Centre Party touts new Swedish labour model

Centre Party touts new Swedish labour model

The Centre Party, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Maud Olofsson, has put itself on a collision course with Sweden's two largest parties by calling for an overhaul of the country's much vaunted labour market model.

Swedish couple continue fight for right to name their son Q

Swedish couple continue fight for right to name their son Q

A Swedish couple from Åre in northern Sweden have taken their fight to name their son Q to the Supreme Administrative Court (Regeringsrätten).

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State pharmacies set for sell off

Almost two-thirds of the branches of Swedish state-owned pharmacy Apoteket could be privatized, according to a proposal from the company tasked by the government with breaking up the monopoly.

Saab CEO denies Fiat merger rumours

Saab CEO denies Fiat merger rumours

The head of Saab Automobile on Tuesday denied rumours that the Swedish automaker was in discussions with Italy’s Fiat over a possible takeover.

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Boyfriend blames ADHD for genital tattoo abuse

A Swedish man has claimed that his attention deficit disorder (ADHD) is to blame for the aggravated assault of his girlfriend which extended to tattooing his name and ID number on her sexual organs.

Bullied Swedish schoolboy given bodyguard

Bullied Swedish schoolboy given bodyguard

The parents of a Swedish schoolboy have employed a bodyguard to accompany their son to school to protect him from the bullies in his class.

Police drop charges against metro graffiti art student

Police drop charges against metro graffiti art student

Police have closed an investigation against a former student at Sweden's largest art college accused of vandalizing a Stockholm metro train carriage.

From midnight sun to electric eels: The Swedish Golf Experience

From midnight sun to electric eels: The Swedish Golf Experience

Author and golf enthusiast Gene Oberto bisects the fairways of the nation in this above par guide to the golf courses of Sweden.

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Swede held in Togo on coup suspicions

A 67-year-old man from Örebro in central Sweden is in prison in Togo in western Africa suspected of having helped plan a coup in his former homeland.

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War crimes suspect claims Bildt helped engineer immunity deal

Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic is pressing Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt for information the suspected war criminal says will help prove he’d been promised immunity by the United States.

Näslund calls it quits after 15 years in the NHL

Näslund calls it quits after 15 years in the NHL

Sweden’s Markus Näslund, who reached the National Hockey League All-Star Game five-times and notched more than 800 career points, announced his retirement on Monday.