‘Sexist’ Left Party politician in Women’s Day row

‘Sexist’ Left Party politician in Women’s Day row

The Left Party in Gävle was forced to make a last minute change to its International Women’s Day programme when complaints surfaced that one of the scheduled speakers had sent threatening messages to a female colleague in the party.

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Tattoo artist fined for signing own name on woman’s body

A tattoo artist from Halland in western Sweden has been convicted for writing his own name on the stomach of a 19-year-old female customer.

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Immigrant girls and sex education – who knows best?

Parents, students, or the state: who knows best? David Landes looks at the thorny issue of sex education and editorial reactions to a Liberal Party proposal aiming to bar parents from exempting their children, particularly girls, from classes.

Wallström laments lack of women named for top EU jobs

Wallström laments lack of women named for top EU jobs

Only men's names have been put forward for top positions being created in the European Union, Commission Vice President Margot Wallström lamented on Friday, the eve of International Women's Day.

Court clears Skandia bosses

Court clears Skandia bosses

The Stockholm District Court has cleared former Skandia directors Lars-Eric Petersson and Ulf Spång from charges of tax evasion.

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Boys’ faces slashed in knife attack

Two boys in their late teens were attacked and had their faces slashed by a gang of teenagers at Odenplan in central Stockholm on Friday afternoon.

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Stockholm club guide

Looking to go clubbing in Stockholm this weekend? Here are five weekend club and concert tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

Arrests follow recovery of Strindberg painting

Arrests follow recovery of Strindberg painting

Two people have been arrested in the theft of a valuable painting by Swedish author and dramatist August Strindberg, which was recovered by police Thursday night.

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Sweden’s budget surplus surpasses forecasts

The Swedish central government had a surplus in payments of 56.2 billion kronor in February, the highest monthly surplus since June of 2000.

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Government wants to help criminals get jobs

The Swedish government believes that even convicted criminals should be eased back into the labor market through “new start” jobs.

Stolen Strindberg painting recovered

Stolen Strindberg painting recovered

A painting by Sweden's most famous author and dramatist has been found in a Stockholm suburb two years after it was stolen from the Strindberg Museum, Upsala Nya Tidning (UNT) reports.