Opinion: The fakers’ little lies are eating our brains

Volvo reveals plans to go all electric… and it’s going to happen sooner than you think


Volvo chief executive Håkan Samuelsson. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT All new Volvo cars will be equipped with an electric motor from 2019, making it the first of the world’s traditional car makers to pull the plug on cars powered only by a combustion engine. “This is about the customer,” said Volvo Cars president and chief executive … More Volvo reveals plans to go all electric… and it’s going to happen sooner than you think

45 Sadness


He is my president, the 45th president of the United States of America.  Like many Americans I  hoped for the best and told myself I would to give him a chance. That was January 20th As of the February 19, I am mortified, embarrassed and sad. Doing a reality check I asked myself, am I … More 45 Sadness

Could Norway follow Sweden’s lead and introduce a third gender?


The leader of Labor’s youth wing said that Norwegians should be able to identify themselves whoever they want in their passports and other official documents. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX Norway’s Labour Party, the largest party in parliament, will consider backing the introduction of a third gender, broadcaster NRK reported. Labour’s programme committee will … More Could Norway follow Sweden’s lead and introduce a third gender?