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Swedish dads could lose out under EU plans

An EU proposal intended to improve rights to maternity leave could lead to Swedish fathers losing out, ministers have said.

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Investor boss gets big pay packet

The chief executive of Investor, the holding company of the Wallenberg family, received a pay packet worth 15.4 million kronor for 2008, despite the company posting a loss of 37 billion kronor.

Doctor in baby death case released

Doctor in baby death case released

A paediatrician arrested last week on suspicion of killing a baby has been released, according to a court service spokesperson.

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Ex-cop charged for ‘neglecting’ to return evidence

A former Gothenburg-area police officer was charged on Monday for having pilfered several pieces of police evidence and taking out a loan in another person’s name.

Sweden ‘anti-Semitic’ for tennis fan ban

Sweden ‘anti-Semitic’ for tennis fan ban

Sweden has been accused of anti-Semitism in a leading Israeli newspaper, following the weekend's Davis Cup tennis match between Israel and Sweden, which was held behind closed doors in Malmö.

Eating fish makes teenage boys smarter: Swedish study

Eating fish makes teenage boys smarter: Swedish study

Teenage boys who eat fish at least once a week score higher on intelligence tests, according to a Swedish study.

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Man with snake around his neck arrested in Malmö

Police in Malmö arrested a drunken man who was wandering around the city with a massive snake draped around his neck.

England’s Pavey hopes to pave the way for AIK

England’s Pavey hopes to pave the way for AIK

With play in Sweden’s top football league, the Allsvenskan, less than a month away, The Local’s Keith Moore hears from AIK’s English midfielder Kenny Pavey about how he ended up playing for one of Sweden's most notorious football clubs.

Swedbank ditches shareholder dividends

Swedbank ditches shareholder dividends

Swedbank has decided not to pay dividends to shareholders amidst ownership changes resulting in a state-owned credit agency become one of the bank’s major owners.

Metallica lead singer hospitalized in Stockholm

Metallica lead singer hospitalized in Stockholm

The lead singer of Metallica was taken to hospital in Stockholm on Sunday with a suspected case of food poisoning, forcing the popular heavy metal to cancel the evening’s concert.

‘Baby bonus’ would pay Swedish parents to have children

‘Baby bonus’ would pay Swedish parents to have children

In an effort to boost Sweden’s birthrate, the Christian Democrats are considering a proposal that would pay families 10,000 kronor ($1,085) for every newborn child.