Stockholm taxis to double as ambulances

Stockholm taxis to double as ambulances

Stockholm taxis are to be deployed to respond to emergency calls and drivers trained to treat cardiac arrest using defibrillators, medical and taxi officials said on Friday.

Swedish council draws blood to track alcohol use

Swedish council draws blood to track alcohol use

Sundsvall council in northern Sweden is demanding liver tests from prospective employees to ensure sound alcohol habits.

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Thirsty Swede jailed over snot attack

A Swede has been jailed for attacking a cashier at a branch of a state monopoly alcohol retailer, Systembolaget, on the Baltic island of Öland.

Warm weekend forecast for Sweden

Warm weekend forecast for Sweden

This weekend will provide Swedes with a glimpse of summer with sunny weather and warm temperatures in many parts of the country, according to Sweden's meteorological agency (SMHI).

Västervik: Building boats for half a millennium

Västervik: Building boats for half a millennium

The beautiful coastal town of Västervik once built warships for King Gustav I. These days luxury yachts are more in evidence, writes Jennifer Heape.

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SEB files for state funds as profits collapse

Swedish bank SEB said on Friday that it would seek to join the state-backed guarantee programme after reporting a 44 percent decline in net profits for the first quarter.

Police step up hunt for missing baby corpse

Police step up hunt for missing baby corpse

Police confirm that they have received a wealth of tips and information about the dead baby that went missing from a Stockholm church mortuary prior to burial this week.

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Losses at Volvo as demand hits the skids

Swedish truck maker AB Volvo reported mounting losses for the first quarter on Friday as demand collapsed in the wake of the financial crisis.

What’s on in Sweden: April 24 – 30

What’s on in Sweden: April 24 – 30

What's on in Sweden: International dance day & Salif Keita in Stockholm; English speaking theatre in Gothenburg; Depeche Mode tribute in Malmö

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Sweden spied on CIA ‘terror flights’: report

The government led by former Prime Minister Göran Persson knew that Sweden was used as a transit destination for clandestine CIA flights transporting suspected terrorists, according to a report in the Expressen newspaper on Friday.

Intact runestone found in church car park

Intact runestone found in church car park

A rock previously used to demarcate a parking area outside a church north of Stockholm is in fact a 1,000-year-old runestone, it has been discovered.