What’s on in Sweden: May 1 – 7

What’s on in Sweden: May 1 – 7

What's on in Sweden: American Football & Labour Day parade in Stockholm; Terence Blanchard in Gothenburg; International Noise Conspiracy in Malmö

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Factory workers boo Volvo Group CEO

Volvo Group CEO Leif Johansson was booed and heckled by disgruntled employees during a visit to a Volvo truck plant in Tuve near Gothenburg.

Court climax premature for Madonna of Orgasm Church

Court climax premature for Madonna of Orgasm Church

The Madonna of Orgasm Church (Orgasmens Madonnas kyrka) has suffered a disappointing reversal following a Swedish court ruling that the church’s name is unacceptable and offensive.

Activists buzz Vattenfall CEO with paint bombs

Activists buzz Vattenfall CEO with paint bombs

Several masked assailants threw paint grenades at Vattenfall CEO Lars G. Josefsson on Wednesday, interrupting a press conference during which he was set to present the state-owned power company’s interim results.

Swede’s father ‘wrote Auschwitz bottle note’

Swede’s father ‘wrote Auschwitz bottle note’

The daughter of a Polish man who survived the Nazi death camps and fled to Sweden in 1945 is reeling upon learning that her late father’s name stood at the top of a letter written by Auschwitz prisoners recently discovered by workers in Poland.

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Sweden issues swine flu travel warning

The Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet) has called on Swedes to refrain from non-essential travel to Mexico in a bid to curtail the risk of a swine flu outbreak in the country.

What’s your favourite Swedish dialect?

What’s your favourite Swedish dialect?

The Local's regular panel grapples with Sweden's many dialects and tries to decide whether they should be classified as throat diseases or things of poetic beauty.

Swedish men ‘not as masculine as they used to be’: study

Swedish men ‘not as masculine as they used to be’: study

Swedish men have become more metrosexual and less masculine in recent times, according to a new survey polling both sexes on their opinion of the Swedish male.

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Nordea’s profits down but better than expected

First quarter results at Sweden’s Nordea bank beat expectations despite worries over possible mounting loan defaults amid worsening global economic conditions.

Arla Foods targeted in competition probe

Arla Foods targeted in competition probe

Swedish competition authorities raided offices of Arla Foods on Tuesday to investigate whether the Scandinavian dairy producer had entered into an illegal agreement with the Coop grocery chain.

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Charges unlikely for admitted panty pic snapper

A 46-year-old Swedish man who used a hidden camera to take pictures beneath the skirts of several young girls may escape prosecution because none of his victims can be positively identified.