Nursing strike over

Nursing strike over

Both the healthcare workers union and their employers have accepted an offer put forward by mediators on Wednesday afternoon, effectively ending Sweden's nursing strike.

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Swedish apartments sold like hot cakes in 2007

A record of nearly 97,000 apartments changed owners last year in Sweden.

Iraqi prime minister arrives in Sweden

Iraqi prime minister arrives in Sweden

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Sweden on Wednesday ahead of an international conference seen as an important step toward Iraq's long-term stability.

Khat: Sweden’s forgotten immigrant drug

Khat: Sweden’s forgotten immigrant drug

Use of the illegal drug khat is widespread in Sweden's immigrant suburbs but the police have chosen to turn a blind eye, Faisal Enayat Khan reports.

Riksbank: ‘charge for cash withdrawals’

Riksbank: ‘charge for cash withdrawals’

A Riksbank official has called on banks in Sweden to implement a surcharge on cash machine withdrawals to steer consumers toward more efficient card payments.

Swedish sun is summer’s star attraction

Swedish sun is summer’s star attraction

He may not be able to back it up with hard science, but David Bartal is willing to wager that Sweden has probably the best sunshine in the world.

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Guard acquitted after filming under woman’s skirt

A security guard who surreptitiously filmed a woman in a sporting goods store has been acquitted by a Stockholm court because the woman didn’t know she was being filmed.

Chocolate penis craving lands man in court

Chocolate penis craving lands man in court

A 28-year-old man is headed to court after being unable to control a strange urge that overcame him while visiting a condom shop in Gothenburg with his fiancee last November.

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Swedish UN envoy sees ‘light at end of tunnel’ in Iraq

Major tensions remain in Iraq but there are signs the situation is improving, the top UN envoy in Baghdad said Tuesday, just ahead of an international conference on the war-torn country in Stockholm.

Plans for Sweden’s largest wind farm move ahead

Plans for Sweden’s largest wind farm move ahead

Sweden's government on Tuesday approved the building of the largest offshore wind farm in the Scandinavian country and one of the biggest in Europe, the environment ministry said in a statement.

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Sweden favours electric cars over ethanol

The government has changed its strategy for green cars, deciding that electric is better than ethanol.